Re: need help unmuting volume


Not such a good suggestion, I just muted my volume and started Narrator and heard nothing. Starting Narrator at least on my laptop did not unmute the volume, I know this for sure because when I unmuted it (I simply use the appropriate function keys on my keyboard) Narrator as well as Jaws were running. This is also aother small issue, Narrator will start and run with Jaws, but then you have both screenreaders running and potentially conflicting.
Anybody who has a laptop should also learn about which function keys mute the volume and which function keys turn volume up and down, I have yet to see a laptop who doesn't have this feature. At best if your function keys behave as traditional function keys or if you have done something to make them behave this way, you have to press the FN key along with whichever function key to get the Mute, Volume Up and Volume Down functions. On my Asus Zenbook FN+F10 mutes/unmutes the volume, FN+F11 is volume down and FN+F12 is volume up. This can be useful if you use a USB soundcard because I am pretty sure the screen refresh command, Jaws Key + Escape, will only unmute the default soundcard in the computer and not any other soundcards or USB devices such as USB speakers or headsets.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:31 AM
To: harshalgips@...
Subject: Re: need help unmuting volume

All suggestions are great!

No one has mentioned that if you are using Windows 10 you can hold down Control + Window Key and press Enter to bring up Narrator which will then give you speech access to your computer to get to your volume control and un-mute your sound.

Original message:
just a trick,
if you feel that, the volume got muted, open the run dialogue and type
the command, "sndvol" and press enter and wait for 2 to 3 seconds.
now, the volume tray opens, just press the home key. the volume will
be raized.
note: in this process, do not press any key other than the home key
once the volume tray opens. if you press tab or shift tab, there might
be a chances of shifting your focus.

On 3/7/19, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:
Jaws key + Escape sounds a lot easier and less problematic than
restarting the computer. If a bunch of applications are open the
computer may not even restart because it may ask the user to save
their work or shut down some application and if there is no sound
you'd just sit there and wait not knowing what's going on.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: need help unmuting volume
Hi, Jed. Another way besides INSERT plus ESCAPE to unmute JAWS is
simply to restart the computer. When JAWS comes up, if the computer
has been muted, or the volume has been turned down all the way, JAWS
will automatically unmute the computer, and turn up the volume enough
so that you may hear how to get to the volume and raise it further.
It is not necessary in this instance to use JAWS key and ESCAPE to
unmute. It happens automatically when JAWS starts.
Bill White
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jed
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: need help unmuting volume
If anyone knows the command, it would be awesome
On 3/6/19, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:
On my HP laptop, its f6 by itself.
I'm constantly muting my sound, including jaws, by accident.
So, I wish I could change this keystroke.
Does anyone know of an easy, accessible way to do this?
I have a feeling it'll help both of us.
On Mar 6, 2019, at 9:42 PM, Jed Barton <jed@...> wrote:
Hey guys,
OK, just had a major problem. I have no idea how i did it.
Fortunately someone was able to help me out of it, but i muted my
system volume. Curious, when this happens, what is the keystroke
to hit with the latest jaws to unmute everything?

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