Enhancements in JAWS 15.0.9023 (April 2014)

We are excited to announce that the new version of JAWS 15.0.9023 (April 2014 update) has been released. The following is a list of improvements made between this release and the JAWS 15.0.8021 posting.

 

JAWS

– Resolved issues with using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) in Notepad.

– Resolved a reported issue with Open Office 4.1.

– Resolved a reported issue with Google Docs where live region updates were not being announced in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

– Addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not automatically switching to the Chinese Vocalizer Expressive voice on a Web page even when the correct language tags were being used on the page.

– Resolved an issue where the INSERT+F4 command to quit JAWS would not work when focus was in a Skype window.

– Resolved issues using JAWS Tandem with the 64- bit version of Windows 8.1.

 

Microsoft Excel

– When selecting a range of cells, resolved an issue where the selection was not being shown on the braille display as expected in Windows 8.1.

– If braille was configured to display the current row or current column, resolved an issue where the content of the currently selected cell was displayed twice if the active cell was column B or higher, or row two or higher.

– When deleting the contents of a cell in Excel 2013, resolved an issue where the deleted content was still shown on the braille display until you moved away from the cell and back, or INSERT+ESC was pressed to refresh the screen.

– When changing various title reading options using Quick Settings, resolved an issue where a script name was being announced multiple times.

 

Microsoft Outlook

– Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was saying “0 items” when SHIFT+DELETE was used to delete a message.

 

Microsoft Word

– Resolved a customer reported issue where pressing ALT+SHIFT+L to list misspelled words was not working in Word 2013 unless you started JAWS after starting Word. This command now also lists misspelled words as expected in very large documents.

– Resolved an issue with the Spanish version of JAWS where deleted revisions were being indicated using the English word “deleted” instead of the Spanish equivalent.

 

Mozilla Firefox

– Addressed issues with Firefox becoming unresponsive or an empty virtual buffer being displayed when attempting to sign in to a Skype account through the Skype Web site.

– Resolved an issue with JAWS not speaking prompts in certain Java applets.

– Addressed instances where “open” and “closed” was being indicated for the expanded and collapsed state of tree views instead of “-” and “+” when the PC Cursor was active.

– Addressed an issue with the virtual buffer sometimes being empty the first time yu open a Web page containing a Java applet.

– If the “required” state is used on a multi-line edit field, JAWS now announces this state even if the field contains text.

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

– Addressed issues with items in the Search dialog box not being shown in braille.

 

Visual Studio

– When navigating in the Add References dialog box, addressed a customer reported issue where any assembly names that start with “system” were not spoken.

 

English

– JAWS 15.0.9023 32-bit – April 2014 English (113 MB)

– JAWS 15.0.9023 64-bit – April 2014 English (119 MB)

 

Spanish

– JAWS 15.0.9023 32-bit Spanish ILM Release for Windows 8 and Earlier (219 MB)

– JAWS 15.0.9023 64-bit Spanish ILM Release for Windows 8 and Earlier (225 MB)

 

German

– JAWS 15.0.9023 32-bit German ILM Release for Windows 8 and Earlier (228 MB)

– JAWS 15.0.9023 64-bit German ILM Release for Windows 8 and Earlier (234 MB)