Welcome to Window-Eyes 4.11
"Unleashing the power of your mind's eye."
September 6, 2001


Welcome to Window-Eyes 4.11, the latest version of the most "Rock Solid" screen reader available. We have come a long way since Window-Eyes 4.1, and appreciate everyone who assisted us with feedback and suggestions.

The following is a list of some of the major enhancements and fixes between Window-Eyes 4.1 and Window-Eyes 4.11.

Window-Eyes 4.11 - Performance, Reliability, and Stability

*** Important Installation Information ***
The Window-Eyes install has changed. Please read through the following information to familiarize yourself with these new changes:

When you place the Window-Eyes CD in your CD-ROM, you will be presented with a dialog consisting of several installation options. They are as follows:

S = Install With Speech - This option will launch a temporary copy of Window-Eyes to speak the install.
W = Install Without Speech - This option will cause the install to run silent.
T = Play Tutorial - This option will play the MP3 Tutorial
M = Play Manual - This option will play the MP3 Manual (NOTE: You must have a screen reader running to listen to the manual).
R = Replay Verbal Message - This option will replay the message that plays when this dialog is initially opened.
A = Advanced Options - This option provides advanced installation options detailed below (NOTE: You must have a screen reader running to use the Advanced Options.
X = Exit - This option will exit this dialog.

Advanced Options:
NOTE: You will need a screen reader installed to access these options. This is NOT a self voicing dialog like the previous one.

This dialog allows you to install a number of multi-lingual versions of Eloquence (US English, UK English, Castilian Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese), install the Microsoft Speech Engine, un-install all Eloquence synthesizers, install Internet Explore 5.5 SP2, or install Internet Explorer 6.

If you install a new Eloquence language, you will need to restart Window-Eyes in order to see the new synthesizer in the Synthesizer Selection dialog in the Window-Eyes control panel.

If you un-install all Eloquence synthesizers, you will need to reboot your machine when the un-install is complete.

If you are running Windows 95, you will not be able to install Internet Explorer 6. You will instead need to install Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2.

If you choose the quick or custom install with speech, the Eloquence US English language will be installed. If you choose the quick install without speech, the Eloquence US English language will still be installed. If you choose the custom install without speech, and do not check any of the Eloquence languages, then no Eloquence languages will be installed. In other words, the only way to install Window-Eyes without installing Eloquence is to do a custom install without speech, without checking any of the Eloquence languages. Note that SAPI 4.0a (the technology used to run all SAPI software speech) will always be installed.

If you are running the DEMO version of the Window-Eyes 4.11, the only advanced option you will have access to will be to un-install all Eloquence languages.


Enhancements between 4.1 and 4.11
The following enhancements and fixes are grouped into the following categories:

**** Internet Enhancements/Fixes
#### General Enhancements/Fixes
^^^^ Window-Eyes 4.11 Braille Displays

**** Internet/IE/MSAA Enhancements

Window-Eyes no longer supports Internet Explorer versions less than 5.5. Many times throughout this readme file, we refer to Internet Explorer 6. For more information on the latest available version, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie. Note that both IE 5.5 SP2 and IE 6 are included on your Window-Eyes CD.

We have made many enhancements to MSAA mode in Internet Explorer, Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Help. All duplicatable instability problems and inconstant behaviors have been fixed.

We solved problems where Window-Eyes would ignore items inside the HTML LABEL tag in IE 6.

Window-Eyes will now indicate when a control is disabled on a web page and we don't allow you to press enter on disabled controls. Note that we are currently not able to do this for buttons and picture links. This is a Microsoft problem, and we have notified them appropriately.

We now allow MSAA mode in the Surfer Player. Note that this program still needs to add keyboard access (if you are interested in this program, we recommend contacting the developers and requesting keyboard access), but at least MSAA mode now works where it is supposed to within the program.

We fixed a problem where, if you were in table mode arrowing down in a cell, you could land on something that appeared to be a blank line if smart table mode removed a table within the current table. This has been corrected.

Copying to the clipboard didn't work in table mode. Now you can copy any part of the current cell to the clipboard while in table mode.

Window-Eyes now attempts to scroll the line you are on in the MSAA buffer in to view. This appears to work well accept for pages using frames. We are still working with Microsoft to improve this support.

