Easy Web Browsing

  How to use Easy Web Browsing
 

Contents

 
♦  Magnifying and Reading Text
 
♦  Notes on Easy Web Browsing Reading
 
♦  Operating Easy Web Browsing - Other Options
 
  • Linking to Other Pages
  • To return to the first page
  • To return to the page before the current one
  • Stopping the Reading
  • Quitting Easy Web Browsing
   
♦  Setting Easy Web Browsing Options
 
  • Changing Easy Web Browsing's Speech Rate
  • Changing Easy Web Browsing's Speech Volume
  • Changing the Screen Display Size
  • Changing the Style
  • Printing
  • Using the Keyboard
  • Changing Easy Web Browsing Advanced Settings
   
♦  Easy Web Browsing Requirements
 
♦  Hardware requirements
 
♦  Problems and solutions
 
 Notes on using Easy Web Browsing 
1. Easy Web Browsing is only available while you are using the Internet.
   
2. The first time you use Easy Web Browsing, it may take some time to download. When you start it again, it is ready to use immediately.
(Download :  To transmit data to personal computers via the Internet)
   
3. Easy Web Browsing can read in various languages, but it takes some time before the reading starts if you move to a page in a particular language for the first time. Please wait while the preparation for reading takes place. The page will be usable immediately the second time you use it and thereafter.
   
 

Magnifying and Reading Text

 
1.

Move the mouse pointer to the text that you want to be magnified. The text is gradually magnified from the beginning of the paragraph, and reading begins. You do not have to click the mouse.

(Click :  Pressing the left button one time. )

 
Move the mouse pointer onto the text
 
2. The magnification window shows the section of the Web page where the mouse pointer is pointing. This portion will be read out loud.
 
magnification window
 
3.

The text will be read continuously until the end of the paragraph, at which point it stops.

 
continuously read until the end
 
4. To continue reading, please move the mouse to the next paragraph.
 
to the next paragraph
 

 Notes on Easy Web Browsing Reading

• Each paragraph is read from the beginning to the end.
 
  Easy Web Browsing cannot read only one sentence in a paragraph or from the middle of a paragraph.
 
• If you point to a paragraph, reading begins from the beginning of that paragraph.
 
  You do not need to point the mouse to the beginning of the paragraph.
 
• Do not move the mouse while Easy Web Browsing is magnifying or reading text.
 
  Reading will stop if you move the mouse, and the reading portion will be switched to the new portion.
 
  * Responses may be delayed if you are reading a frame, long page, etc.
  * Some pages may not be readable.


 Operating Easy Web Browsing - Other Options

Linking to Other Pages

 

Move the mouse to a link and click it. When the mouse pointer is reshaped to look like a hand, that represents a link.

(Click :  Pressing the left button one time. )

 
  When the link is displayed on a menu... When a portion of a sentence is the link...
  link type 1 link type 2

To return to the first page.

 
Click the Home button to display the page that came immediately after startup.
   
  "Home" button
     

To return to the page before the current one.

 
Click the Back button to display the page that came before the current page.
   
  "back" button

Stopping the Reading.

 
Click the Stop button.
   
  "stop" button
     

Quitting Easy Web Browsing.

 
Click the Exit button. Easy Web Browsing stops speaking and magnifying text.
   
  "exit" button


 Einstellung der Easy Web Browsing Optionen

You can change Easy Web Browsing speech rates, screen display sizes, and color settings, using buttons on the upper portion of the screen. Changed settings are not changed until the next time you start Easy Web Browsing.
 

Changing Easy Web Browsing's Speech Rate.

 
Click the Rate buttons to adjust the speech rate in 5 steps.
• Speech slows each time you click down arrow
• Speech quickens each time you clickup arrow
   
  "Rate" button
     

Changing Easy Web Browsing's Speech Volume.

 
Click the Volume buttons to adjust the speech loudness in 5 steps.
• Volume gets quieter each time you clickdown arrow
• Volume gets louder each time you click up arrow
   
  "Volume" button
 
*  If these buttons are not displayed, you can display them by opening the setting panel from the Setting button and unchecking "Display Reading Preparation Status." For details, read The Speech Function in Making Advanced Settings (for Power Users).

