JAWS keyboard shortcuts

JAWS

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
14 months ago
- Shortcuts
←

Say Prior Character

β†’

Say Next Character

Num 5

Say Character

Num 5 then Num 5

Say Character Phonetically

Insert + ←

Say Prior Word

Insert + β†’

Say Next Word

Insert + Num 5

Say Word

Insert + Num 5 then Num 5

Spell Word

↑

Say Prior Line

↓

Say Next Line

Insert + ↑

Say Current Line

Insert + ↑ then ↑

Spell Current Line

Alt + ↑

Say Prior Sentence

Alt + ↓

Say Next Sentence

Alt + Num 5

Say Current Sentence

Insert + Home

Say to Cursor

Insert + Page Up

Say from Cursor

Insert + Home then Home

Spell to Cursor

Insert + Page Up then Page Up

Spell from Cursor

Insert + ↓

Say All

β†’

Fast Forward during a Say All

←

Rewind during a Say All

Insert + Space then S

Toggle Full Speech, Speech On Demand (default), or Mute Speech

Β  Note: When using this keystroke, press and release INSERT+SPACEBAR, and then press S to change the speech mode.
Insert + Space then ↑   Shift + S

Toggle Speech On Demand or Mute Speech (Full Speech must be disabled)

Β  Note: When using this keystroke, press and release INSERT+SPACEBAR, and then press SHIFT+S to mute speech.
Insert + 5

Say Color

Num 5 then Num 5 then Num 5

Say ASCII or Hexadecimal Value

Insert + F then Insert + F

Say Font

Ctrl + Insert + ↓

Start Skim Reading

Ctrl + Insert + ↑   Shift + ↓

Skim Reading dialog box

Insert + Win + C

Copy Selected Text to FSClipboard

Alt + Ctrl + Page Down

Temporarily Decrease Voice Rate

Alt + Ctrl + Page Up

Temporarily Increase Voice Rate

Alt + Win + Ctrl + Page Down

Permanently Decrease Voice Rate

Alt + Win + Ctrl + Page Up

Permanently Increase Voice Rate

Insert + Esc

Restore the speech rate to the last saved setting if changed temporarily or during a Say All

Β  Switching to another application using ALT+TAB also restores the default voice rate if changed temporarily
Β  Note: JAWS states "slower" or "faster" with each press of the above keystrokes.
Β  During a SayAll:
Page Down

Decrease Voice Rate

Page Up

Increase Voice Rate

Insert + F12

Say System Time

Insert + F12 then F12

Say System Date

Insert + T

Say Window Title

Insert + β­Ύ Tab

Say Window Prompt and Text

Insert + End

Say Top Line of Window

Insert + Page Down

Say Bottom Line of Window

Insert + ↑   Shift + ↓

Say Selected Text

Insert + ↑   Shift + ↓ then ↓

Spell Selected Text

Ctrl + Insert + V

Say Application Version

Insert + F10

Window List

Insert + F11

List System Tray Icons

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F11

View System Tray Contents

Ctrl + Insert + ↑   Shift + G

List Labeled Graphics

Insert + E

Say Default Button of Dialog

↑   Shift + Num 5

Say Current Control Hot Key

Insert + B

Read Current Window

Insert + β­Ύ Tab

Say Window Prompt in Text

Insert + C

Read Word in Context

Alt + ↓

Open Combo Box

Alt + ↑

Close Combo Box

Ctrl + ↑   Shift

Select Multiple List Items

or Ctrl + Space
Ctrl + \

Unselect All But Current

Ctrl + Insert + 0 - 9

Read List View Columns 1 through 10

Insert + F1

Use in any control in a dialog box for context sensitive help on the type of control and keystrokes that work in that control

Num +

(press twice quickly if the Touch Cursor is currently active) PC Cursor

Num -

JAWS Cursor

Num - then Num -

Invisible Cursor

↑   Shift + Num +

Touch Cursor

Insert + Num +

Route Touch Cursor to Focus Location

Insert + Num +

Route PC Cursor to JAWS Cursor

Insert + Num -

Route JAWS Cursor to PC Cursor

Ctrl + Insert + Num -

Tether JAWS to PC

Insert + R

Restrict JAWS Cursor or Virtual PC Cursor

Num /

Left Mouse Button

Num *

Right Mouse Button

Insert + Num /

Left Mouse Button Lock

Insert + Num *

Right Mouse Button Lock

Ctrl + Insert + Num /

Drag and Drop

Alt + Del

Say Active Cursor

Ctrl + Insert + ↑   Shift + C

Say Cursor Type

Alt + ↑   Shift + ↓

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Down

Alt + ↑   Shift + ←

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Left

Alt + ↑   Shift + β†’

