Navigation Quick Keys for JAWS 15 and Later

Navigation Quick Keys make it faster and easier to move around on a Web page and anywhere else the Virtual Cursor is active. These commands are all assigned to keys on the main part of the keyboard, and are easy to remember and use. Press CTRL+F4 to close this page when you are finished reading it.

HTML Navigation Quick Keys for Say All

Many of the JAWS navigation quick keys are also available while using Say All on a Web page. The commands to move by heading, paragraph, form control, table, list, same or different element, next element, and to move to non-link text all work while you are using the Say All command.

JAWS Tip: You can use the SHIFT key in combination with many of the keystrokes in the table below to move to the previous unit or element.

Description Quick Key
Radio Button A
Button B
Combo Box C
Different Type Element D
Edit Box E
Form Control F
Graphic G
Heading H
Item in a List I
Jump to Line J
Return to Previous Line SHIFT+J
Jump to Cell (Within Table) CTRL+WINDOWS Key+J or WINDOWS Key+J in Mozilla Firefox
Return to Previous Table Cell CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS Key+J or SHIFT+WINDOWS Key+J in Mozilla Firefox
PlaceMarker K
Temporary PlaceMarker WINDOWS Key+CTRL+K
Add, Delete, Edit, or Rename Permanent PlaceMarker CTRL+SHIFT+K
Speak All PlaceMarkers ALT+WINDOWS Key+K
PlaceMarker 1 7
PlaceMarker 2 8
PlaceMarker 3 9
PlaceMarker 4 0
List L
Frame M
Non-link Text N
Object Tag O
Paragraph P
Move to Main Region of a Page Q
Region R
Same Type Element S
Table T
Unvisited Link U
Visited Link V
Word From List W
Check Box X
Span Y
Division Z
Heading at Level 1 through 6
Separator DASH
Clickable Element SLASH
Move to OnMouseOver SEMICOLON
Step Past Element SHIFT+PERIOD
Step Before Element SHIFT+COMMA

Quick Keys Settings

Navigation Quick Keys are on by default, but you can turn them off, or set them to work only within Say All. Press INSERT+N (only when using the virtual cursor) to toggle this setting. You can also change this setting for Internet Explorer alone in Quick Settings with (INSERT+V), or globally for all programs in JAWS Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Manager

Introduced in JAWS 10, Navigation Quick Key manager is used to view, edit, or delete Navigation Quick Key assignments. To open Navigation Quick Key manager do the following:

  1. Press INSERT+J to switch to the JAWS window.
  2. From within the JAWS window press ALT+U to open the Utilities menu.
  3. Press N to open the Navigation Quick Key manager submenu. Focus moves to the first item of three, HTML/PDF.
  4. Press DOWN ARROW to move through the other two items. You find one for Microsoft Word and one for Microsoft Outlook.

NOTE: You can also find Navigation Quick Key Manager in the list of JAWS managers by pressing INSERT+F2.

Lists of Elements

If you hold down CTRL+INSERT before pressing certain navigation quick keys, JAWS displays a list of all elements of that particular type on the page. For example, to display a list of all check boxes on the page, press CTRL+INSERT+X. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list. You can then press ENTER to move to that item's location on the page.

You can use this keystroke to view lists of the following elements: buttons, check boxes, combo boxes, divisions, edit boxes, graphics, lists, radio buttons, tables, and more.

Additionally, you can get a list of all Virtual HTML Features on a Web page by pressing INSERT+F3.

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