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Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #jaws

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

Larry Higgins
 

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.


On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

David Goldfield
 

Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.


On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

Larry Higgins
 


OK Dave, thanks.

I guess this also means that when I go for the anual in the future this still applies?


I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I also know what can happen when I simply assume <smile>.


As it is, I am making the best of things and working with the tutorial files and learning all I can before making my final decision to pay for the annual license after my time is up on the free one. If I can still avail myself of the updates, that is another point in favor of laying my money down.



On 4/28/2020 2:27 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.


On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

David Goldfield
 

Larry,

For the renewable annual licenses any future update to the software will install as a fully working version and not as a demo --- as long as your license is still valid. As an example, if your license expires on June 30 any updates which are released up to that time should install with no issues. If your license expires on January 1, 2021 and if JAWS 2021 is released in October of this year those updates can also be safely installed without reverting your copy back to a 40-minutes per session demo. For the perpetual licenses this is not necessarily the case as which update you can install depends on how many SMA counts are available for your license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:43 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:


OK Dave, thanks.

I guess this also means that when I go for the anual in the future this still applies?


I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I also know what can happen when I simply assume <smile>.


As it is, I am making the best of things and working with the tutorial files and learning all I can before making my final decision to pay for the annual license after my time is up on the free one. If I can still avail myself of the updates, that is another point in favor of laying my money down.



On 4/28/2020 2:27 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.


On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

Larry Higgins
 

Thanks David, I'll sleep just that much better tonight knowing that <smile>.


Take care and stay well,


Larry


On 4/28/2020 2:49 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Larry,

For the renewable annual licenses any future update to the software will install as a fully working version and not as a demo --- as long as your license is still valid. As an example, if your license expires on June 30 any updates which are released up to that time should install with no issues. If your license expires on January 1, 2021 and if JAWS 2021 is released in October of this year those updates can also be safely installed without reverting your copy back to a 40-minutes per session demo. For the perpetual licenses this is not necessarily the case as which update you can install depends on how many SMA counts are available for your license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:43 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:


OK Dave, thanks.

I guess this also means that when I go for the anual in the future this still applies?


I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I also know what can happen when I simply assume <smile>.


As it is, I am making the best of things and working with the tutorial files and learning all I can before making my final decision to pay for the annual license after my time is up on the free one. If I can still avail myself of the updates, that is another point in favor of laying my money down.



On 4/28/2020 2:27 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.


On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Larry, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin1  It works just fine with it as I just updated mine.  Have a blessed day!  BZ!

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Higgins
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:03 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #JAWS

 

Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.

 

On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,

 

Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.

 

Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

 

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

 

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

 

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

 

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

 

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

 

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

 

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

 

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 

2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.

 

Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

 

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

 

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

 

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

 

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

 

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

 

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

 

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

 

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end


 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

meadowlark226
 

David, can I get 2020? I am running the latest version of 2019. Do I have to start with the first version 2020 and what is it, so I can download the right one?

Brenda

mailto:meadowlark226@...

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #JAWS



Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.


David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:


Just wondering. Will this update work with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.



On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,

Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.

http://jaws2020.vfo.digital/2020.2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe

The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.

Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
*My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

David Goldfield
 

Brenda,

Are you running the home annual subscription version of JAWS or are you using what is now called a perpetual license? If you're running a perpetual license your SMA must be up to date to allow you to run JAWS 2020. If it's the home annual license then this must also be valid and not expired. In either case, you don't need to download each successive version of JAWS 2020. Just go to the Freedom Scientific Web site and download the latest version of JAWS 2020 and you should be fine. If your 2019 license has not expired or if your SMA (software maintenance agreement) allows for at least one more upgrade then JAWS 2020 should install and work with no issues. If you're in doubt of what you actually have then contacting Vispero might be your best bet.

800 444-4443


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 5/3/2020 9:53 PM, meadowlark226 wrote:
David, can I get 2020? I am running the latest version of 2019. Do I have to start with the first version 2020 and what is it, so I can download the right one?

Brenda

mailto:meadowlark226@...

-----Original Message----- From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #JAWS



Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.


David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cdc099a96f4424cd95cd108d7efcdfd09%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241540292533995&amp;sdata=vSL8FGe7ouyc4OaXkm05Q1NhNXQLX6VYKe9OUgCsCjE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:


Just wondering. Will this update work  with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.



On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,

Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjaws2020.vfo.digital%2F2020.2004.66.400%2FFAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16%2FJ2020.2004.66.400-any.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cdc099a96f4424cd95cd108d7efcdfd09%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241540292543986&amp;sdata=jr8lwj%2BJX8D3YXKWIQr%2FaKqDuqJX99hHJ8IACmjH5Bc%3D&amp;reserved=0
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe

The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.

Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
*My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.




meadowlark226
 

Yeah, my SMA has run out. Thanks.

Take care,

Brenda

mailto:meadowlark226@...

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 10:01 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #JAWS

Brenda,

Are you running the home annual subscription version of JAWS or are you
using what is now called a perpetual license? If you're running a
perpetual license your SMA must be up to date to allow you to run JAWS
2020. If it's the home annual license then this must also be valid and
not expired. In either case, you don't need to download each successive
version of JAWS 2020. Just go to the Freedom Scientific Web site and
download the latest version of JAWS 2020 and you should be fine. If your
2019 license has not expired or if your SMA (software maintenance
agreement) allows for at least one more upgrade then JAWS 2020 should
install and work with no issues. If you're in doubt of what you actually
have then contacting Vispero might be your best bet.

800 444-4443


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 5/3/2020 9:53 PM, meadowlark226 wrote:
David, can I get 2020? I am running the latest version of 2019. Do I have to start with the first version 2020 and what is it, so I can download the right one?

Brenda

mailto:meadowlark226@...

-----Original Message----- From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New, #JAWS



Hi. If you have a valid license of JAWS 2020, including the home annual license, this update is valid. Home annual licenses which have not expired can install any current update, even if you're still using JAWS 2019. In fact, this is one of the benefits of the home annual license, as opposed to the perpetual license.


David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cdc099a96f4424cd95cd108d7efcdfd09%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241540292533995&amp;sdata=vSL8FGe7ouyc4OaXkm05Q1NhNXQLX6VYKe9OUgCsCjE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 4/28/2020 3:02 PM, Larry Higgins wrote:


Just wondering. Will this update work with the free anual version? Sure would hate to try to apply this update and have it turn it back into a demo or worse.



On 4/28/2020 11:47 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,

Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjaws2020.vfo.digital%2F2020.2004.66.400%2FFAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16%2FJ2020.2004.66.400-any.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cdc099a96f4424cd95cd108d7efcdfd09%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241540292543986&amp;sdata=jr8lwj%2BJX8D3YXKWIQr%2FaKqDuqJX99hHJ8IACmjH5Bc%3D&amp;reserved=0
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe

The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.

Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists

JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.

New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate

You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.

list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end

New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access

JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:

list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end

Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
*My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.