Features and Enhancements in JAWS 12

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 12. Go to Enhancements in JAWS for a list of all improvements made in JAWS 12 releases. For more information and complete demonstrations, listen to the "Whatís New" interview with Eric Damery or the August 2010 FSCast. To download JAWS 12, go to the Previous JAWS Downloads page.

JAWS 12 Features

JAWS Support for New MAGic Large Print Keyboard

The MAGic Large Print Keyboard is a new accessory that contains extra keys assigned to the most commonly used MAGic functions. Its large and contrasting letters also make it easier to type and use MAGic hot keys. Using the MAGic Keyboard Manager, you can assign different MAGic functions to these keys. For example, if you do not use dual monitors, you can change the Jump to Next Display key to any other feature item such as mute system sounds.

The keyboard also allows the assignment of shortcuts to keys. With a shortcut, the keys can launch applications, open files on your computer or in a network folder, or open a favorite Web site. For example, you can assign the M1 key (available along the top of the MAGic Large Print Keyboard) to open a document that you need to regularly access.

Another benefit is that you can use the keyboard with JAWS screen reading software. Similar to MAGic, you can assign hot keys to JAWS functions while also using the keyboard with or without running MAGic. Note that when running the two applications together, the JAWS functionality will override the MAGic functionality.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Support

JAWS 12 has been further enhanced for Internet Explorer 9 which is available for users of Windows 7 and Vista. These enhancements include Braille and the JAWS cursor being able to properly navigate and read pages. Please note that with the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has made significant changes which prevent commercial screen magnification products from smoothing fonts as we had previously. If font smoothing is important for users of MAGic on your computer, we recommend that you remain with Internet Explorer 8 on your machine until a solution has been worked out.

Microsoft Excel Improvements

The interface to the Excel Object Model has been rewritten. You will experience a more responsive and accurate interface to Excel.

Visual Studio 2010 Professional Support

Visual Studio 2010 Professional is a development environment from Microsoft that enables application developers to develop software using a wide variety of languages including C++, C#, Visual Basic.net, and more. JAWS 12 now provides robust support with both speech and braille for various areas of the Visual Studio system, including:

  • IntelliSense, similar to auto completion, which gives suggestions for what to type next based on what you have already entered
  • Editor Adornments such as bookmarks and break points
  • WPF and Forms Designers for laying out dialog boxes and other windows; as well as the Code, XML, Text, and Macro Editors
  • As you develop your applications, you will even be able to use the Debugger to step through your program to locate errors

UTF-8 File Support

JAWS script files now support UTF-8 format. In Script Manager, the File menu has the new UTF-8 Format command. When you open a UTF-8 encoded script file (JSS), the command has a check mark. If you open an ANSI encoded script file, the command does not have a check mark.

You can save an ANSI encoded file as UTF-8 by simply selecting, or checking, the UTF-8 Format command in the File menu. Likewise, to save a UTF-8 formatted file as ANSI, clear, or uncheck, the command. Note that the scriptís header and message files (JSH and JSM) can be in a different format. This means that a UTF-8 script file can include ANSI header and message files or vice versa.

ARIA Support

Improvements continue to be made to JAWS and its support of ARIA and industry standard ARIA tool kits.

Mozilla Thunderbird Script Support

JAWS 12 includes full support for the Thunderbird e-mail application. It offers users an alternative to Windows Live Mail.

Conversation View in Outlook 2010

JAWS now supports the new conversation view found in Microsoft Outlook 2010. This view is different than prior versions of Outlook. The conversation view allows you to view all of the messages associated with a particular subject in one group.

BrailleIn™

The BrailleIn feature allows you to use only your Perkins-style braille keyboard to control your computer using both Windows and application specific commands. In addition, you can also enter both contracted and uncontracted braille input from your braille display’s keyboard. The advantage is that you no longer have to switch between your computer’s keyboard and your display’s keyboard, or enter a special typing mode in order to use contracted braille to run your computer or programs. Visit the Braille Display Input Commands Web page for a list of keystrokes that support Freedom Scientificís Focus braille displays. For other braille displays, contact the manufacturer for a list of keystrokes.

Typing with Contracted Braille

With BrailleIn, as you type in contracted braille using the Perkins-style keyboard, your input is immediately translated back as normal text in the current e-mail, document, or form. If an application or specific edit box does not support contracted braille, JAWS announces “Computer Braille” when tutor messages are enabled.

Contracted braille input is off by default. To turn it on, do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
  2. In the Search edit box, type "Contracted Braille Translation" without the quotes.
  3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Contracted Braille Translation in the filtered search results in the tree view.
  4. Next, press SPACEBAR to cycle through the different settings in the Contracted Braille Translation combo box. Available settings are Off, Output Only, and Input and Output. When set to Off, you cannot read or type in contracted braille using your braille display. When set to Output Only, you can read contracted braille on your braille display, but you can only type in computer braille using the Perkins-style keyboard on your braille display. When set to Input and Output, you can both read and type in contracted braille using your braille display. The default setting is Off.

Settings Center

JAWS Settings Center is a new feature that allows you to quickly configure and globally apply JAWS settings, or configure and apply settings for a specific application. It consolidates all options into one convenient dialog box. It includes a Search edit box, which provides an extremely fast way to find and edit JAWS functionality. Settings Center continues to use JCF files and is a direct replacement for Configuration Manager.

Settings Center consists of six primary areas described below. Press TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move through different parts of the dialog box.

  • Application combo box: Select an application from the list to modify its settings for use with JAWS. To retrieve the JAWS default settings, press CTRL+SHIFT+D. To retrieve application settings, press SHIFT+TAB to move focus to the Application combo box. Next, select the application from the combo box, and then press TAB to move focus back to the tree view pane.
  • Search edit box: Press CTRL+E to move focus to the Search box. Type a search word or phrase in the edit box to reduce the number of items that appear in the tree view list. Press DOWN ARROW to move to search results, and then press ENTER to move focus directly to that item in the tree view.
  • Settings tree view pane: Use the tree view pane to select and change settings for the selected application. To retrieve the JAWS default settings, press CTRL+SHIFT+D. To retrieve application settings, press SHIFT+TAB twice to move focus to the Application combo box. Next, select the application from the combo box, and then press TAB to move focus back to the tree view pane. For a brief description of the item selected in the tree view, press TAB to move focus to the read-only edit box. Use the Say Line or Say All commands to read the help message. To vertically scroll through the tree view, use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys, PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys, or first letter navigation. Use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to expand or collapse tree view groups. Use the SPACEBAR to move through and change settings for each option.
  • Configuration display pane: As you move through the tree view, a sighted user can simultaneously track cursor movement using the configuration display pane. Press F6 to switch between the tree view and this pane. This is necessary when typing in an edit or edit spin box.
  • Help message pane: Displays context-sensitive help for the item currently selected in the tree view. Use the Say Line or Say All commands to read the help message.
  • Apply, OK, and Cancel: Use Apply to make changes. Use OK to save changes and close Settings Center. Use Cancel to close Settings Center without saving changes.

To use Settings Center, do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center. Settings appear for the application that has focus. The cursor is in the Search edit box.
  2. If you know the setting that you want to change, type a term for it in the edit box. For example, type the word "braille" without the quotes for a filtered list of braille settings. Next, press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results in the tree view.

Note: To load the default JAWS settings, press CTRL+SHIFT+D, and then search for the setting as previously described.

To select a different application, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the Application edit box. Use ARROW Keys or first letter navigation to select the application, and then press CTRL+E to search for the setting as previously described.

  1. Press SPACEBAR to select check boxes, radio buttons, or other buttons, and press F6 to switch between an edit box and the tree view to change settings.
  2. Choose Apply to apply changes and remain in Settings Center, OK to save changes and exit Settings Center, or Cancel to close Settings Center without saving changes. The new settings are saved to the appropriate JCF file.

Virtual Ribbon Menu

The Ribbon is a new style of menu available in many new applications being released today. Ribbons first appeared in Office 2007 programs, but are now becoming more common in other applications tailored for the Windows 7 operating system. Ribbons create an accessibility challenge due to inconsistent navigation between various groups and items. For example, when you enter the Lower Ribbon and press the ARROW keys to move between items in a group, you can skip items and unexpectedly move into another group. Pressing TAB gives no indication that you have left one group and entered another. Using first letter navigation to find items can be difficult and frustrating. Finally, because of a groupís layout, you do not know if you should navigate up, down, left, or right to select an item.

