moderated Re: Date and time

Kevin Minor


I have an Asus Zen Book laptop, and, like many others, the function keys were set so FN had to be pressed with them to do things like JAWS control. To fix this, I learned that FN+ESC would solve the problem. It fixed it for me, and if I ever want things back the way they were, I just press that key combination again.

Just sharing.

Kevin, Valerie and Jilly

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: Date and time

Sometimes the special function keys setting can be changed in
control pannel under keyboard in the function keys category and other times this setting would need to be changed in BIOS which is inaccessible to screen readers.
I would begin in the control panel under keyboard link and see if there is any tab when pressing control tab that states function keys tab.
You could also try pressing the fn key to the left of the space bar with escape to disable it temporarily while you press insert f12 for example to check time.

On 2/15/21, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <> wrote:
Hi: can I change that back?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn /
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Date and time

I wonder if your function keys got turned to the other functions, like
volume and such.
Try using the special FN key, usually left of the space bar, along
with F12.
Otherwise, you can do insert + B for the task bar and arrow to the
time if you have it set to display the time there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John J. Fioravanti, Jr." <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 9:36 AM
Subject: Date and time

Hi: I'm having a problem with my function keys on my laptop, so
insert+f12 doesn't say date and time. Is there any other way for jaws
to give me this information?
Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Lee Anne
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 08:22 AM
Subject: Re: Closing Word with Jaws

No worries! The only dumb question is the one not asked. To close
Word ALT-f followed by x or up arrowing 1 time to exit.

Lee Anne

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of John J.
Fioravanti, Jr.
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 8:20 AM
Subject: Closing Word with Jaws

Good morning: I have a problem with my f4 key on my laptop keyboard. I
know this should be obvious but how can I completely close word other
than with

Shai Wolman
Wolman technologies
Providing training to children and adults that empowers them to be productive and successful with their assistive technology/computing tasks.

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