Re: JAWS hotkey for sound

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

Perhaps this is what you are looking for:
• JAWS will now unmute your sound card automatically. In addition to refreshing the screen, pressing
INSERT+ESC now also checks the sound device being used by JAWS or Fusion to make sure it is not currently muted or has the sound level set to 0 percent.
If muted, it will be unmuted. Or, if the sound level somehow got set to 0 percent, this new feature will raise it to 50 percent, allowing you to recover
without getting assistance. The sound device is also checked every time JAWS or Fusion is restarted. If you purposely muted JAWS speech, there is not an
issue as this new feature only looks at the Windows setting for the sound card, not the JAWS speech settings.

That was from the What's new in Jaws 2018.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Saturday, September 1, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: JAWS hotkey for sound

Hello Everyone,

Please help me recall the JAWS hotkey to re-initialize a sound card.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: dragging and dropping with jaws

Focus on the item. Press ctrl-insert-numpad / (the simulated left mouse button) to "pick up" the item. Move to the desired location, and perform that keystroke again.

This might not work reliably for you. I don't know this software you mentioned, but you might want to see if there is an alternative way to perform the same action. Have you tried the standard cut and paste? Where do you get the items to drag from anyway? File explorer?

Have a look through the software documentation and see if you can pick up any clues.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Hunter Parker
Sent: September 1, 2018 10:06 AM
Subject: dragging and dropping with jaws

My name is Hunter, and I am new here. I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I run an internet radio station, and my streaming provider uses centovacast for the server. It has an auto dj feature, but when you want to add songs into a particular playlist, you have to drag it from your media folder, into the playlist. I was wondering if anyone knows an accessible way I can do that. Right now, I am using sighted assistance to do that. I hope you can help. Thanks.


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