moderated Re: JAWS cursor not being activated on laptop


Maybe you could reassign that key to do what it is supposed to do.
That won't address why it is happening, but if reassigning that key to do
its intended function works, then maybe that is all that is needed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sameer" <salatey@...>
To: "JFW Users" <>
Cc: "Tejas Mete" <tejasmete99@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2022 10:37 AM
Subject: JAWS cursor not being activated on laptop

Dear List Friends,

I request your assistance in solving a strange problem faced by one of
my students.

She is using a Windows 10 laptop with Windows updated to 2021H2 version
& JAWS 2022 updated with the April 2022 update. For the past few days,
she is unable to activate her JAWS cursor. When she presses the minus
key on her laptop numpad, JAWS stays silent & does not activate the JAWS

We have uninstalled JAWS with all the user settings & made a fresh
install of JAWS 2022. Since the problem continued, we tried uninstalling
JAWS 2022 & installing JAWS 2021 but the same problem of JAWS cursor
continued. We also verified that the JAWS versions were installed in
desktop mode.

When JAWS is turned off, the minus key behaves normally. It also behaves
normally with the latest version of NVDA.

Kindly guide me regarding how we can solve this problem as she needs to
use a software at work requiring use of the JAWS cursor.

Thanking you all in advance for any & all assistance.


Sameer Latey

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