The new Virtual Ribbon Menu provides predictable navigation, lets you see everything in the Ribbon, and offers consistency when navigating with ARROW keys. For example, the ARROW and TAB keys move focus from the Upper Ribbon tabs to the Lower Ribbon groups. Once in a group, the ARROW, TAB, and SHIFT+TAB keys move through all items in a group, move from one group to the next, and wrap to the beginning of the Ribbon. For submenus, SPACEBAR and ENTER expands menus, and ESC collapses menus. The Virtual Ribbon Menu is off by default and can be switched on or off from within Settings Center or the JAWS Startup Wizard. When the Virtual Ribbon Menu is on, the Ribbon is navigated using a traditional menu and submenu format familiar to most JAWS users.

Marking and Returning to a Place in Word

Word uses bookmarks to let you mark and later find locations in a document. However, this also means that you are editing and changing the document. Using the new PlaceMarker feature in Word, you can now mark a location without affecting the document. It allows you to easily return to the PlaceMarker any time, even after closing Word or rebooting your computer. There is no need to remember that location or use Navigation Quick Keys or a dialog to find it, as you would a bookmark. Also, if you share the document with others, the marker will not be available to them. Press CTRL+WINDOWS Key+K to set or move the marker. Only one PlaceMarker can be set per document. Press WINDOWS Key+K to return to the marked location.

This feature also makes it easy to select large blocks of text. Just mark a starting point in the document, read and navigate until you reach the end of the text that you want to select, and then press INSERT+SPACEBAR, M. This acts the same way as clicking and dragging a mouse over text. Once selected, feel free to copy, cut, or paste the text anywhere you like.

Text Analyzer

When editing a document using speech only, inconsistencies such as unmatched parentheses, unintentional format changes, extra whitespace, and stray or unspaced punctuation can often be missed. The new Text Analyzer feature is a tool that notifies you of these errors in your document by using a spoken message or WAV file. You can configure JAWS to announce discrepancies by count, by description, or by sound while proofreading the document by line, sentence, paragraph, or Say All command. Braille users will benefit from this since a sound can be emitted before the user has time to read the entire line looking for errors.

Text Analyzer is off by default. To turn it on, do one of the following:

  • Use the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, T. By pressing and releasing INSERT+SPACEBAR, and then pressing T, the Text Analyzer can be switched on or off.
  • Open Settings Center (INSERT+F2). In the Search edit box type "Text Analyzer" without the quotes, and then press SPACEBAR to select an alert notification.
  • Use the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box (INSERT+V) to select Text Analyzer, and then select the type of alert notification to use.

If multiple issues are identified in the document, press ALT+WINDOWS Key+I to move to the next item, or ALT+SHIFT+WINDOWS Key+I to move to the previous item. Note that these keystrokes can still be used even if Text Analyzer is off.

Automatic Notification of Updates

When JAWS starts, it can now alert you if a software update is available. You then have the option to install it now or later. This is known as Automatic Notification of Updates and is on by default.

If you decide not to install the JAWS update now, you can always manually check for updates using the update feature in the JAWS Help menu. To turn auto notification on or off, choose Basics in the JAWS Options menu, and select or clear the Automatic Notification of Updates check box.

Say All Schemes

Continuous reading of a Web page or Word document with numerous links can be frustrating due to constant interruptions that identify links and headings on the page. An example of this is when you read a Wikipedia article using the Say All command, where many words in the article are links to other articles. The Say All Scheme feature can alleviate this annoyance by using an unobtrusive sound or no link and heading indication at all to provide a smooth reading experience when using the Say All command.

Say All Schemes is located in the Say All group in Settings Center. Select No Change to continue using the current speech and sounds scheme in use. Select Say All Text with Sounds to hear a subtle WAV file sound, such as a Ding, when JAWS reads a link or heading. Select Say All Text Only to ignore HTML elements like links and headings. You can also use Add/Remove, which is a button in the Say All group, to add and use other schemes for Say All Reading.

Reverse Panning Buttons for Braille

Reverse Panning Buttons is a new feature that allows you to switch the direction of left and right panning buttons. This is a great benefit if you are a two-handed braille user who reads different parts of a braille line at the same time. By the time your right hand reaches the end of the display, your left hand can be back at the left side of the display ready to advance it. This can significantly increase braille reading and is ideal for braille power users.

To use reverse panning, do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+F2 and select Settings Center.
  2. In the Search edit box, type "Reverse Panning Buttons" without the quotes.
  3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Reverse Panning Buttons in the filtered search results in the tree view.
  4. Press SPACEBAR to select the Reverse Panning Buttons check box.
  5. Press TAB to move to the OK button, and then SPACEBAR to save the change and close Settings Center.

    JAWS is now configured so that when you press a left Navrow button or Panning key, panning advances to the right. Likewise, when you press a right Navrow button or Panning button, panning advances to the left. To restore normal panning operation, repeat this procedure and clear the Reverse Panning Buttons check box.

Hotkey Component for Structured Braille Support

When using Structured Mode, you can configure the amount of information and the order in which the information appears on the braille display when navigating the controls in a dialog box, an Office Ribbon, or a spreadsheet. Component information includes a control’s name, state, type, and so on. Using the Define Structured Mode feature, you can now determine if hotkeys are included in the descriptive details and the placement of this information on the braille display. This provides several benefits. For familiar or less complex application, you can turn off hotkey information, which will save valuable space on a small braille display. For complex applications, you can turn on hotkey information and change its relative position on the braille display so that it immediately appears after the name of the control. The hotkey component is turned off by default.

To turn on the hotkey component and change its position, do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
  2. In the Search edit box, type "Define Structured Mode" without the quotes.
  3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Define Structured Mode in the filtered search results in the tree view.
  4. Press SPACEBAR to choose the button and open the Control Type Options dialog box. Focus is in the Control Properties page.
  5. Select a control from the Control Properties list, and then choose Modify Control.
  6. In the Available To list, select Hotkey and add it to the Show On list. Use the Up or Down buttons to change its position in the list.
  7. Choose OK to close this dialog box, and OK again to close the Control Type Options dialog box.
  8. Press TAB to move to the OK button, and then SPACEBAR to save and close Settings Center.

Note: To turn off the hotkey component, select Hotkey from the Show On list, and choose the Remove button.


JAWS Support for ARIA

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) is assistive technology markup used by Web content creators to make Web pages more accessible for screen readers. This is done by adding specific ARIA tags and elements to HTML code. Visit the Freedom Scientific Screen Reading Software Documentation Web page, and read the JAWS Support for ARIA document to learn more about JAWS and ARIA markup.

Reading HTML Tables

The default setting for reading HTML table titles has changed so that JAWS now conforms to industry defined HTML standards by only reading table headers that are properly marked up. You can see this when using the CTRL+ALT+ARROW Keys to move through an HTML table.

While the default setting is now set to Only Marked Headers, you can continue to use earlier functionality for reading HTML tables if you are more comfortable with those settings. To change settings, press INSERT+V to open JAWS options, and then press T to move to the Table Titles Announce option. Next, press SPACEBAR to cycle through and select a new setting, and then ENTER to save the change.

Remember that you can always use Personalized Settings (INSERT+SHIFT+V) to customize how JAWS reads table column and row headers on any given Web site, without modifying how JAWS reads table headers on other Web sites.

For more information about reading HTML tables, visit the Tables section of Freedom Scientific’s Surf’s Up.

Research It Enhancements

NCAA Football is a new addition to Research It. Use it to search for the schedules or results of your favorite college football teams. Because of the number of college teams, there are several ways to get search results.

One way is to open Research It (INSERT+SPACEBAR, R), type a date using the mm/dd/yyyy date format, and then select NCAA Football. This shows a full list of games scheduled or played during that week. Another is to leave the search field blank and see schedules or results for the current week. The last way is to search for your favorite college teams by typing team names separated by a semicolon. This shows the current week’s schedules or results for those schools. For example, type Florida; Texas; California to view results for teams with Florida, Texas, or California in their names.

Search results display in the Virtual Viewer as a link so that you can open a Web browser and read a recap of past games or a preview of future games. Press CTRL+DOWN ARROW to move between the dates displayed for the week.

Updates have also been made to the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL lookup sources in Research It. These have been expanded and now provide links to box scores and game summaries. Each game listed in the Virtual Viewer is now a link. Select any link to launch your Web browser and read a recap and statistics of past games, or a preview of future games. In addition, the MLB Scores lookup source has been revised to list all baseball games together instead of grouping separately into American and National leagues.

Improvements with Adobe Flash

JAWS can now announce buttons and other items that did not work correctly on some Flash Web sites while using Internet Explorer. Examples of Web sites that now function properly are Audible.com and Dominos.ca.

Improvements with My Computer in Windows 7

When using My Computer in Windows 7, JAWS not only announces the drive letter and volume label, but now also includes both used and free space on the drive, as well as the percentage of free space. While this information is readily available to sighted users, JAWS now makes it accessible to all users. To open My Computer, press WINDOWS Key+E.

