You are correct, JAWS key & F4 simply
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.
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jaws already has this
press the jaws key and
f4. this will unload and reload it.
From: David Griffith
Sent: Friday, March 06,
2020 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: unload and
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
Shutting down Jaws
within one session in these circumstances is also not always
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.
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Sent: 06 March 2020
Subject: Re: unload and
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@...>
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
Andrew J. LaPointe,
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Council on Aging
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Salem, MA. 01970
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