Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>

Thank you. I copied the instructions and went through them fronm Braille.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: Page, Aaron []
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Hi Carolyn,

I have found that I have to make all of the notification tray icons visible in order for them to be seen by JAWS. By default Windows will collapse the notification tray and I believe JAWS may not be seeing the icons when they are collapsed. Here are the steps in Windows 10:

1. Press Windows+b
2. Use arrows to move to the date/time
3. Press Shift+F10 or press your application key and select Properties 4. Tab to and select the Customize button 5. Tab to and select "Select which icons appear on the task bar"
6. Press Tab then Ctrl+Home to move to the "Always show all icons in the notification area" button (this is read as "button" by JAWS but behaves as a checkbox) 7. Press Spacebar to check the box

As soon as you check the box you can press Insert+F11 to view your complete list of system tray icons. I have done this on all of my computers using JAWS. Hope this helps!

Aaron M. Page

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold []
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

When I press Insert F11, it says Select a Systems Tray Item, one of two. When I hit Windows B, it gives me the notifications, systems tray, time, stuff about Lenovo, way more selections.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir []
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

jaws+f11 gives a dialog with the tray items in a list, along with
buttons that allow a left single click, left double click or right single click. win+t actually puts focus in the tray area and you have to use regular jaws keys to do clicks.

And jaws 17 did not change what occurs for me in any appreciable way.

I looked at my key bindings and see that Say System Tray is not bound.

On 1/4/16, Carolyn Arnold <> wrote:
Insert F11 gives me Network 3 Internet Access (one of two, it says)
and Speakers 54 percent, but if I do Windows B, I get a lot of information.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Kriegler []
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

I don't have this problem with Jaws 17. Insert-F11 works as it always
has. Sounds like you either need to perform a Jaws Repair or
something else is going on with your system.


Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:08 PM
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...


Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS
17 is the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS
16, to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11".
However, this simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but,
you cannot take any action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with
the "SaySysTray" command, you could "do something" with the items on
the SysTray, e.g. open the "context menu" to "safely remove hardware",
access network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be
gratefully welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS
17 issues, "I'll be back"!

Soronel Haetir

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