Changing the Screen Display Size

   
     
You can adjust the screen display size within the range of 50% to 600% by clicking the Out button, In button, or using the Slider (magnifier icon).

The size becomes larger in the following order:
50-75-100-125-150-175-200-300-400-600% each time you click In (up arrow)

The size becomes smaller in the following order:
600-400-300-200-175-150-125-100-75-50% each time you click Out (down arrow)
     
"Out" button, "In" button   slider
     

To magnify beyond the values set with either the In or Out buttons, use the slider. Move the slider to the right to enlarge the text. Move the slider to the left to decrease the size of the text. Make sure you continue to hold the mouse button as you move the slider. When you release the mouse button (thus, releasing the slider), the screen is set up at that size.

* The display size when Easy Web Browsing is initially set up is 100%.
* The size of buttons and the size of the text on the buttons do not change.


Changing the Style

 

The style determines the foreground and background colors.

Click the Style button to cycle through these options.

 * Click the Setting button for more detailed settings. For details, read Color Settings in Changing Easy Web Browsing Advanced Settings (for Power Users).

 
  "Style" button  

Examples of Easy Web Browsing Styles

 

The following pictures show each style. The order shown is the order in which screen colors change each time you press the Style button.

  1. Black text on a white background with blue for links for normal display,
  2. Yellow text on a blue background with white for links,
  3. Black text on a yellow background with blue for links,
  4. Yellow text on a black background with white for links.
 
  Style

Printing

 

You can print out the page you are currently browsing by clicking the Print button. Printing starts immediately after you click the button.

If you want to change the printer settings, use the Windows Settings or Control Panel.

When a page that consists of frames is printed out, the frames will be printed out in the order shown in the following example.

* If you want to change the printer settings, change the Windows printer settings in advance.
* If you have changed the screen style or magnified a portion of the Web page, printing may not be done correctly. We recommend that you print a page when the sytle is set on normal display with no magnification.

 
  "Print" button
 

•  When a page that consists of frames is printed out, the frames will be printed out in the order shown in the following example.

(Frame: A way of configuring a page by partitioning one window into several areas and displaying separate contents in each area.)

 
  Printing order

Using the Keyboard
(Please read this section only if you want to manipulate the buttons via the keyboard.)

 

♦  Shift the focus between the operation panel and the page display section by pressing the Alt key

If you press the Alt key when the focus on the page display section, the focus shifts to the operation panel.
If you press the Alt key when the focus is on the operation panel, the focus shifts to the page display section.

♦  Alt Key Operations

Move the mouse to the upper operation panel and click an area other than buttons to start keyboard operations.

Then, press a key in the following list to select the button you want:

  • Alt + 1: Top
  • Alt + 2: Back
  • Alt + 3: Stop
  • Alt + 4: (Rate)down arrow
  • Alt + 5: (Rate)up arrow
  • Alt + 6: (Volume)down arrow
  • Alt + 7: (Volume)up arrow
  • Alt + 8: Out
  • Alt + 9: In
  • Alt + C: Style
  • Alt + P: Print
  • Alt + S: Setting
  • Alt + 0(Zero): Exit

To indicate that the button has been selected, it will be surrounded by an orange frame. Press Enter or the Spacebar to perform the button's function.

* Letter keys are not case-sensitive. Upper and lowercase letters both work.
* You cannot use the keyboard to close the setting panel. Click the Exit button.
* You can also use the Tab key to select buttons.

♦  Using the Tab Key

Click an area other than the operation buttons by moving the mouse to the upper portion of the buttons.

Each time you press the Tab key, a button is selected in the order listed below. If you hold the Shift key while pressing Tab, a selection is made in the opposite order.

Top- Back- Stop- (Rate) down arrow - (Rate) up arrow- (Volume) down arrow- (Volume) up arrow- Out - Slider - In- Style - Print- Setting- Exit

The selected button is indicted by an orange frame. Press Enter or the Spacebar to perform the button's function.

