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JAWS is designed to identify files, folders and program icons. To do this most effectively, we suggest that you use the following display settings.
Below are the suggested settings to optimize Windows XP with Jaws.
1. Press Control plus Escape or Windows Key to open the Start Menu.
2. Press S for Settings and Enter on Control Panel.
3. Press the letter D till you hear display and press Enter.
4. on the Themes Page:
Windows XP should be set to modified by default.
To change press alt plus down arrow to open
5. Control Tab to the Desktop Tab
Set background to bliss
Set position stretch
6. Press Control Tab to Screen Saver
Set to none]
7. Control Tab to Appearance Tab
Set to Windows Classic Style
Color Scheme Windows Standard
Font Size Normal
8. Tab to OK and press Enter
Suggestions for setting up folders in Windows XP
1. Hold down the Windows key and press the letter M to get to the desktop.
2. Press M for my computer and press Enter.
3. Press Alt plus t and down arrow to Folder Options and press Enter.
4. When on the general tab, set tasks to use Windows Classic Folders.
Set to Open folders in the same Window.
5. Tab to OK and press Enter.
Note: After making these changes, the Display page Themes combo box says "Modified Theme."
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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 icons.
4.Press CTRL+TAB to move to the Start Menu page.
5.Select Classic start menu.
6.Press ENTER to close this dialog box.
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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.
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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:
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*Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing.
*Slide open Combo Boxes.
*Smooth-scroll List Boxes.
*Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons.
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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.
If there are two display adapters showing in the device manager under display adapters, be sure to disable the second instance of the driver for proper operation of Jaws.
After setting these display settings, you should be able to use the arrow keys to move around the desktop and hear
The icons spoken for the different programs.
If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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