I haven't had this problem myself but what I did do was after I installed jaws 9, I went into the jaws 8 properties and deleted the jaws 8 shortcut key then went into the jaws 9 properties and set my hot key there and it works like jaws 8 did.
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To: "JFW List" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:37 AM Subject: The old Jaws hotkey issue, again
the topic of how to successfully set a hotkey for launching Jaws has come uprepeatedly over the past year, as Versions 8, and now 9, seem to betroublesome for a lot of users in this respect. Well, I was doing okay with version 8 for a while after finally getting a hotkey assignment to stick (Iforget how, exactly), but now I've installed Version 9 and it's even stranger than before.First of all, let me make it clear that I basically know how to do this. At least I know how to do it for any other application that's represented by an icon on my desktop. Select the icon, press the context menu key (right side of spacebar, to left of Control key) and choose properties. Tab, and you'rein the edit field for establishing a hotkey. You don't even have to bother pressing control and alt, because that's the standard combination and Jaws will insert that for you. All you have to do is press the letter key you'd like to use. Then you hear Jaws read the edit box, and it'll say something like ControlAlt J. Which is what you wanted. You tab down to OK, press Enter, and thereyou go.Well, since Jaws 8, everyone's had to do all sorts of acrobatics to use this feature. Advice floats around like urban myths. Use this letter but not thatletter. It's okay to tab away from the field, but don't tab back to it or what you entered will disappear. Or don't tab at all, just press Enter. Ifyou tab further into the dialogue, it will delete your entry. And so forth.Now, none of that ought to be necessary, of course, and it didn't used to be. Until Jaws 8. But whatever.Now it's really interesting. I actually managed to set Control Insert J formy new Jaws 9, and changed my hotkey for Jaws 8 to Control Alt K, just in case I need to use it.And both settings stayed set, which I thought was a good sign. But now, if I exit Jaws 9 to see if restarting it will stop a bad behavior (don't ask) andthen press Control Alt J, what comes up but, yep, Jaws 8. I went to the Desktop and rechecked. yes, everything is still set just as I set it. But it's working the wrong way. Ah, here's a thought, just for the heck of it. Let me exit Jaws 9, then hotkey Control Alt key and see if it actually *also* brings up Jaws 8 or, maybe, launches Jaws 9, so that it's all backward. Hang on.. Nope. Control Alt K brings up Jaws 7, which is what it used to do before I changed everything around. And if I go into the properties for the Jaws 7 icon, it says it has no hot key, just as I'd think it would. Nonetheless, it's as if Jaws 7 is still K, Jaws 8 is still J, and Jaws 9 has no hotkey. none of which is what properties say. Has anyone been through this, or anything like it? I've tried this repeatedly but can't get these hotkeys to behave correctly. Out of ideas. thanks. -- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfwIf 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
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