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Re: Windows 10 & JAWS

andy t
 

Hello Vicki, there is a link to our one drive page at the end of every email if you open this link you will find quite a few items to help you set up windows 10 to work better with jaws just give it a try.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 4:05 PM
To: JAWS <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Windows 10 & JAWS

 

Are there any special settings for Windows 10 that need to be taken care of by JAWS users?

 

Also, are there any tutorials for Windows 10 for blind users?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki


Re: Windows 10 & JAWS

Vicki W
 

This is very helpful.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Windows 10 & JAWS

Settings – well it’s completely up to you. Mostly what I did is get rid of a lot of stuff. Most of the modern Universal-style apps are useless to me, so I just cleared them out. Set folder views to details. Tightened up the privacy settings a bit. Nothing at all to do with JAWS or being a blind user though. It’s a matter of personal preference, and all I can suggest is that you play around with Windows 10 for a while, and see what you like, and what you don’t like. It’s quite customisable really if you know what you want to achieve, do some google searching if a method isn’t immediately obvious and you will probably find a way.

 

As for tutorials, there are the guides from VIP software dealing with the taskbar and File Explorer. Those I found quite useful.

http://vip.chowo.co.uk/

 

 

Another useful thing is the list of run commands. This isn’t exclusive to Windows 10, but I think it’s particularly useful for blind users because, if you become accustomed to it, along with the Windows search box,  virtually eliminates the need for most of the windows menus. You can use your computer like a boss (or at least, as quickly as a lot of sighted people can) once you learn to just type a few keystrokes to get where you want.

https://www.pcsteps.com/1675-run-command-complete-list-windows/

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: July 26, 2018 4:05 PM
To: JAWS <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Windows 10 & JAWS

 

Are there any special settings for Windows 10 that need to be taken care of by JAWS users?

 

Also, are there any tutorials for Windows 10 for blind users?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki


Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Rebecca Lineberger
 

Brian, I just have to add my thanks for this too.
I'd been using the JAWS-Find command, or the f6 and the space bar to move through the document. Now the Word control-f and shift f4, (find next), work as they should.
Your directions were perfect for my 2010. Smile.
Rebecca

----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Lee
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:52 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Hello Margaret,

Here are the steps for getting CTRL+F to work in the traditional manner. These steps work in Word 2013. I don't have Word 2016 but I think they should also work in that version of Word.

1. Use Alt with F followed by T to go into the Word options.
2. In the list of categories either use down arrow or press the letter C until you get to the “customize ribbon” category.
3. Press Alt with T to use the customize button.
4. Use down arrow until you get to the Home tab.
5. Tab to the commands list.
6. In the commands list press E until you find the “EditFind” command.
7. Tab a couple times to the “press new shortcut key” box.
8. Press CTRL with F.
9. Tab to the Save Changes In box and choose Normal.DOTM.
10. Tab to the Assign button and press spacebar.
11. Tab to the Close button and use spacebar.
12. Tab to OK and use spacebar.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@...

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: July 25, 2018 1:00 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Thank you very much for this, Adrian. The JAWS Find command seems to work consistently here and I'm used to using it with other programs.

I'll look for the discussion from several months ago.

Some time ago, I found an old post from someone on one of the lists that I'm on that I think gave instructions for modifying Word so Control-F would work properly. Unfortunately, I had a roaring headache at the time and saved it in one of my e-mail folders figuring I'd remember where I moved it and could try it when I was feeling better. Now, I don't remember which list it was on or who the poster was.

