moderated Re: [External] Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber


The correct keystroke is, CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J, to open the JAWS menue.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Cook, Steve" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [External] Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Press control shift and caps lock key HTH

Thank You,
Steve Cook, CPM
Assistive Technology Consultant
Newsline Administrator
SC Commission for the Blind
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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak via
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 AM
Subject: [External] 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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