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OK, I have just deleted my JAWS 2020 short cut from my desk
top. I then went to Start All Programs JFW 2020 JAWS and hit the Context
menu. I did not find a Create Desktop shortcut option, so I went to
Properties Shortcut Tab and entered J for the shortcut key. I then tabbed
to Apply then hit OK. Then I exited JAWS 2020 and pressed Control+Alt+J
and it worked after a few seconds. Now, I do not have a desktop shortcut
for JAWS 2020 and none of my other desktop shortcuts work, but the hot key combo
works to restart JAWS.
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will
agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full
of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1,
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open
I also wonder if you might solve the problem by first deleting the JAWS
shortcut from your desktop. Next, copy a new shortcut from the start menu to the
desktop and reassign a shortcut key to the newly copied shortcut.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 7/17/2020 7:06 PM, Mike B wrote:
Why not go with, J2020, just to cut down on what you have to listen
to? And with subsequent version shortcuts you or someone else has on
their desktop, J19, J2018....
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
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the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
I skipped past several messages on this topic and so I don't
know if this suggestion was also made.
I used to have the problem of
the disappearing control-alt-j shortcut until an FS tech support guy told me
to rename the icon. Ever since, I've added the word "shortcut" in the icons
for every version of JAWS on my desktop. I'm trying to remember if I created
the control-alt-j shortcut before or after renaming the icon. I'm guessing I
do that first.
Example: JAWS 2020 shortcut
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Ann
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J
Not Working to Open JAWS
Sometimes that keystroke seems to get
lost. Doublecheck in properties that it is still assigned.
1. Go to
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
alt+enter. This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and
be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay. sometimes you get an
error message saying that only an administrator can make this change.
Okay the message, then you can okay the change.
6. While still on the JAWS
icon, press alt+enter again and check to be sure it worked.
At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:
>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
>Any assistance is