moderated Re: What is a not well known but great JAWS commands


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi. The problem is that the JAWS key with down arrow is just a standard say all and doesn't do a true skim read. However, you can use Keyboard Manager to add your custom keystroke for either the skim read command or for the skim read dialog. The quickest way to enter Keyboard Manager is to press the JAWS key with the number 8 on the row of numbers, not the number 8 on the numeric keypad.
Once you're in the Keyboard Manager, press shift-control-D to open the default configuration.
Next, in the list of keys type st and look for the Start Skim Read hotkey. Pressing control-a allows you to add the keystroke to another key without removing it from its current hotkey.
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/27/2020 6:50 AM, David Diamond wrote:

When wanting to skim read a document or email post, I myself just use the JAWS key and down arrow.  I like to keep things simple rather then cross my hands, then holding up a finger to do something. 

 

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Sent: November 27, 2020 3:27 AM
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Subject: Re: What is a not well known but great JAWS commands

 

Leo, thanks so much for this tip as I also didn't know that this particular key opens the skim reading dialog. Once you have your rule set you can also press control-insert-down arrow to immediately begin skim reading. When Eric Damery first demonstrated the feature he had a great way to memorize the hotkey as he said to think of it as a controlled say all.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/27/2020 6:08 AM, Leo wrote:

hi, great topic, there are probably dozens of commands that are very useful, but we do not use them because we don't know them. Just right off the bat, I would put on the table the command for skim reading  document, it is mostly useful for long documents. The command is as follows:

jaws key plus control plus shift plus down arrow

 

 

Leo
 
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On 11/26/2020 6:59 PM, Mark wrote:

Just today I learned that if you turn JAWS help mode on with JAWS + 1  and then double tap a key command, you get a slightly different help description than if you press a key onces.  I had no idea about it.  Do you have any favourite but not well known JAWS commands? or commands that took you a long time to discover?

 


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