BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 22:35:29 EDT 2010

hello accessindia!

here i am pasting recommended settings by freedom scientific for windows, internet explorer and outlook express. i am not a technical person, so, i can't guarantee, whether it will completely work with yor system or not. i use these settings and found working fine with me. please go through the entire documentation and follow the instructions:

Windows XP and JAWS

This topic discusses settings changes we recommend you make when using JAWS 

in Windows XP Home or Professional. You must be logged in with 

administrative rights to make several of these changes.

Many of these settings are changed within Control Panel. To open Control 

Panel, press the WINDOWS KEY to open the Start Menu, move to Control Panel, 

and press ENTER. Depending on your system settings, Control Panel either 

opens in a separate window, or the Control Panel items open as a sub-menu.

We recommend making changes in the following areas:

a. Display Properties

b. Folder Options

c. Start Menu

d. Windows Explorer

e. System Performance

Display Properties

1. From the Control Panel, move to "Display" and press Enter.

2. From the themes combo box, select Windows XP.

3. In the List of backgrounds on the Desktop page, choose Bliss.

4. Set Position to "Stretch."

5. In the Screen Saver combo box on the Screen Saver page, press HOME to 

select none.

6. On the Appearance page, set Windows and Buttons to Windows classic 


7. Set Color Scheme to Windows Standard.

8. Set Font to normal.

9. Close the dialog.

Note: After making these changes, the Display page Themes combo box says 

"Modified Theme."

Folder Options

1. From the Control Panel, press ALT+T to go to the Tools menu.

2. Press O for Folder Options.

3. From the Tasks radio button group, select Use Windows Classic folders.

4. (Optional):

1. On the View page, move to the Advanced Settings tree view.

2. Clear the Hide Extensions For Known File Types check box.

3. If you also use screen magnification software, clear the Show pop-up 

description for folder and desktop items check box. Pop up descriptions 

often hides the menu item just below any given menu item, making it 

impossible to visually see the next item in the menu list.

4. Move to the Apply to All Folders button and press SPACEBAR.

5. Select Yes in the dialog that opens to acknowledge this change.

5. Move to the OK button in the Folder Options dialog box and press 

SPACEBAR to close this dialog box.

Start Menu

1. From Control Panel, Move to Taskbar and Start menu and press ENTER.

2. From the Taskbar page, press ALT+G to move to and uncheck Group 

Similar Taskbar Buttons.

3. Press ALT+H to move to and uncheck the check box for Hide inactive 


4. Press CTRL+TAB to move to the Start Menu page.

5. Select Classic start menu.

6. Press ENTER to close this dialog box.

Windows Explorer

1. Press WINDOWS KEY+E to open Windows Explorer.

2. Press ALT+V to open the View menu.

3. Select "Arrange Icons by" and press ENTER to open the submenu.

4. Move to the menu item "Name" to arrange by Name, and Press ENTER to 

select this and close the menus.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3, and move to the item "Show in Groups." If it is 

checked, press ENTER to uncheck it and close the menus.

6. Press ALT+T to open the Tools menu.

7. Press O to open the Folder Options Dialog.

8. Press CTRL+TAB to move to the View page.

9. Press SPACEBAR to activate the "Apply to all folders" button, and 

press SPACEBAR on the YES button to acknowledge this change.

10. Move to the OK button and press SPACEBAR to close this dialog box.

System Performance

1. From the Control Panel, move to System and press ENTER to open the 

System Properties Dialog.

2. Press CTRL+TAB to move to the Advanced page.

3. Press ALT+S to activate the Performance Settings button. The 

Performance Options Dialog opens.

4. Clear the following check boxes:

a. Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing.

b. Slide open Combo Boxes.

c. Smooth-scroll List Boxes.

d. Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons.

5. Press ENTER to close the Performance Options dialog and return to the 

System Properties dialog box.

6. Press ENTER to activate the OK button and close the System Properties 

dialog box.

Internet Explorer and outlook express:

If you want to use the Internet Explorer toolbar, you should include text

labels on the buttons. To do this go to the Toolbars submenu under the View

menu and choose customize and select Text Labels. There are several advanced

options that should also be changed. Open the Internet Options dialog under

the Tools menu and go to the Advanced page. Under The Accessibility Section,

make sure the following are checked:

· Move system caret with focus/selection changes.

· Always expand all text for images.

Under the Browsing section, make sure the following are not checked:

· Show channel bar at startup.

· Show friendly URLs.

· Use smooth scrolling.

· Enable page transitions.

In the Accessibility dialog, make sure Ignore Colors Specified On Web Pages

is checked. This dialog opens when you press the Accessibility button in the

General page of the Internet Options dialog.

Outllook Express.

After installing Outlook Express, it is recommended that you specify your

Inbox as the starting location of Outlook Express. To do this, open the

Options dialog under the Tools menu. Move to the General page and check the

box that reads, "When starting, go directly to my Inbox folder." For optimal

functionality with JAWS, it will be necessary for the toolbar to be enabled.

To do this, make sure that Toolbars is checked in layout under the View

menu. Text labels for the Toolbar also need to be turned on. Go to the

Layout dialog under the View menu. Hit enter on the customize toolbars

button and make sure it specifies Show Text on toolbar. You can also

disable the preview pane in this dialog if desired. The Preview pane is used

to view messages automatically as you move up and down the message list.

Uncheck Use preview pane to disable this feature. If you want to leave the 

preview pane enabled, but do not want messages to be marked as read

automatically as they are updated in the preview pane, go to the Options

dialog under the Tools menu. Press CTRL+TAB to the Read page and turn OFF the

Message Is Read After Being Previewed check box.

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