Re: Application key

Soronel Haetir

I prefer doing the print screen remapping at the OS level rather than in jaws.

As for recent jaws versions, honestly, I have been happy with both 18
and 17 before that, maybe I've just lucked out.

On 3/6/17, Marquette, Ed <> wrote:
In JAWS Version 16, there used to be a way to assign a function to the Print
Screen key (an otherwise useless key).
The function was "Send Applications Key," and it was available in the Jaws
Keyboard Manager.
ALAS! Along with stability, this feature died with Jaws 17.
With the problems I've been reading about in Jaws 18, it seems that the last
stable Jaws version is 16. I try to use 17, but I find myself reverting
back to 16 frequently.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Soronel
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Application key

Thanks, I will definitely look at Acer the next time I am looking for a
laptop. My last couple laptops have been HP, I've been very happy with them
other than the keyboard quirks. Sad bit is, the physical case for this one
is slightly larger than my last laptop but the keyboard is crammed into less

Actually, given how little I move around I have been thinking about mounting
a regular desktop keyboard on some type of board (plywood or something
similar) and just not bothering with the laptop at all. This laptop doesn't
even have proper mouse button keys (you are supposed to be able to touch
some area of the pad but I've never bothered figuring that out) so I
wouldn't even be missing out on that.

On 3/6/17, Sieghard Weitzel <> wrote:
Bot my old Acer laptop has one (it is about 5 years old) and I just
bought a brandnew Asus Zenbook (the 15.6 inch model) and it has a
working application key as well as a number pad on the right side just
like a full-size keyboard. Only thing is that the Insert key (Jaws
Key) on the NumberPad is the same size as all the other keys and not
double wide as is usually the case on regular keyboards. It is
actually under the 2 on the numer pad on this laptop since the key to
the left of it (under the 1) is already the right arrow. This took a
bit of getting used to with respect to pressing key combinations like Jaws
Key+Up Arrow to read line or Jaws Key+Page Down etc.
My thumb always seems to want to wonder off to the left onto the right
arrow, but my muscle memory is starting to remember now.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Soronel Haetir
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: Application key

And it has been years since I have encountered a laptop that actually
has a proper application key. Rather than shift-f10 I end up remapping
the print screen key (totally different location but at least it is
still only one key).

If you can name a brand or line of full-sized laptops that still
include the application key I would be very interested.

On 3/6/17, david <> wrote:
Hello there;
If you want to use the applications key, You may need to add the
FNKey which is to the right of the ctrl-key on the left hand side.
This is on laptop's.

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Elaine Young
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:00 PM
Subject: Application key

The directions are correct about the application key, but for some
reason the application key on many keyboards, mine included, does not
work. It does nothing. You can use shift plus F10 instead.


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