JAWS Key Commands Quick Reference Guide

Below are some common keyboard commands which can be used to control the computer using just the keyboard.

The ‘Jaws’ ones are only available when the Jaws application is installed and configured.

Windows Environment

Task

Command

Open Windows Explorer

Windows key + E

Navigation

‘Arrow’ keys

Select the next section

Tab

Go back a folder

Alt + Left arrow

Switch between windows

Alt + Tab

Copy selected item

Ctrl + C

Cut selected item

Ctrl + X

Paste selected item

Ctrl + V

Open Start menu

Windows key or Ctrl + Esc

Close Window

Alt + F4

Select address bar

Alt + D

Quiet key

Ctrl

Say Window name

JAWS + T

Say Time

JAWS + F12

Say Date

JAWS + F12 (Twice quickly)

Using Microsoft Word

Task

Command

Toggle Bold

Ctrl + B

Toggle Italic

Ctrl + I

Toggle Underline

Ctrl + U

Save Document

Ctrl + S

Print Document

Ctrl + P

Say previous word

JAWS + Left arrow

Say next word

JAWS + Right arrow

Create new document

Ctrl + N

Say previous paragraph

Ctrl + Up arrow

Say next paragraph

Ctrl + Down arrow

Spell check

F7

Read from point to end of document

JAWS + Down arrow

Say where the cursor is positioned

JAWS + Delete

Using Internet Explorer

Task

Command

Switch between tabs

Ctrl + Tab

New tab

Ctrl + T

Close tab

Ctrl + W

Select address bar

Alt + D

List headings

JAWS + F6

List links

JAWS + F7

List form fields

JAWS + F5

Enter/Exit forms mode

ENTER

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