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Right

Alt + ↑   Shift + ↑

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Up

Insert + V

Quick Settings

Insert + Ctrl + S

Select a Voice Profile

Ctrl + Win + L

Select Language

Ctrl

Interrupt Speech

Insert + Space then D

Audio Ducking Toggle

Insert + Space then F11

Screen Shade Toggle

or F11
or Insert + Space then Print Screen
Insert + Ctrl + H

Custom Highlight Assign

Insert + Esc

Refresh Screen and Unmute Current Sound Device

Insert + S

Screen Echo Toggle

Insert + 2

Typing Echo Toggle

Insert + 3

Pass Key Through

Insert + 4

Select Symbol to Print

Insert + J

JAWS Window

Insert + Ctrl + F

JAWS Find

Insert + F3

JAWS Find Next

Insert + ↑   Shift + F3

JAWS Find Previous

Insert + F4

Shut Down JAWS

Insert + Space then L

Keyboard Lock

Insert + Q then Q

Say Active Configuration Name

Insert + F2

Run JAWS Manager

Insert + Ctrl + W

Open Word Index

Insert + Win + W

Open Skim Read Summary (Based on the last word selected from the Word Index list)

Insert + Alt + W

Virtualize Window

Insert + Space then H

View Speech History

Insert + Space then ↑   Shift + H

Clear Speech History

Insert + Alt + S

Select Scheme

Win + M

Minimize All Applications

Insert + Win + C

Copy Selected Text to FSClipboard

Insert + Win + Num -

(Desktop layout) Script Utility Mode Toggle

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Win + -

(Laptop layout) Script Utility Mode Toggle

Insert + Space then J

JAWS Command Search

Insert + F2

(then select Commands Search) JAWS Command Search

Ctrl + Insert + β­Ύ Tab

Create a Prompt

Insert + F2

(then select Prompt Create) Create a Prompt

Insert + G

Graphics Labeler

Insert + F2

(then select Graphics Labeler) Graphics Labeler

Ctrl + Insert + G

Start Auto Graphics Labeler

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Set Frame Top Left

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Set Frame Bottom Right

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [ then [

Set Frame to Window

Ctrl + Insert + C

Clear Initial Values

Insert + F2

Run JAWS Manager

Insert + 6

Settings Center

Insert + F2

(then select Settings Center) Settings Center

Insert + D

Dictionary Manager

Insert + F2

(then select Dictionary Manager) Dictionary Manager

Insert + 9

Frame Viewer

Insert + F2

(then select Frame Viewer) Frame Viewer

Insert + 8

Keyboard Manager

Insert + F2

(then select Keyboard Manager) Keyboard Manager

Insert + 0

Script Manager

Insert + F2

(then select Script Manager) Script Manager

Insert + 7

Window Class Reassign

Insert + F2

(then select Window Class Reassign) Window Class Reassign

Ctrl + Insert + F1

Screen Sensitive Help Technical

Ctrl + Insert + F2

Say Special Window Classes

Insert + X

Say Frame at Cursor

Β  Table layer keystrokes offer a fast and convenient way to navigate tables. The table layer eliminates the need to have to hold down several keys at once to perform a table navigation command.
Β  Press and release INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by T to get to the table layer. Then press any of the following keystrokes.
?

List the keystrokes you can use in this layer

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move to cell above, below, left, or right

Num 5

Say current cell

Home

Move to the beginning of the current row

End

Move to the end of the current row

Ctrl + Home

Jump to the first cell in a table

Ctrl + End

Jump to the last cell in a table

Ctrl + ↑

Move to the beginning of the current column

Ctrl + ↓

Move to the bottom of the current column

Ctrl + ←

Move to the beginning of the current row

Ctrl + β†’

Move to end of current row

Ctrl + • Enter

Jump to next table

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + • Enter

Jump to prior table

↑   Shift + ↑

Read the current row

Shift + Page Up

Read from the current cell

↑   Shift + Home

Read to the current cell

↑   Shift + Num 5

Read the current column

Shift + Page Down

Read to the bottom of the column

↑   Shift + End

Read from the top of the column

Β  The Table Layer remains active until you press a key that does not perform a table command, such as ESC, SPACEBAR, TAB, or ENTER
Β  Moving within tables
Alt + Ctrl + Num 5

Say Current Cell

Alt + Ctrl + β†’