Keyboard Lock

The Keyboard Lock feature is useful when you want to prevent accidental keyboard action. A typical example for locking the keyboard would be when you are transferring files across a network or when a download is in progress. This feature will prevent file transfer or download cancellation if you accidentally press a key. Keyboard Lock is also ideal for JAWS Tandem sessions where it can prevent inadvertent keyboard activity on the target-side computer.

While the keyboard is locked, you can still run JAWS reading commands like Say Line, Say Window Title, and Say Word. For example, you can position the JAWS cursor at a specific location on the screen, and then use the Say Line command to monitor that location while the keyboard is locked. Also, the invisible cursor and the braille cursor can roam the screen without moving the active cursor.

To switch Keyboard Lock on and off, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, L. Although this feature locks the keyboard and braille display, it does not affect mouse activity.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.1170 (August 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.1169 and the JAWS 12.0.1170 posting.

  • Resolved an issue using JAWS in the iTunes Store after allowing the automatic update of QuickTime Player to version 7.7.
  • Resolved an issue in Lotus Notes where JAWS was not identifying links in messages when navigating with the ARROW keys.
  • Addressed a reported issue not reading check boxes contained in tables on certain Web pages.
  • Resolved an issue encountered on some systems where JAWS would not start correctly.

Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.1169 (July 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.1167 and the JAWS 12.0.1169 posting.

  • Resolved an issue with the Research It Business Search lookup source.
  • In Firefox, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW in an edit field on a Web page in Application Mode no longer sends the keystroke to the page twice.
  • Resolved an issue activating Forms Mode from within an edit field on certain Web pages.
  • Resolved an issue opening a document in Microsoft Word that has been scanned with True Page.
  • JAWS now properly reads the message list in Mozilla Thunderbird 5. Note that there still is an issue of reporting table as you navigate the list. A work around is available on the Support pages as a TSN.
  • Resolved an issue in Firefox 5.0 when attempting to install a plugin.
  • Addressed an issue when editing in the text editor in Visual Studio 2010.
  • Resolved an issue where the Lotus Notes.jkm file was empty.
  • Resolved an issue where ALT GR combinations were being treated as word delimiters with Keyboard Echo set to Words.
  • Resolved an issue for the Arabic Version of JAWS when navigating arabic text with Smart Word reading enabled.

Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.1167 (June 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.1161 and the JAWS 12.0.1167 posting.

  • Resolved an issue with the People Search lookup source in Research It failing if the results contained only one item.
  • Addressed an issue reported in Microsoft Word 2010 when navigating in a numbered list. The braille cursor will now always be at the same location as the active cursor.
  • Resolved an issue where information was not being shown on the braille display as expected in some applications.
  • JAWS now correctly speaks the buttons on the https://giftstest.rehab.state.al.us/bepnet/main/beplogin.aspx Web page.

Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.1161 (May 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.1158 and the JAWS 12.0.1161 posting.

  • Resolved a reported issue in Microsoft Word 2010 where pressing ALT+F caused instability in JAWS.
  • JAWS now reports the "Unread" status of messages in the Lotus Notes 6.5.4 inbox.
  • When creating a new appointment in Microsoft Outlook 2010, JAWS is now announcing the text in the date and time fields when you navigate to them.
  • In Microsoft Outlook 2010 contacts, when you define a custome contact view, JAWS now reads the entire line as expected.
  • Resolved an issue related to NewTextEvent not speaking as expected in custom scripts.
  • Resolved a reported issue in the latest iTunes app store when making a purchase.
  • Resolved an issue in Windows 7 64-Bit where the word "TreeView" was repeated each time you moved within the Thunderbird Folder Treeview.
  • Resolved an issue in Thunderbird related to Selecting Non-Consecutive Messages in the inbox list view.
  • Resolved an issue of Field Names not being properly displayed when composing a message.
  • Resolved a reported issue in Thunderbird where JAWS would not always speak the highlighted message in the list view when focus returned to the application.
  • In Thunderbird, resolved an issue where JAWS would not automatically read the current item in a mail folder after deleting a message.
  • Resolved an issue using the MMC application in Windows XP where JAWS did not read the tree view items correctly.
  • Resolved an issue with the Time Search Research It lookup source.
  • Resolved a reported problem in Skype related to adding a contact.
  • Fixed a reported problem where pressing the letter "i" using a Braille Keyboard and PAC Mate Remote with contracted braille input disabled, would include a line feed when pressing DOT 8.
  • JAWS now switches to English when reading English text on Web pages using a voice profile with a non-English language.
  • Resolved an issue related to Braille structured mode and multiline edits on Web pages.
  • In the German version, resolved a problem in the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box for Microsoft Word.
  • Resolved an issue where MAGic was having some issues with a program using a Java Applet and used internally at the Social Security Administration.

Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.1158 (April 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.525 and the JAWS 12.0.1158 posting.

JAWS

  • JAWS now works with Java applications under 64-bit. Users will need to download and install Java Access Bridge 2.02 in order to take advantage of this new support.
  • Virtual Ribbons now work in the thumb drive version of JAWS.
  • Worked with IBM to enhance JAWS support for Lotus Notes. Users will notice greatly improved functionality.
  • You can now use DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display to toggle the contracted braille setting between off, on for display, and on for input.
  • The German version of JAWS no longer leaves braille configuration files on the computer during an uninstall.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would speak the previous word while pressing the braille BACKSPACE command with Typing Echo set to Words and Contracted Braille set to Input and Output.
  • Resolved an issue with third-party braille displays where Type Keys Mode would not remain active when switching between applications.
  • The default for the Include Images option in Settings Center is now Labeled Images. This option is located in the Images / Graphics group under Web / HTML / PDFs.
  • Resolved an issue in the thumb drive version of JAWS 12 when performing non-contiguous selection in Windows Explorer. JAWS now reads the selected item as you navigate.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+B was not reading the battery status when using a laptop or notebook computer.
  • Resolved a reported issue where JAWS was not correctly recognizing the language variants for two of the Infovox voices.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue using JAWS over a remote connection with Citrix Zen Desktop.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue with the JAWS Script Manager where documentation was not synchronizing when compiling.
  • Resolved several issues with braille translation when typing and displaying text in contracted braille.
  • The Text Analyzer now indicates extra spaces between words in a document when it encounters at least two spaces instead of three.
  • Resolved an issue where the beginning of a line in multi-line edit fields was sometimes not shown in braille when using JAWS and a Focus braille display.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing F1 in the Keyboard Manager was not launching Help on a 64-bit system.
  • As you navigate across the taskbar in Windows 7, the selected item is now shown on the braille display.
  • When using the JAWS Merge utility to merge settings from a prior version of JAWS to version 12, keyboard echo and contracted braille settings are now retained.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Pressing CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON to open a list of landmarks on the current Web page, now places you on the currently selected landmark.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would read the ARIA label on a list box instead of the currently selected item when navigating the list box.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing the braille prior line then braille next line commands on a braille display was not returning to the same line as expected.
  • Resolved several issues navigating ARIA tree views in both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Resolved an issue when pressing CTRL+A to select all of the text in a form field, dots 7 and 8 on the braille display was not indicating that text was selected.
  • Resolved an issue where labels for form fields were appearing twice on certain Web sites.
  • Resolved an issue selecting buttons such as Delete, Move to, and More Actions in the standard Gmail interface using the virtual cursor.
  • JAWS now recognizes HTML 5 audio and video tags when navigating using the virtual cursor in Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.
  • Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading certain buttons correctly when tabbing through a Web page with Auto Forms Mode off.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not speaking the labels for radio buttons on some Web pages while in Forms Mode. For example, http://www.nfbnewsline.net.
  • Resolved issues in both Internet Explorer and Firefox where using INSERT+F7 to bring up a list of links on very large Web pages, was not displaying all of the links on the page.
  • Resolved a reported issue where JAWS was not correctly speaking elements on a Web page as they visually appeared on the page when Documentation Presentation Mode was set to Screen Layout.
  • Resolved an issue when attempting to add attachments to a Hotmail message.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing TAB on some Web pages was not correctly announcing OnMouseOver links.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading the labels for some links. This made it difficult to know what selecting the link would do.
  • JAWS no longer speaks unlabeled graphics on Web pages.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Updated the help information that is displayed when pressing INSERT+H while in Forms Mode.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not speaking correctly when moving between list boxes with nothing selected.
  • Enhanced support for ARIA grids containing edit controls. As you navigate around a grid, JAWS now indicates when a cell contains an edit control. You can then interact with the control if this functionality is enabled by the developer.
  • JAWS now recognizes and will move to HTML 5 landmarks using the SEMICOLON and SHIFT+SEMICOLON navigation quick keys. These elements are supported in Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9.
  • JAWS now indicates if an edit field supports auto complete.
  • Resolved an issue where place markers were not being virtualized even when the custom page summary was configured to virtualize place markers when opening the Web page where they are set.
  • Resolved issues where JAWS was not listing all of the links on certain Web sites in the Links List dialog box (INSERT+F7).

