assigning of the hotkey is not automatic,. And I had
thought the startup wizard allowed an opportunity to
set one, but I just checked, and it doesn’t, so you
would have to do it the traditional way.
my opinion of course, but hitting j several times
until you (hopefully) get to the right programme seems
a bit tenuous and too much like guesswork, to me. Much
easier to just invoke the run box and type in the name
of the jaws version you have installed and want to
run. By now I’m probably going to start attaining the
nickname Mr. Run-box around here. *grins*
this has changed, control alt j is not automatically
assigned as a shortcut by JAWS. I haven't used JAWS
for many years but in the past, users would set that
short cut command using the shortcut JAWS would put
on the desktop.
you know the shortcut is there, with NVDA running,
go to the desktop, press home then type j until you
get to JAWS. Remember how many times you pressed j
so you can start JAWS without control alt j. After
you press j the needed number of times, press enter.
you use Windows key m to go to the desktop, to be
sure you are on it when no screen-reader is running,
press it three times.
believe Windows key d takes you to the desktop
reliably the first time you execute the command but
on some keyboards, it is a very inconvenient command
to use and Windows key m three times is far more
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Monday, July 15, 2019 7:21 PM
Re: [nvda] Using both NVDA and JAWS
i have jaws and Nvda on my laptop. probably the best
option is to turn off one screen reader and start the
other. press Nvda plus q to exit Nvda. press control alt
j to start jaws. depending on your keyboard layout press
caps lock or insert plus f4 to exit jaws.
hope this helps 😊