Re: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

  • From: "Peter Holdstock" <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:10:25 +0100

I use both and in fact the laptop version of the JAWS keyboard layout is easier 
than desktop and I recall that FS used to sometimes recommend people using the 
laptop layout anyway. One main benefit is that the caps lock acts as the JAWS 
insert key, and to use it as a caps lock key you just press it twice. It 
actually works much easier as you don't have to move your keys off the keyboard 
whilst typing.

You may know that on a laptop the keys on the right side of the main keyboard 
can act as a number keypad, with the J key being number 4. And thus with the 
INSERT key pressed you can then use that part of the keyboard to control jaws 
as you would with a number keypad.

Hope that makes sense.


From: Dave Mitchell 
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:27 PM
To: JAWS Help 
Subject: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

Hi All:  I have been using JAWS since 2.0 but always on a Desk Top PC with 
Microsoft operating systems.
I'm contemplating adding a laptop and just reviewed the Freedom Scientific site 
for guidance without success.  Perhaps I missed some obvious resources at the 
site but mostly I went around in circles.  As an aside, they hide their pricing 
as good as anybody it seems.  <G>

On point, how difficult is the learning curve from PC to Laptop within Windows 
based machines?
Also, does anyone operate both a Desk Top Windows PC and a Mac laptop?
If the best idea would be to stay with a Windows laptop, do I shop Cosco and 
the like, Dell or what?
My needs do not stray much from using the Internet, e mail and basic word 
Thanks for any help and, if this subject   can possibly be off topic, you can 
send reply's direct to:


Thanks again, Mitch

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."  
Mark twain

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