Margaret
On 7/25/2018 2:46 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
First, for most purposes, the JAWS find command works more consistently: JAWS key+control+f. It will search only for whole words.
Second, this list had a lengthy thread on this very subject a few
months ago. I don't think we came together as a group on this one. I find that the first time I press control-f, nothing seems to happen. However, pressing it a second time and typing in the search string always works. After that, I Listen carefully to what JAWS says. Moving to the next instance requires the spacebar.
-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf
Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:21 PM
To: JAWS-Users <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word
2010

Good Afternoon, All:

Months ago I started having a problem searching for text in Word 2010 documents running JAWS 18 on my Windows 7 64 bit Home machine. The Control-F command is very Inconsistent and often works only one time out of six or more times or even a dozen. I've try pressing Control-F several times quickly when the normal one fails since I thought I saw a post somewhere that that helps and it still isn't consistent and it often takes more than a half dozen tries to search. Sometimes Control-F doesn't even work the first time I use it that day with a Word document. I've even tried the other Control key in case the problem was with the right hand one.

I renewed my JAWS SMA and installed J2018 and still have the same problem. Control-F seems to work every time with J16 and 17; and also with NVDA2018.1.1 and also worked consistently with NVDA 2017.x.

When I press Control-F with JAWS, JAWS says nothing at all instead of
something like navigation pane and search box where I can type in what
I want to

search for and then hit enter.

Any help getting Control-F to work with JAWS18 and 2018 would be greatly appreciated. I use Thunderbird for e-mail and JAWS 2018 works better for me than some of the previous versions of JAWS and that's why I am using it.

Margaret






Re: Windows 10 & JAWS

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Settings – well it’s completely up to you. Mostly what I did is get rid of a lot of stuff. Most of the modern Universal-style apps are useless to me, so I just cleared them out. Set folder views to details. Tightened up the privacy settings a bit. Nothing at all to do with JAWS or being a blind user though. It’s a matter of personal preference, and all I can suggest is that you play around with Windows 10 for a while, and see what you like, and what you don’t like. It’s quite customisable really if you know what you want to achieve, do some google searching if a method isn’t immediately obvious and you will probably find a way.

 

As for tutorials, there are the guides from VIP software dealing with the taskbar and File Explorer. Those I found quite useful.

http://vip.chowo.co.uk/

 

 

Another useful thing is the list of run commands. This isn’t exclusive to Windows 10, but I think it’s particularly useful for blind users because, if you become accustomed to it, along with the Windows search box,  virtually eliminates the need for most of the windows menus. You can use your computer like a boss (or at least, as quickly as a lot of sighted people can) once you learn to just type a few keystrokes to get where you want.

https://www.pcsteps.com/1675-run-command-complete-list-windows/

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: July 26, 2018 4:05 PM
To: JAWS <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Windows 10 & JAWS

 

Are there any special settings for Windows 10 that need to be taken care of by JAWS users?

 

Also, are there any tutorials for Windows 10 for blind users?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki


Windows 10 & JAWS

Vicki W
 

Are there any special settings for Windows 10 that need to be taken care of by JAWS users?
 
Also, are there any tutorials for Windows 10 for blind users?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki


Re: Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

John R Vaughn
 

Brian, thank you. I note that this change works in Office 2010 and that the change to the control F command for "find" also makes the
control G command for "go to" and the control H replace command also work.
Like others, who have been shut out from use of these keys as we learned in using Word, we can get back some valuable functionality.
John in sunny southwest Florida

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Terrie Terlau
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:11 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Hello Brian,
Thank you so much for these wonderful directions. They have worked for me and believe me the control-f thing was driving me mad.
Thank you again for your precise, detailed info. I did right arrow instead of down arrowing to find the Home tab in Word 2017. I also arrowed through the file menu to get to options as Word 2017 did not accept the t hot key for getting to options. Everything worked like a charm.
Terrie Terlau

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Lee
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:52 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Hello Margaret,

Here are the steps for getting CTRL+F to work in the traditional manner. These steps work in Word 2013. I don't have Word 2016 but I think they should also work in that version of Word.

