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  1. GWKB1000 - Screen Shots - ­What is a screen shot? A screen shot is like a photograph of the state of your system at any given...
  2. GWKB1001 - Set Files - What is a set file? A SET (short for settings) file is a place for Window-Eyes to store application specific data for retrieval at...
  3. GWKB1002 - Software Maintenance Agreement - What is an SMA? SMA stands for software maintenance agreement. How do I purchase the SMA? Please contact an authorized...
  4. GWKB1004 - Network and Multi-User Installation Guide - The following document will guide you through the Window-Eyes network installation process, and demonstrate how ­to set up multiple Window-Eyes user accounts.
  5. GWKB1005 - Smart Web Browsing with Window-Eyes - What is Browse Mode? Web browsers are designed with sighted users in mind. That is, the designers assume users can review the content of web pages with...
  6. GWKB1007 - The Window-Eyes API - Window-Eyes has the ability to communicate directly with applications by using an Application Programming Interface (API) called GWSpeak.Speak. The following example demonstrates the use...
  7. GWKB1008 - Navigating Microsoft Word Tables - Did you know that Window-Eyes makes it possible to navigate a table in Microsoft Word? Window-Eyes now offers keystrokes that will navigate through a table by following...
  8. GWKB1009 - Set File Associations - Associated means you or someone saved a set file and when Window-Eyes said "confirm association" you said yes. This means whenever the current Microsoft...
  9. GWKB1010 - About Active Accessibility Support - This article provides an overview of Active Accessibility SDK support provided by the MSHTML component of Internet Explorer. Accessibility aids are applications that help people with disabilities...
  10. GWKB1011 - How to Use Windows XP - Here's your one-stop shop for learning how to use the features and technologies that come with Windows XP. Working Remotely - Get as much work done...
  11. GWKB1012 - Microsoft Accessibility - Accessible technology enables opportunity for people of all abilities to scale new heights and achieve goals they never thought possible. Make your computer easier to use with accessibility options...
  12. GWKB1013 - Word 2000 Step by Step Tutorials - Following are step by step tutorials on adjusting accessibility options Word 2000. Instructions are provided for both mouse and keyboard implementation. Customizing Menus and Toolbars ...
  13. GWKB1014 - Word 2002 Step by Step Tutorials - Following are step by step tutorials on adjusting accessibility options in Word 2002. Instructions are provided for both mouse and keyboard implementation. Using Keyboard Shortcuts ...
  14. GWKB1015 - Using Accessible PDF Documents with Adobe Reader - Adobe is committed to promoting accessibility in both the Adobe Acrobat software and the information contained in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents.
  15. GWKB1016 - An Introduction to Driver Chain Manager - Learn how Driver Chain Manager (DCM) helps reduce the errors that users of assistive technology products can experience when they have multiple screen readers, screen magnifiers or remote access...
  16. GWKB1017 - Windows XP Upgrade Advisor - The Upgrade Advisor is a tool that checks your system hardware and software to see if it is ready for upgrade to Windows XP. If you run Upgrade Advisor...
  17. GWKB1018 - Windows XP Step by Step Tutorials - Following are step by step tutorials on adjusting accessibility options and using accessibility utilities in Windows XP. Instructions are provided for both mouse and keyboard implementation. ...
  18. GWKB1019 - Five editions of Windows XP compared - Microsoft's most advanced desktop operating system, Windows XP, is at the center of ongoing personal computing innovation. With Windows XP, home users can experience the digital world like never...
  19. GWKB1020 - How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP - This article describes how to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express 6 in Windows XP. You may have to do this if you are having problems...
  20. GWKB1021 - Window-Eyes Hook Errors Under Windows 9X/Me - Symptom: When you launch Window-Eyes 5.0, or earlier, under Windows 9X/Me, you may receive an error that says: LoadCursor: Could not create...
  21. GWKB1022 - Speech Parameter Hot Keys Do Not Speak - Symptom: Using Window-Eyes 5.0, or greater, when pressing the Speech Parameters hot keys (CTRL-ALT-ARROW KEYS by default) Window-Eyes will not indicate the current...
  22. GWKB1023 - Serial Synthesizer Not Working - Symptom: Serial synthesizer, such as the DECtalk Express, are either not detected by Window-Eyes, or are not speaking correctly, such as random characters. ...
  23. GWKB1029 - Adding Form Controls to Microsoft Word - Window-Eyes will easily read Microsoft Word form controls when designed with accessibility in mind. Creating accessible documents often falls on the part of a sighted individual who may...
  24. GWKB1030 - Turning Off Formatting Marks in Microsoft Word - If you find that arrowing through text in a Microsoft Word document results in the word "bullet" spoken between each word, or the word "paragraph"...
  25. GWKB1034 - Accessing Attachments in Email Messages - Email attachments are files that are included (or "attached") with an email message. Documents, images, and even application files can be sent via email. Attachments...
