[jaws-uk] Re: Key Combinations

  • From: "Scott Wood" <scott.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 23:48:20 +0100

Hi Ian 

An interesting question.  It's not only the four key ones that are 
contortionist.  I find some of the three key ones pretty finger-twisting.  The 
one I've been using recently is the MS Word one for insert the date, 
shift+alt+D.  it's just that none of the keys fall into ergonomic simplicity 
and I have to hold down alt+D with the left hand, which isn't usual, and the 
shift with the right.  Once you get used to it, it becomes easier but it takes 
some practice.

I reckin we're running out of permutations.  It would be interesting to hear 
whether anyone had any ideas about how we might find other ways of executing 
commands other than hotkeys.  The old Frank Audiodata used to have a dedicated 
keypad wich could be programmed and you could do a lot more than you can these 
days without worrying about conflicting with other MS commands.  

Regards ... Scott

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Iain Lackie 
  To: jaws 
  Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:16 PM
  Subject: [jaws-uk] Key Combinations

  I have had cause in recent days to use the four-key combination to examine 
the advanced features of webpage elements and it caused me to wonder if anyone 
would like to suggest what they think the most unreachable JAWS key combination 
might be. There is no doubt that Freedom Scientific encourage us to go in for a 
high degree of manual contortionism.


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