*  You cannot close the setting panel by using keys. To close the panel, press the Exit button in the setting panel.
*  For how to operate the slider, please read the next section, "Operating the Slider Using the Keyboard."

 

Operating the Slider Using the Keyboard

 

Use the Tab and Arrow keys to operate the slider. Select the slider by pressing the Tab key several times. When it is selected, it is surrounded by an orange frame.

Each time you press the Right Arrow or the Up Arrow, the size becomes larger in the following order:
50 - 75 - 100 - 125 - 150 - 175 - 200 - 300 - 400- 600%

Each time you press the Left Arrow or the Down Arrow, the size becomes smaller in the following order:
600 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 175 - 150 - 125 - 100 - 75 - 50%

 

Moving the Reading Position within a Paragraph

When a long paragraph is being read out loud, you can move the reading position to the top or end of the paragraph or to the immediately preceding character string or the next one by pressing an arrow key while holding down the Ctrl key.

Pressing the Ctrl key + up arrow key returns the reading position to the top of the paragraph.
Pressing the Ctrl key + down arrow key advances the reading position to the end of the paragraph.
Pressing the Ctrl key + left arrow key returns the reading position to the immediately preceding character string.
Pressing the Ctrl key + right arrow key advances the reading position to the next character string.

*   When the focus is not in the area displaying a page, this function cannot be used. To apply the focus to the area displaying a page, click anywhere in the page (such as the margin) other than links.


Changing Easy Web Browsing Advanced Settings

Various other functions are available with Easy Web Browsing so that you can enjoy network surfing more conveniently and comfortably. For details on how to change advanced settings, please see this.

*  You do not need to read this section for ordinary operations.

 

 Easy Web Browsing Requirements

♦  Operating System
 
 

Usable with Microsoft(R) Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista*
* Supported for 32-bit version only

 
♦  Browser
 
  Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5(SP2), 6.0, or 7.0 is required. Internet Explorer 6 is strongly recommended.

* You can check the version you are using by accessing Internet Explorer Help, About. If your version is not compatible, you can upgrade to a later version via the Internet.
 

Hardware requirements


  The following conditions are required when using Easy Web Browsing.

  for Windows 98/98se/Me/2000/XP
  • CPU (processor): Pentium 500MHz or higher
    Installed memory (storage capacity): 128MB or higher
    Available hard disk capacity: 300MB or higher
    Display (display capacity): XGA (1024x768 pixel) 65,536 colors or more
    Sound (sound source): 16 bits or more that are compatible with the required OS above
    Network (communication environment): Broadband connection of 512Kbps or higher (ADSL, CATV, etc.)
  for Windows Vista
  • CPU (processor): 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x64 proccessor running at better than 1GHz
    Installed memory (storage capacity): 512MB or more
    Available hard disk capacity: minimum of 15 GB free space
    Display (display capacity): XGA (1024x768 pixel) 65,536 colors or more
    Sound (sound source): Windows-compatible 16-bit or higher sound card
    Network (communication environment): Broadband connection of 512Kbps or higher (ADSL, CATV, etc.)

Problems and solutions

User authority

 

When Windows XP or Windows 2000 or Windows Vista is used: : 
When you use Easy Web Browsing, your user authority needs to be administrator authority. If you have logged onto the personal computer being currently used with user authority other than administrator authority, please use Easy Web Browsing after logging in again as a user with administrator authority.

The initial download fails before completion.

 

If you are using firewall software for anti-virus protection of your PC, your initial download may fail before completion depending on the setting of the firewall software. Check the setting of the firewall software.

(Firewall software: Program to protect PCs from outside intrusion and make them safe)

Text is not read out loud

 

If after a page has been displayed, the page is not read out loud even though you have moved the mouse to a point where you want reading to begin, it may be attributable to one of the following reasons:

A. The speech program is being downloaded.

Reading does not start while there is the display "Downloading" in the operation panel. Please try again after the downloading has been completed.

B. On the setting screen, one or both of the checkboxes "Start reading automatically upon becoming possible" and "Enable reading" are unchecked.