Cell to Right

Alt + Ctrl + ←

Cell to Left

Alt + Ctrl + ↓

Cell Below

Alt + Ctrl + ↑

Cell Above

Alt + Ctrl + Home

First Cell

Alt + Ctrl + End

Last Cell

Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↑

First Cell in Column

Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↓

Last Cell in Column

Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ←

First Cell in Row

Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + β†’

Last Cell in Row

Table reading commands
Alt + Ctrl + Num 5

Say Current Cell

Alt + Win + ↓

Read Next Row

Alt + Win + ↑

Read Prior Row

Alt + Win + ,

Read Current Row

or Alt + Win + Num 5
Insert + ↑   Shift + Home

Read from Start of Row

Insert + Shift + Page Up

Read to End of Row

Alt + Win + β†’

Read Next Column

Alt + Win + ←

Read Prior Column

Alt + Win + .

Read Current Column

Insert + ↑   Shift + End

Read from Top of Column

Insert + Shift + Page Down

Read to Bottom of Column

Insert + Alt + R

Toggle Revision Detection On or Off

Insert + F1

Screen Sensitive Help

Insert + 1

Keyboard Help

Insert + F1 then F1

JAWS Help for Applications

Insert + H

Hot Key Help

Insert + W

Window Key Help

Β  When using the Laptop keyboard layout, most of your commands are right at your fingertips - as you type - so you do not need to continually switch your right hand to the number pad and back to the main section of your keyboard.
β‡ͺ Caps Lock + M

Say Prior Character

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + .

Say Next Character

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ,

Say Character

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + , then ,

Say Character Phonetically

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + J

Say Prior Word

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + L

Say Next Word

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + K

Say Word

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + K then K

Spell Word

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + U

Say Prior Line

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + O

Say Next Line

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + I

Say Line

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + I then I

Spell Current Line

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Y

Say Prior Sentence

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + N

Say Next Sentence

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + H

Say Sentence

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Ctrl + U

Say Prior Paragraph

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Ctrl + O

Say Next Paragraph. Β (Note: For Internet Explorer, this command opens a list that shows the objects available on the current Web page. The HTML Object tag embeds content such as Flash movies, JAVA applets, images, audio, and video.)

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Ctrl + I

Say Paragraph

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Home

Say to Cursor

or β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + J
Caps Lock + Page Up

Say from Cursor

or β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + L
β‡ͺ Caps Lock + Home

Spell to Cursor

or β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + J then J
Caps Lock + Page Up

or Β Spell from Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + L then L

Spell from Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + A

Say All

or β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↓
β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + A

Say Selected Text

or β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + ↓
β‡ͺ Caps Lock + 5

Say Color

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + F

Say Font

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + Y

Say Top Line of Window

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + N

Say Bottom Line of Window

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + B

Report Battery Level

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + then , then , then , then ,

Say ASCII or Hexadecimal Value

Alt + ↑   Shift + ,

Say Current Table Cell

Alt + ↑   Shift + M

Move to Prior Table Cell

Alt + ↑   Shift + .

Move to Next Table Cell

Alt + ↑   Shift + Y

Move Up One Table Cell

Alt + ↑   Shift + N

Move Down One Table Cell

Ctrl + β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↓

Start Skim Reading

Ctrl + β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + ↓

Skim Reading dialog box

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ;

(press twice quickly if the Touch Cursor is currently active) PC Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + P

JAWS Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + P then P

Invisible Cursor

↑   Shift + β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ;

Touch Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + '

Route Touch Cursor to Focus Location

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + '

Route PC Cursor to JAWS Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + [

Route JAWS Cursor to PC Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + R

Restrict JAWS Cursor or Virtual PC Cursor

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + 8

Left Mouse Button

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + 9

Right Mouse Button

Ctrl + Win + 8

Left Mouse Button Lock

Ctrl + Win + 9

Right Mouse Button Lock

β‡ͺ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + 8

Drag and Drop

Alt + Del

Say Active Cursor

Alt + ↑   Shift + ↓

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Down

Alt + ↑   Shift + ←

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Left

Alt + ↑   Shift + β†’

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Right

Alt + ↑   Shift + ↑

(when the JAWS Cursor is active) Mouse Up


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Program information

Program name: JAWS JAWS (System tools)

JAWS is a screen reader program developed for Windows. It allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen with a text-to-speech output or by a Braille display. It is one of the most popular screen readers worldwide.

Web page: freedomscientific.com/JAWSHQ/J...

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 250

How easy to press shortcuts: 58%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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