moderated Re: unload and reload Jaws?

Dan Longmore

Yes, that does work. Why I thought it did not work was because JAWS took a long time to reload. Then again, it's JAWS.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2020 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: unload and reload Jaws?

Bill's right, the keystroke is insert+windows+f4 to unload and reload JAWS. did you try it Dan?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Dan Longmore [mailto:danlongmore44@...]
To: <>
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:18 PM
Subject: unload and reload Jaws?
No, this combination quits JAWS and dumps from memory but a manual re
start from shortcut key or other options is required.


*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Bill White
*Sent:* Friday, March 6, 2020 7:13 PM
*Subject:* Re: unload and reload Jaws?

Hi, David. Try the following keystroke to unload and reload JAWS:

JAWS key plus WinKey plus F4.

Bill White

billwhite92701@... <mailto:billwhite92701@...>

*From:* <>
[] *On Behalf Of *David Griffith
*Sent:* Friday, March 6, 2020 4:01 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: unload and reload Jaws?

Not here.

I have ben using Jaws since 1999 and in all this time this keystroke on
my systems only unloads Jaws but does not restart it.

David Griffith

Sent from Mail <> for
Windows 10

*From: *netbat66 <mailto:netbat66@...>
*Sent: *06 March 2020 23:54
*To: * <>
*Subject: *Re: unload and reload Jaws?

jaws already has this option.

press the jaws key and f4. this will unload and reload it.

-----Original Message-----

From: David Griffith

Sent: Friday, March 06, 2020 3:42 PM

To: <>

Subject: Re: unload and reload Jaws?

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

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

has been lost. It clears up these problems quickly and nicely as NVDA

restarts itself with this forced restart.

In contrast if Jaws stalls you have to first of all try and shut it down

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

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 talking.

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.

David Griffith

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: ben

Sent: 06 March 2020 22:56

To: <>

Subject: Re: unload and reload Jaws?


The two ways I restart JAWS are as follows:

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.

I hope this helps.

On Mar 6, 2020, at 2:59 PM, Andrew J. LaPointe <alapointe89@...
<mailto:alapointe89@...>> wrote:

Hi, I was using qread and decided to unload jaws (jaws key f4. When I

to reload jaws, I used control alt and j and it didn’t work. Is there a

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

your help. Also, I am most likely getting a used Romeo Printer at

Thanks to everyone that helped me sort all this…you are all great!!
Andy and


Andrew J. LaPointe, President

Friends of the Salem Council on Aging

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Salem, MA. 01970

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