Please check and do the setting, if necessary, through the following steps:

  1. Display the setting screen by clicking the Setting button in the operation panel.
  2. Display the "Speech" Function by pressing the "Speech" button.
  3. If one or both of the checkboxes "Automaticall enable speech if it is available" and "Enable speech" are unchecked, check the boxes by clicking them.
  4. Press the "Finish" button to close the setting screen.

* When the speaker volume setting in Windows is mute: 
The checking of the checkboxes will be followed by the display "The audio device is mute. Do you want to activate audio?". Select Yes. (If you select No, the checkbox becomes off. Check the box again to enable the speaker.)

C. The page is written in a language for which Easy Web Browsing is not ready.

If a page opened is written in a language for which Easy Web Browsing is not ready, it is not read out loud.

 

Sound effect is inactive

 

If sound effect is inactive, it may be attributable to either of the following reasons:

A. On the setting screen, Selection of Sound Effect is Mute.

Please check and do the setting, if necessary, through the following steps:

  1. Display the setting screen by clicking the "Setting" button in the operation panel.
  2. Display "Sound" by pressing the "Others" button.
  3. If "No sound" is selected in Selection of "Sound Effect", select any other, such as "Pattern 1", by clicking it.
  4. Press the "Finish" button to close the setting screen.

B. In the speaker volume setting in Windows, the SW Synthesizer (or MIDI) setting is mute.

  1. From the Windows start menu, select the control panel.
  2. (With Windows XP) Select Sound, Voice, Audio Device, and then select Adjust System Sound Volume.
  3. On the Sound and Audio Device Property screen, press the Advanced Setting button for Device Sound Volume.
  4. In the Master Sound Volume window, uncheck (turn off) Mute for SW Synthesizer(or MIDI) and set the volume to a proper level.
  5. Close all open windows

Reading preparation is not completed (The reading voice software cannot be downloaded)

  If you are using firewall software, the reading voice software may not be downloaded. If this is the case, please check the setting of the firewall software

Speech response is slow.

  Responses may be delayed a little, or it may take time before speech starts, depending on Web page configuration.
Please wait a little until responses are made after you move the mouse.

Speech is not correct.

  Speech errors may occur depending on the sentence that is read.
This happens because the voice synthesis engine of Easy Web Browsing is not compatible.

Speech omits some portion of a page. Easy Web Browsing speaks text not pointed to by the mouse pointer. off the point.

 

Some pages do not allow speech depending on page layout.

(Page layout: Represents page configuration, and ways of creating pages)

Reading ignores the designated speech point.

 

Pages cannot be read if the page contains text that is coded with HTML. This can happen in a case such as a page containing the contents of a mail magazine. A page must be read as a block from the beginning to the end at all times, irrespective of a point that is designated on that page.

(Mail magazine: Magazine that is regularly issued to subscribers via e-mails.)
(HTML: Language used to build and display Internet pages.

Operation buttons and the setting panel have disappeared.

  If Easy Web Browsing has been used for a long time, the button display may disappear in while you are browsing. Click any vacant point on the button or in the setting panel.

When the screen is magnified, the page layout is corrupted

  Depending on a page configuration, a page layout may be substantially corrupted when a page is magnified. Please note that this is due to the way the page is created.

A change of style is not reflected after the page is moved.

  A response may be delayed a little, or it may take time to adjust a style or screen magnification, depending on page configuration.
Please wait while the change in style is reflected.

Responses are slow when pages or a magnification rate is changed

 

When responses are slow, you can quicken processing by setting "Do Not Adjust Scroll Bar Width" as follows:

  1. Display the setting screen by pressing the "Setting" button.
  2. Press the Display button, and then press the Screen Configuration tab.
  3. With "Scrollbar width", select "Do adjustment" by clicking it.
  4. Press "Finish" to close the setting screen.

Character strings cannot be selected with the mouse

 

To enable the selection of character strings with the mouse, do the following setting:

* Note : With this setting, no reading is done.