Adobe Acrobat

  • Resolved an issue when using the CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE UP keystroke to select text up by one page in a PDF document.
  • Resolved an issue where copying text to the clipboard only worked after selecting an entire work.
  • JAWS now correctly reads table headers in PDF documents.
  • JAWS will now read the current line when moving to a location in a document after selecting a link.

Research It

  • The Stock Quotes lookup source now gives correct percentages for the Dow Jones and S&P.

Microsoft Outlook

  • In Outlook 2007 or later, if you are reading an e-mail message that contains a graphic, JAWS no longer announces the dimensions of the graphic. JAWS will only read the alt text if available.
  • Resolved an issue when reading using Say All in an Outlook 2007 or 2010 message. If you set a different synthesizer, such as SAPI 5, as your Say All voice, JAWS would continue to use your primary Synthesizer instead of the voice you selected.
  • Resolved an issue in Outlook 2010 where pressing F6 would not work correctly after performing a search and the Virtual Ribbon is enabled.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue when using Virtual Ribbons and first letter navigation on the Upper Ribbon. For example, in Word 2010, there are two options that start with the letter R. Pressing R when on the upper ribbon, now cycles between the two.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce the heading level twice in a Word document containing headings.
  • Creating an auto-numbered list with Contracted Braille set to Input and Output no longer randomly inserts text.
  • Resolved an issue in Word 2010 where the braille cursor was not always in the same location as the PC cursor.
  • Resolved a reported issue in Word 2007 and Word 2010 documents containing links where the Text Analyzer keystroke, ALT+WINDOWS Key+I, would not move to the next inconsistency in the document if it was currently on a link.
  • Resolved an issue where typing a few spaces at the beginning of a line could cause the braille cursor to not be in the same position as the PC cursor.
  • JAWS no longer gets stuck in certain documents during a Say All.
  • Resolved an issue in Word 2010 where changes made in the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box (INSERT+V) were not being saved even though JAWS announced that the settings were saved.
  • Resolved an issue where braille was not properly updating when moving up or down in a table.

Microsoft Excel

  • JAWS now saves workbook specific settings the first time a JSI file is created using the Best Match option.
  • Resolved an issue with Excel 2007 or later where JAWS failed to announce either the control type or the prompt text for the first control when opening the dialog box to edit a conditional formatting rule.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was double speaking decimal places in the Format Cells dialog box.
  • JAWS is now much more responsive when navigating around an Excel document. Users will notice major improvements especially when working in very large spreadsheets.

Mozilla Thunderbird

  • Enhanced support for the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client. Users now have a usable alternative to Windows Live Mail.
  • When navigating through the message list, JAWS now announces the message status, such as unread, and message flags, such as important.

Winamp

  • The keystrokes, ALT+CTRL+M, COMMA, PERIOD, and SLASH, for adjusting the volume in larger increments, now work correctly in Windows 7 64-bit.

Windows Explorer

  • Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+A would not read the address bar in Windows Explorer on Windows 7.

Windows Live Messenger

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was speaking each message twice when sending messages in Windows Live Messenger 2011.

GroupWise

  • JAWS now reads appointment notifications while arrowing through the inbox in GroupWise 8.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not automatically read auto-completed addresses.

Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.525 (January 2011)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.522 and the JAWS 12.0.525 posting.

JAWS

  • Resolved reported issues related to reading Frame Name Attributes on Web pages in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • Resolved a reported problem where JAWS was reporting the incorrect version of Skype when it was launched.
  • Resolved an issue where ARIA Live Regions were being announced even though the JAWS setting for this option was set to off.
  • Resolved an issue with Firefox where strange graphics were being read on certain Web pages, including the Freedom Scientific home page.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved a problem when reading Word 2010 documents that contain a table of contents. This problem was observed when using both speech and braille displays.
  • Resolved an issue reading Word forms using UP and DOWN ARROW keys.

Research It

  • Resolved three problems with Research It: fixed the Business Search, CNET Technology News, and UPS Tracking lookup sources. Each one experienced issues when its related Web site changed in December 2010.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.522 (December 2010)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12.0.512 and the JAWS 12.0.522 posting.

JAWS

  • Resolved an issue where English braille translation options would appear in the German version of JAWS after pressing INSERT+V.
  • Resolved an issue where the Custom Highlight Manager would open after selecting the Mark Colors in Braille Manager.
  • Resolved an issue where an empty Task List would fail after moving focus to the list box.
  • Resolved an issue where the Custom Highlight Assign Manager was not working correctly.
  • Corrections were made to the Virtualize Window and Virtualize Current Control keystrokes in the JAWS Quick Start Guide.
  • Resolved an issue in the uo.jsm file, and corrected a typo in the wduo.jsm file.
  • Resolved several issues with the INSERT+F1 help messages used in various areas of Settings Center.
  • Corrected the name of the Labeled Images check box in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where some braille display input commands used for BrailleIn were incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue where it was difficult to read the text in the Settings Center help message pane when contracted braille input was turned off.
  • Resolved an issue where certain cursor routing buttons on the Focus braille display performed the wrong action.
  • Resolved a long standing issue where control characters were not being displayed on a braille display when the value was set to 0 in the Default.jcf file.
  • Resolved an issue in WPF applications where JAWS was not identifying certain password fields.

Adobe Acrobat

  • Resolved an issue where Adobe Reader became unresponsive when trying to open a PDF file.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading table headers tagged with the <TH> component in PDF documents.

Eclipse

  • Resolved an issue with Eclipse where the Help tree view was not working correctly when pressing INSERT+TAB.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing changes in the Help tree view in Eclipse.

Internet Explorer

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not recognize labels for invisible links on a Web page.
  • Resolved several issues, such as extra blank lines and whitespace being reported, when using JAWS with Internet Explorer 9.
  • Resolved an issue where Web pages did not refresh, and JAWS did not announce changes after choosing a button on that page.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not speaking exponential numbers correctly. This was observed while reading Web pages.
  • Resolved an issue where a Web page would not refresh correctly after selecting a clickable link.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Internet Explorer to fail on the Web site winepresspublishing.com.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was reading the entire word in a link when reading by character, and reading only the first character when reading by words.
  • Made improvements to the way JAWS identifies and announces certain clickable links.
  • Resolved an issue in Internet Explorer 8 where JAWS was not moving focus to buttons on Web pages after pressing B.
  • Resolved a reported issue where Internet Explorer stopped working when logging into and using the Web site indiegogo.com.

Microsoft Excel

  • Resolved an issue where the braille display was not refreshing correctly when navigating through an Excel spreadsheet while in Line mode.
  • Resolved an issue where double entries appeared on the braille display when moving through some Excel dialog boxes.
  • Resolved an issue with Excel 2007 and later where the ALT+1 through ALT+4 keystrokes were not correctly assigned in keyboard manager.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS stopped responding when navigating through appointments in Outlook Calendar.
  • Resolved an issue when using the Say Word command while editing an HTML formatted message in Outlook.
  • Resolved an issue in the Outlook 2007.jkm file that prevented the use of the ALT+I script.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the deleted word when using CTRL+BACKSPACE in an Outlook message.
  • Resolved an issue in Outlook 2003 where e-mail messages that were previously marked as unread were still announced as having an unread status.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce and recommend that certain e-mail messages be opened in a Web browser. This was observed in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010.

Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Resolved a reported issue in Visual Studio 2010 where JAWS was not reading the current line correctly in all parts of the new Project Dialog.
  • Resolved an issue where the Say Line command would not read while in the New Project or New Web Site dialogs in Visual Studio 2010.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue in Word where text was not underlined after pressing CTRL+U.
  • Resolved an issue in Word where paragraph marks were not visible in braille if the JAWS braille settings were configured for DOM or Active Follows Braille.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not speaking when using TAB to navigate form fields in a Word 2003 document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing items when moving through the list of available templates in Word 2007.
  • When selecting text in a table cell in Word, JAWS would announce the correct information, but would show the wrong information on the braille display. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue in Word 2003 where standard table navigation keystrokes were not working correctly.
  • Resolved an issue where braille and speech were not working correctly when adding or reading a comment in a Word document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS had difficulty reading tables in Word when reading by sentence or using the Say All command.
  • Resolved an issue where the Navigation Quick Keys F and SHIFT+F were not working correctly in Word.

