moderated Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

John Covici

So, did you ever try another keyboard?

On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:22:03 -0400,
David Reynolds wrote:

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Never seen that. It could be useful, but on this occasion, no dice,


From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 24 July 2020 13:54
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

Here's a quick way to run Jaws 2020 with its default settings. This will determine if it's 1 of your settings that causing this or something else.

Hold down the, Insert key, then press the, spacebar, to activate the layered keystroke feature then press the letter, Z. This will temporarily bypass
your settings and put Jaws into it's factory default settings mode. This keystroke is a toggle so, press the key combination sequence again to go back
to your personal settings.

Temporary bypass using current User Settings and use JAWS factory default = Z.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!

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From: Timothy Appleby <>

To: <>

Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 5:15 AM

Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

Hi there, have you sent your jobs back to factory settings, that could also help in some ways. I know that’s a pain in the butt, but however that might only be the only way to restore all your JAWS settings. I hope this helps.

Sent from Tim’s iPhone 8

On Jul 24, 2020, at 9:02 AM, David Reynolds < <> > wrote:


Good idea, but same result,



From: <> < <> > On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: 24 July 2020 12:34
To: <>
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

Here’s a thought. Switch to the laptop keyboard layout and see if you can do it with capslock as the JAWS key. That’ll rule out if the problem is with your numpad 0.

From: <> < <> > On Behalf Of David Reynolds
Sent: July 24, 2020 6:25 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working


Other combinations work fine. When I press route jaws to pc, nothing happens, and jaws says nothing. However, it does switch on the jaws cursor.

Tried restarting jaws, and when that failed, restarted PC, all to no avail,



From: <> < <> > On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 24 July 2020 01:29
To: <>
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

It doesn’t sound crazy at all. Keyboards can short out very easily and that’s one of the primary symptoms – some of the keys will not work. A good reason not to eat and drink in front of your computer I guess *grins*…

But before we go there – what happens when you press jaws key + minus then? Does jaws announce anything? Or is it silent? DO other jaws key combinations work? What if you turn keyboard help on—can you use the combinationt hen?

Finally, you tried just restarting jaws and/or the computer?

From: <> < <> > On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: July 23, 2020 6:27 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

This might sound crazy, but test with another keyboard if you have an extra. I had a keyboard quit working with the Escape and numpad delete key. Different keyboard, back to working.


Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office | (APO)

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From: David Reynolds < <> >
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:03 PM
To: <>
Subject: Route jaws to PC no longer working


Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

Very grateful for any help with this,


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