Useful JAWS Shortcuts



Shortcut

Functionality

Shift + e

Focuses on the last edit box which is useful during doing global search. If you have to type something in after

you enter the edit box, make sure you are forms mode by hearing the beep sound by pressing the Enter Key

Insert + VBrings up the Quick Settings
Insert + tGets the title of page as seen by the browser
Insert + F7Shows a set of Links on the page
Insert + F6List of headings on a page
Insert + F5Gives a set of Form Fields on the screen
hReads headings from top level, keep hitting h for headings of level below
Ctrl + Insert + LList of all lists in a web page
Ctrl + Insert + eList of all editable boxes on the page. For example, the global search box
Ctrl + Insert + BGives a list of buttons on the page
Ctrl + HomeTakes the control to the webpage title
CtrlStop JAWS from speaking


Keyboard shortcuts to access the formatting bar in edit mode of a page

Shortcut

Functionality

Ctrl+0

Apply the paragraph style

Ctrl+any number from 1 to 6

Apply a heading level of the number chosen to the current line

Ctrl+7

Apply the pre-formatted style

Ctrl+8

Apply the block quote style

Ctrl+B

Make the selected text bold

Ctrl+I

Make the selected text italic

Ctrl+U

Make the selected text underlined

Ctrl+Shift+S

Format text with a strike through

Add {{ in the beginning of the text you need to
format and add }} at the end of the text you need to format

Format text with Mono-spaced font

Ctrl+Shift+B

Format text as a bullet list

Ctrl+Shift+N

Format text as a numbered list

Add [ then ] in front of every task you need to add

Start a list of tasks
TabIndent current line ( Works only in bullet lists and numbered lists ).
Shift+TabOutdent current line ( Works only in bullet lists and numbered lists ).

Ctrl+K

Insert a link. This opens the Insert Link dialog

Ctrl+Shift+i

Insert a table. This opens the Insert Table dialog

Ctrl+ZUndo the most recent action
Ctrl+YRevert an action that was undone

Step 1 Press Ctrl+F to get a dialog to search the page.

Step 2 Search for Find/Replace and press Enter to select it.

Step 3 Then press Enter again to access the sub form to find and replace.

Find and Replace text. This opens a sub form under the main tool bar


Ctrl+Shift+A

Open the Macro Browser

Step 1 Press Insert+F7 to get a set of links on the page

Step 2 Search for Insert and press Tab to select Move to Link

Step 3 Press Enter to move the focus to the selected link

Step 4 Then Press Shift+Enter to access the sub menu

Step 5 Use Down Arrow key to navigate among different insert options and press Enter to select one of them

Insert more content using the insert drop down. For accessing specific items in the Insert Drop-down

Step 1 Press Insert+F7 to get a set of links on the page

Step 2 Search for Formatting and press Tab to select Move to Link

Step 3 Press Enter to move the focus to the selected link

Step 4 Then press Enter twice to get a pop with list items. Use Up/Down Arrow Keys to navigate through the list items.

Step 5 Next hit Enter twice to add the formatting mentioned in the list item.

Format text with a Strike-through.

Format text with a Subscript.

Format text with a Superscript.

Format text with Mono-space.

Clears formatting on currently selected text.

Note Since Align LeftAlign Center and Align Right are links, you can press Insert + F7 to search and select these formatting actions. Then you must press Enter to apply the formatting.

Also note that when using the JAWS shortcut INSERT + F to review text formatting, the JAWS forms mode will need to be turned off. This is particularly the case when reviewing text alignment.