moderated Re: Question: How to Use the On Screen Keyboard with JAWS

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

Hello, again.

I am now able to get the on-screen keyboard to appear. For whatever reason it was not appearing at the time when I first wrote this message but I can now get it to work. I am still noticing some problems, however, and wonder if others have noticed this, as well.

First, I always have to double-tap the letter in order for it to be entered. What I want is for the letter or character to be entered as soon as I lift my finger off of the screen. I have found the setting which adjusts this mode from within Settings Center but this setting is not being respected and I am uncertain as to why.

Also, the characters and words are not being echoed as they are being entered, in spite of the fact that I have it set to do so in Settings Center under the Touch Navigation section. Does anybody know why this might be?

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 6/23/2019 10:19 AM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hello. I'm running JAWS 2019 using Windows 10 build 1803 on a Dell Lattitude 2-in-1 device with a touch screen, along with a detachable keyboard.

I have been asked to deliver a demo regarding the touch screen gestures used by JAWS. As I make my way through the relevant help topic in the JAWS help system I am having little difficulty with most of the gestures, except for one. I am not able to invoke the on-screen keyboard using the four finger swipe down/up gesture. At first I had wondered if the on-screen keyboard would not be available if the physical keyboard was attached. However, even after removing the keyboard the gesture still doesn't work. I have so far tried doing this in Word 365 and in Wordpad. What's the secret to accessing the on-screen keyboard? Should it not work in Word and in Wordpad? I welcome any feedback from any users who have experience with this.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

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