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JAWS Power Tip: Using Speech on Demand

Released: 7/21/2022

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There are times when you just need JAWS to shut up.

It may be when you are in a meeting and you keep hearing JAWS read notifications.

There are many places where you can adjust notifications, but you may also just want to quickly mute speech.

• Try the key combination Insert+Space followed by the letter S. This is a toggle command. This allows you to mute speech unless you ask JAWS through a reading command to speak.

Did you know that you can customize this feature?

1.) Go to Settings Center with Insert+Number Row 6.

2.) Search for "Speech on Demand." Arrow down to that choice and press F6 to see the different options.

3.) You may want JAWS to totally mute or allow for mouse echo. Just Tab through the settings to review the different options.

4.) Once complete you can press F6 followed by Enter twice to save your settings.

Note that you can set settings by application or for Default settings.

The Power of JAWS!

This Tip Brought To You By: Freedom Scientific

To learn more visit the Freedom Scientific website, join the JAWS Software f/t Blind Club on Clubhouse, follow @FreedomSci on Twitter or Facebook, ask your smart speaker to play the Freedom Scientific Training Podcast or subscribe to the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube Channel.

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