Re: If I pin a program to start, how can I get to it using Jaws?

Van Lant, Robin

I, too, pin to the Task bar in Windows 10.  I used to create shortcuts to desktop icons, but my work laptop requires admin rights to do this now.  I’ve also found recently that shortcuts don’t work as consistently as they did before, unless my focus is on the desktop.  Pressing Windows T for the Task Bar then the first letter of the program I want has become second-nature in recent months.



From: <> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: If I pin a program to start, how can I get to it using Jaws?


My view is, just because something can be done in Windows, it isn’t necessarily beneficial to do that thing.  I haven’t seen any advantages to pinning items to the start menu. For screen reader users, I am a big fan of pinning things to the task bar under certain conditions, and of using the desktop to launch programs.  These are more efficient ways. 


Any contrary viewpoints?


Thought-provoking reading:


From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: If I pin a program to start, how can I get to it using Jaws?


Hi, Jonas. What I do to get to the pinned items in Start menu is this:


1. Press Windows key.

2. TAB once.

3. Left and Right Arrow.

4. You will see some headings:


Life At a Glance


Play and explore


Control panel


5. Arrow up and down under these headings, and you will see the items you have pinned to the Start Menu.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 7:12 AM
Subject: If I pin a program to start, how can I get to it using Jaws?


So in win10 if you go to all apps, and arrow down to any app, open your context menu you have an option to pin to start!

Any hotkeys or how can I bring Jaws focus to the pin apps in my start menu?


Jonas Voll
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