We fixed problems with alt-insert-down arrow landing on parts of tables that were not in the buffer which would cause this key to get stuck. This was noticed at http://www.microsoft.com/enable.

We now take advantage of the support for merging text inside of HTML LABEL tags such as click here where the c is highlighted in IE 6. We will also merge this type of text in earlier versions of IE and in IE 6 outside of label tags as long as the text touches horizontally and one rect is fully contained by the other.

Window-Eyes does a better job of ignoring hidden items on a web page, especially in IE 6.

The Window-Eyes update option from the Window-Eyes help menu will now display the number of SMA counts available for your current copy of Window-Eyes.

The problem of MSAA mode not turning on correctly when closing a window (which caused activation to land on an application where MSAA mode was available, such as closing an IE window and going to another IE window or closing Media Player and going to an IE window) has been fixed.

There were cases in OE where WE would not say the progress messages such as "loading page". This has been fixed.

Window-Eyes no longer reports if it thinks frames are disabled in Internet Explorer.

In Internet Explorer, Window-Eyes now says "link" before links if window type first is checked and visited link is unchecked in MSAA verbosity when reading the first 24 lines or reading to end on a web page.

The problem of Window-Eyes not automatically reading when pressing F6 to get to the content window in IE help (Such as the Window-Eyes manual) has been fixed.
There were cases when Window-Eyes would indicate visited links when this verbosity setting was unchecked. This has been fixed.

The problem of combo boxes not getting focus when pressing enter on them in MSAA mode (as well as alt-down arrowing not speaking the selected item) has been fixed.

The problem of Window-Eyes not going to the correct place on a page when pressing enter on a link that points to an in-page anchor has been fixed.

Since there is no such thing as a disabled link we removed both the speech and braille options for this.

#### General Fixes/Enhancements

You can now access this readme file from the Help menu in the Window-Eyes control panel.

If you are using the 4.11 upgrade install instead of the full 4.11 install, some of the Window-Eyes set files have been updated from the versions that shipped with Window-Eyes 4.1. These updated set files will NOT be installed automatically with Window-Eyes 4.11 upgrade. If you want to use these updated set files, you will need to select them from the Select Set File dialog under the File menu of Window-Eyes. The updated set files are as follows:

* AOL
* Easy CD Creator 5
* Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum
* Sound Forge 5
* Sound Forge 5 XP
* Access 97
* Access 2000
* Window-Eyes Default Sets

It should be noted, however, that the Internet Explorer and Outlook Express set files WILL be overwritten.

Again, if you are using the full 4.11 install, this is not an issue.

We have also concatenated the Word 95 and Excel 95 sets into an Office 95 set directory, the Word 97 and Excel 97 sets into an Office 97 set directory, the Word 2000, Excel 2000, and Outlook 2000 sets into an Office 2000 directory, and the Word XP, Excel XP, and Outlook XP sets into an Office XP directory.

We have added support for Office XP and updated set files have been supplied.

All known systray issues have been resolved.

Speak summary now always reads shortcuts and accelerators (regardless of the verbosity settings).

Window-Eyes will no longer say "desktop wants attention."

We now read owner drawn listviews such as the one in the list of programs in Zone Alarm (and Black Ice) rather than saying "unknown" for the items.

We have greatly improved the reliability of the auto label graphics function.

Previously, key labels would be ignored for Window-Eyes hotkeys. This is still true except for the 20 user window hotkeys. These 20 keys will read a key label if present.

We fixed a problem where the OSM would get corrupted with a bold italic caret in Wordpad.

We now do a better job of tracking system carets.

We have reduced the hang that happens with load before startup in some situations.

The route mouse to window function now computes the position of a float window if you are routing to a float window before doing the routing.

We fixed several UI problems in the various dictionary dialogs.

We fixed a problem that prevented printing with the WinWriter 150C printer.

If you are on a network that requires a log in, and you are not logged in, the Window-Eyes update option will be disabled.

We solved problems reading by character with the mouse in the properties dialog in Windows Explorer for a file. This was introduced in 4.1.

We fixed a problem that prevented you from doing a bottom right and then prior character with the mouse.