  26. GWKB1036 - Learning New Applications with Window-Eyes - Window-Eyes makes accessing new applications quick and easy. Whether you've purchased a new program from a local computer store, or downloaded a popular application from the Internet, Window-Eyes...
  27. GWKB1037 - Window-Eyes LTO Internet Activation - Window-Eyes Lease-To-Own (or LTO) can be activated using an Internet connection.Initial Activation Using the InternetWhen choosing to...
  28. GWKB1038 - No Interruptability in Internet Explorer - Symptom: After launching Internet Explorer, Window-Eyes interruptability is non-existent, keystrokes are ignored, and menus and dialogs are not readable with any hot key, or key press.
  29. GWKB1039 - Understanding Windows Elements - Microsoft Windows uses an interactive Graphical User Interface (or GUI) method of communication that sits between the applications you command, and the nuts and bolts of the operating system. Windows...
  30. GWKB1040 - Window-Eyes and Firefox Extensions - One of the more powerful features that make Mozilla Firefox a good choice for a customized browsing experience is the support for extensions. Extensions are small, usually third-party, add-...
  31. GWKB1041 - ZoomText Not Tracking Focus with Window-Eyes - Symptom: When running ZoomText 8.1 (or greater) in conjunction with Window-Eyes, ZoomText will not track correctly when focus moves around the screen. ZoomText hot keys may also...
  32. GWKB1044 - Previously Accessible ActiveX Controls No Longer Speak - Symptom: Web pages containing accessible ActiveX controls (like Flash) no longer read automatically, and instead display a control called "inactive button" which, when pressed, simply...
  33. GWKB1046 - Using the Braille Sense as a Refreshable Braille Display with JAWS - Symptom: Braille Sense does not appear to be supported by JAWS.Cause: Freedom Scientific does not believe it "makes good business sense&...
  34. GWKB1047 - Changing the Display Brightness Level on the Small-Talk Ultra - To minimize the amount of battery usage, you can turn down the Small-Talk Ultra display brightness. Brightness is controlled by using two hot keys on the...
  35. GWKB1048 - Small-Talk Ultra Processor Throttling - The Small-Talk Ultra packs a lot of power into a very small space. Consequently, under heavy load, the processor has the potential to heat up, causing the Small-Talk...
  36. GWKB1049 - How To Enable Bluetooth on the Small-Talk Ultra - By default, the Small-Talk Ultra units ships with Bluetooth disabled to maximize battery life. To enable Bluetooth on the Small-Talk Ultra, do the following steps using the included...
  37. GWKB1050 - Window-Eyes and Autorun on USB Flash Drives - NOTE: The following steps require Windows XP SP 2 (Home or Professional) or greater. Previous versions of Windows will not support this feature. Simplifying...
  38. GWKB1051 - GW Micro Podcasts - Did you know that there are four GW Micro podcasts to choose from?Podcasting is a method of publishing files, most often MP3 audio files, on the...
  39. GWKB1052 - Internet Explorer 7 RC1 Causes Startup Problems - Symptom: After installing Internet Explorer 7 RC1 (or a version of Internet Explorer 7 prior to the final released version), Window-Eyes Load Before Startup no longer appears...
  40. GWKB1054 - Adding New Appointments to Non-Default Outlook Calendar - Did you know that adding appointments to calendars other than the default in Outlook can be accomplished with a few simple keystrokes? Appointments added via the Window-Eyes Outlook...
  41. GWKB1056 - Introducing the Small-Talk Ultra - The Small-Talk Ultra is the first device of its kind. It literally puts the power of a laptop in the palm of your hands. It comes standard with...
  42. GWKB1057 - Arrowing Through Combo Box Items on Web Pages Automatically Loads New Page - Symptom: When you navigate to a combo box on a web page, press ENTER to turn off Browse Mode, and then down arrow to move through the...
  43. GWKB1060 - Uninstalling Window-Eyes Manually - If you encounter problems when attempting to remove Window-Eyes from your PC through the standard software removal process, you will need to remove Window-Eyes using the Window-...
  44. GWKB1061 - Disabling Smart Tags in Microsoft Word - Symptom: When navigating through text, or modifying text, in Microsoft Word, you repeatedly hear the phrase, "Smart tag, undo auto action," or "Smart tag,"...
  45. GWKB1062 - Small-Talk Battery Does Not Hold Charge - Symptom: The Small-Talk Ultra battery does not hold a charge, will not charge at all, or does not charge properly.Cause:...
  46. GWKB1067 - Understanding Window-Eyes Mobile - Running applications from a removable device, such as a USB drive (also known as Flash or Pen drives), allows you to keep your most commonly used programs with you...
  47. GWKB1069 - Window-Eyes Silent After Installing Under Windows Vista - Symptom: After installing Window-Eyes 6.1 under Windows Vista with the DECtalk Access 32 (Window-Eyes) set as the active synthesizer, Window-Eyes launches, but is silent.
