Re: Jaws and "Combo Boxes"

Debby Hill

The combo boxes you are having problems with change the content of the screen as you move in them. One way to handle it is to use alt_down arrow to open it and then continue to hold down the alt key as you arrow down the box. If it is coded correctly (ha ha) that should keep you from jumping to the wrong choice. When you come to the choice you want, press enter. (Space bar might also work) and that should lock in the correct choice.


Hope this helps!




From: [] On Behalf Of DAN REID
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws and "Combo Boxes"


space bar to open and then arrow to the correct number.  then hit enter or escape to close.

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Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:18 PM

Subject: Re: Jaws and "Combo Boxes"


What keystroke do you use to open combo boxes? For the most part the correct keystroke is Alt+Up Arrow to open and Alt+Down arrow to close, sometimes enter works to open and close a combo box and sometimes you can just start arrowing up or down or use first letter navigation.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:28 AM
Subject: Jaws and "Combo Boxes"

Are any of you having issues with “combo boxes?” They used to work fine, but in recent months they have been giving me trouble. Some still work fine; others work now and then, but I have to struggle with them. I don’t know if it’s the fault of JAWS or updated websites. The two most important sites where I depend on them are my bank, for transferring funds, and my Spectrum mail server (, where I transfer messages from my inbox to various folders. For example, I have 3 folders that begin with the same letter, and guess what happens? Yep, it always goes to the wrong one. I’m getting frustrated and wonder if there’s a better way of working around this annoyance. Any thoughts?

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