well thats why I like to use hal over jaws, one thing I like is you can turn 
hotkeys and voice off with a couple keystrokes then go through and process say 
a game or something yet the speech is there on demand.
At 04:59 a.m. 1/12/2009, you wrote:
>It's not just in games Tom that I find this useful.
>
>in winamp or power dvd I can flick Hal's voice on to deal with config, or 
>selecting a new folder to listen to, ---- then flick it off again and just use 
>keyboard commands as normal, without Hal saying "X" whenever I start Winamp 
>playing etc.
>
>Doing this I was able to actually customize power dvd's time skip feature to 
>exactly 91 seconds, which very nicely skips the voyager opening theme, ----  
>which I'd otherwise have to sit through many times sinse I've been doing a a 
>full watch through of all 7 series (I'm mid way through series six currently).
>
>Pluss, I now know the vastly important information that voyager's opening 
>sequence is exactly 92 seconds long, ---- which obviously was invaluable to 
>learn!
>
>Beware the Grue!
>
>Dark.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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>Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:43 PM
>Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Screen Readers and Games
>
>
>>Hi Dark,
>>As I said with Window Eyes 7.11 I don't have to unload the screen reader to 
>>play game x. I just tend to do so for personal reasons. I guess the techie 
>>side of me. Although, I am glad to know I don't need to unload Window Eyes 
>>when playing as that does free me up to chat on an instent messenger client 
>>or check on some task i might be running in the background like a very large 
>>download.
>>
>>dark wrote:
>>>funny Tom, I've never felt the need to with hal, and haven't experienced 
>>>slowdown or anything similar.
>>>
>>>Indeed, there have been occasions when I've played a bit of a game, flicked 
>>>out of it, turned Hal's voice on to read E-mails or deal with other matters, 
>>>then gone back to the game.
>>>
>>>This is especially true of games where I have to wait for some reason, ----  
>>>like Che martin's card games waiting for new players, ----  
>>>or even waiting for your character to regain health in technoshock (which 
>>>seems to take ages).
>>>
>>>I also flick Hal's voice off when watching dvds for the same reason.
>>>
>>>I'd actually miss this feature quite a lot if it wasn't possible to use.
>>>
>>>Beware the grue!
>>>
>>>Dark.
>>>
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