check whether the Jaws shortcut you should have on your
desktop has a shortcut key or not. In order to do so,
select it and press <alt+enter> to display its
twice. You should hear “Shortcut key (hotkey):” and
something more. If this additional information is simply
<none>, type a key on your keyboard, (the letter j
for instance). Then, tab away from this item, and
shift+tab back to it. You should now hear “Shortcut key
(hotkey): ctrl+alt+j”. “j” could be replaced with the
letter you typed.
If it’s ok,
tab until the Ok button and press <enter>.
In order to
check if it works, try pressing it. Jaws cannot be
launched twice but it should inform you about such an
attempt, for instance, by placing you into the Jaws
window or opening the Jaws context menu, (depends on
whether you choose to minimize jaws in the taskbar on in
the notification area).
Now, if it
works, you can confidently type <jawskey+f4> in
order to shut jaws down. After your sighted friend gives
you back your computer, simply type the hotkey you
previously defined and jaws should restart soon.
HTH, Have a
nice day. ChD
So every now and then one of my sighted
friends comes over and wants to check something out on the
internet. But she’s always complaining about my
eloquence’s voice program running with JAWS.
So what’s the fastest and best way to
shut JAWS down, and the fastest and best way to bring it
back up, after she’s done?
I know way back when, on a different
computer, I had someone put on some short cut keys to
disable JAWS, once disabled you could just hit those short
cut keys again, and JAWS would come back up.
So how do I go about setting this up
again on my current laptop?
Although, it’s kind of funny listening
to a sightling freak out; when having to listen to
eloquence going a thousand miles an hour while working on
ordinary average blind guy!
Insight for Blindness”
of the Blind