We now treat Via Voice Outloud 5.0 like Eloquence 5.0.

We now disable the abbreviation dictionary with Eloquence.

We no longer allow you to type spaces in the original field in the exception dictionary dialog

We found cases where windows were being created as checkboxes and then switched to radio buttons. Window-Eyes will now account for this. Note that this could in theory happen with buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, and group boxes and we take all cases in to consideration.

We removed the exclude from lines Braille option from the edit graphic label dialog so now there is only one option to exclude from lines for both speech and Braille.

We now support the current index feature for tab controls and the items on the task bar.

Window-Eyes would say "menu activated" multiple times when opening the start menu or context menus assuming that you had menu opened turned on in verbosity. It would also say "menu activated" if you opened and then closed a context menu without highlighting a menu item upon closing the context menu. This has been corrected.

We introduced a problem in to 4.1 that would cause windows-tab to read double. This has been corrected.

We have improved dialog reading. Now Window-Eyes should always read the entire dialog if you have it set to do so. This fix is for dialogs that first display the dialog and then fill in the text. Window-Eyes will wait for all the information to be displayed before starting to read.

Window-Eyes now says "dot" rather than "point" for the period symbol unless it is followed by a number.

We fixed problems with the compare feature of set2text not working with differences in hyperactive coordinates.

Set2text would print values for the actions of a cursoring key when the key itself was undefined and the output confused text2set so like Window-Eyes set2text now only prints the actions that might be in the set if the key itself is defined.

Set2text and Text2set can now handle upper ANSI characters for hot and cursoring keys.

We have made a change that should improve the accuracy of hyperactive windows and also performance.

Sometimes the Vario 40 braille display was mistaken for the Vario 80. This has been resolved.

Some applications like Office didn't work with the autolabel graphic feature. This has been resolved.

We fixed the problem of Eloquence chopping off the beginning of menu items as you arrowed through a menu.

The problem of not being able to track the caret in the Word 2000 spell checker has been fixed.

We have added more Visual Basic 6 classes so you won't need to reclass as much in Visual Basic applications.

Unchecking the window type first option now works in treeviews, tab controls, and combo boxes.

Speak summary always speaks menu shortcuts, accelerators, and descriptions as well as miscellaneous shortcuts regardless of the verbosity settings.

Window-Eyes now recognizes the color buttons in control panel display appearance.

We solved the problem of Window-Eyes incorrectly believing that the message rich edit in MSN Messenger had focus when you alt tabbed away from Messenger.

We fixed a problem in Outlook XP where Window-Eyes would announce shortcuts for items in the Tools, Customize listbox when shortcuts were not available.

We made some general stability improvements.

We solved more memory leaks.

^^^^ Window-Eyes 4.1 Braille Displays

Each main section starts with two stars (**) and each individual Braille display starts with one star (*).

**ALVA Braille Displays

Keys defined by ALVA Access Group

Window-Eyes supports many models of ALVA. These include: 240, 280, 320, 340, 440, 380, 480, Satellite 544, and Satellite 570.

ALVA Braille Terminal Three (ABT3) users must ensure that the firmware is dated January 1, 1997 or later in order that Window-Eyes can properly communicate with the hardware. After powering on the Braille display, observe the last group of characters on the right for the firmware date. The format of the date is DDMMYY, for day, month and year, respectively. If you have an earlier firmware date, you should contact your authorized ALVA dealer to arrange an upgrade. ALVA Satellite, Delphi and Series Two users do not need to be concerned with the firmware date of the hardware. Consult the documentation that accompanies your Braille display for details on how to configure your Braille display for use with a serial, parallel or USB connection. For additional assistance, contact your authorized ALVA dealer.

