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Reading Text When Cursor is Positioned Over It


Sherry Wells
 

Hello list,

I have been using Fusion but am trying to run Jaws & ZoomText separately.
When running Fusion, Jaws reads whatever my cursor is covering. For example
as I move the mouse around the desktop, I will hear the various icons
without clicking on them. This does not happen when I run Jaws & ZoomText
separately. Supposedly Fusion is just an interface to open them both but
this is a difference I have found. Does anyone know a setting I can change
in Jaws such that it will speak whatever the cursor is hovering over? I've
looked in both ZoomText & Jaws & can find nothing to change to get this
behavior.

Thanks,
Sherry Wells


Brian Lee
 

Hello Sherry,

When using ZoomText 2019 you can cycle between mouse echo modes by using the
keystroke Alt with caps lock and M. The options are Instant mode, Hover
mode and Disable. When you choose the option you want you can set the
program preferences to save changes you made when you exit the program.
When using Fusion the mouse echo options are under the Reader tab of the
interface. With JAWS you can turn mouse echo on or off by using the layered
keystroke of JAWS key with spacebar followed by e and then O. You can
change what the mouse echoes by using JAWS key with spacebar, followed by E
and then C for character, W for word, L for line or P for paragraph. I am
not sure how the JAWS mouse echo settings will work on grids of icons but
the ZoomText commands should work on such items.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@...

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From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Sherry Wells
Sent: July 14, 2019 7:14 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Reading Text When Cursor is Positioned Over It

Hello list,

I have been using Fusion but am trying to run Jaws & ZoomText separately.
When running Fusion, Jaws reads whatever my cursor is covering. For example
as I move the mouse around the desktop, I will hear the various icons
without clicking on them. This does not happen when I run Jaws & ZoomText
separately. Supposedly Fusion is just an interface to open them both but
this is a difference I have found. Does anyone know a setting I can change
in Jaws such that it will speak whatever the cursor is hovering over? I've
looked in both ZoomText & Jaws & can find nothing to change to get this
behavior.

Thanks,
Sherry Wells


David Goldfield
 

Hi.

Have you tried pressing insert-space, followed by the letter E? This is a layered command for controlling the mouse echo. After pressing the letter E, you can press the following letters.


The following commands are available in the Mouse Echo layer.
Toggle mouse echo On/Off = O.
Set mouse echo to character = C.
Set mouse echo to word = W.
Set mouse echo to line = L.
Set mouse echo to paragraph = P.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 7/14/2019 10:14 AM, Sherry Wells wrote:
Hello list,

I have been using Fusion but am trying to run Jaws & ZoomText separately.
When running Fusion, Jaws reads whatever my cursor is covering.  For example
as I move the mouse around the desktop, I will hear the various icons
without clicking on them.  This does not happen when I run Jaws & ZoomText
separately.  Supposedly Fusion is just an interface to open them both but
this is a difference I have found.  Does anyone know a setting I can change
in Jaws such that it will speak whatever the cursor is hovering over?  I've
looked in both ZoomText & Jaws & can find nothing to change to get this
behavior.  

Thanks,
Sherry Wells