  1. Display the setting screen by pressing the "Setting" button.
  2. Press the "Screen" button, and then press the "Magnification" tab.
  3. Turn off "Display Magnified Characters While Being Read" by unchecking it.
  4. Display the "Speech" Function tab by pressing the "Speech" button.
  5. Turn off "Enable Speech" by unchecking it.
  6. Press the "Others" button, and then press the "Others" ta.
  7. Turn off "Enable mouse dragging scroll" by unchecking it.
  8. Press "Finish" to close the setting screen.

Furigana (phonetic transcriptions in kana) are not shown up to the end of a page

 

If the showing of furigana is stops before the end of a page, it may be attributable to one of the following reasons:

A. Because a page is being read, the showing of furigana is suspended : 

When reading starts, the showing of furigana is suspended. For continued showing of furigana, please suspend the reading or wait until the reading is finished.

B. The focus is not on the page : 

If the focus is not on the page, the showing of furigana is suspended. Please put the focus on the page on which you want furigana to be shown, such as by clicking the mouse in the margin of the page.

C. The processing for showing furigana is taking time : 

With a personal computer whose processing speeds are slow, it may take time to show furigana on a page that is complicated or that has long sentences. Please wait for a while after making sure that the processing for showing furigana is being done.

D. The processing for showing furigana is suspended for any other reason. : 

In cases like this, furigana may be shown up to the end of a page if you re-display the page such as by pressing the F5 key.

Furigana do not agree with speech

  Please note that there are cases in which furigana do not agree with speech.

Easy Web Browsing aborted with an error display.

  Restart Internet Explorer. If your PC does not respond, please turn it off and restart.

A page that should be open is not visible

 

If a page that should be open is not visible, it may be attributable to either of the following reasons:

A. The page is hidden behind the current page : 

Depending on timing, a page opened may be hidden behind the previous page. In cases like this, please try pressing the Tab key while holding down the Alt key. The intended page will appear after a number of tries.

B. The page cannot be opened because of the pop-up blocking function of Internet Explorer : 

With Windows XP SP2, the Google toolbar, or the like, Internet Explorer has a pop-up blocking function that automatically closes a page opened. Please temporarily clear these functions so that the intended page can be opened.

A page pop-up window is not displayed in front.

 

A pop-up window is not displayed in front even if it is opened.
Click the Back button.

(Window :An independent and small screen that is prepared at the startup of a program. An image and document are displayed on such screen.)
(Pop-up: To open a new window automatically and display separate contents. Or such window.)

Cannot return to the previous page from a pop-up window.

  On some pages, returning to the previous page is not possible from the pop-up window.
In this case, please restart by clicking the Default button, or return to the previous page by clicking the Back button three times or more.

A small window cannot be maximized when two or more pop-up windows are opened.

  One of the pop-up windows may not be maximized.
If you want to close this pop-up window, click the Close button on that page or, close the pop-up window by clicking x on the upper right corner of the window.

The magnified part moved upward incorrectly after the PC recovered from standby conditions.

 

When the PC is recovered from standby conditions, the text magnification part may move upward incorrectly.
In this case, please restart Easy Web Browsing.

(Standby: Conditions in which nothing is displayed on the screen by retaining the conditions immediately before the PC is turned off for the purpose of saving power consumption.)

Easy Web Browsing aborted because software that automatically closes pop-up ads was being used at the same time.

  If you use software that automatically closes pop-up advertisements together with Easy Web Browsing, browsing may abort when the pop-up ads are closed. In that case, exit the software that automatically closes pop-up ads, and do not to use it with Easy Web Browsing.

With Internet Explorer or other software, the toolbar is not displayed in place

 

When you are using a screen mode other than full screen, the toolbar and others of Internet Explorer and software started at the same time may be displayed out of place. To display them in place, please do the setting "Do Not Adjust Scroll Bar Width" as follows:

  1. Display the setting screen by pressing the "Setting" button.
  2. Press the "Screen" button, and then press the "Layout" tab.
  3. With "Scrollbar width", select "No adjustment" by clicking it.
  4. Press "Finish" to close the setting screen.

The start icon is not created on the desktop

 

If you are using security software, it may block the automatic creation of shortcuts on the desktop. Please check the settings of your security software.


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