Re: How to Get an "Applications Key" on a Lenovo Laptop?

Ed Marquette <marquette.ed@...>

I see I am not responding to the latest message here. So, someone
may have pointed this out (and I just missed it), but the below
steps did not seem to work.
First, I had to plug in a regular U S B full keyboard. Otherwise
JawsKey plus 8 on the home row simulates a left mouse click.
Perhaps I didn't have to do the keyboard, but I had one handy. I
think JawsKey plus 8 just brings up Keyboard manager.
Second, Alt plus H, on my system, brought up help topics, not a
key assignment menu.
Third, I think the command is control plus a, not Alt plus H, but
I couldn't get that to work either.
I'm going to try to check out keyboard manager in JAWS Help. I've
not messed with that very much.
Happy computing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of
Negoslav Sabev via Jfw
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:51 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Negoslav Sabev
Subject: Re: How to Get an "Applications Key" on a Lenovo Laptop?


Here is a very easy way to remap the print screen key on Lenovo
with JFW.

1. Press insert+8 on the number row from anywhere. JFW keyboard
manager will open.
2. Press ctrl+alt+d to load the default .jkm file. You should hear
that the default file is loaded.
3. Be sure that you are on the default section by pressing insert+
up arrow.
4. tab once to enter the list of script key assignments.
5. Find "SendApplicationKey" by pressing the first few letters.
6. Press alt+h to open the dialog for changing the key assignment.
7. press the print screen key to assign it.
8. Press tab to go to ok and enter to confirm it.
9. Press ctrl+s to save and alt+f4 to close.


On 8/21/15, Ed Marquette via Jfw <> wrote:
This depends on which Lenovo model you are using. You can
swap the insert key and the applications key. Since insert is
typical insert key, that may not be entirely desirable; however,
the laptop keyboard, the capslock key becomes the JAWS key.
upon personal preference, this may be a good way to get both a
key, which you absolutely need, and an applications key, which
pretty handy.
The insert key, when it is not the JAWS key, is pretty useless.
Though, I would love to replace the print screen key with
useful. I don't think I've ever found a use for the print
screen key.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of
Haetir via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:32 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Soronel Haetir
Subject: Re: How to Get an "Applications Key" on a Lenovo

Right click though is WHEREVER THE mouse happens to be. The
application menu is triggered where the keyboard is focused.

You could of course route the jaws to PC cursor before doing the
click but that is even more cumbersome than shift+f10.

On 8/20/15, Ann Byrne via Jfw <> wrote:
Often the right click and applications menus are the same. Not
always, but often.
eAt 08:33 AM 8/20/2015, you wrote:

My Lenovo L440 laptop has no "Applications Key" as is found on

standard keyboard. The Applications Key functions like a right
click. So, how does someone do this without an Applications
Or, perhaps better, how can someone make a key on the Lenovo
the Applications Key?



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