Re: Making JAWS announce shortcut sequences

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

Hi, Brian. I’m using JAWS 2018, latest update, and all my controls are still announced with shortcut sequences. It sounds as if JAWS on the system you are using has been customized in some way, and the personal settings are blocking announcement of these key sequences.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: Making JAWS announce shortcut sequences


Update:  Sadly, tweaking the access keys settings to all didn't change a thing.

I know darned well that at one time when you traversed the ribbon the "end of shortcut" sequence for the control on which you've landed was announced.  I rely on that as far as a student's ability to keep adding to their own "greatest hits" list as they find controls they use all the time.  It doesn't help to know if, for instance, in Microsoft Word that the font is in the Home Ribbon, Font Group, and that you can get to it "the long way" each time rather than knowing that if you hit ALT+H,FF will instantly take you there.  I need that FF to somehow be announced when you land on that control, and NVDA still does it by default.  I know JAWS can, too.


Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

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