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moderated Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said


Mark
 

Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


David Goldfield
 

I think that the closest thing that we have to a command to speak the last utterance is the insert-tab hotkey. In many cases this keystroke may do what you want. In situations where it does not you can press insert-space, followed by the letter H to bring up the speech history.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/18/2020 4:56 AM, Mark wrote:

Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


Mike B
 


You can also use Jaws speech history.  Press the layered keystroke Jaws Key+Spacebar followed by, H, for, History, to read any error messages or any other messages that the Jaws might have read and you didn't quite catch.

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

I think that the closest thing that we have to a command to speak the last utterance is the insert-tab hotkey. In many cases this keystroke may do what you want. In situations where it does not you can press insert-space, followed by the letter H to bring up the speech history.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/18/2020 4:56 AM, Mark wrote:
Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


Glenn / Lenny
 


Does not say word or say line not work?
These are the oldest of Jaws commands.
Using the insert pad, it is insert + 5 or insert + 8.
Or if using laptop layout, caps lock K or I.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:56 AM
Subject: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


Bill White
 

Hi, Glenn. These commands will repeat a line, but they won't repeat the label for a combo box or the descriptive text for an edit box, which is what Mark was looking for.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 7:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

 

Does not say word or say line not work?

These are the oldest of Jaws commands.

Using the insert pad, it is insert + 5 or insert + 8.

Or if using laptop layout, caps lock K or I.

Glenn

 

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

From: Mark

Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:56 AM

Subject: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

 

Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


Glenn / Lenny
 


I've used that in a combo box many times.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

Hi, Glenn. These commands will repeat a line, but they won't repeat the label for a combo box or the descriptive text for an edit box, which is what Mark was looking for.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 7:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

 

Does not say word or say line not work?

These are the oldest of Jaws commands.

Using the insert pad, it is insert + 5 or insert + 8.

Or if using laptop layout, caps lock K or I.

Glenn

 

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

From: Mark

Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:56 AM

Subject: Getting the PC cursor to repeat what it just said

 

Is there a keyboard command to have the PC Cursor repeat itself?  With the Virtual PC cursor, there are reading commands that repeat the same line or word, like JAWS + H.  But sometimes I don't quite hear what the PC cursors is saying, like when describing an interface element, like a combo box.  My only strategy at this point is to tab away and then tab back. But it feels like there should be a single command to repeat what was said.


Mark
 

Hi Glenn and Bill,

Caps + L did improve things. Thank you. However, I don't think it's repeating the Tutor and Message Voice, which is sometimes helpful to hear a second or third time. Does JAWS have a reputation for having a reasonable logic amidst its apparent inconsistencies? 

Sincerely,

Mark


Mark
 

Oops, I should have wrote CAPS + I improved things.