moderated Re: How to close documents in JAWS 2020

Richard Turner

I had not paid much attention to this thread but since it was continuing I read through all the posts.


To close a document in Windows, you can use either Control+w or control+f4.  Both keystrokes close the current window/document.


Alt+f4 exits a program which of course will also close a document, but it actually exits the program.


So, in Word, if you want to just close a document and keep word open, use control+w or control+f4.


Like Brian and others have said; if your function keys are not behaving, that isn’t Jaws, especially if you just upgraded to Jaws 2020.







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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: How to close documents in JAWS 2020


And, for the record, ALT+F4 is a Windows keyboard shortcut, completely unrelated to the screen reader in use (or not in use), so unless someone did something to do a custom remapping, which is not easy, it's not likely to be the screen reader at the root of the problem.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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