Research It

  • Resolved an issue where the Time Search lookup source announced that no information was found.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS announced that no results were found when using the Convert Currency lookup source.

Windows Explorer

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading the dialog box when deleting an item from Windows Explorer.
  • Resolved an issue in Windows Explorer where group names did not display on the braille display when using Line mode.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.512 (October 2010)

The following is a list of items addressed or added between the final JAWS 12 Public Beta release and the JAWS 12.0.512 posting. All enhancements since the initial public beta release are included in this release.

JAWS

  • Updated documentation for various keyboard commands associated with the BrailleIn feature.
  • Resolved an issue related to the Dongle Viewer when updating a dongle.
  • Resolved an issue reported with Nokia PC Suite where JAWS would not read or show in braille the contents of the menus.
  • When editing a file name directly in Windows Explorer, JAWS was announcing characters, but not showing the information on a braille display. This issue has been resolved.

Research It

  • Resolved an issue where the Time Search lookup source was not working.

Adobe Flex

  • Resolved an issue reported with Adobe Flex edit fields when using Forms mode in JAWS 12.

Adobe Reader

  • Resolved an issue in Adobe Pro 10 where pressing TAB to move through the Find dialog was not reading the controls as expected.

Internet Explorer

  • Custom Summary settings may act on the previous page's personalized settings rather than the current page.
  • Resolved an issue in Internet Explorer and Firefox where JAWS was not finding the "navigation" ARIA landmark on a Drupal-based Web site.

iTunes

  • Resolved an issue in iTunes where JAWS was not working as expected when manually creating a playlist on an iPod.

Microsoft Excel

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing all items in the Select Data Source dialog box when editing a chart.

Microsoft Office

  • Resolved an issue in Word and Outlook versions 2007 and 2010 where clicking a routing button over an inserted hyperlink sometimes caused a hard return to be inserted, which moved the link down to the next line.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing tab names when moving through the Signature and Stationary dialog box in Outlook.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue in Word 2010 where characters were being dropped, transposed, or duplicated.
  • After selecting text in braille and attempting to pan left or right, most of the text did not appear on the braille display. This problem has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where Word would become unstable after selecting and copying text in a Word document.
  • After inserting a hyperlink into a document, it was necessary to press SPACEBAR on the computer keyboard before contracted braille input would work.

Windows Live Mail

  • Resolved an issue where it was necessary to switch between the Subject line and the message area when trying to read or delete text while replying to an e-mail.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.492 (October 2010)

The following is a list of improvements made between this release and the second public beta release.

JAWS

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly reading the title of the active window after pressing INSERT+T.
  • Resolved an issue in the JAWS help file where references to the Typing Mode help topic still existed.
  • Resolved an issue where tutor messages provided incorrect information for navigating the tree view in Settings Center.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where characters displayed in the Braille Viewer would become corrupted on Windows XP systems.
  • Resolved an issue where it was difficult to distinguish the different cursor blink rate options in Settings Center when reading with braille.
  • Resolved several issues with the INSERT+F1 help messages used in various areas of Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue with the INSERT+F1 screen sensitive help message for the Manage Application Settings dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue in Settings Center where JAWS was not announcing the options available in the Text Analyzer group.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading HTML headings that were positioned off screen.
  • Resolved several issues regarding the help messages provided in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue when using access keys in Settings Center. JAWS would give the impression that a menu was active when it was not.
  • Resolved an issue where accented characters were not being properly displayed in the Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue with the INSERT+F1 help messages for the Contracted Braille Translation options in Settings Center.
  • JAWS now uses a quieter sound for alert notifications when using the Text Analyzer feature.
  • JAWS Basic Training DAISY books have been updated to include new features in JAWS 12. Use the Check for Updates feature to download these books.
  • Resolved an issue where braille focus did not return to the document area after saving a Notepad document.
  • Resolved an issue where any single letter contraction preceded by a quote, with first letter capitalized, followed by any punctuation, was not correctly back-translated when typing in contracted braille.
  • Resolved an issue where braille tracking was not working correctly in address fields in e-mail applications.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing SPACEBAR, ENTER, or BACKSPACE did not work correctly when entering contracted braille on certain displays with newly written drivers.
  • Resolved an issue reported where navigation of a PowerPoint slideshow with a braille display was not working as designed. To move forward to the next slide or animation, press any cursor routing button. To move backward, press DOT 7.
  • Resolved an issue with the Mark Colors in Braille manager where Settings Center would launch instead of the Add Custom Highlight dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue with the help message for the Expand Current Word option in Settings Center.
  • Added a control to the Settings Center so customers can easily now choose between DOM or OSM operation. The Braille Presentation and Panning combo box is now available in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where an incorrect help message was provided for the Translation Mode radio buttons in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not indicating if an options group in the Settings Center tree view was opened or closed.
  • Clarified the INSERT+F1 help message for the Use Virtual Ribbon Menu check box in the JAWS Startup Wizard.
  • Resolved an issue where INSERT+F1 help messages were missing for items that appear after choosing the Defined Structured Mode button in Settings Center.
  • Revised the INSERT+F1 help message for the Virtual Ribbon Menu used in several applications.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would close when trying to launch an application from the Run dialog box when configured for contracted braille input and output.
  • Resolved an issue regarding what JAWS announces when moving from the Search Edit box to the tree view in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would display in braille the name of an option twice when moving through Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where the cursor routing buttons located over a word did not work unless a space was typed after the last character.
  • Training tutorials on Freedom Scientific’s Surf’s Up Web site have been updated for JAWS 12. Visit www.freedomscientific.com/Training/Surfs-Up/_Surfs_Up_Start_Here.htm to learn more.
  • Resolved several issues with back translation when typing in contracted braille. Examples include back translation of the word “enough”; words that are preceded by or followed by two dashes; and words that are preceded by and followed by multiple spaces.
  • Resolved an issue when typing in contracted braille while using PAC Mate BX with the PAC Mate Remote application.
  • Resolved an issue where braille representation of the active cursor was not showing the location of the braille cursor.
  • Resolved an issue in Windows Explorer where group box names were not correctly displaying on braille displays.
  • Resolved an issue where a generic help message would display instead of a message specific to that item after pressing INSERT+F1 while focus is in the Configuration pane of Settings Center.

Research It

  • Resolved an issue where focus was placed in the middle and not the beginning of the help text provided for lookup source items in the Research It dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue with the NFL Scores lookup source that caused team names to be incorrectly displayed in the Virtual Viewer.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not announce if an item’s check box was selected or cleared when using the Say Line command in the Research It Options dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where the Convert Currency lookup source would timeout when using a slow Internet connection.
  • Resolved an issue where Research It was mixing team names between the NBA lookup source and the NHL lookup source.
  • Resolved several issues with the Wiktionary lookup source where it stopped working because of changes made to the Wiktionary Web site.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not save settings after changing the default lookup source for Research It.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the correct team name for the given team abbreviation.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing items in the Lookup Source list in the Research It Options dialog box.

Adobe Flex

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing static text used for labels.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing too much information when moving through a drop-down list box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was reading the combo box value instead of the accessibility label assigned to the combo box.
  • Resolved several issues when using Forms Mode or slider controls in Adobe Flex.

Adobe Reader

  • Resolved an issue in Acrobat Reader where JAWS was not properly reading list boxes.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the correct number selected in the Copies box when printing a PDF document.

ARIA

  • A document describing JAWS support for ARIA is now available on the Freedom Scientific Screen Reading Software Documentation Web page. Visit www.freedomscientific.com/documentation/screen-readers.asp. The Internet Explorer and Firefox help topics in the JAWS help file also contain links to this Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading menu items when using ARROW keys to navigate the page. This was observed on the Microsoft Enable Web site.

Eclipse

  • Resolved an issue where Windows Explorer would fail if you minimized all applications while also running Eclipse.

Firefox

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would automatically announce the message “Supports AutoComplete” when focus moved to a form field. It can now be turned off by changing the Supports AutoComplete control state in Speech and Sounds Manager to ignore.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was incorrectly announcing that personalized settings had been made to a Web site or application.
  • Resolved an issue with Firefox where JAWS was not announcing labels associated with buttons.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading check boxes when moving through a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not enter Forms mode after choosing a toggle button that resides in a toolbar.
  • Resolved an issue when using CKEditor where caret tracking would fail after using a toolbar button.
  • Resolved an issue where invisible buttons were being announced in the Virtual Buffer.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading ARIA enabled submenus when running Firefox.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was reversing the column and row count when moving through tables using T or SHIFT+T.
  • Resolved an issue with Auto Forms Mode that would cause JAWS to lose speech and Firefox to stop working.

