Moderated Re: Caps lock as Jaws key

Madison Martin

Okay, on the subject of keyboard layouts is it possible to get a keyboard without a numberpad that still has dedicated home, end and insert keys? A key on my laptop keyboard broke and another one is cracked and since it doesn't look like we can get replacement keys or a whole new keyboard it looks like I'm going to have to get a Bluetooth keyboard.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 18, 2022 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: Caps lock as Jaws key

Because the laptop layout is slightly different from the desktop layout, I'd have to relearn where some JAWS functions are and I'm not ready to do that.


On 7/18/2022 2:44 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Yeah, even with my laptop layout with my desktop keyboard, I use the
number pad extensively as well.
But I don't know of any loss of functionality I notice from using
laptop layout on a desktop keyboard.
For me, it is a win/win, the best of options.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2022 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: Caps lock as Jaws key

I don't stick to the desktop layout not because I'm afraid of loosing
caps lock, I stick to it because it's what I'm used to. And since my
laptop keyboard has a physical numeric key pad and a dedicated insert
key, it doesn't bother me there either.


On 7/18/2022 12:53 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I don't think it is a stupid question.
I know that there are people on this list who refuse to use laptop
layout because they think they would lose the caps lock function.
So your question may have helped some here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2022 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Caps lock as Jaws key


Great point! I quite obviously wasn't thinking about how we normally
capitalize things <grin>!!
Running back into a cave embarrassed for asking a stupid question!

On Mon, 18 Jul 2022, Gene Warner wrote:

Unless you want to capitalize everything, most people use the shift key.
myself do a registry edit that disables the caps lock key because I
never use it unless I hit it accidentally and I've never missed it.


On 7/18/2022 11:29 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
Handwise, it sounds convenient using the caps key as the JAWS key.

However, doesn't this complicate capitalizing things? or am I
missing something?

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