Re: accessing jaws homepage

Jeanette McAllister PhD

Hi Judith,

Another option is to select the JAWS icon from your desktop (if you have one) by pressing spacebar (don’t open it), press your applications key and select “pin to taskbar); at this point you should be able to alt-tab to JAWS as well. I always use insert J so I do not understand why yours is not working properly.


Hope this helps!


Jeanette McAllister PhD

Assistive Technology Tutor/Support

Professional Placement Specialist

Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester



123 Sycamore Road

Franklin, VA 23851

Office:  757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708


Member-National Employment Committee – NFB


Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.  (Author unknown)



From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: accessing jaws homepage


Hello Judith:


Wat you call the JAWS Home Page, is in fact, the JAWS window of JAWS on your computer.


So, when you press, INSERT+J, from anywhere within Windows or any program, focus should be given to the JAWS window of the version of JFW you are using. When you use this command, JAWS should say:


JAWS context Menu, Options submenu


Home pages, are generally referred too as the initial page of a web site.




Dave Durber


----- Original Message -----

From: judith bron

Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:19 PM

Subject: accessing jaws homepage


I just got off the phone with Freedom.  I want to access the jaws homepage and they told me to hit insert plus J which sounds right.  However when I do this all I get is my version of jaws with no options.  Yes, my computer is in the process of being replaced but for now it’s the only game in town.  Is there another way to access the home page or options?  Thanks, Judit0068

Join to automatically receive all group messages.