FSReader

  • Resolved an issue with FSReader where several UAC prompts would appear instead of one when installing Freedom Scientific Training books.
  • Resolved several issues where FSReader dialog boxes and messages could not be localized.
  • Resolved an issue when using the mouse wheel to scroll down when focus is in the document area.

GoldWave

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing items in combo boxes when using GoldWave audio software.

Internet Explorer

  • Resolved an issue reported by several customers where Document Presentation Mode was not working correctly when configured for Screen Layout.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was repeating text when pressing TAB to move between elements on a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where buttons and links in the Gmail user interface could not be selected when running Internet Explorer.
  • Resolved an issue where the Virtual Buffer would not refresh after selecting links on a Web page. This was observed with links that expand into table formatted lists.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not save a custom label that was created for an image.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing the total number of radio buttons in a group.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing incorrect information when it encountered a Flash object when running Internet Explorer.
  • JAWS can now announce buttons and other items that did not work correctly on some Flash Web sites while using Internet Explorer. Examples of Web sites that now function properly are Audible.com and Dominos.ca.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would announce “star” instead of “checked” or “not checked” when moving focus to a check box on a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where the braille cursor would move to the end of a URL in the Address bar after pressing HOME or move to the beginning of a URL after pressing END.
  • Resolved an issue regarding the message that is announced when there are no mailto links on a Web page. Also resolved an issue where the Next MailTo Link (BACKSLASH) and Previous MailTo Link (SHIFT+BACKSLASH) commands were not listed in Hot Key help (INSERT+H).
  • Resolved an issue where the Say All command would read hidden OnMouseOver items that then cause visual tracking to jump around the screen. This was observed on the MSN.com Web site.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not recognize tables on Web pages that contain multiple frames.

iTunes

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where characters typed into an edit field in the iTunes Store were mistaken for Navigation Quick Keys.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would become extremely sluggish during iTunes synchronization. 

Lotus Notes

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly reading the Folder list in Lotus Notes 8.
  • Resolved an issue where the Links List would not open after pressing INSERT+F7 if a message contained links. Also resolved an issue where JAWS did not announce No Links if the message did not contain links. 

Lotus Symphony

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing additional information beyond the item currently selected in a combo box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was silent when moving through the Font and Style combo boxes in a Symphony document.
  • Resolved an issue where you could not select paragraphs using CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW in a Symphony document.
  • After deleting a word in a Symphony document, JAWS was not announcing the next word that obtained focus. This has been resolved.

MAGic

  • Resolved an issue when running JAWS together with MAGic where the Highlight option moved erratically across the screen while reading a document.
  • Resolved an issue when running JAWS and MAGic together where the Virtual Ribbon Menu highlighting feature was not working correctly.
  • Resolved an issue with JAWS and MAGic where you could not move beyond headings when pressing DOWN ARROW on eBay Web pages.

Microsoft Calculator

  • Resolved an issue with the Windows Calculator where you could not press ESC to close an error message and return to the calculator.

Microsoft Excel

  • Resolved an issue where the Virtual Viewer was not displaying data after selecting an object, such as a chart, in an Excel worksheet. An enhancement has been added. The Virtual Viewer no longer automatically opens and begins reading chart data. Now, after selecting a chart using CTRL+SHIFT+O or INSERT+ALT+C, you must press INSERT+CTRL+C to start reading information in the chart.
  • The ALT+SHIFT+HOME (first cell in a region) and the ALT+SHIFT+END (last cell in region) keystrokes are now mentioned in Excel topics in the JAWS help file.
  • Resolved an issue where the Virtual Ribbon Menu in an Excel worksheet was not displaying properly on a braille display.
  • When performing a find and replace in a worksheet, JAWS would not announce the contents of the Replace dialog box. This issue has been resolved.

Microsoft Office

  • Resolved an issue where the Virtual Ribbon Menu could not be used after maximizing or restoring a window.
  • Corrected the INSERT+F1 help message used for the top Ribbon in Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Resolved an issue where an e-mail attachment could not be opened using the routing keys on a braille display.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not read past the first line of an e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where focus remained in the Ribbon after inserting a signature into a message.
  • Resolved an issue in Outlook 2003 where JAWS would refer to a message in the Drafts folder as a reminder. JAWS would announce this with both speech and braille.
  • If multiple contacts in the Outlook Address Book share the same name, for example, John, JAWS would not speak these items when scrolling through the list. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where several Outlook topics in the JAWS help file were out of date.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was reading the wrong description for the item selected in the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box for Outlook.
  • Resolved an issue in Outlook where selecting, cutting, and pasting items was not working correctly when using a braille display.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was showing the embedded links in e-mail addresses twice when using Navigation Quick Keys with a braille display.
  • Resolved an issue with Outlook 2010 where JAWS would read multiple items instead of one after purging it from an IMAP account.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading all available contact information after choosing View by Category in the Contacts folder in Outlook 2007.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reliably showing information in the Task list when using a braille display.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading information in the Contacts list.
  • Resolved an issue where the Say All command would automatically start after moving focus away from and back to an e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where the Braille Cursor appears on every line of text when using the BrailleNextLine command to move down the left margin of an e-mail message in Outlook Express.
  • Resolved an issue with braille where you could not read the Spelling and Grammar dialog box in an Outlook Express e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading the details of a highlighted e-mail message in Outlook 2010 after pressing HOME, END, or DELETE.
  • When inviting attendees to a meeting using Outlook 2010 Calendar, JAWS was not announcing suggestions provided in the AutoComplete list.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to move out of an e-mail message window when panning left or right with the braille cursor in Outlook Express.
  • Resolved an issue where AutoComplete entries in the To and CC edit fields were not being announced by JAWS in an Outlook Express message.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue with the Say All command that caused JAWS to double speak some lines of text and not speak links.
  • The JAWS default setting for Track Changes has been restored to Speak Type.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce selected text in a Word document.
  • Resolved an issue where text that was copied to the clipboard would then appear as items in the bookmark list.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing table cell content in a partially protected document.
  • Resolved an issue in Word (all versions) where inserting a link into the document, using contracted braille input from your braille keyboard, would result in no cursor appearing in braille after entering the link. In the case of Word 2007, JAWS may have become unstable at that point.
  • Resolved an issue where changes to the Headings Announce option were not being saved.
  • Resolved issues regarding the default settings that are mentioned in help messages for various Word options in Settings Center.
  • Made improvements to the way JAWS speaks the Password dialog box when opening password protected Word 2010 documents.
  • Resolved an issue where the highlight rectangle that is used for visual navigation in the Virtual Ribbon Menu would remain on after exiting an application’s Ribbon.
  • Resolved an issue where changes to the Say All Reads By option and the Capitalization option in Word were not being saved.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not recognizing line spacing changes made in a Word document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce “blank” instead of “space” when reading by character.
  • Resolved an issue with forms created in Word where the INSERT+F1 help message was not being announced by JAWS.
  • Resolved an issue where changes to the F1 Help Prompt option were not being saved in Word.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would say “selected” before instead of after reading the selected text.
  • Resolved an issue where page numbers were not announced when pressing SPACE or BACKSPACE quickly when using the Say All command to read a document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would repeat paragraph marks or newline characters twice after turning these formatting marks on and then off in a Word document.
  • Although labels for status bar icons in the German version of Word 2007 were announced correctly, the wrong labels were shown in braille. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the message “Returning to marked place” after pressing WINDOWS Key+K to move back to the PlaceMarker in the document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing link information in a Word document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not speaking information when selecting cells in a table using SHIFT+DOWN ARROW.
  • After deleting a word in a document, JAWS was announcing the deleted word instead of the word that now has focus. This has been resolved.
  • If the Keyboard Lock feature was active and you tried to type using a braille display, JAWS would not announce or show a message in braille indicating that the keyboard was locked. The issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where changes to Navigation Quick Key options in Word were not being saved.
  • JAWS was announcing that focus was not in a table when moving through it using table navigation keys. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing additional information when moving through the list of table coordinates.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not retaining the initial changes to Contracted Braille Translation settings.

SkillSoft

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly reading the contents of SkillPort Web pages.

Skype

  • Resolved an issue where the wrong INSERT+F1 help message appeared in the Options dialog box.

Thunderbird

  • Resolved an issue where the Say Line command would read the entire window in a Thunderbird e-mail message.

Visual Studio

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not speak when editing data in Visual Studio.

Winamp

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not speak when running Winamp on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer.

