moderated Re: Seamlessly switching from JAWS to NVDA on the fly


Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Boy, you had me worried there, I have already been wrong twice this year and it's only just August! Had I been wrong with this there would have been no more room if I wanted to end this year with no more than 3 times 😊

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Seamlessly switching from JAWS to NVDA on the fly

 

You are right.

They dropped it I think with either Jaws 2021 or 2020.  There were too many complaints about Jaws not respecting the hotkey setting when updating and such.

 

I forgot about that because I always just go ahead and recreate control+alt+j when needed.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Richard

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-----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:06 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Seamlessly switching from JAWS to NVDA on the fly

 

Hi Richard, I might be wrong here, but I don't think the Jaws shortcut has a default shortcut associated with it. Of course it's easy to do by going to the properties of the shortcut on the desktop and assigning either Alt + Control + J or, my personal preference, Control + Shift + J.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner

Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:45 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Seamlessly switching from JAWS to NVDA on the fly

 

Jaws default hotkey to close Jaws is insert+f4.  There is a setting that you can make it so there is no confirmation, it just goes away.  Otherwise, there will be an OK to hit confirming you want to close Jaws.

 

The hotkey for NVDA is insert+q.  That too has an option to have it close without confirmation.

 

Normally, the default hotkey to start Jaws is Control+alt+j though that is customizable.

NVDA defaults to Control+alt+n, but again, tha tis customizable.

 

You need never go to the desktop to accomplish what you want.

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Richard

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-----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj

Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:30 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Seamlessly switching from JAWS to NVDA on the fly

 

Hi,

 

I sometimes switch over to NVDA from JAWS, in order to determine how it deals with something that jaws is struggling with. But the process to do so is slightly cumbersome. It requires going to desktop, turning off jaws, turning on nvda and then going back to where I was.

 

Is there a way to switch on the fly? Or at least to turn JAWS and NVDA on and off?

 

 

Warmly,

Rahul

 

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Rahul Bajaj

Senior Resident Fellow,

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi, India Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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