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LeaseyBite 31, Fictions and Misconceptions

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Thank you for your interest in Leasey!

There are two things which happen with any product. Naturally people have questions about it, and also, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding it. So we thought it would be a good idea to address some of these now as we end the LeaseyBites for July.

Does Leasey cost hundreds of pounds?
No, it doesn't. The cost is £150 for a Leasey total package license, which is for people just starting out with a computer. If you want Leasey Advanced, it costs £100 in the UK. We do have Approximate american dollar prices on our website.

Does Leasey slow down your computer?
If it did, would I be using it? You heard in LeaseyBite 3 concerning LeaseyClips how fast my speech rate is and how quickly I can work with information in multiple applications. I wouldn't be able to do that if my computer slowed down to a crawl.

Will Leasey work alongside a cracked version of JAWS?
I hope the answer to this is obvious but as far as we know, it will not. Moreover, if during the order process we consider that you are trying to use Leasey with an illegal copy of JAWS or Zoomtext Fusion, we would discuss it with you first, and if necessary, refund your purchase.

How do I uninstall Leasey?
Why would you want to? Seriously, you would uninstall it in the same way you would uninstall any other program, from the Windows Control panel, where your applications are listed which can potentially be uninstalled.

A sighted person says that Leasey is interfering with my computer. Can I stop Leasey working temporarily?
My answer to this would be, how on earth would the person know as it would be unlikely that they are a proficient screen-reader user. However, lets address the bigger picture. Leasey installs itself into the JAWS Settings folder relative to your Windows account. This was a standard that I and a number of other JAWS script developers agreed with VFO several years ago. So Leasey will be active provided you are logged on as yourself. However, you can always temporarily return to the JAWS default settings, by pressing Insert+Space then Z. This is a toggle keystroke. Pressing it again would revert to the Leasey settings. This would allow you to test the alleged problem.

Leasey uses three keys for some of its core functions. Can I change them?
These three keys I am talking about are set to the print screen key for the Leasey main menu, the scroll lock key for the Leasey Application Menu and the pause key for the context sensitive help, typically for Leasey Basic users. You will notice as you listen to these LeaseyBites that I rarely used any of these keys at all. I think once I used the Leasey application menu key, and I really didn't need to do that. But yes, you can change them in the Leasey Manager. Press the Leasey Key followed by Control+Shift+M.

Work your way through the Manager. Eventually, you will get to the settings regarding these keys. When prompted, type in the keys you wish to change. For example, if you wanted the Leasey Main Menu key to be represented as ALT+Control+F10, you would type:

Will you be producing any more LeaseyBites?
Yes definitely. After all, we've got this great feature which tells you what the latest LeaseyBite is so it would be a shame not to use it. I haven't talked about all of our features in the program, and we have new ones to come. So do watch out for the LeaseyBites.

Is there anything new you can tell us about that is coming?
I've already given you a hint or two about upcoming features. One of the things we want to do is to redesign our address book which is called LeaseyConnect. That will require a great deal of work and a significant change to our DAISY book for computer beginners. But it will be an area we will be giving attention to.

Well, that's all for the time being. If you've enjoyed our LeaseyBites, please say so on Twitter or Facebook, and use the hashtag, LeaseyLove, to tell people how you feel about them. Thanks for listening.

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