moderated Re: How to close documents in JAWS 2020


I don't get it. for example, if you want to summon the JAWS window and
you're told to press the modifier with the j, the same is achieved by
pressing the insert with j. I agree with Richard. it's just plain
stupid. an insert key is an insert key no matter what it's called.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel []
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 3:29 PM
Subject: How to close documents in JAWS 2020
I get why JAWS and NVDA both refer to their primary control key as the
JAWS and NVDA key, respectively.  What that key is depends entirely on
the keyboard layout you are using, and being able to write documentation
such that it's JAWS+Modifier or NVDA+Modifier is far easier than saying
INSERT or CAPS LOCK plus modifier all over the place.

I've also come to expect that most screen reader users are aware of
having two keyboard layout options even if they've only ever used one of
the two.  I haven't had a laptop without a number pad in ages, so even
on laptops I use desktop keyboard layout, where INSERT is the JAWS or
NVDA key, respectively.

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

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