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Common Keystrokes in JAWS

These keystrokes are specifically for the JAWS screenreader. I have a separate article which lists Windows' common keystrokes.

For Reading Text

  Desktop Keystrokes Laptop Keystrokes

Say Character

NUM PAD 5

CAPS LOCK+COMMA

Say Prior Character

LEFT ARROW

CAPS LOCK+M

Say Next Character

RIGHT ARROW

CAPS LOCK+PERIOD

Say Word

INSERT+NUM PAD 5

CAPS LOCK+K

Spell Word

INSERT+NUM PAD 5 pressed twice quickly

CAPS LOCK+K pressed twice quickly

Say Prior Word

INSERT+LEFT ARROW

CAPS LOCK+j

Say Next Word

INSERT+RIGHTARROW

CAPS LOCK+l

Say Line

INSERT+UP ARROW

CAPS LOCK+H

Say Prior Line

UP ARROW

CAPS LOCK+Y

Say Next Line

DOWN ARROW

CAPS LOCK+N

Say Sentence

ALT+NUM PAD 5

CAPS LOCK+I

Say Prior Sentence

ALT+UP ARROW

CAPS LOCK+U

Say Next Sentence

ALT+DOWN ARROW

CAPS LOCK+O

Say Paragraph

CTRL+NUM PAD 5

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+1

Say Prior Paragraph

CTRL+UP ARROW

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+U

Say Next Paragraph

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+0

Say to Cursor

INSERT+HOME

CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+J

Say from Cursor

INSERT+PAGE UP

CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+L

Say ALL

INSERT+DOWN ARROW

CAPS LOCK+F

Say Color

INSERT+5

CAPS LOCK+S

Say Font

INSERT+F

CAPS LOCK+F

For Temporarily Changing Voice Rate during SayALL:

Increase Voice Rate

PAGE DOWN

PAGE DOWN

Decrease Voice Rate PAGE UP PAGE UP

Restore Normal Voice Settings

INSERT+ESC

CAPS LOCK+ESC

 

For Temporarily Changing Voice Rate when not in SayALL:

Increase Voice Rate

ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN

ALT+CTRL+PAGEDOWN

Decrease Voice Rate

ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP

ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP

Restore Normal Voice Settings

INSERT+ESC

CAPS LOCK+ESC

Information

Interrupt Speech

CTRL

CTRL

Say Window Title

INSERT+T

CAPS LOCK+T

Say Window Prompt and Text

INSERT+TAB

CAPS LOCK+TAB

JAWS Find

CTRL+INSERT+F l!

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+F

JAWS Find Next

INSERT+F3

CAPS LOCK+F3

Say Top Line of Window

INSERT+END

CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+Y

Say Bottom Line of Window

INSERT+PAGE DOWN

CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+N

Say Selected Text

INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+A

Get Application Version

CTRL+INSERT+V

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+V

For Cursors

PC Cursor

NUM PAD PLUS

CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON

JAWS Cursor

NUM PAD MINUS

CAPS LOCK+P

Route PC Cursor to JAWS Cursor

INSERT+NUM PAD PLUS

CAPS LOCK+APOSTROPHE

Route JAWS Cursor to PC Cursor

INSERT+NUM PAD MINUS

CAPS LOCK+LEFT BRACKET

Left Mouse Button

NUM PAD SLASH

CAPS LOCK+8

Right Mouse Button

NUM PAD STAR

CAPS LOCK+9

Drag and Drop

CTRL+INSERT+NUMPAD SLASH

CTRL+8

Restrict JAWS Cursor

INSERT+R !

CAPS LOCK+CTRL+8

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