[BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

Paul Nugent Paul.Nugent at actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Mon May 12 17:48:13 BST 2014


Hi Steve,

Well I have tried this, and it is still causing me problems. So all I have left is a restore. Should I install over the existing copy?

Thanks.

 
Kind Regards
 
Paul Nugent
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Action for blind People

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 12 May 2014 10:36
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

Hi Paul,

Don't reinstall yet, go to the File menu and select Reset Settings.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Nugent
Sent: 11 May 2014 13:13
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

Hi David,

Yes, I am a little surprised too. This is such a basic requirement, and
therefore could not believe it had been over-looked. I believe that I have
always had this problem ever since I installed it a couple of weeks ago, but
because there was such a lot to learn I must have put it aside as being
something stupid that I was doing. 

I did buy the Elequence synthesiser as I found the original one was a little
sluggish. I wonder if that caused a problem. I have tried going back to
factory settings, but am not sure if the process took place or not. I have
however made many changes in any case, as to be honest I wasn't sure what I
was doing.

I had one other problem, but I have now resolved it. This was occurring when
I was trying to change the speech rate etc. on the fly. I had no idea what
was happening at first, but I finally sussed it. The ALT + CONTROL +LEFT or
RIGHT arrow keys was causing my display to rotate. I wasn't affected, but my
wife found reading the screen upside down a little annoying (smile). 

So, I am wondering if a reinstall would be worth doing, only it seems a
little O.T.T in my view. I wonder if there is a repair program I could run.

Thanks for your advice and interest. Any further suggestions will be most
welcome.

 
Kind Regards
 
Paul Nugent
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Action for blind People

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Griffith
Sent: 11 May 2014 11:34
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

This is a little odd as I cannot replicate this problem with my copy of
Window-Eyes.

If I repeatedly press alt tab Window-Eyes announces the windows I cycle
through in sequence,  just as Jaws and NVDA does.  I do not have to release
the keys to hear the title by actually entering the window for it to be
announced as it appears necessary on your setup. So if I hold the alt key
down and repeatedly press tab now I will hear Window-Eyes announce  my open
instance of iTunes on first press of tab, sendspace wizard on next press of
tab, some open explorer  windows on further presses of tab before cycling
around to this email message again. In other words it works exactly as you
would expect.

This suggests that there is something askew with your installation of
Window-Eyes. I am using Window-Eyes Office on  Windows 7 64bit system.

I  believe that there is an option to set Window-Eyes back to factory
default behaviour  in preferences.  You could try setting this up.

 By the way I have discovered that a lot of the quirky oddities that Window
Eyes tends to come out  with are cleared by a simple restart of Window-Eyes.
David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Nugent
Sent: 11 May 2014 09:56
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

Hi Steve,

I use the ALT + TAB keys in combination to move between several applications
that are running in the task bar. As no doubt you all do. I wouldn't use it
if there was only one application open, as there wouldn't be a point to
doing that. I have several applications open at one time, and it does not
tell me the application that I have moved focus to until I release the ALT
key. But of course the chosen application might not be the one I want. I
hope that is a little clearer? 

 
Kind Regards
 
Paul Nugent
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Action for blind People
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 10 May 2014 18:23
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

Hi Paul,

If you only hvae one app open, then Window-Eyes will say nothing when you
press Alt-Tab.  If however, you have two or three open, then it will.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Nugent
Sent: 10 May 2014 12:53
To: b.lingard at sympatico.ca; BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] Window-eyes when using ALT + TAB

	Hi All,

I am gradually coming to terms with Window-eyes, but I have found one
annoyance, which I hope someone can help me with.

When I use ALT + TAB to move between open applications Window-eyes does
not tell me what application I am moving to until I release the ALT key.
When I use JAWS I can move through several open applications this way
and it will read out the new focused application, and then I can release
the ALT key and the application I want will be in focus. Is this an
issue with Window-eyes, or have I not quite got my settings set
correctly? Sorry this isn't particularly well described by me, but I am
sure you will know what I mean. 

Thanks very much. 

 
Kind Regards
 
Paul Nugent
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Action for blind People

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Brian
Lingard
Sent: 09 May 2014 23:25
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Voice on I-Pad

Ottawa Canada

At times I have lost the voice on my IPhone 4-s and thought voiceover
had got
turned off.  However when someone sighted checked the settings, it was
on.

to bring back the voice I did a reboot of the phone.  Try this with your
IPad.

Brian



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