Re: Sound Card Help Needed

Lynne Moore

Hi Mike,

This information has been very helpful.  Thank you for the instructions.  Take care.

Lynne Moore


From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] Sound Card Help Needed


Here's a little more:


Note: The new setting is explained after the 2 emails.
 Original Message 


From: Jessica D


I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is only available when audio ducking is disabled. 


I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be able to take advantage of this feature.






Bill White


Hi, Jessica. The reason the new setting in JAWS to keep sound cards awake is not enabled while Audio Ducking is enabled is because, while audio is being
ducked, another application is running which uses the sound card. If another application is using the sound card, that application will usually keep the
sound card awake, independently of JAWS. 


Bill White 


New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech
When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking  
Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound
cards shut down when no audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by
constantly playing silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature,
open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to
the default settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using
Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards."
Note: The battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster if you
choose to turn on this feature. This option is also not available if the
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while
JAWS speaks.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:13 AM

Subject: Re: [win10] Sound Card Help Needed



The JAWS group has a thread on this.

In brief, from the JAWS settings, for the default all applications.

Use control+E, to access the search box.

Type, cut, you should hear the result for this problem with blueTooth and some sound cards, press enter on this.

Using the space bar will turn on or off this feature.




From: <> On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:05 AM
Subject: [win10] Sound Card Help Needed


Hello Everyone,

I’m not exactly sure if this topic is something I can discuss on this list, so please forgive me if it is not.  I installed a Bluetooth headset on my Dell Inspiron 15 3565 using JAWS 2020.  I am having a lot of trouble with sound stuttering whenever I use the headset unless I play something in the background.  I believe this issue was discussed on this list a few months ago, but unfortunately I didn’t pay much attention since I didn’t have this headset then and I haven’t been able to find the topic when I searched.  Anyway, I found out about this program called Silenzio that would probably fix the problem for me, but I can’t figure out where to download it.  It may be a program that is not being used anymore.  Is there any possibility that someone could send me a link to download this if it is still available?  To keep from cluttering the list, please send to my personal email, lynne57moore@....  Thank you so much for any help you can give.

Lynne Moore



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