Re: What is the JAWS key

Hi all, and thanks for being so understanding about my "silly" question. I
use the insert key all the time but I didn't know it was also called the
JAWS key, when used in conjunction with JAWS functions.

David, it's interesting I can change the JAWS key in keyboard manager. I'll
need to use a laptop soon and I may not like where the JAWS key is placed.
I'm curious: what determines which key is set to be a JAWS key in different
laptop keyboards?

Thanks a lot to all!!

Fran

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: What is the JAWS key


> The jaws key is the key that is used in conjunction with other keys to
> perform jaws functions for instance, if you are using a desktop keyboard,
it
> will default to the insuert key on the numpad which is the largest key on
> the numeric keypad.  Some times, it is specifically set up for this key
> although there is another insert key on your keyboard.  If you are using a
> laptop, it may be the caps lock key instead of the insert key on the
numeric
> keypad or its twin on the six pack.  If you turn on jaws keyboard help
with
> jawskey+1 on the numbers row, you can figure out which key functions as
the
> jaws key.  if insert+1 does not work, try capslock+1.  On some laptops,
you
> can set another laptop mode which will cause the jaws key to be the right
> shift key I think.  There are still other keyboards that allow you to have
a
> different jaws keya nd that is why it is called the jaws key.  We used to
> see it refered to in instructional materials as the insert key but that
was
> changed due to its alternate placement on different keyboards.  Now,
having
> said all this, if you don't like the jaws key you have, it is possible to
> change it in keyboard manager.
>
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