Re: disabling forms mode

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

That's more or less what the recent forms mode changes are meant to do. With the proper settings, you should be able to tab around, going in and out as needed. I enter data on Internet apps every day, and it's something that works for me with minimal effort most of the time. You can even tune your settings for individual sights. JAWS help, or a review of what's new in recent releases, covers this well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:03 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Carolyn Arnold
Subject: RE: disabling forms mode

You have a good idea, that I think would be good to be shared with Freedom Scientific. I don't mean to insinuate that they haven't given the problem thought, but your idea sounds like the ideal one.

Best from,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Sandra Streeter via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:54 PM
Cc: Sandra Streeter <>
Subject: disabling forms mode

Hello all:

I am a JAWS 16 user who has used JAWS for years. I’ve always found myself frustrated to have to press Enter anytime I want to start or stop entries in Forms Mode; sighted people can just type their info in, without the extra steps. Is there a way I could disable Forms Mode so that I could just type in the needed info? I am a fast typist and find that I go faster than the field can appear or disappear! It would be nice if, upon reaching a form field, JAWS could just say, “to field,” then you immediately type a person’s name, for instance... I’ve always been mystified about the purpose of Forms Mode: what issues was it designed to address? Any responses are appreciated.

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