The factory default Braille keys are as follows. Each model grouping is listed separately:

*ALVA 240 and 280:

Touch - Single Left Click At Cell Position

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home1 - To Title Bar
Home1 + Down - Bottom Line
Home1 + Up - Top Line
Home1 + Left - To Menu Bar
Home1 + Right - To Status Line

Cursor1 - To Focus

Prog1 - Silence
Prog1 + Down - Read To End
Prog1 + Up - Read Active Window
Prog1 + Left - Speak Summary
Prog1 + Right - Read Title/Status of Current App

*ALVA 320 and 340:

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor
Status 4 - Attribute Changes Toggle

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home1 + Cursor1 - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home1 - To Title Bar
Home1 + Down - Bottom Line
Home1 + Up - Top Line
Home1 + Left - To Menu Bar
Home1 + Right - To Status Line

Cursor1 - To Focus

Prog1 - Silence
Prog1 + Down - Read To End
Prog1 + Up - Read Active Window
Prog1 + Left - Speak Summary
Prog1 + Right - Read Title/Status of Current App

*ALVA 380:

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor
Status 4 - Attribute Changes Toggle

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home1 + Cursor1 - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home1 - To Title Bar
Home1 + Down - Bottom Line
Home1 + Up - Top Line
Home1 + Left - To Menu Bar
Home1 + Right - To Status Line

Cursor1 - To Focus

Prog1 - Silence
Prog1 + Down - Read To End
Prog1 + Up - Read Active Window
Prog1 + Left - Speak Summary
Prog1 + Right - Read Title/Status of Current App

Prog2 - Enter
Cursor2 - Tab
Home2 - Shift-Tab

*ALVA 440:

Touch - Single Left Click At Cell Position
Double Touch - Single Right Click At Current Mouse Position
Status Double 1 - Braille Tracking Toggle
Status Double 2 - 6 / 8 Dot Toggle
Status Double 3 - Quick Message Rotor
Status Double 4 - Braille Window Toggle

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor
Status 4 - Attribute Changes Toggle

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home1 + Cursor1 - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home1 - To Title Bar
Home1 + Down - Bottom Line
Home1 + Up - Top Line
Home1 + Left - To Menu Bar
Home1 + Right - To Status Line

Cursor1 - To Focus

Prog1 - Silence
Prog1 + Down - Read To End
Prog1 + Up - Read Active Window
Prog1 + Left - Speak Summary
Prog1 + Right - Read Title/Status of Current App

*ALVA 480:

Double Touch - Single Right Click At Current Mouse Position
Status Double 1 - Braille Tracking Toggle
Status Double 2 - 6 / 8 Dot Toggle
Status Double 3 - Quick Message Rotor
Status Double 4 - Braille Window Toggle

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor
Status 4 - Attribute Changes Toggle

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home1 + Cursor1 - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home1 - To Title Bar
Home1 + Down - Bottom Line
Home1 + Up - Top Line
Home1 + Left - To Menu Bar
Home1 + Right - To Status Line

Cursor1 - To Focus

Prog1 - Silence
Prog1 + Down - Read To End
Prog1 + Up - Read Active Window
Prog1 + Left - Speak Summary
Prog1 + Right - Read Title/Status of Current App

Prog2 - Enter
Cursor2 - Tab
Home2 - Shift-Tab

*ALVA Satellite 544:

Double Touch - Single Right Click At Current Mouse Position

Status Double 1 - Braille Tracking Toggle
Status Double 2 - 6 / 8 Dot Toggle
Status Double 3 - Quick Message Rotor

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home + Cursor - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home - To Title Bar
Home + Down - Bottom Line
Home + Up - Top Line
Home + Left - To Menu Bar
Home + Right - To Status Line

Cursor - To Focus

(Forward Ear) - Paragraph
(back Ear) - Silence
(Back Ear) + (Forward Ear) - Read To End

North - Read Title/Status of Current App
South - Read Status Line
East - Sentence
West - Speak Summary
West + East - Read Active Window

(Forward Pad) - Tab
(Back Pad) - Shift-Tab
(Back Pad) + (Forward Pad) - Enter
(Up Pad) - Up Arrow
(Down Pad) - Down Arrow
(Left Pad) - Left Arrow
(Right Pad) - Right Arrow
(Up Pad) + (Right Pad) - ALT
(Back Pad) + (Left Pad) - Control-Shift-Tab
(Left Pad) + (Right Pad) - Backspace
(Right Pad) + (Forward Pad) - Control-Tab
(Up Pad) + (Down Pad) - Escape

*ALVA Satellite 570:

Double Touch - Single Right Click At Current Mouse Position

Status Double 1 - Braille Tracking Toggle
Status Double 2 - 6 / 8 Dot Toggle
Status Double 3 - Quick Message Rotor

