moderated Re: jaws quick / hot key


 

Do this:

 

1. Press Jaws Key + J for the Jaws menu then H for Help and J for Jaws help Topics (of course you can also arrow to Help, right arrow to expand, arrow to Jaws help Topics and right arrow to expand)

2. Arrow down to Settings Center Book, closed and right arrow to expand it

3. Arrow to Speech on Demand Book, closed and right arrow to expand it

4. Arrow down to “topic Speech on Demand”, press enter to select it and then press F6 to jump to the content panel where you find all the information.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws quick / hot key

 

Hi, Sieghard. How did you bring up the help for speech on demand? When I enter Speech On Demand into the help topics, all I get back in response is a topic which directs me to JAWS Keystrokes.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws quick / hot key

 

Also never forget that all of this is covered in detail in Help > Jaws Help Topics. In this case here is what is said about speech on demand:

 

Speech On Demand

Speech On Demand is a feature that allows you to limit the amount of JAWS speech you hear as you navigate windows and documents or perform other actions using hot keys. By default, when using Speech On Demand, JAWS only announces actions that are associated with a limited set of hot keys. In addition, mouse echo and typing echo are still available, which allows JAWS to read text that you point to with the mouse pointer and speak characters and words as you type. You can quickly toggle between Speech On Demand and full speech using a convenient layered command, or even make Speech On Demand the default speech mode when JAWS starts.

For JAWS users who rely heavily on Braille or for users of Fusion that can see well enough to use the screen for tracking focus, too much speech can be overwhelming while navigating using the keyboard and mouse. However, users still want to be able to use speech to read once they have moved to a location on the screen, or just checking a Window Title, column heading in a table or spread sheet, or even reading the time from the System tray. In both these situations, Speech On Demand can be very helpful. You will find that switching applications with ALT+TAB or using ARROW keys to move through a document are silenced. Speech is only triggered when using a limited set of reading commands such as speaking the current character, word, line, paragraph, or doing a Say All. You also have the option to completely turn off speech.

Layered commands to toggle Speech On Demand or Mute Speech:

  • Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by S to toggle the speech mode between Full Speech and either Speech On Demand (the default) or Mute Speech.
  • Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+S while Full Speech is disabled to toggle between Speech On Demand and Mute Speech.

By default, JAWS always returns to Full Speech when restarted after these keystrokes have been used. To make permanent changes to the default settings, do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
  2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
  3. In the tree view, expand the Speech Options group.
  4. Press the SPACEBAR on Speech Mode to change the default choice between Less Speech or Full Speech. Full Speech is selected by default.
  5. Press the SPACEBAR on Less Speech Options to change the default choice between Mute Speech or Speech On Demand. Speech On Demand is selected by default.
  6. Expand the Speech On Demand Options group.
  7. If you do not want any reading hot keys to speak with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to clear the Allow Reading Commands check box. Reading commands are spoken by default.
  8. If JAWS Mouse Echo is enabled and you want to hear text as you move the mouse with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to select the Allow Mouse Echo checkbox. This checkbox is cleared by default.
  9. If JAWS Typing Echo is set to Characters, Words, or Characters and Words and you want to hear what you are typing with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to select the Allow Typing Echo check box. This checkbox is cleared by default.
  10. Choose OK to save your changes and close Settings Center.

Note: When set to Speech On Demand or Mute Speech, all sounds played by JAWS are also muted. This includes the sound heard when pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR to enter Layered Keys mode as well as the sound heard when completing an address in Outlook.

Designated Reading Commands

The tables below list the preset designated reading commands for Speech On Demand. These include commands available in all applications as well as commands specific to Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Description

Command

Keyboard Help

INSERT+1

  

Say All

INSERT+DOWN ARROW

  

Read current character

NUM PAD 5

Read current word

INSERT+NUM PAD 5

Read next word (remains silent in Word documents and editable Outlook messages)

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

  

Read previous word (remains silent in Word documents and editable Outlook messages)

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

  

Read current line

INSERT+UP ARROW

Read from the beginning of the current line to the active cursor

INSERT+HOME

Read from the active cursor to the end of the current line

INSERT+PAGE UP

Read current sentence

ALT+NUM PAD 5

Read current paragraph

CTRL+NUM PAD 5

Read current table cell

ALT+CTRL+NUM PAD 5

Read prompt for current control

INSERT+TAB

Read window title

INSERT+T

Read bottom line of window

INSERT+PAGE DOWN

Read top line of window

INSERT+END

Read selected text

INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Say system time

INSERT+F12

Increase voice rate and save

ALT+CTRL+WINDOWS Key+PAGE UP

 

Temporarily increase voice rate (previously saved rate is restored when switching applications)

ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP

Decrease voice rate and save

ALT+CTRL+WINDOWS Key+PAGE DOWN

Temporarily decrease voice rate (previously saved rate is restored when switching applications)

ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Repeat last Skype notification

INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R

Restrict current cursor

INSERT+R

Read contents of dialog box

INSERT+B

Read word in context

INSERT+C

Say current access key

SHIFT+NUM PAD 5

Say color

INSERT+5

 

Description

Command

Say cell navigated to in formula

CTRL+NUM PAD 5

Say input message for current cell

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Read current row

INSERT+SHIFT+UP ARROW

Read from the beginning of the row to the current cell

INSERT+SHIFT+HOME

Read from the current cell to the end of the row

INSERT+SHIFT+PAGE UP

Read current column

CTRL+INSERT+UP ARROW

Read from top of column to the current cell

CTRL+INSERT+HOME

Read from current cell to the bottom of the column

CTRL+INSERT+PAGE UP

Say coordinates of active cell

INSERT+C

Say formula

CTRL+INSERT+F2

Report gridline status

ALT+SHIFT+G

Read row total

INSERT+DELETE

Read column total

INSERT+ENTER

Say column title

ALT+INSERT+SHIFT+C

Say row title

ALT+INSERT+SHIFT+R

Say coordinates for the range of visible cells

ALT+SHIFT+V

Read cell comment

ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE

Describe cell border

ALT+SHIFT+B

Read cell hyperlink

ALT+SHIFT+H

Read monitor cells

ALT+SHIFT+1 through 0

 

Description

Command

Toggle Navigation Quick Keys

INSERT+Z

Read mistake and suggestion

INSERT+F7

Say line and column

INSERT+DELETE

Say column title

ALT+INSERT+SHIFT+C

Say row title

ALT+INSERT+SHIFT+R

Read current column

ALT+WINDOWS Key+PERIOD

Read current row

ALT+WINDOWS Key+COMMA

Say first cell in column

INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by T, and then ALT+1

Say first cell in row

INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by T, and then ALT+5

Say field

CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD 5

Announce comment

ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE

Announce footnote

ALT+SHIFT+E

Announce revision

CTRL+INSERT+R

Describe border around the currently selected text

ALT+SHIFT+B

Say language in use

ALT+CTRL+A

 

Description

Command

Read mistake and suggestion

INSERT+F7

Read Outlook headers

ALT+1 through 0

Read current row

ALT+WINDOWS Key+NUM PAD 5

Read current column

ALT+WINDOWS Key+PERIOD

Say field

CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD 5

Toggle Navigation Quick Keys

INSERT+Z

Announce Outlook Info Bar

CTRL+INSERT+I

Say language in use

ALT+CTRL+A

 

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