moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber


It is, CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J,to open the JAWS Menue.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Van Lant, Robin via" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave, I don't see the conflict as a JAWS issue to fix. Because laptop layout assumes you do not have a numpad and uses the Caps lock key to allow your right hand on the QWERTY keys to act like a numpad for JAWS navigation, you would eliminate some of that functionality by repurposing the CAPS lock and J keys to open the JAWS menu. I ten to open the JAWS menu by going to the JAWS icon in the system tray and then using the application key to open the context menu. Now that I know of caps lock, shift control option suggested in earlier messages, I think that will become my new norm.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi Daniel,

This is one I learned from this list just a couple of days ago. The keystroke is Control + shift + caps lock to get to the menus from the JAWS laptop layout.

I also have a JAWS shortcut on my desktop, and if you just press enter on that you get into the menus. I also put JAWS in the tray, so I know this works.

I hope this helps.

Take care and stay safe!


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 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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