Actually Bryan, having to put a screen reader to sleep while running games or other programs would down right annoy me.

When writing up material for audiogames.net I quite commonly load up a game to check basic info such as keys or main menue options and flick out of the game to write stuff down, then flick back. I also do this frequently when error reporting or testing as well, ---- or indeed when I just feel the need to check my mail and am too lazy to stop playing, ---- say, in the middle of a long entombed game (which obviously I run with sapi).


Maybe I've just become too used to the option, but not having it there would be a major pest.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
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Exactly. There are, however rare they might be, times when it isn't necessarily practical to put your screenr eader to sleep even while gaming. A game developer testing his product is just a case in point. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the castle of aaaaggh. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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Hi Dark,
Based on my personal experience here Jaws is definitely the exception
not the rule.  Right now I have Window-Eyes 7.11 and the latest
version of NVDA on my system and neither one has a problem being run
in the background with a game. I've used both of them with MOTA beta
12 with no conflicts at all.  I would assume that Hal will similarly
have no problems. With the Jaws 11 demo the game's keyboard input
locks up every time. There is obviously something in Jaws  that
conflicts with DirectInput and will not release keyboard control to
the application when it has focus. Despite having told FS about this
problem over and over again for years it goes in one ear and out the
other. All their so-called tech support says is to put Jaws to sleep,
but once again they consistantly overlook the obvious. I don't have to
do this with Window-Eyes or NVDA. Why do Jaws users have to put up
with this behavior from Jaws when clearly it is a Jaws issue and not a
screen reader issue?




On 4/21/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
It's interesting all the good stuff thae Tom and Bryan have listed about
Window eyes also applies to Hal, ---- even the tech support business and
ability to use Sapi synths as speech output. I even stil use orphius for the same reason That Bryan uses eloquence, ---- the response time is so fast, in
fact it's the only synth I've seen that can keep up with my usual typing
speed even set on word echo.

I do rather wonder if Jaws's idio syncracies, inability to flick streight
off, keyboard shinanigans etc are the exception, rather than the rule.

Beware the grue!

Dark.

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