Re: Using an external numeric keypad with Jaws and encountering some problems
Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
The reason the Star and Slash say left and right mouse is that, these are the keys for the left and right mouse in JAWS.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
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Subject: Re: Using an external numeric keypad with Jaws and encountering some problems
I know I can do this, but it then kind of defeats the purpose and convenience intended by having the external keypad with the extra going back and forth and additional step.
I don’t mind trying another model if it perhaps makes a difference, but if these are universal issues, then what would the point be then?
I was hoping there were some Jaws users with a numbers/accounting background who maybe know of a particular external pad that doesn’t present these issues or if there’s some sort of keymapping/overriding one can do get get it to work as intended.
When numlock is set to off, then when it’s used as the traditional navigation keypad, everything works quite well, but that would be reduntant. I’m not inclined to use the external pad as the navigation keys and the laptop/desktop keyboard numpad as the 10-key either.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Bill White
Hi, Cristóbal. When you want to enter the Star or Slash, try the JAWS Pass through key first, JAWS key plus three on the numbers row of the laptop.
I do a lot of number typing and because of this, I finally got tired of toggeling the numlock key on and off and forgetting what it was on. I decided to get an external numeric keypad and using it for the data entry part and leaving the onboard numpad as the navigation keys.
Anyway, I ended up buying the Jelly Comb wireless model: https://www.amazon.com/Jelly-Comb-Wireless-Receiver-Compatible/dp/B01HLTH7YE
The computer recognizes it fine with the little wireless dongle, but I’m finding that when I try to use it, Jaws will say “numlock off” for every single number on the 10-key when in the number state. Also, regardless if numlock is on or off, the / and * keys above #8 and 9 will activate as left and right mouse click. Not good if you want to punch in dates.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone’s actually using an external numeric keypad be it this one or some other model and if there’s either a fix for these particular issues or maybe there’s a specific model that plays well with Jaws?
I can even live with the numlock off announcement thing if I really, really had to, but the left and right mouse button thing I find really disruptive since without it, there’s no quick and convenient way to punch in dates.