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Notifications and Action Center

Audiobookfan
 

Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS announce a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen. Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?

I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how I can act upon them?

If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.

Thanks,
Jeff

 

Windows-a, that will bring up the notification center.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:29 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center

Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS announce a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?

I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how I can act upon them?

If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.

Thanks,
Jeff

Audiobookfan
 

Thanks, Mike, but did you read my message? I know that windows-a brings up the Actions Center, but as I said in my original message, what can I do in this Action Center besides clear the notifications? How can I read what action is needed and take that action?

Thanks,
Jeff

On 7/28/2019 6:31 PM, Mike Capelle wrote:
Windows-a, that will bring up the notification center.
-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:29 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center
Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS announce a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?
I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how I can act upon them?
If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.
Thanks,
Jeff

David Bailes
 

Hi Jeff,
in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section on notifications:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html

David.


On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS announce
a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?

I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
I can act upon them?

If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.

Thanks,
Jeff

David Ferrin
 

David, you do have some great material on your web page. I just hope you keep it coming along, thank you.
 

From: David Bailes
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 3:33 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center
 
Hi Jeff,
in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section on notifications:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html

David.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS announce
a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?

I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
I can act upon them?

If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.

Thanks,
Jeff

David Ferrin
Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred.

Audiobookfan
 

Thanks, David. I appreciate your guide. I found it helpful, although I'm not sure how to take action on a notification. This is probably because I don't have any that need action to be taken at this time. Hopefully, I'll remember what to do when I do get such a notification.

Jeff

On 7/29/2019 12:33 AM, David Bailes wrote:
Hi Jeff,
in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section on notifications:
_http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html_
David.
On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS
announce
a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?
I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
I can act upon them?
If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.
Thanks,
Jeff

Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi Jeff,
Maybe this will help, I saved one of Mike's messages, which I think he had saved from someone else.
Glenn
 
Here you go:
 
Hi All,
 
I ran across a tip on how to set the time for how long balloon messages will stay up so you can have time to access them.  Here you go;
 
In Windows 7 it's under "Ease of Access".  Type Ease of Access in to the
search box in the start prompt. In the Ease of Access Center go to, "Make  it
easier to focus on tasks", and hit enter.
Near the end of the options that come up is a combobox with different time settings to adjust the time
that those balloons stay on screen.
I adjusted mine to 1 minute which gives me enough time to find them and
click on them.  Hope this helps.  Take care.
Mike

Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center

Thanks, David. I appreciate your guide. I found it helpful, although I'm
not sure how to take action on a notification. This is probably because
I don't have any that need action to be taken at this time. Hopefully,
I'll remember what to do when I do get such a notification.

Jeff


On 7/29/2019 12:33 AM, David Bailes wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section
> on notifications:
> _http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html_
>
> David.
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
>
>     Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS
>     announce
>     a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
>     inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
>     Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?
>
>     I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
>     pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
>     Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
>     around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
>     again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
>     I can act upon them?
>
>     If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Jeff
>
>


Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Jeff & Glenn,
 
Those steps are for Windows 7.  Below are steps for Windows 10 to keep the notification on the screen longer, but the keystroke to access a notification if it pops-up is, Windows key, Shift + V.
From: Bill White
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Ease of Access, and press ENTER.
3. Navigate to the "Make it easier to focus on Tasks link and press ENTER.
4. TAB about ten times to the "How long should Windows Notification Dialog Boxes Stay Open" dialog.
5. Arrow up and down in the combo box to find your desired length.
6. TAB to the OK button, and press ENTER.
7. Now Windows Notifications will stay open longer.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center

Hi Jeff,
Maybe this will help, I saved one of Mike's messages, which I think he had saved from someone else.
Glenn
 
Here you go:
 
Hi All,
 
I ran across a tip on how to set the time for how long balloon messages will stay up so you can have time to access them.  Here you go;
 
In Windows 7 it's under "Ease of Access".  Type Ease of Access in to the
search box in the start prompt. In the Ease of Access Center go to, "Make  it
easier to focus on tasks", and hit enter.
Near the end of the options that come up is a combobox with different time settings to adjust the time
that those balloons stay on screen.
I adjusted mine to 1 minute which gives me enough time to find them and
click on them.  Hope this helps.  Take care.
Mike

Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center

Thanks, David. I appreciate your guide. I found it helpful, although I'm
not sure how to take action on a notification. This is probably because
I don't have any that need action to be taken at this time. Hopefully,
I'll remember what to do when I do get such a notification.

