Re: How to shut off JAWS when sightlings want to use your computer?


you need to unload JAWS from memory because by putting JAWS to sleep,
JAWS is quiet but still is interfacing with the display.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) []
Sent: Monday, Oct 24, 2016 1:52 PM EST
Subject: How to shut off JAWS when sightlings want to use your computer?

I haven’t used it much, but I think a quick, safe way is JAWS, Spacebar,
S. this should toggle.

I’m still chuckling about sightlings; sounds like Mork—nannu, nannu!


*From:* [] *On Behalf Of
*Delaunay Christophe
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:35 AM
*Subject:* Re: How to shut off JAWS when sightlings want to use your

Hi Michael,

First, 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 properties.

Then, tab 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

*From:* [] *On Behalf Of
*Mike Ulrich
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:01 PM
*Subject:* How to shut off JAWS when sightlings want to use your computer?

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 your computer!

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

Home Phone: 239-540-7431

Cell phone: 239-565-5845

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