Status 1 - Braille Graphic Mode
Status 2 - Spacing Toggle
Status 3 - Attributes To Show Rotor

Left - Scroll Braille Left
Right - Scroll Braille Right
Down - Next Braille Line
Up - Prior Braille Line

Home + Cursor - Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Home - To Title Bar
Home + Down - Bottom Line
Home + Up - Top Line
Home + Left - To Menu Bar
Home + Right - To Status Line

Cursor - To Focus

(Forward Ear) - Paragraph
(back Ear) - Silence
(Back Ear) + (Forward Ear) - Read To End

North - Read Title/Status of Current App
South - Read Status Line
East - Sentence
West - Speak Summary
West + East - Read Active Window

(Forward Pad) - Tab
(Back Pad) - Shift-Tab
(Back Pad) + (Forward Pad) - Enter
(Up Pad) - Up Arrow
(Down Pad) - Down Arrow
(Left Pad) - Left Arrow
(Right Pad) - Right Arrow
(Up Pad) + (Right Pad) - ALT
(Back Pad) + (Left Pad) - Control-Shift-Tab
(Left Pad) + (Right Pad) - Backspace
(Right Pad) + (Forward Pad) - Control-Tab
(Up Pad) + (Down Pad) - Escape

(Left Tumbler Left) - Scroll Braille Left
(Left Tumbler Right) - Scroll Braille Right
(Right Tumbler Left) - Scroll Braille Left
(Right Tumbler Right) - Scroll Braille Right


** Braille Lite Displays

Keys defined by Myrna Votta

The guidelines for defining the keys of the Braille Lite, were based on the reasons for using a Braille display along with speech. Not only do we want to feel what we hear so that we can obtain the information in greater detail, but we don't want to constantly shift our hands between the Braille display and the PC keyboard. Fortunately, the Braille Lite is one of the displays which contains many keys which can be configured in numerous combinations. Therefore, this affords us the opportunity to emulate PC keystrokes which move the caret, the focus, the mouse, and to execute Window-Eyes hotkeys without taking our hands from the Braille display. We also are able to review the Window without moving either the focus or the mouse, just as we do with the WE cursor.
To make it easier to learn the Braille display functions keep in mind that pressing left hand key combinations, with or without the spacebar, will cause the caret, focus, display, or the mouse to move either to the left, or top. Conversely, pressing right hand key combinations will cause movement either to the right or to the bottom. Many of the key combinations should be familiar because the commands they invoke are very similar to those used when editing Braille Lite files. For example, the E chord is defined as the enter key and the B chord is defined as the backspace key.

*Braille Lite 18:

The following list of Braille Lite keys is divided into five categories -- keys that move the Braille display, keys that move the caret or focus, keys that move the mouse, keys that emulate Window-Eyes hotkeys, and keys that emulate Windows keystrokes.

Keys that move the Braille Display:
Dots 8: Scroll Braille Right
Dots 1, 2, 8: Scroll Braille Left
Dots 1, 2, 3 chord: Top Line
Dots 4, 5, 6 chord: Bottom Line
Dots 3, 4: To Status Line
Dots 1, 2, 4: To Focus
Dots 1, 2 (letter B): Braille Tracking Toggle

Commands for moving the caret or focus:
Dot 3: left arrow
Dot 6: right arrow
Dot 2: control-left arrow
Dot 5: control-right arrow
Dot 1: up arrow
Dot 4: down arrow
Dots 2, 3: home
Dots 5, 6: end
Dots 1, 2, 3: control-home
Dots 4, 5, 6: control-end
Dots 1, 3: Page up
Dots 4, 6: page down
Chord: Same as pressing the space bar
Dots 1, 5 chord (E chord): ENTER
Dots 1, 3, 5, 6 chord: Escape
Dots 2, 3, 4,5, (letter T): Tab
Dots 2, 3, 4, 5 chord: shift-tab
Dots 1, 2 chord (B chord): backspace
Dots 1, 4, 5 chord (D chord): delete
Dots 1, 4, 5, 6: control-shift-f1
Dots 1, 4, 5, 6 chord: F1

