you are going into home row mode or script utility mode. It is a diferent name for the same thing depending on JAWS version. Because it is happening and you aren't sure why I will assume JAWS 10 or earlier. So when this happens Just do JAWSKey+SPACE and JAWS will announce home row off. roy ----- Original Message ----- From: Samara Raine To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:40 PM Subject: Re: What's happening in this situation? I'd like to know this too. It happens sometimes with my jaws as well. Full lisence and all. ----- Original Message ----- From: kenlawrence124@xxxxxxx To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:22 PM Subject: What's happening in this situation? Hi list members, every once in a while when I use jaws, the arrow keys say something like some characters no characters, all characters. another way an early jaws version would phrase this is Some ansi, most ansi all ansi. In addition to that the tab key says no next window, or no prier window. I have to reboot to correct it What has happened there? is it a key stroke I maybe make by accident? it happened today and I can't figure out what I may have done wrong. it was just before an unload before the demo timed out and I was going to switch to NVDA to continue what I was doing. Thanks, I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the national federation of the blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the federation; and abide by it's constitution.