  48. GWKB1070 - Window-Eyes Does Not Run Automatically After Installation - Symptom: After installing Window-Eyes 6.1 with startup options set to load Window-Eyes automatically, Window-Eyes does not launch automatically. Cause:...
  49. GWKB1071 - Window-Eyes 6.1 Everlock Upgrade Information - Window-Eyes 6.1 Everlock upgrades use a new authorization scheme. There are a few things to note about this new scheme:Instead of having multiple license numbers,...
  50. GWKB1072 - Window-Eyes 6.1 LTO Upgrade Information - Window-Eyes 6.1 LTO (Lease To Own) upgrades use a new authorization scheme. There are a few things to note about this new scheme:The License Manager...
  51. GWKB1074 - Window-Eyes API Functions Unavailable in Windows Vista - Symptom: Window-Eyes API functions under Windows Vista do not work as expected.Cause: Windows Vista security restrictions prohibit the Window-Eyes API...
  52. GWKB1075 - Understanding the Microsoft Office 2007 Ribbon - Beginning with Office 2007, Microsoft has implemented a new method of accessing commonly used tasks called the Ribbon. The ribbon is much like a tab control, and replaces the...
  53. GWKB1077 - Disabling the Graphical Interface in NOD32 - Please note that this article only applies to the older version 2.7 of Eset NOD32 anti-virus. It does not apply to newer versions and it does not apply...
  54. GWKB1081 - Window-Eyes 6.1 Patch for Miscellaneous Issues - Symptom: Three possible symptoms could exist:After installing Window-Eyes 6.1 with the DECtalk Access 32 (Window-Eyes) set as the active synthesizer, Window-...
  55. GWKB1084 - Software Speech Synthesizers - Getting Window-Eyes to sound exactly how you want is the job of a speech synthesizer. Software speech synthesizers are the most popular kind of synthesizer these days; Window-...
  56. GWKB1093 - Location of Window-Eyes Program and User Files - Beginning with version 6.1, Window-Eyes conforms to the Microsoft standard practice of keeping application files and user data files separate rather than combined in a single directory.
  57. GWKB1111 - Upgrading to Windows 7 with Window-Eyes - Before upgrading to Windows 7 through a supported operating system upgrade path, you will need to first uninstall Window-Eyes (after backing up any customized settings), and then re-...
  58. GWKB1112 - Startup Order Warning when Running ZoomText and Window-Eyes - Symptom: Under Windows Vista, or Windows 7, using a version of ZoomText prior to 9.18.5, and a version of Window-Eyes prior to 7.11, when running ZoomText...
  59. GWKB1120 - Disable Constant Refreshing While Typing Search Queries on Google's Webpage - Symptom: When typing a search phrase on Google's website, the Window-Eyes Browse Mode buffer will reload numerous times, often with each key press....
  60. GWKB2008 - Window-Eyes and Windows 8 - Windows 8 support is available in Window-Eyes 8.0.0.0. A list of the latest features can be found on the
  61. GWKB2016 - Links Not Accessible in HTML Emails -
  62. GWKB2032 - General Software Accessibility Guidelines - Understanding Accessibility Before you can begin to make an application accessible, it helps to­ know what &...
  63. GWKB2033 - Creating Custom Objects in VBScript - Using an object to store and retrieve information can provide you with a comprehensive way to move data between various routines and different parts of your script. You can...
  64. GWKB2034 - Understanding Keyboard Key Inserts - Assume a script contains the following instruction: Sub Test() Keyboard.InsertKey vk_H, kmAlt End Sub Set myHotkey = Keyboard.RegisterHotkey("Alt-F1", "Test") Lets...
  65. GWKB2035 - Using ExecuteGlobal to Include VBScript Code - Many programming languages include the ability to include external code to make common code tasks available without having to re-type the code every time you want to use...
  66. GWKB2036 - Internal and External Scripts - General Window-Eyes defines a script as any procedure, document, or process that is launched by Window-Eyes. It is possible to...
  67. GWKB2037 - Custom MSAA Event Handling - There may be times when you want to tell Window-Eyes to ignore specific MSAA events so that you can handle them yourself. The first step in...
  68. GWKB2038 - Accessing Text in a Custom Control - The following example demonstrates how to get the text of a custom control. More specifically, the code editor in Visual Studio 2008, although the technique can be applied to...
  69. GWKB2054 - Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office Default Voices - ­The Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office includes up to two synthesizers, depending on the language. The following list details each language and the synthesizers included...
  70. GWKB2055 - Creating Digitally Signed Content - Creating Digitally Signed Content Contents
  71. GWKB2062 - How To Update Window-Eyes Apps Manually - To manually update Window-Eyes Apps, do the following:Press Control-Backslash to open the Window-Eyes control panel.Press Alt-A to open...