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

Randy Barnett <randy@...>

Oh, I am not that patient!
I waited for maybe 30 seconds and figured I needed to do it again and it worked so I just do it that way. Smiley

On 12/1/2017 11:59 AM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Randy. I use JAWS 2018, and for me, it is not a two-step process. If I use WINDOWS Key plus JAWS Key plus F4, JAWS unloads, then reloads in about 60 seconds.

Bill White

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: best way to regain speech if JAWS is silent?

You have to use this key combo once to unload Jaws then again to reload
Jaws. It is a two step procedure. The second time it will start Jaws and
generate an error report to send to FS.
On 11/30/2017 5:32 AM, Paul Hunt wrote:
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 Robbins
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 Mario
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 want
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

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