Re: cursors in jaws

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>

But what do you do to make the invisible cursor to operate?

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Shannon
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: cursors in jaws

I am by far and away no expert, but window eyes had one of
these two and it acted like a mouse only you can't click
with it. You can only read around the screen anywhere the
mouse could go. So you might use it instead of using the
virtual PC curser or the mouse pointer to look around while
leaving the other two alone.

I believe and I could be wrong, but if while using the
invisible cursor you find something you want you can route
the jaws/mouse cursor to the invisible cursor so you could
click if needed. Sent from my iPhone

On May 22, 2017, at 4:12 PM, Tim Ford <>

Thanks for the explanation! Since I am simply a regular
non-technical level JAWS users, it sounds like the invisible
curser has nothing for me? Does that sound accurate?

Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: cursors in jaws

The invisible cursor is for use in scripts, it allows script
code to perform a cursor operation without moving any of the
user cursors. I'm not even sure that there are keystrokes
that deal with the invisible cursor.

On 5/22/17, Tim Ford <> wrote:
How does one activate the invisible cursor, or am I
mis-reading the
material below? I find steps to activate each of the
other listed
cursers, but no such activation step listed for the
invisible curser.
Please explain, I am very curious to check this out! I
have used JAWS
since 1989, and have never tried nor understood its
function and capabilities.

Tim Ford

From: [] On
Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: cursors in jaws

Hi Don,

About JAWS Cursors, below all 4 of them are explained.
Navigating through Windows with JAWS is accomplished with
These cursors determine the focus of JAWS speech and are
directly linked with Windows cursors.

The PC Cursor - Follows Keystrokes
This cursor is linked to the keyboard functions of Windows
This is the cursor that is used when typing information,
through options in dialog boxes, and selecting options or
icons. As
you type information, the PC Cursor follows along with
each key you
press. If you are making a selection in a menu or dialog
box, the PC
Cursor highlights the currently selected object. The PC
Cursor is
activated by default when JAWS starts. If you are using a
cursor, pressing NUM PAD PLUS returns you to the PC

The JAWS Cursor - Follows Mouse Pointer The JAWS Cursor is
linked to
mouse pointer functions in Windows and other applications.
It is used
to read information the PC Cursor cannot read, such as
information. The mouse follows along with the JAWS Cursor
when it is
moved, and you therefore have access to information in an
window that is beyond the scope of the PC Cursor. To
activate the JAWS
Cursor, press NUM PAD MINUS.

The Virtual PC Cursor - HTML Environment The virtual PC
Cursor mimics
the functions of the PC Cursor, but is activated by
default when
entering an HTML document. The virtual PC Cursor speaks
the number of
frames in a document, and the number of links in the
frame. You can
switch between frames, and JAWS reads graphics labeled by
alt tags in
the HTML code.

Invisible Cursor

The JAWS cursor is basically the mouse cursor that is
visible on screen.
The invisible cursor can be moved around just like the
JAWS cursor to
view information. It works like the mouse cursor but can
not be seen
on screen or effect objects. Therefore you can not use
the NumPad /
(left mouse
click) or NumPad * (right mouse click) on an object. It
is useful to
read information without disturbing the mouse cursor. It
is also
useful to determine colors or whatever might change when
the mouse is over an object.

It will not cause ToolTips to pop up.

Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!

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

From: Don H <>


Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:17 AM

Subject: cursors in jaws

I am trying to do my best in learning JAWS under the help
and training
sections listed in the JAWS user interface. If I
understand it
correctly there three cursor modes in JAWS. I can find no
help topics
discussing them and how to use them. Can someone lead me
in the right
direction to learn all about cursors in Jaws.

Soronel Haetir

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