moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Pat Seed

Hi Larry and All,
Like you said, Larry, before installing any new version of JAWS, I always change the shortcut of the older version to be:
(control alt 0) for JAWS 2020,
(control alt 9) if it is JAWS 2019,
(control alt 8) if it is JAWS 2018, and so on.
Then I install the updated JAWS, which then, can use the
(control alt j).
This numbering system works great for using older versions of JAWS, because it is easy to remember, should I like to use an older version for something in particular.
Blessings and All the Very Best,

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS


Does she have other versions of JAWS on her PC that might be sharing that shortcut.

It has happened to me.

I had to check each version to see what the shortcut key was.

Sometimes you have to change it in older versions that might be on the computer in order for the version you are using to work properly.




From: <> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:23 AM
To: 'JAWS Main Discussion List' <>
Subject: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS


Hi all,


I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or something like that? If so, what do you do?


Any assistance is appreciated.





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