Re: [BCAB] A very off-beat question about JAWS: forcing an error David Griffith 14 Nov 2012 23:38 GMT
I am not sure how to force Jaws to crash but mostly it does it on the web with me, However in any case I often use NVDA to recover from Jaws crashes. Typically NVDA will start up and I will find a windows message saying Application file for Jaws has stopped working. Do you want windows to check online for a solution. So yes it is possible to use NVDA to recover from errors. Occasionally though, even though NVDA will start, the crashed Jaws and browser application will not allow a proper return to all the keyboard. In particular you often cannot press enter to get rid of error messages and move focus away. For these occasions I have put a shortcut to a restart.bat file on the Windows desktop with a keyboard shorcut of control alt and f12. The bat file has one line only and this is shutdown /r followed by a return. Executing this will force a Windows restart and prevent the need to hold the power switch down or pull out the main plug. The shutdown initiates after 60 seconds. David Griffith -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Clive.Lever@kent.gov.uk Sent: 14 November 2012 12:37 To: email@example.com Subject: [BCAB] A very off-beat question about JAWS: forcing an error Hello all, here's a question which I feel some people may find rather bizarre. Does anyone know of any action one can perform on a Windows XP PC which is bound to cause Jaws to crash? I'm running JAWS and want to crash it, so that I can test the effectiveness of putting in a Pen Drive with NVDA to trouble-shoot and wake Jaws up again. Currently, if Jaws suddenly gives me the silent treatment, I have to ring our technicians to get them to connect remotely and bail me out. I'd like to test whether NVDA would obviate the need for me to do this. Best, Clive Clive Lever Diversity and Equality Officer Kent County Council Office: 01622 221163 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Kent County Council Room G37 Sessions House Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XQ -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.