1. Use Alt with F followed by T to go into the Word options.
2. In the list of categories either use down arrow or press the letter C until you get to the “customize ribbon” category.
3. Press Alt with T to use the customize button.
4. Use down arrow until you get to the Home tab.
5. Tab to the commands list.
6. In the commands list press E until you find the “EditFind” command.
7. Tab a couple times to the “press new shortcut key” box.
8. Press CTRL with F.
9. Tab to the Save Changes In box and choose Normal.DOTM.
10. Tab to the Assign button and press spacebar.
11. Tab to the Close button and use spacebar.
12. Tab to OK and use spacebar.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@...

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: July 25, 2018 1:00 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Thank you very much for this, Adrian. The JAWS Find command seems to work consistently here and I'm used to using it with other programs.

I'll look for the discussion from several months ago.

Some time ago, I found an old post from someone on one of the lists that I'm on that I think gave instructions for modifying Word so Control-F would work properly. Unfortunately, I had a roaring headache at the time and saved it in one of my e-mail folders figuring I'd remember where I moved it and could try it when I was feeling better. Now, I don't remember which list it was on or who the poster was.

Margaret
On 7/25/2018 2:46 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
First, for most purposes, the JAWS find command works more consistently: JAWS key+control+f. It will search only for whole words.
Second, this list had a lengthy thread on this very subject a few
months ago. I don't think we came together as a group on this one. I find that the first time I press control-f, nothing seems to happen. However, pressing it a second time and typing in the search string always works. After that, I Listen carefully to what JAWS says. Moving to the next instance requires the spacebar.
-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf
Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:21 PM
To: JAWS-Users <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word
2010

Good Afternoon, All:

Months ago I started having a problem searching for text in Word 2010 documents running JAWS 18 on my Windows 7 64 bit Home machine. The Control-F command is very Inconsistent and often works only one time out of six or more times or even a dozen. I've try pressing Control-F several times quickly when the normal one fails since I thought I saw a post somewhere that that helps and it still isn't consistent and it often takes more than a half dozen tries to search. Sometimes Control-F doesn't even work the first time I use it that day with a Word document. I've even tried the other Control key in case the problem was with the right hand one.

I renewed my JAWS SMA and installed J2018 and still have the same problem. Control-F seems to work every time with J16 and 17; and also with NVDA2018.1.1 and also worked consistently with NVDA 2017.x.

When I press Control-F with JAWS, JAWS says nothing at all instead of
something like navigation pane and search box where I can type in what
I want to

search for and then hit enter.

Any help getting Control-F to work with JAWS18 and 2018 would be greatly appreciated. I use Thunderbird for e-mail and JAWS 2018 works better for me than some of the previous versions of JAWS and that's why I am using it.

Margaret






Re: Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Terrie Terlau
 

Hello Brian,
Thank you so much for these wonderful directions. They have worked for me and believe me the control-f thing was driving me mad.
Thank you again for your precise, detailed info. I did right arrow instead of down arrowing to find the Home tab in Word 2017. I also arrowed through the file menu to get to options as Word 2017 did not accept the t hot key for getting to options. Everything worked like a charm.
Terrie Terlau

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Lee
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:52 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Hello Margaret,

Here are the steps for getting CTRL+F to work in the traditional manner. These steps work in Word 2013. I don't have Word 2016 but I think they should also work in that version of Word.

1. Use Alt with F followed by T to go into the Word options.
2. In the list of categories either use down arrow or press the letter C until you get to the “customize ribbon” category.
3. Press Alt with T to use the customize button.
4. Use down arrow until you get to the Home tab.
5. Tab to the commands list.
6. In the commands list press E until you find the “EditFind” command.
7. Tab a couple times to the “press new shortcut key” box.
8. Press CTRL with F.
9. Tab to the Save Changes In box and choose Normal.DOTM.
10. Tab to the Assign button and press spacebar.
11. Tab to the Close button and use spacebar.
12. Tab to OK and use spacebar.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@...

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: July 25, 2018 1:00 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Thank you very much for this, Adrian. The JAWS Find command seems to work consistently here and I'm used to using it with other programs.

I'll look for the discussion from several months ago.

