moderated Re: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Patrick Johnson


The CTRL W command works exactly like I want it to for closing windows
and returning to previous screens. I'll play around with the advanced
settings options to see if I can find a better option for my opening
files issue. For now keeping my downloads folder open and toggling
between it and the program I am working in is easy enough.

Thanks for the quick responses.


On 4/10/20, JM Casey <> wrote:
You can go to chrome settings, advanced, downloads, and activate that toggle
that says "ask where to save each download" or something, if you want a
Ctrl-j will also take you to your downloads "library".

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: April 10, 2020 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020


My experience with Chrome is that when I click on a download link, the file
is downloaded without any confirmation. The way to find out if it's arrived
in your system is to press shift-F6. If it's there, JAWS will speak its
name. Assuming your default is your downloads folder, you can also navigate
to that folder and confirm.

Robin answered your other question. I'd add that control-F4 closes an
individual window for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Patrick Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 9:27 AM
Subject: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Good morning group,

I am using Chrome on a Windows 10 machine with JAWS 2020 and I am having
trouble with the following tasks which I had no problem completing using
Firefox (which has gone completely flaky on my laptop).
Opening a file on a web page. In Firefox I could click a file link and I
would be given the option to open or save the file. Chrome does not give me
this option. According to web searches using CTRL+Enter and/or SHIFT+Enter
should do the trick. Neither option works for me.

Closing a window and/or going back to the previous window. In Firefox I
could use the File, Close Window to complete this task. As an example after
performing a Google search I click on a result and after reading it I want
to go back to the results page. Web searches have not turned up any viable

Thanks for everyone's help,


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