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Desktop Keystrokes for JAWS

A quick reference guide for JAWS kestrokes.
Desktop Keystrokes for JAWS - Full Article

Desktop Keystrokes for JAWS

This article provides you keystrokes and their functional relationship with JAWS for quick reference. Keystrokes are provided both for general desktop keyboard and laptop keyboard.



Sn
Action Keystrokes
1
Say Character NUM PAD 5
2
Say Prior Character LEFT ARROW
3
Say Next Character RIGHT ARROW
4
Say Word INSERT+NUM PAD 5
5
Say Prior Word INSERT+LEFT ARROW
6
Say Next Word INSERT+RIGHT ARROW
7
Say Line INSERT+UP ARROW
8
Say Prior Line UP ARROW
9
Say Next Line DOWN ARROW
10
Interrupt Speech CTRL
11
Say Sentence ALT+NUM PAD 5
12
Say Prior Sentence ALT+UP ARROW
13
Say Next Sentence ALT+DOWN ARROW
14
Open Combo Box ALT+ DOWN ARROW
15
Close Combo Box ALT+ UP ARROW Note that there are two different functions of the ALT+UP/DOWN ARROW keys. When the software is not reading: The keystroke opens/drops down a list or combo box. When it is reading: The keystroke says the prior/next sentence.
16
Say Paragraph ALT+CTRL+NUM PAD 5
17
Say Prior Paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW
18
Say Next Paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW Note: The behavior of the CTRL+UP/DOWN arrow keystrokes varies depending on the application and the item being acted on. In edit windows the keystroke moves to the prior/next paragraph. In some list boxes or list views the keystroke moves the focus up/down without removing the selection in order to select non-contiguous items.
19
Say All INSERT+DOWN ARROW
20
PC Cursor NUM PAD PLUS
21
JAWS Cursor NUM PAD MINUS
22
Route JAWS Cursor to PC Cursor INSERT+NUM PAD MINUS
23
Route PC Cursor to JAWS Cursor INSERT+NUM PAD PLUS
24
Left Mouse Button NUM PAD SLASH
25
Right Mouse Button NUM PAD STAR
26
Left Mouse Button Lock INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH
27
Right Mouse Button Lock INSERT+NUM PAD STAR
28
Drag and Drop CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH
29
Say Top Line of Window INSERT+END
30
Say Bottom Line of Window INSERT+PAGE DOWN
31
Say to Cursor INSERT+HOME
32
Say from Cursor INSERT+PAGE UP
33
Bring up Window List INSERT+F10
34
List System Tray Icons INSERT+F11
35
Say System Time INSERT+F12
36
Say Current Control's Hot Key CTRL+SHIFT+H
37
Screen Sensitive Help INSERT+F1
38
Keyboard Help INSERT+1
39
JAWS Help for Applications INSERT+F1 pressed twice quickly
40
Hot Key Help INSERT+H
41
Window Keys Help INSERT+W
42
Say Help Window INSERT+CTRL+DOWN ARROW
43
Say Window Prompt and Text INSERT+TAB
44
JAWS Window INSERT+J
45
Shut Down JAWS INSERT+F4
46
Refresh Screen INSERT+ESC
47
Say Default Button of Dialog Box INSERT+E
48
Read Box in Tab Order INSERT+R
49
Script File Name INSERT+Q
50
JAWS Find INSERT+CTRL+F
51
JAWS Find Next INSERT+F3
52
Adjust JAWS Verbosity INSERT+V
53
Pass Key Through INSERT+3
54
Graphics Labeler INSERT+G
55
Say Color INSERT+5
56
Say Font INSERT+F
57
Say Frame at Cursor INSERT+X
58
Frame Get Top Left CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT BRACKET
59
Frame Get Bottom Right CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT BRACKET
60
Frame Set to Window CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT BRACKET pressed twice quickly
61
Run JAWS Manager INSERT+F2
62
Say Active Cursor and Coordinate ALT+DELETE
63
Minimize All Applications INSERT+F6
64
Say Application Version CTRL+INSERT+V
65
Select Prior Word CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
66
Select Next Word CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
67
Say Selected Text INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW




Sn Action Keystrokes
1 Say Character ALT+COMMA
2 Say Prior Character Character ALT+M
3 Say Next Character ALT+PERIOD
4 Say Word ALT+K
5 Say Prior Word ALT+J
6 Say Next Word ALT+L
7 Say Line ALT+H
8 Say Prior Line ALT+Y
9 Say Next Line ALT+N
10 Say Sentence ALT+I
11 Say Prior Sentence ALT+U
12 Say Next Sentence ALT+O
13 Say Paragraph CTRL+ALT+I
14 Say Prior Paragraph CTRL+ALT+U
15 Say Next Paragraph CTRL+ALT+O
16 Say All ALT+A
17 PC Cursor ALT+SEMICOLON
18 JAWS Cursor ALT+P
19 Route JAWS Cursor to PC Cursor ALT+LEFT BRACKET
20 Route PC Cursor to JAWS Cursor ALT+APOSTROPHE
21 Left Mouse Button ALT+8
22 Right Mouse Button ALT+9
23 Left Mouse Button Lock CTRL+8
24 Right Mouse Button Lock CTRL+9
25 Drag and Drop CTRL+ALT+8
26 Say Top Line of Window ALT+SHIFT+Y
27 Say Bottom Line of Window ALT+SHIFT+N
28 Say to Cursor ALT+SHIFT+J
29 Say from Cursor ALT+SHIFT+L
30 Bring up Window List INSERT+F10
31 List System Tray Icons INSERT+F11
32 Say System Time INSERT+F12
33 Say Selected Text ALT+SHIFT+A

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