Some time ago, I found an old post from someone on one of the lists that I'm on that I think gave instructions for modifying Word so Control-F would work properly. Unfortunately, I had a roaring headache at the time and saved it in one of my e-mail folders figuring I'd remember where I moved it and could try it when I was feeling better. Now, I don't remember which list it was on or who the poster was.

Margaret
On 7/25/2018 2:46 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
First, for most purposes, the JAWS find command works more consistently: JAWS key+control+f. It will search only for whole words.
Second, this list had a lengthy thread on this very subject a few
months ago. I don't think we came together as a group on this one. I find that the first time I press control-f, nothing seems to happen. However, pressing it a second time and typing in the search string always works. After that, I Listen carefully to what JAWS says. Moving to the next instance requires the spacebar.
-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf
Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:21 PM
To: JAWS-Users <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word
2010

Good Afternoon, All:

Months ago I started having a problem searching for text in Word 2010 documents running JAWS 18 on my Windows 7 64 bit Home machine. The Control-F command is very Inconsistent and often works only one time out of six or more times or even a dozen. I've try pressing Control-F several times quickly when the normal one fails since I thought I saw a post somewhere that that helps and it still isn't consistent and it often takes more than a half dozen tries to search. Sometimes Control-F doesn't even work the first time I use it that day with a Word document. I've even tried the other Control key in case the problem was with the right hand one.

I renewed my JAWS SMA and installed J2018 and still have the same problem. Control-F seems to work every time with J16 and 17; and also with NVDA2018.1.1 and also worked consistently with NVDA 2017.x.

When I press Control-F with JAWS, JAWS says nothing at all instead of
something like navigation pane and search box where I can type in what
I want to

search for and then hit enter.

Any help getting Control-F to work with JAWS18 and 2018 would be greatly appreciated. I use Thunderbird for e-mail and JAWS 2018 works better for me than some of the previous versions of JAWS and that's why I am using it.

Margaret






Re: Settings have changed

Fred Adams
 

Mr Ed, I might have to do
that. Hopefully, I have a
sighted friend coming over
soon and he takes care of
computers for the sheriff dept
and I will get him to take a
look it it. Thanks for your
response.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mr. Ed
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:27 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Settings have changed

Hi Fred,
If none of the other
suggestions do not work I
would give MS disability a
call and see if they can see
what the issues is.
Have a good day.
Mr. Ed

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
9:42 AM
To: jaws-users IO
Subject: [jaws-users] Settings
have changed

I am using W10 and latest jaws
and the latest windows update
changed my settings. When I
press Win key plus "I" my
settings appear vertically
instead of horizontally as
they should. I have searched
around but I can't seem to
find a way to return settings
to normal. I will appreciate
any help or suggestions on
this.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT AND
THE DAY IS AT HAND


Re: License

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Yes. I think you know what I stated.
 

From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:43 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] License
 

Check again with VFO. JAWS is the name of the software.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:31 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] License

 

Just check with jaws. So there is no difference if I purchase it or a business. The same price. $1100. I already Have a jaws in my PC at home. Just need to know if I can add it to another PC outside my home.

Holger Fiallo


Re: Adding new email address in thunderbird

Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...>
 

Press control plus shift plus b to open address book.  Then press control plus n to add a new address.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 7/26/2018 10:25 AM, cecropia64 wrote:
Hi:


I want to add a new email account to thunderbird but don't know how to do it.  Can anyone help?


Stew



Re: License

Adrian Spratt
 

Check again with VFO. JAWS is the name of the software.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:31 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] License

 

Just check with jaws. So there is no difference if I purchase it or a business. The same price. $1100. I already Have a jaws in my PC at home. Just need to know if I can add it to another PC outside my home.

Holger Fiallo


License

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Just check with jaws. So there is no difference if I purchase it or a business. The same price. $1100. I already Have a jaws in my PC at home. Just need to know if I can add it to another PC outside my home.

Holger Fiallo


Re: Adding new email address in thunderbird

John M.
 

