I haven’t used it much, but I
think a quick, safe way is JAWS, Spacebar, S. this should
I’m still chuckling about
sightlings; sounds like Mork—nannu, nannu!
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Delaunay
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:35 AM
Re: How to shut off JAWS when sightlings want to use your
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
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.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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
So how do I go about setting this up again on my current
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
“Providing Insight for Blindness”
Florida Council of the Blind
Fundraising Committee Member
Home Phone: 239-540-7431
Cell phone: 239-565-5845