Windows 7

  • Resolved a customer reported issue regarding Start Menu navigation. JAWS now announces the level where an item resides while moving through menus and submenus.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce additional information after pressing INSERT+NUM PAD 8 twice to spell a folder name.

Windows Explorer

  • Resolved an issue in Windows Explorer where JAWS was not announcing that items were selected, copied, cut, or deleted.

Windows Live Mail

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would only announce the e-mail address when scrolling through the Contacts list in Windows Live Mail. JAWS now announces both the contact’s name and e-mail address.
  • Resolved an issue where the braille display would not show multiple e-mail addresses that were typed into the Address field of a Windows Live Mail message.
  • When creating a new contact category in Windows Live Mail, JAWS was not announcing items in the list box. This has been resolved.
  • Updated the Windows Live Mail script for localization purposes.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.451 (September 2010)

The following is a list of improvements made between this release and the initial public beta release.

JAWS

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where it was possible to pan out of the virtual buffer while reading with braille in the JAWS help file.
  • Resolved an issue in the PlaceMarkers dialog box where focus would move from the list of PlaceMarkers to the radio buttons when using access keys to filter the list.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce “blank” when moving through different folder levels of Windows Explorer. This happened on Windows 7 systems.
  • Resolved an issue with the keystroke assigned to the PC Cursor on the Focus 80 braille display.
  • Resolved an issue where the braille display would show extra information for items that are not highlighted.
  • Resolved an issue with the NFL Scores lookup source in Research It where dates were missing for game schedules and results.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where ALT+A did not move focus to the Apply button in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where braille translation settings were not being saved in Settings Center after closing and restarting JAWS.
  • Resolved an issue where deleted PlaceMarkers would return after restarting JAWS.
  • Resolved contracted English braille errors with the ar, en, ed, and gh signs.
  • Resolved an issue where contracted braille input was not working correctly in several applications.
  • Resolved an issue where the Flight Info lookup source did not provide consistent results.
  • Resolved an issue where JCF files were not being associated with Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where Settings Center was not announcing the correct page title when pressing CTRL+PAGE DOWN while focus is in the Configuration Display Pane.
  • Removed unnecessary spaces and commas from the Configure Verbosity Level buttons in Settings Center.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue with the Auto Pan Interval combo box in Settings Center. It is now called the Auto Advance Interval combo box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce that nothing was selected when trying to copy or paste a desktop item such as a shortcut or file. This happened when using Windows Vista or later.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where references to Configuration Manager appeared in the JAWS Default script documentation file after synchronizing scripts.
  • Resolved an issue where the Automatic Notification of Updates feature was not mentioned in the JAWS help file.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would speak file names and folder names twice when moving through Windows Explorer.
  • Resolved an issue where keystrokes for the new Marked Place feature were not mentioned in the JAWS help file.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading the descriptive text for items in the Check for Updated dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue in Windows 7 where JAWS was not announcing the folder name when using Windows Explorer.
  • Resolved a braille issue where DOTS 7 and 8, when used separately or in combination, were not properly processed.
  • Resolved an issue where INSERT+F1 help was not available for the new Keyboard Lock feature.
  • Resolved an issue where the Dictionary Manager would become unresponsive during a PAC Mate Remote session.
  • Resolved an issue regarding the default setting for the Ignore Flash on Web Pages check box in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where some users were unable to load JAWS default settings when using CTRL+SHIFT+D in Settings Center.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not announce that certain options could only be changed using the JAWS default settings in Settings Center. For example, JAWS key modifiers can only be changed using the Default.jcf file.
  • The Contracted Braille Input check box is now located in the General Braille group in Settings Center.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue in Settings Center where the Apply button and the Advanced button for Braille Flash Messages shared the same shortcut key.

Adobe Flex

  • Resolved an issue with Adobe Flex where JAWS was not correctly announcing when focus moved to a tree view.

Firefox

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing check boxes on a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would shutdown after a large amount of text was selected.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS announced extra information when using SHIFT+NUM PAD 5 to read Access Key shortcuts.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing extra information for search results when using the JAWS Find feature.
  • Resolved an issue where the Say Window Prompt in Text command was not announcing the correct information while in the PlaceMarker List dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly reading column and row headers in a table.
  • Resolved an issue with the <pre> and <address> HTML tags when using CK Editor.
  • Resolved an issue where combo boxes were not correctly identified when using Firefox.
  • Resolved an issue where tab controls were not correctly identified in the Virtual Buffer.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the item that has focus on a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue with Firefox where JAWS was not announcing all information available for an edit field.
  • Resolved an issue where the INSERT+TAB keystroke was not announcing the current window and prompt label while in the PlaceMarkers dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not correctly identify buttons on a Web page while running Firefox.

Internet Explorer

  • Resolved an issue where pressing ENTER to launch an audio book sample on the Audible.com Web site would not work.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where the Virtual Buffer was not active while in a Web page.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not announce highlighted items in the Table of Contents of the Internet Explorer help file.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing selected text in Web-based e-mail clients such as Yahoo! Mail or Exchange Mail. This occurred when using the Say Selected Text command.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing On Mouse Over links.
  • Resolved an issue where the Aria-Required property was not being announced when focus moved to a form field that was marked as required.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the status of items in a multi-select list box while Auto Forms Mode is off.
  • Resolved an issue where the option to turn off Forms Mode after a Web page opened was not working properly.
  • Resolved an issue where the wrong Access key was announced for the Favorites menu when running Internet Explorer in Windows 7.

Microsoft Access

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where ALT+DOWN ARROW would not open a drop down list in an Access table.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing data while moving through a table.

Microsoft Excel

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing fields in the Sheet Background dialog box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where the contents of a merged cell did not show on a braille display. JAWS now speaks the data and shows it in braille.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the on and off status for Extended Selection Mode (F8) or Add Selection Mode (SHIFT+F8).
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing the first letter of a word typed in a cell.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing differences in font characteristics.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading the contents of the Column Width dialog box after pressing INSERT+B.

Microsoft Office

  • Resolved an issue where tooltips in an application’s ribbon were not spoken or visible. This occurred with or without the Virtual Ribbon.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Resolved an issue where an earlier version of Outlook was mentioned in a status message instead of Outlook 2010.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue when using the Context menu in an Outlook e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where the Advanced Find dialog box was not working correctly in Outlook.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not providing complete information about appointments in the Outlook 2003 calendar.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was spelling instead of announcing edit field content when pressing ALT+4  twice in a new message, task, or request in Outlook.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing tab names when moving through the Signature and Stationary dialog box in Outlook.
  • Resolved an issue where the Text Analyzer feature did not identify inconsistencies in HTML formatted e-mail messages.
  • Resolved an issue where INSERT+A did not move focus to the Attachment list.
  • Resolved an issue where braille was not properly refreshing after deleting an HTML formatted e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not save changes made in the Show As combo box when creating an appointment in Outlook.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not operate correctly after opening the Context menu in an Outlook 2010 e-mail message.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where header information in an Outlook message was spoken but not displayed in braille.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the time range for an item in the Outlook 2010 calendar.
  • Resolved an issue where braille was not tracking correctly in the Virtual Ribbon Menu in Outlook.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue where the contents of the column title cell were announced twice when trying to read the current cell using the Speak Current Cell command.
  • Resolved an issue where cell coordinates were not announced when moving through a Word table.
  • Resolved an issue when using the Say All command in a table that spans more than one page. JAWS now correctly announces page numbers.
  • Resolved an issue in tables with merged cells where JAWS continued to announce column or row changes while moving through the table.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing table content when using Navigation Quick Keys to move through multiple tables in a document.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not applying the selected attribute values to newly created speech and sound schemes.
  • Resolved an issue where page numbers were not announced when using the Previous Page and Next Page keystrokes.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing the wrong section when using the Next Section or Previous Section keystrokes.
  • Resolved an issue where moving by column or row in a Word table would cause JAWS to also announce the current cell.
  • Resolved an issue where Word table coordinates would remain on a braille display even after moving focus from the table.
  • Resolved an issue where the Grammatical Error Detection option was not working in Word.
  • Resolved an issue where Cut and Copy were not available in Word’s Virtual Ribbon Menu. 
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing shortcut keys after pressing ALT+TAB to move to Outlook 2010.
  • Resolved an issue where the default value for the Track Changes option was not set to Speak Type Plus Count.

Notepad

  • Resolved an issue in Notepad where JAWS gave no indication of uppercase letters.
  • Resolved an issue in Notepad where newline characters were announced as blank lines instead of spaces.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce “blank” instead of “space” when pressing BACKSPACE in Notepad.

Windows 7

  • Resolved an issue with Taskbar operation in Windows 7.
  • Resolved an issue when using Windows Explorer where Line Mode did not show all available information on the braille display.

