JAWS Reading Commands

The following is a list of the JAWS commands for reading text. To close this page, press ALT+F4.


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
Spell Word INSERT+NUM PAD 5 twice quickly
Prior Line UP ARROW
Next Line DOWN ARROW
Current Line INSERT+UP ARROW
Spell Current Line INSERT+UP ARROW twice quickly
Prior Sentence ALT+UP ARROW
Next Sentence ALT+DOWN ARROW
Current Sentence ALT+NUM PAD 5
Prior Paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW
Next Paragraph CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Current Paragraph CTRL+NUM PAD 5
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
Fast Forward during a Say All RIGHT ARROW
Rewind during a Say All LEFT ARROW
Toggle Speech On or Off INSERT+SPACEBAR, S
Note: When using this keystroke, press and release INSERT+SPACEBAR, and then press S.
Say Color INSERT+5
Say ASCII Value NUM PAD 5 three times quickly
Say Font INSERT+F
Display Font Information in Virtual Viewer INSERT+F twice quickly
Start Skim Reading CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW