MAGic Keystrokes

The keystrokes listed here are for MAGic® screen magnification software. The keystrokes are in tables and are grouped by headings. Major divisions are level two headings. Use the List of Headings (INSERT+F6) to move quickly to the section of your choice.

By default, MAGic uses the CAPS LOCK key as a "modifier" key. This modifier is known as the MAGic key. Press CAPS LOCK in combination with other keys to activate commands. Since MAGic now uses many JAWS® standard keystrokes for reading, often the INSERT key (JAWS key) can be substituted for the CAPS LOCK key, so feel free to try both when you are using MAGic. MAGic also lets you choose which key to use for this modifier instead of the default. The keys available to use are:

To change the MAGic key go to the Tools menu, choose Keyboard Manager, and then MAGic Key.

General MAGic Commands

MAGic Context Menu

Description Command
MAGic context menu CAPS LOCK+APPLICATION Key

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Enhancements Keystrokes

Description Command
Color enhancement toggle CAPS LOCK+F12
Cursor enhancement toggle CAPS LOCK+F8
Mouse enhancement toggle CAPS LOCK+F4
Focus enhancement toggle CAPS LOCK+F

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Magnification Keystrokes

Description Command
Decrease magnification CAPS LOCK plus NUM PAD MINUS or MOUSE WHEEL DOWN or CTRL+DASH
Increase magnification CAPS LOCK plus NUM PAD PLUS or MOUSE WHEEL UP or CTRL+EQUALS
Display locator CAPS LOCK+F10
Magnification level toggle CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+DELETE or CAPS LOCK+MOUSE MIDDLE CLICK
Switch to next MAGic view CAPS LOCK+NUM PAD SLASH
Switch to prior MAGic view SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+NUM PAD SLASH
Toggle magnification CAPS LOCK+DELETE
Toggle tracking CAPS LOCK+R

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Navigation Keystrokes

These commands move the magnified view but do not actually move the cursor. For example, CAPS LOCK+HOME moves the magnified view to the beginning of the current line, leaving the caret at its current location.

Description Command
Move to beginning of line CAPS LOCK+HOME
Move to end of current line CAPS LOCK+END
Move to beginning of next line CAPS LOCK+ENTER
Move to bottom of screen CAPS LOCK+PGDN
Move to top of screen CAPS LOCK+PGUP
Move view to cursor SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+NUM PAD 5
Move view to mouse CAPS LOCK+NUM PAD 5
Pan to next line ENTER
Pan up CAPS LOCK+UP ARROW
Pan down CAPS LOCK+DOWN ARROW
Pan left CAPS LOCK+LEFT ARROW
Pan right CAPS LOCK+RIGHT ARROW
Increase speed during panning NUMPAD PLUS
Decrease speed during panning NUMPAD MINUS

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Speech Keystrokes

Description Command
Display voice profile context menu CAPS LOCK+F11
Indicate caps; cycle through capitalization options CAPS LOCK+F2
Mouse echo toggle (speak lines, speak words, or off) CAPS LOCK+M
Say clipboard CAPS LOCK+X
Full speech or Speech On Demand™ toggle CAPS LOCK+F3

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Quick View Keystrokes

Description Command
Quick view frame toggle CAPS LOCK+Q
Quick view manager CAPS LOCK+9
Quick view set bottom right CAPS LOCK+] (right bracket)
Quick view set top left CAPS LOCK+[ (left bracket)

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Layered Keystrokes

MAGic layered keystrokes offer a fast and convenient way to perform an action or navigate tables. These keystrokes reduce the number of keys that you need to hold down at once to perform an action. Press and release CAPS LOCK+SPACEBAR or INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by the keystrokes listed below to perform the action.

Note: To exit Layered Keystroke mode, press ESC, SPACEBAR, TAB, or ENTER.

General Layered Keystrokes

Description Command
List Keystrokes Available in any Layer (Help) T, SHIFT+SLASH
Full Speech or Speech on Demand S
Research It R
Screen Capture of Entire Screen CTRL+C followed by S
Screen Capture of Active Window CTRL+C followed by W

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Table Layered Keystrokes

Press and release CAPS LOCK+SPACEBAR or INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by the letter T, and then the keystrokes below to navigate and read tables.

Description Command
Move to Cell Above UP ARROW
Move to Cell Below DOWN ARROW
Move to Prior Cell LEFT ARROW
Move to Next Cell RIGHT ARROW
Say Current Cell NUM PAD 5
Move to Beginning of Current Row HOME
Move to End of Current Row END
Move to First Cell in Table CTRL+HOME
Move to Last Cell in Table CTRL+END
Move to Top of Current Column CTRL+UP ARROW
Move to Bottom of Current Column CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move to Beginning of Current Row CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move to End of Current Row CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Jump to Next Table CTRL+ENTER
Jump to Prior Table CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Read Current Row SHIFT+UP ARROW
Read from Current Cell SHIFT+PAGE UP
Read to Current Cell SHIFT+HOME
Read Current Column SHIFT+NUMPAD 5
Read to Bottom of Column SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
Read from Top of Column SHIFT+END
Jump to Previous Cell WINDOWS Key+J

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Web Pages and HTML

General Commands for HTML

Description Command
Back a page ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE
Forward a page ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Move to address bar ALT+D
Feeds list in Internet Explorer CTRL+G
Search box in Internet Explorer CTRL+E
Reload Web page F5
Refresh MAGic virtual mode INSERT+ESC or CAPS LOCK+ESC
Route virtual to mouse cursor INSERT+NUM PAD PLUS
Read current screen CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW
Read next screen CTRL+PGDN
Read prior screen CTRL+PGUP

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Tabbed Browsing Commands for Internet Explorer

Description Command
Open a new tab CTRL+T
Open a new tab from the address bar ALT+ENTER (on the address bar)
Switch to the next tab CTRL+TAB
Switch to the previous tab CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Switch to a specific tab number CTRL+n, where n is a digit from 1 to 8
Switch to last tab CTRL+9
Close current tab CTRL+F4 or CTRL+W
Close all tabs ALT+F4
Close other tabs CTRL+ALT+F4
Open links in a new tab in the background CTRL+ENTER
Open links in a new tab in the foreground CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

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Links in HTML

Description Command
List links INSERT+F7
Next link TAB
Prior link SHIFT+TAB
Open link ENTER
Open link in new window SHIFT+ENTER

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Headings in HTML

Description Command
List headings INSERT+F6

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Forms in HTML

Description Command
List of form controls INSERT+F5

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Tables in HTML

See also the new Table Layer keystrokes in the Layered Keystrokes section of this document.

Description Command
Current cell CTRL+ALT+NUM PAD 5
Next cell CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Prior cell CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW
Cell above CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW
Cell below CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW
First cell CTRL+ALT+HOME
Last cell CTRL+ALT+END
Next row DOWN ARROW
Prior row UP ARROW
Current row INSERT+UP ARROW

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Frames in HTML

Description Command
List frames INSERT+F9

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MAGic Application Specific Keystrokes

Microsoft® Word Keystrokes

Description Command
Layered Keystroke to Select Text Between Marked Place and Cursor Position INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by M
Layered Keystroke to Say First Cell in Column INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by ALT+1
Layered Keystroke to Say First Cell in Row INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by ALT+5
List spelling errors ALT+SHIFT+L
List revisions CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+R or INSERT+SHIFT+R
Post revisions CAPS LOCK+CTRL+R or INSERT+CTRL+R
List word count CTRL+SHIFT+G
List comments CTRL+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE
Post comment ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE
List hyperlinks CAPS LOCK+F7 or INSERT+F7
List objects CTRL+SHIFT+O
Focus to first form field CAPS LOCK+CTRL+HOME or INSERT+CTRL+HOME
Select a form control CAPS LOCK+F5 or INSERT+F5
Select a table CAPS LOCK+CTRL+T or INSERT+CTRL+T
Say column title CAPS LOCK+ALT+SHIFT+C or INSERT+ALT+SHIFT+C
Say row title CAPS LOCK+ALT+SHIFT+R or INSERT+ALT+SHIFT+R
Post footnote or endnote ALT+SHIFT+E
Convert shape to text ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+C
Read mistake and suggestion (while in spell check dialog box) CAPS LOCK+F7 or INSERT+F7
Say Current scheme name CAPS LOCK+ALT+Q or INSERT+ALT+Q
Next item CTRL+PGDN
Prior item CTRL+PGUP
Say current cell CTRL+ALT+NUM PAD 5
Say first cell in column ALT+1
Say first cell in row ALT+7
Say look in or save in folder name ALT+I
Quick Settings CAPS LOCK+O

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Microsoft Excel Keystrokes

Description Command
Layered Keystroke to Read First Cell through Fourth Cell from the Top of the Current Column INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by ALT+1 through ALT+4
Layered Keystroke to Read Row INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+UP ARROW
Layered Keystroke to Read from Start of Row INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+HOME
Layered Keystroke to Read to End of Row INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+PGUP
Layered Keystroke to Read First Cellthrough Fourth Cell from the Left in the Current Row INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by CTRL+1 through CTRL+4
List cells with comments CTRL+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE
Read cell comment ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE
Read column CAPS LOCK+CTRL+UP ARROW
List column CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+C
Set column titles range CAPS LOCK+ALT+CTRL+C
Read column title ALT+SHIFT+C
Post column title ALT+SHIFT+C twice quickly
Set totals column CTRL+CAPS LOCK+ENTER or CTRL+INSERT+ENTER
Read column total INSERT+ENTER
Post column total INSERT+ENTER twice quickly
List row CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+R
Set row titles range CAPS LOCK+ALT+CTRL+R
Read row title ALT+SHIFT+R
Post row title ALT+SHIFT+R twice quickly
Set totals row CTRL+CAPS LOCK+DELETE or CTRL+INSERT+DELETE
Read row total INSERT+DELETE
Post row total INSERT+DELETE twice quickly
List visible cells with data CTRL+SHIFT+D
List hyperlinks INSERT+F7
Read cell hyperlink ALT+SHIFT+H
Set monitor cells ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+1 through 0 or INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0
Move to monitor cell CTRL+SHIFT+M
Move to previous cell CTRL+SHIFT+GRAVE
Read monitor cells ALT+SHIFT+1 through 0
Post monitor cells ALT+SHIFT+1 through 0 twice quickly
Move to worksheet CTRL+SHIFT+S
Say active cell coordinates INSERT+C
Read mistake and suggestion (while in spell check dialog box) INSERT+F7
Collapse selection to active cell SHIFT+BACKSPACE
Quick Settings CAPS LOCK+O
Say look in or save in folder name ALT+I

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Microsoft Outlook® Reading Commands

Description Command
Messages view CTRL+1
Calendar view CTRL+2
Contacts view CTRL+3
Tasks view CTRL+4
Notes view CTRL+5
Go to message body window ALT+GRAVE ACCENT
Delete message CTRL+D
Next paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW
Prior paragraph CTRL+DOWN ARROW

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Commonly Used Reading Commands

Standard Reading Commands

When using the document and text reading commands, if you move the mouse MAGic reads from the current location of the mouse pointer. If you move the insertion point, MAGic reads from the location of the insertion point.

Description Command
Prior character LEFT ARROW
Next character RIGHT ARROW
Current character NUM PAD 5
Say character phonetically NUM PAD 5 twice quickly
Prior word INSERT+LEFT ARROW
Next word INSERT+RIGHT ARROW
Current word INSERT+NUM PAD 5 or CAPS LOCK+ALT
Spell word INSERT+NUM PAD 5 twice quickly
Prior line UP ARROW
Next line DOWN ARROW
Current line INSERT+UP ARROW or CAPS LOCK+L
Spell current line INSERT+UP ARROW twice quickly
Prior sentence ALT+UP ARROW or CAPS LOCK+ALT+S
Next sentence ALT+DOWN ARROW or CAPS LOCK+CTRL+S
Current sentence CAPS LOCK+S
Prior paragraph CAPS LOCK+ALT+P
Next paragraph CAPS LOCK+CTRL+P
Current paragraph CAPS LOCK+P
Say to cursor INSERT+HOME
Say from cursor INSERT+PAGE UP
Spell to cursor INSERT+HOME twice quickly
Spell from cursor INSERT+PAGE UP twice quickly
Say All INSERT+DOWN ARROW or CAPS LOCK+LEFT MOUSE CLICK
Alternate Say All INSERT+ALT+DOWN ARROW or CAPS LOCK+ALT+LEFT MOUSE CLICK
Fast forward during a Say All RIGHT ARROW
Rewind during a Say All LEFT ARROW
ASCII or hexadecimal value NUM PAD 5 three times quickly

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Navigational and Informational Keystrokes

Description Command
Interrupt speech CTRL
Window title INSERT+T
Window prompt and text INSERT+TAB
Top line of window INSERT+END
Bottom line of window INSERT+PAGE DOWN
Say selected text INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW or CAPS LOCK+CTRL

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Cursor and Mouse Commands

Description Command
Route PC cursor to mouse cursor INSERT+NUM PAD PLUS
Route mouse cursor to PC cursor INSERT+NUM PAD MINUS

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Dialog Box Commands

Description Command
Say default button of dialog box INSERT+E
Say current control access key or hot key SHIFT+NUM PAD 5
Say window prompt and text INSERT+TAB
Open combo box ALT+DOWN ARROW
Close combo box ALT+UP ARROW
Select multiple list items CTRL+SHIFTor CTRL+SPACEBAR

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Help Keystrokes

Description Command
Context sensitive help SHIFT+F1
Keyboard help INSERT+1 on the numbers row

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Miscellaneous Commands

Description Command
Interrupt speech CTRL
Refresh screen INSERT+ESC
Screen Echo toggle INSERT+S
Typing Echo toggle INSERT+2
Pass key through INSERT+3
MAGic window (toggle minimize/restore) CAPS LOCK+U
Select verbosity scheme ALT+INSERT+S

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Windows® Keystrokes

General Windows Keystrokes

Description Command
Get help F1
Open the Start Menu WINDOWS Key or CTRL+ESC
Switch between open applications ALT+TAB
Minimize all applications WINDOWS Key+M
Find a file or folder from desktop F3
Move to first item on the taskbar WINDOWS Key+TAB
Open Windows Explorer WINDOWS Key+E
Open Run dialog WINDOWS Key+R
Quit the active application ALT+F4

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Windows Keystrokes for Windows and Menus

Description Command
Open the Application Control menu ALT+SPACEBAR
Move to the menu bar in applications ALT
Choose a menu item ENTER
Move between menus ALT or ARROW Keys
Cancel or close a menu ESC or ALT
Cancel or close a cascading menu ALT
Open a child window control menu ALT+DASH
Close a child window CTRL+F4
Open the Applications menu APPLICATION Key or SHIFT+F10

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Windows Keystrokes for Dialog Boxes

Description Command
Move through dialog controls TAB
Move backward through dialog controls SHIFT+TAB
Move To another page CTRL+TAB
Reverse direction through pages CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Select or deselect In list view SPACEBAR or CTRL+SPACEBAR
Toggle a check box on/off SPACEBAR

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Windows Keystrokes for Reading Text

Description Command
Character to the left LEFT ARROW
Character to the right RIGHT ARROW
Word to the left CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Word to the right CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Beginning of line HOME
End of line END
Paragraph above CTRL+UP ARROW
Paragraph below CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Scroll up one screen PAGE UP
Scroll down one screen PAGE DOWN
Top of prior page CTRL+PAGE UP
Top of next page CTRL+PAGE DOWN
Beginning of document CTRL+HOME
End of document CTRL+END

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Windows Keystrokes for Editing and Selecting Text

Description Command
Copy CTRL+C
Cut CTRL+X
Paste CTRL+V
Undo CTRL+Z
Delete current character DELETE
Delete prior character BACKSPACE
One character to the right SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
One character to the left SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
To the end of a word CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
To the beginning of a word CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
To the end of a line SHIFT+END
To the beginning of a line SHIFT+HOME
One line down SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
One line up SHIFT+UP ARROW
To the end of a paragraph CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
To the beginning of a paragraph CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW
One screen down SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
One screen up SHIFT+PAGE UP
To the beginning of a document CTRL+SHIFT+HOME
To the end of a document CTRL+SHIFT+END
To the end of a window ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
To include the entire document CTRL+A

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Keystrokes for Windows Explorer

Description Command
Delete files DELETE
Rename a file or folder F2
Open properties for selected file or folder ALT+ENTER
Refresh a window F5
Switch between windows F6 or TAB
Go up one level BACKSPACE
Untruncate columns in list view CTRL+NUM PAD PLUS

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Last updated 2012-10-22