moderated Re: How to close documents in JAWS 2020

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>


The issue is that the special screen reader modifier key, such as what is called the JAWS key, is not necessarily mapped to the insert key. Some users, particularly those without a numeric keypad, may choose to have the Caps Lock key assigned as their special modifier key. In that instance, the documentation would be both wrong and potentially confusing if it made references to using the insert key since that key could, potentially, be disabled.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
On 12/21/2019 3:19 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

Yes, this is certainly not a Jaws issue at all.

I think Freedom Scientific sets people up for confusion when they do things like rename keys.

The insert key is the insert key; it just so happens that insert plus a variety of keys are used as Jaws commands, but it is still the insert key.

NVDA does the same, in my opinion, stupid thing by calling the same key the NVDA key.






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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: How to close documents in JAWS 2020


And a big, "Oops, my bad!," on the ALT+F4 bit, which does, as Richard said, close a program.

But the principle of these being Windows keyboard shortcuts, unrelated to JAWS or any other screen reader, still stands.  Something else is afoot here.

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

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