moderated Re: Caps lock as Jaws key


Yeah, I know there is more than the caps lock, like some people like doing a
key combination to bring up the Jaws menus, but I find it just as easy to
focus on the desktop and press J for the Jaws icon and enter, or using the
Jaws hotkey as well.
I usually change my hotkey from the default to control shift J.
But however people get to the Jaws menus, just calling up Jaws when it's
already running brings up the Jaws interface window.
I really don't use the home row to replace the number pad though, which is
one of the main purposes of laptop layout.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, 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
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
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

Join to automatically receive all group messages.