I can answer the mute question.
Press insert+space, then s.
That puts it into Speech On Demand. So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.
That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.
I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.
You may want to call them.
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Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac
I recently purchased my first windows pc for over ten years and have jaws 2020. I also have a Focus braille display.
First of all, is there a way of navigating the screen using the focus display? Switching between display and keyboard is quite annoying, or perhaps I just need to get used to it. Also, how do I mute the speech and then unmute it again
Lastly, is there a document, or book [in brf or word] with help on how to use jaws? I don't do well with audio and prefer a written reference if possible.
Thank you so much for your help.