moderated Re: JAWS 18 shifting focus on Windows 10

Curtis Chong


If you are running Windows 10, you really need to update your JAWS software.

As to your specific issue, if you are using a laptop with a touch pad in front of the keyboard, it is oftentimes helpful to turn off the touchpad to avoid accidentally touching it and yanking your focus away from what you are working on.

Open the start menu and search for "touch". Open Touchpad settings and turn off the touchpad by checking the appropriate box.


Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Donnacha McCarthy
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:29 AM
Subject: JAWS 18 shifting focus on Windows 10

Hi group,

I am having an issue with JAWS on windows 10 on my machine, when
accessing the desktop or start menu on windows 10 JAWS keeps moving
focus on the screen back to the taskbar -

I have tried hiding the taskbar in desktop mode via the taskbar
settings however this has had no affect.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar issue or is this just a issue
with JAWS 18 on Windows 10?


Donnacha McCarthy


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