Jeff


On 7/29/2019 12:33 AM, David Bailes wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section
> on notifications:
> _http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html_
>
> David.
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
>
>     Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS
>     announce
>     a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
>     inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
>     Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?
>
>     I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
>     pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
>     Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
>     around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
>     again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
>     I can act upon them?
>
>     If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Jeff
>
>


David Bailes
 

Hi Jeff,
thanks for the feedback. Concerning taking action on a notification, then for both banner notifications and notifications in the Action center:
1. Immediately after moving to a notification, pressing spacebar or enter normally takes you to the app or part of Windows which sent the notification.
2. A notification may contain additions controls for actions related to the notification, and you tab to these if they are present.

I've updated my guide to try and make this clearer,
David.


On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 02:55 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
Thanks, David. I appreciate your guide. I found it helpful, although I'm
not sure how to take action on a notification. This is probably because
I don't have any that need action to be taken at this time. Hopefully,
I'll remember what to do when I do get such a notification.

Jeff


On 7/29/2019 12:33 AM, David Bailes wrote:
Hi Jeff,
in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section
on notifications:
_http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html_

David.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:

Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS
announce
a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?

I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
I can act upon them?

If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.

Thanks,
Jeff

David Bailes
 

Hi Mike,
just to add that you can also change the time the notification remains opens in the Settings app, and it's simpler:
1. Press Windows key + U. The settings app opens at the Ease of Access page, with the first category, Display, selected.
2. Tab to the Show notifications for combo box, and select the time that you want.

David.


On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 05:21 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Jeff & Glenn,
 
Those steps are for Windows 7.  Below are steps for Windows 10 to keep the notification on the screen longer, but the keystroke to access a notification if it pops-up is, Windows key, Shift + V.
From: Bill White
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Ease of Access, and press ENTER.
3. Navigate to the "Make it easier to focus on Tasks link and press ENTER.
4. TAB about ten times to the "How long should Windows Notification Dialog Boxes Stay Open" dialog.
5. Arrow up and down in the combo box to find your desired length.
6. TAB to the OK button, and press ENTER.
7. Now Windows Notifications will stay open longer.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center
 
Hi Jeff,
Maybe this will help, I saved one of Mike's messages, which I think he had saved from someone else.
Glenn
 
Here you go:
 
Hi All,
 
I ran across a tip on how to set the time for how long balloon messages will stay up so you can have time to access them.  Here you go;
 
In Windows 7 it's under "Ease of Access".  Type Ease of Access in to the
search box in the start prompt. In the Ease of Access Center go to, "Make  it
easier to focus on tasks", and hit enter.
Near the end of the options that come up is a combobox with different time settings to adjust the time
that those balloons stay on screen.
I adjusted mine to 1 minute which gives me enough time to find them and
click on them.  Hope this helps.  Take care.
Mike
 
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Notifications and Action Center
 
Thanks, David. I appreciate your guide. I found it helpful, although I'm
not sure how to take action on a notification. This is probably because
I don't have any that need action to be taken at this time. Hopefully,
I'll remember what to do when I do get such a notification.

Jeff


On 7/29/2019 12:33 AM, David Bailes wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> in the following guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10, there's a section
> on notifications:
> _http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html_
>
> David.
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:29 AM, Audiobookfan wrote:
>
>     Ok, I'm confused and frustrated. From time to time, I hear JAWS
>     announce
>     a notification, such as when its booting up or when a device is
>     inserted, etc. But I cannot ever find this text anywhere on the screen.
>     Where is JAWS reading this from and how can I review or act upon it?
>
>     I was thinking I heard that these notifications could be heard by
>     pressing windows-a, but this brings up something called the Action
>     Center, and I cannot figure out what I can do with this dialog. Tabbing
>     around seems to leave me with the option of clearing these actions, but
>     again, how do I actually learn what these actions want me to do and how
>     I can act upon them?
>
>     If there's any documentation on this, please point me in that direction.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Jeff
>
>