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LeaseyBite 11, LeaseyAlerts

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Thank you for your interest in Leasey!

Now that we know how to store our favourite web pages as LeaseyCuts, it's time to explore some of the features in Leasey specific to using the internet. What I am about to show you will work within Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

My preferred browser is Internet Explorer, so I will launch that now.

I'm on the Google search page, so I will activate the JAWS forms Mode by pressing Enter. Of course, you may already be in Forms Mode, which you will have noted as JAWS emits a high tone.

Lets assume you have been interrupted, and you are not sure if Forms Mode is enabled or disabled. Press the Leasey Key then letter "C" for "Check Forms Mode".
JAWS advises us that Forms Mode is active.
We'll back out of Forms Mode by pressing Escape.

To receive information about the page, you can press the Leasey Key then "I" for "Information".
JAWS announces information such as the line of the page you are on, how many characters and words it has, and whether there are LeaseyPoints on the page. We'll get to what LeaseyPoints are later, but it is worth letting you know that the Information key can be pressed in many areas, including word processed documents, such as those in Microsoft Word or Wordpad for example.

I'm going to visit the BBC News page by browsing to

I always want to read the Breaking News, so I'll find that Heading by repeatedly pressing the letter "H".

It would be really cool if I didn't have to find where the Breaking News segment began. Thanks to Leasey, I don't have to as I can set up a LeaseyAlert.
This means that when the page has loaded, the cursor should be at the point on the page where the text begins. I can then press Down Arrow to read it.

Before we create a LeaseyAlert, we need to decide what we want JAWS to do when the text is found. To give it this instruction, press the Leasey Key followed by Dash. Each time you do this, you will move to a different option which is permanently set.
We will set it to read the current line when the page loads.

To create the LeaseyAlert, press the Leasey Key then Control+Shift+A.

An Edit Field is now in focus containing the text which will be searched for. Pay particular attention to this text. There's a particular reason why it is important which I will demonstrate shortly. This looks fine however, as it says "Breaking News". Press Enter to save.

I will press ALT+F4 to close down Internet Explorer, and once again, I'll visit

The cursor is taken immediately to the point on the page which we have marked.
We also heard a sound, letting us know that a LeaseyAlert is on the page.

Lets go through another example now. We'll get Leasey to store the position of where results start when you search for a product on the Amazon website.

I'll visit

I will do a quick search for "Toaster" by pressing the letter "E" to move to the Edit Field, activate Forms Mode by pressing Enter, and typing the word "Toaster".
Press Enter to carry out the search.

Somewhere on the page, we should find the results.

Press the Leasey Key then Control+Shift+A to create the Alert.
This time, note the content of the Edit Field. It is telling us how many results have been found, and that is not going to be the same on each occasion. So we need to amend the text so it just searches for the word "Results".

When this has been done, press Enter.

I will now carry out a further search for "Bose Headphones", using the same procedure as before.

When I pressed Enter to undertake the search, the cursor went immediately to where the results begin.

I need to tell you how to delete a LeaseyAlert.

Focus on the website containing the Alert. Then, press the Leasey Key followed by Control+Shift+D. You are asked if you are sure you would like to delete the Alert. Press the letter "Y" for "Yes".

Be alerted to the content you need on web pages with Leasey.

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