Re: Drag and drop using JFW 7.0

  • From: "Debbie Scales" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:20:04 -0400

 Position the JAWS Cursor on the item you wish to move and press
CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH. You can leave the JAWS Cursor active, or you can
switch to the PC Cursor. JAWS will keep speaking as you navigate. Once you
have positioned the JAWS or PC Cursor in the location to which you would
like to move the item, press CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH again, and the item
will be moved to the position of the active cursor.
But if you can use copy and paste, I would use that instead of trying to 
drag and drop.
The problem with drag and drop is both the place you are dragging from and 
the place you are dragging to, both have to be visible.  By visible I don't
mean you have to be able to see them, grin, I mean they have to be on the
same screen.  Maybe I can give an example to explain what I  mean.
Say I open my computer and the c drive.  If I select a folder and press the
drag and drop keystroke, then I can arrow down to another folder and repeat
the drag and drop keystroke.  Jaws will drag it and place it inside of the
folder I dragged it to.  But say I open that folder and I select a folder.
I think backspace to be back at the main level.  If I press the drag and
drop keystroke again, it will say the object can't be found.  Another
example.  If two listboxes are on the same screen one on the right, one on
the left, you should be able to drag and drop from one to another.  But if 
you try to drag and drop something and then go to another window of
another application or something like that, jaws won't do it and will say 
the object can't be found and cancel the drag and drop operation .
I hope that makes some sense, any sense at all, ha ha.
What program are you trying to drag and drop in?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pickrell, Rebecca M." <Rebecca.Pickrell@xxxxxxx>
To: "JFW list" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 1:55 PM
Subject: Drag and drop using JFW 7.0

Hi. Is there a way to drag and drop using JFW 7.0?
If so, how do I do this?

JFW related links:
JFW homepage:
Scripting mailing list:
JFW List instructions:
To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to 
jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
Archives located at:

If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the 
way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the 
list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Other related posts: