Personally as a feature request I would
prefer that Jaws has the same behaviour as NVDA. That is, with
NVDA running pressing control alt and N will close and restart
NVDA in one operation without any further intervention. Jaws
should do the same thing with control alt J.
This NVDA feature is very useful if for any
reason NVDA has stalled or speech has been lost. It clears up
these problems quickly and nicely as NVDA instantly restarts
itself with this forced restart.
In contrast if Jaws stalls you have to
first of all try and shut it down and then try to re-load it.
The exception to this is if Jaws itself recognises that it has
crashed in which case it will sometimes restart itself
without any intervention from the user. The drawback it that
it normally takes quite a time to come to this conclusion.
Shutting down Jaws within one session in
these circumstances is also not always straightforward.
Occasionally I have ended up with multiple Jaws icons on my
system tray as previous version have clearly failed to
completely unload, even though only one instance of Jaws is
A computer restart is normally required to
remove these multiple ghost instances of Jaws.
I would much prefer NVDA’s one shortcut
approach which in my experience never results in multiple
versions of NVDA trying to run in the background.
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The two ways I restart JAWS are as
One, press the Windows key and the letter
r to bring up the run box. Type jaws2020 and press enter.
JAWS should come up talking.
Two, press the windows key and the letter
m to bring up the desktop. Press j for JAWS and press enter.
The only thing to remember with the desktop method is if you
have other things that start with j on your desktop, you
might land on one of those.
Hi, I was using qread and decided to
unload jaws (jaws key f4. When I wanted to reload jaws,
I used control alt and j and it didn’t work. Is there a
new way of reloading Jaws now? I am using the latest
jaws 20. What I had to do was shut the computer and
restart and Jaws loaded at startup. Thank you for your
help. Also, I am most likely getting a used Romeo
Printer at Humanware. Thanks to everyone that helped me
sort all this…you are all great!! Andy and Shubert
Andrew J. LaPointe, President
Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
34 Raymond Ave.
Salem, MA. 01970
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