Windows Explorer

  • Resolved an issue where the Say Line command did not correctly announce items in the Search edit box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing the number of files within a folder in Windows Explorer.

Windows Live Mail

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing names and e-mail addresses in the Contacts dialog box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not read plain text messages.
  • Resolved an issue where auto-complete information was not being announced when typing in the e-mail address, To, CC, or BCC fields in a Windows Live Mail message.

WYNN

  • Resolved an issue where 64-bit WYNN software would not read Web pages while JAWS was installed on the same computer.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.413 (September 2010)

The following is a list of improvements available in this public beta release. Note that while many customer reported enhancements are included in this release, the following is a list of more notable changes.

JAWS

  • Updated the NBA and NHL lookup sources in Research It so that links to box scores and game summaries are available.
  • Resolved a reported issue with team abbreviations and misspelling when using the NFL lookup source in Research It.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing tree level changes when expanding and collapsing topics in the JAWS help system.
  • Resolved an issue where Dictionary Manager would fail when adding a word.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS took a long time to start.
  • Resolved contracted English braille errors with the ea, er, ou, in, en, and st signs.
  • In the JAWS Startup Wizard, the Grade 2 braille setting is now labeled Contracted Braille Input.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue of sluggish operation when using braille during a remote desktop connection.
  • Resolved an issue where the incorrect value for the braille reading line end position was being written to the configuration file.
  • Resolved Research It speech issues when using INSERT+B or closing the Virtual Viewer.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue regarding the use of CTRL+TAB, CTRL+PAGE DOWN, and CTRL+PAGE UP.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where items in the Research It Options dialog list were not announced correctly.
  • Resolved several customer reported items regarding INSERT+F1 help message descriptions.
  • Resolved a braille issue where JAWS would announce an error after changing the User Pan Mode setting to Fixed Panning Increment.
  • Resolved an issue where Manual Forms Mode would not activate when pressing ENTER in a form field.
  • When opening a list of links, focus is now on the link closest to the current cursor position. This was a customer reported issue.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not announce long descriptions for graphic links on a Web page. The ALT+ENTER keystroke will now do this.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would close after pressing SHIFT+END in a command window.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS announced the wrong description for check boxes embedded in an HTML table.

Adobe Reader and Adobe Flex

  • Resolved multiple issues when using edit combo boxes and form fields in Adobe Reader and Adobe Flex.

Firefox

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not correctly identify buttons in Google Reader.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce some lines of text on a Web page when using the JAWS Cursor or Invisible Cursor.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly reading ARIA landmark labels or announcing buttons and links with the assigned ARIA-DescribedBy property.
  • Resolved issues with the ARIA-Label property and the ARIA-Controls property when using JAWS with Firefox.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing items in an ARIA tree view.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not support the built-in audio player in Firefox 3.5.

Internet Explorer

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would only speak one line at a time when using paragraph navigation to move through a list of elements on a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS incorrectly inserted line breaks in Virtual Cursor presentation.
  • Resolved an issue where changes to the Custom Page Summary option caused JAWS to stop reading PlaceMarkers.
  • Resolved an issue where a voice that was selected for a control type in Speech and Sounds Manager would continue in use while reading the remainder of a Web page using the Say All command.
  • Resolved an issue where the voice selected for a specific control type would be used when using Navigation Quick Keys to select that control.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing clickable items while moving through a Web page.
  • Resolved an issue where Web page elements that use the ARIA drag and drop property were announced twice.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly reading the Internet Explorer 8 About dialog box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS did not correctly read search at the National Library Service for the Blind Web site.
  • If a download link on a Web page was selected, which then launched a download dialog box, pressing ALT+TAB to return to the Web page would place focus at the top of the page instead of the initial link. This issue has been resolved.

Microsoft Excel

  • Resolved an issue where an incorrect keystroke for Set Cell Marker was listed in the JAWS help file.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not supporting grouped worksheets in Excel.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not provide font or attribute information for row or column title cells.
  • Resolved an issue for editing the X and Y axis titles in Excel 2007 tables.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was announcing all items in a context menu instead of the currently selected item.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not announce a file name that is highlighted in the Save As or Publish as PDF edit boxes.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where a worksheet with a large number of filtered items would stop speech and then cause JAWS to close.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing items in the Manage Rules dialog box.

Microsoft Office

  • Resolved an issue in the Options menu dialog box used for several Office 2007 applications. JAWS now correctly reads highlighted items that appear in the Category list box.
  • Resolved an issue with the Backstage View, an Office 2010 replacement for the File menu in Office 2003 and the Office button in Office 2007, where JAWS was using incorrect terminology to describe interface elements.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not respond if an appointment in Outlook 2003 was set to 11:00 a.m.
  • When an Outlook 2007 or higher message contains a table, JAWS now provides a notification describing the best way to view the information in your Web browser.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing characters phonetically when moving by characters in an e-mail message.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would close after turning off the Navigation pane in Outlook Calendar.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing combo box labels when moving through the Calendar Options dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was speaking the tutor help message for each calendar as it gained focus in the Calendar Folders tree view.
  • Resolved an issue in Calendar where JAWS would only announce the first appointment on days that contained multiple appointments.
  • Resolved an issue in Contacts in Outlook 2010 where items were not announced while moving through the Manage Views dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue in the Outlook 2010 Calendar where JAWS was not announcing dates and appointments.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing the Date category twice when using Outlook 2007.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue in Outlook 2007 or later where JAWS did not move focus to an item that was found using the JAWS Find dialog box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing all information when creating a new appointment in Outlook Calendar.

Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was reading individual lines of text as a paragraph when reading by line.
  • Resolved an issue in PowerPoint where JAWS would announce the number 1 instead of bullet when reading a bulleted list.

Microsoft Word

  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce Ribbon or form field information twice.
  • Resolved an issue where the error message "Unknown function call to CellChangedEvent" would appear while in a table and opening or closing a dialog menu. appears.
  • Resolved an issue where the error message “CellChangedEvent” was announced several times when a table gained focus.
  • Resolved an issue where the WINDOWS Key+COMMA and WINDOWS Key+PERIOD keystrokes were not working correctly while reading the current row or column in a Word table.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS announced the previous character or word instead of the text at current cursor position. This happened when navigating by character or word while configured for phonetic spelling.
  • Resolved an issue where speech would stop and JAWS would close when trying to read a long passage of text after toggling text case using SHIFT+F3.
  • Resolved an issue where INSERT+TAB did not announce column title, row title, or cell contents.
  • When moving through a table of contents, JAWS no longer announces the underlying cross reference information.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce “blank” instead of the word with focus when using CTRL+LEFT ARROW to move to the previous word.
  • Resolved an issue where the contents of a different table cell were read instead of the current table cell when using ALT+WINDOWS Key+LEFT ARROW or ALT+WINDOWS Key+RIGHT ARROW.
  • Resolved an issue where form fields were announced twice when using Navigation Quick Keys to move through a form.
  • JAWS now retains the value set for the “Define Bookmark Table Column and Row Titles Override” option in the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where table cell coordinates were not announced when using various keystrokes to move through a table.
  • When paragraph marks are on in a document, JAWS now announces the marks when moving by line.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not identify background colors in Word when using Speech and Sounds Manager.
  • Resolved an issue where vertical bars were not announced while reading a table using the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW keys. This happened while configured for Screen Layout Mode.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce text marker items such as spaces and tabs.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS did not announce the type of text alignment used in the document.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not read new form fields created in Word 2007.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce the item selected in the Underline combo box.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading everything in the Bookmark dialog box.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS would not turn off the italic, bold, and underline attributes in a Word 2003 document.
  • Resolved an issue regarding consistent terminology in Hot Key help messages.
  • Resolved an issue with Word and Outlook where a braille display did not show proofreading marks when this option was turned on.
  • Resolved several braille issue with Word where positional information, field name, and value information for check boxes, list boxes, and form fields was not being shown on a braille display.

WinAmp

  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing the state of a check box during Winamp installation.

Windows 7

  • Resolved a customer reported issue with Windows 7 where JAWS did not announce the correct number of items when moving through a split button menu. Also resolved an issue with help text descriptions in Windows Explorer.

Windows Live Mail

  • Resolved an issue when using the ALT+1 key to read or move to the From field in a message header.
  • Resolved an issue where after deleting the current e-mail message, JAWS would not announce the headers or content of the next e-mail message.
  • Resolved issues with text descriptions for Hot Key help messages.

Windows Media Player

  • Resolved an issue with Windows Media Player and Research it when running JAWS on a Windows XP computer.

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