moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber


Not being able to access the JAWS menue with the CAPS LOCK+J key combination, has never been addressed by the programmers of JAWS, with the result that it has never been fixed. I do not know about other users of JAWS but, I have suggested they fix the problem several times over the years. Seemingly, they think there is not enough cudos and self-praise for them, in fixing such a small problem.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Wolak" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:24 AM
Subject: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.



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