Re: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

Jonas Voll

At the minimum evry one needs at least a portable copy of NVDA on the system, for backup!

Jonas Voll
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Hunt
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

Hello. JawsKey+WindowsKey+f4 doesn’t work and JAWS doesn’t restart. If I start Narrator and kill the Jaws process I can restart Jaws. The problem is Narrator is too verbose in the Task Manager.

On Nov 29, 2017, at 9:39 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <> wrote:

Just starting Jaws may not be the solution if Jaws has crashed and is displaying some error message. For the most part if you wait long enough Jaws restarts by itself and by "long enough" I mean at least 30 or 40 seconds. After that you can try Jaws Key+Alt+F4, this unloads and reloads Jaws. If that doesn't work you can definitely try to simply launch Jaws either using the Run command as described, Windows+R then type Jaws18 or Jaws2018 and press enter or you can of course set a shortcut key combination like Control+Alt+J.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

I usually just do a run line command (windows key plus letter r) then type the word jaws followed by version number with no spaces between the word jaws and version number. So to start most current version, the run dialogue box would read following line:

Once typed simply hit enter and it is up and running.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

need to go to the JAWS window. from anywhere, you could press to
insert+f4 and press the spacebar, then control+alt+j or however you
to start JAWS.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 7:10 PM EST
Subject: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

What is the best way to regain speech if JAWS goes silent? IN later
versions of Window Eyes, I could just hit the launch hotkeys of
Control Alt W and WE would restart, but this doesn't' work with JAWS.
It seems that Control Alt J may be bringing up the JAWS home screen
(or whatever it's called) and then I can hit Alt F4 to close it, but
is this the best way?

Robin Van Lant | Sr. Program Manager
Strategy & Performance Management | Key Equipment Finance
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