Press Alt-F to open the File menu.

The file menu will open and focus will be on the New menu item.

Press the right arrow key to open the New sub menu.

Arrow down until you get to either the "Get a new mail account" or "Existing mail Account".

Press Enter on the selection appropriate for your situation.

Follow the prompts to complete the setup.


John

On 7/26/2018 10:25 AM, cecropia64 wrote:
Hi:


I want to add a new email account to thunderbird but don't know how to do it.  Can anyone help?


Stew




Re: Settings have changed

Mr. Ed
 

Hi Fred,
If none of the other suggestions do not work I would give MS disability a
call and see if they can see what the issues is.
Have a good day.
Mr. Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:42 AM
To: jaws-users IO
Subject: [jaws-users] Settings have changed

I am using W10 and latest jaws
and the latest windows update
changed my settings. When I
press Win key plus "I" my
settings appear vertically
instead of horizontally as
they should. I have searched
around but I can't seem to
find a way to return settings
to normal. I will appreciate
any help or suggestions on
this.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT AND
THE DAY IS AT HAND


Adding new email address in thunderbird

cecropia64
 

Hi:


I want to add a new email account to thunderbird but don't know how to do it.  Can anyone help?


Stew


Re: Facebook question and are my messages getting to the list

Rick Justice <ricjustice@...>
 

Yes, Anna, your messages are making it.

HTH,
Rick Justice

"Tomorrow's another day, another way!"
"and if tomorrow never comes, problem solved!"

----- Original Message -----
From: "anna vimini" <annav@...>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:11 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] Facebook question and are my messages getting to the
list


Hi all,

are my messages getting to the list

I have a face book question How can I delete read notifications on face
book that I do not want any more

Thanks in advance


Facebook question and are my messages getting to the list

anna vimini <annav@...>
 

Hi all,

are my messages getting to the list

I have a face book question How can I delete read notifications on face book that I do not want any more

Thanks in advance


Re: Editing cells in Excel 2016

Alan Robbins <alan1057@...>
 

Thanks, glad they are aware and working on it. For me, it happens with all different type cells with no common issue, i.e. cell reference, apparent One thing I don’t understand is how something that used to work ok gets broken in future updates.

 

Best,

Al

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas C. DeCamp
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:29 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Editing cells in Excel 2016

 

Al,

I have experienced this problem and have worked with FS to send them a great deal of documentation.  They are well aware of this issue & are supposed to be working on it.  In my case, the problem only occurs if there is a cell reference in the formula.  I have found no suitable workaround.  You can still move around and make the corrections to the formula if you can remember exactly where the cursor is.  This is really a pain.  I had hoped this would be fixed in the last update.  No such luck. Called FS and they indicated still working on the problem.

---hth---

Doug

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:27 AM
To: Jaws-Users-List <jaws-users-list@groups.IO>
Subject: [jaws-users] Editing cells in Excel 2016

 

Hello,

 

Using Win 1803 and latest Jaws 2018 I run into a strange situation when trying to edit cell contents in excel within MS Office 2016

Whether the cell contains text or a formula, some cells can be edited by dressing F2 and then arrowing back and forth making necessary corrections. However, other cells doing the same only reads the entire cell contents when arrowing either way. No pattern or consistency to this behavior. Have others experienced this too? Any work arounds?

 

Best,

Al

 

 


Re: Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Mike Ulrich
 

Wow, thanks big time Brian!
I've had this same problem ever since I updated to J 18. I asked our local Lighthouse's Assistive Technology department and they didn't know what to tell me.
So your fix, well fixed it like a charm!

Michael D. Ulrich
Just an ordinary average blind guy!
“Providing Insight for Blindness”
Florida Council of the Blind
Fundraising Committee Member
Home Phone: 239-540-7431
Cell phone: 239-565-5845
Email: mulrich@...

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Lee
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:52 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Hello Margaret,

Here are the steps for getting CTRL+F to work in the traditional manner. These steps work in Word 2013. I don't have Word 2016 but I think they should also work in that version of Word.

