[AI] FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA
bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 22:35:29 EDT 2010
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
More information about the AccessIndia