1. Use Alt with F followed by T to go into the Word options.
2. In the list of categories either use down arrow or press the letter C until you get to the “customize ribbon” category.
3. Press Alt with T to use the customize button.
4. Use down arrow until you get to the Home tab.
5. Tab to the commands list.
6. In the commands list press E until you find the “EditFind” command.
7. Tab a couple times to the “press new shortcut key” box.
8. Press CTRL with F.
9. Tab to the Save Changes In box and choose Normal.DOTM.
10. Tab to the Assign button and press spacebar.
11. Tab to the Close button and use spacebar.
12. Tab to OK and use spacebar.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@...

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: July 25, 2018 1:00 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word 2010

Thank you very much for this, Adrian. The JAWS Find command seems to work consistently here and I'm used to using it with other programs.

I'll look for the discussion from several months ago.

Some time ago, I found an old post from someone on one of the lists that I'm on that I think gave instructions for modifying Word so Control-F would work properly. Unfortunately, I had a roaring headache at the time and saved it in one of my e-mail folders figuring I'd remember where I moved it and could try it when I was feeling better. Now, I don't remember which list it was on or who the poster was.

Margaret
On 7/25/2018 2:46 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
First, for most purposes, the JAWS find command works more consistently: JAWS key+control+f. It will search only for whole words.
Second, this list had a lengthy thread on this very subject a few
months ago. I don't think we came together as a group on this one. I find that the first time I press control-f, nothing seems to happen. However, pressing it a second time and typing in the search string always works. After that, I Listen carefully to what JAWS says. Moving to the next instance requires the spacebar.
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Subject: [jaws-users] Control-F Inconsistent for Searching in Word
2010

Good Afternoon, All:

Months ago I started having a problem searching for text in Word 2010 documents running JAWS 18 on my Windows 7 64 bit Home machine. The Control-F command is very Inconsistent and often works only one time out of six or more times or even a dozen. I've try pressing Control-F several times quickly when the normal one fails since I thought I saw a post somewhere that that helps and it still isn't consistent and it often takes more than a half dozen tries to search. Sometimes Control-F doesn't even work the first time I use it that day with a Word document. I've even tried the other Control key in case the problem was with the right hand one.

I renewed my JAWS SMA and installed J2018 and still have the same problem. Control-F seems to work every time with J16 and 17; and also with NVDA2018.1.1 and also worked consistently with NVDA 2017.x.

When I press Control-F with JAWS, JAWS says nothing at all instead of
something like navigation pane and search box where I can type in what
I want to

search for and then hit enter.

Any help getting Control-F to work with JAWS18 and 2018 would be greatly appreciated. I use Thunderbird for e-mail and JAWS 2018 works better for me than some of the previous versions of JAWS and that's why I am using it.

Margaret






Re: Editing cells in Excel 2016

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

Al,

I have experienced this problem and have worked with FS to send them a great deal of documentation.  They are well aware of this issue & are supposed to be working on it.  In my case, the problem only occurs if there is a cell reference in the formula.  I have found no suitable workaround.  You can still move around and make the corrections to the formula if you can remember exactly where the cursor is.  This is really a pain.  I had hoped this would be fixed in the last update.  No such luck. Called FS and they indicated still working on the problem.

---hth---

Doug

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:27 AM
To: Jaws-Users-List <jaws-users-list@groups.IO>
Subject: [jaws-users] Editing cells in Excel 2016

 

Hello,

 

Using Win 1803 and latest Jaws 2018 I run into a strange situation when trying to edit cell contents in excel within MS Office 2016

Whether the cell contains text or a formula, some cells can be edited by dressing F2 and then arrowing back and forth making necessary corrections. However, other cells doing the same only reads the entire cell contents when arrowing either way. No pattern or consistency to this behavior. Have others experienced this too? Any work arounds?

 

Best,

Al