Keys for moving the mouse:
Dot 3 chord: Mouse Prior Character
Dot 6 chord: Mouse Next Character
Dot 2 chord: Mouse Prior Word
Dot 5 chord: Mouse Next Word
Dot 1 chord: Mouse Prior Line
Dot 4 chord: Mouse Next Line
Dots 2, 3, chord: Mouse Top Left
Dots 5, 6 chord: Mouse Bottom Left
Dots 1, 3 chord: Mouse Top Right
Dots 4, 6 chord: Mouse Bottom Right

Window-Eyes hotkeys:
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5 (letter G): Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5 chord (G chord): Auto Untranslate At Caret
Dots 2, 3, 5, 6: Untranslate At Caret
Dots 2, 3, 5, 6 chord: Untranslate At Mouse
Dots 2, 3, 4 (letter S): Show Attributes Toggle
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (letter Q): Quick Message Rotor
Dots 2, 4, 5, 6 (letter W): Brings up the Window-Eyes control panel
Dots 1, 4 (letter C): Caret to Mouse
Dots 1, 4 chord: Mouse to Caret
Dots 2, 3, 4 chord (S chord): Single Click Left Mouse Button
Dots 1, 3, 4 chord (M chord): MSAA Application Mode Toggle
Dots 2, 4 (letter I, the second letter in the word "link"): Brings up the list of links on a web page (Insert-Tab)
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 chord: Read To End
Dots 1, 2, 3, 5 (letter R): redraw the screen

Windows functions:
Dots 1, 3, 4 (letter M): Puts the focus on the menu bar of the active application. (ALT)
Dots 3, 4 chord: Brings up the start menu (Ctrl-Escape)
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4 (letter P, the second letter of the word "application"): Same as pressing the application key.
Dots 1, 4, 5 (letter D): Minimizes all running applications and puts the focus on the desktop items. (Windows-M)
Dots 1, 2, 5, 6: Same as pressing the alt-tab on the PC keyboard.
Dots 1, 2, 5, 6 chord: control-tab
Dots 2, 4, 5, 6 chord (W chord) Launches the Windows Explorer (Windows-E)
Dots 1, 3, 4, 6 (letter X): Maximizes the active window (Alt-dash, x)
Dots 1, 3, 4, 6 chord: Closes the active application (Alt-F4)
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 chord: Invokes the process which will shut down your computer (Control-Escape)

* Braille Lite 40:

The following list of Braille Lite keys is divided into five categories -- keys that move the Braille display, keys that move the caret or focus, keys that move the mouse, keys that emulate Window-Eyes hotkeys, and keys that emulate Windows keystrokes.

Keys that move the Braille Display:
Left side of the left advance bar: Scroll Braille Left
Right side of the right advance bar: Scroll Braille Right
Right side of the left advance bar: Prior Braille Line
Left side of the right advance bar: Next Braille Line

Dots 1, 2, 3 chord: Top Line
Dots 4, 5, 6 chord: Displays the bottom line of the window
Dots 3, 4: To Status Line
Dots 1, 2, 4: To Focus
Dots 1, 2 (letter B): Braille Tracking Toggle

Commands for moving the caret or focus:
Dot 3: left arrow
Dot 6: right arrow
Dot 2: control-left arrow
Dot 5: control-right arrow
Dot 1: up arrow
Dot 4: down arrow
Dots 2, 3: home
Dots 5, 6: end
Dots 1, 2, 3: control-home
Dots 4, 5, 6: control-end
Dots 1, 3: Page up
Dots 4, 6: page down
Chord: Same as pressing the space bar
Dots 1, 5 chord (E chord): ENTER
Dots 1, 3, 5, 6: (letter Z): ESCAPE
Dots 2, 3, 4,5, (letter T): Tab
Dots 2, 3, 4, 5 chord: shift-tab
Dots 1, 2 chord (B chord): backspace
Dots 1, 4, 5 chord (D chord): delete

Keys for moving the mouse:
Dot 3 chord: Mouse Prior Character
Dot 6 chord: Mouse Next Character
Dot 2 chord: prior word
Dot 5 chord: Mouse Next Word
Dot 1 chord: Prior line
Dot 4 chord: Mouse Next Line
Dots 2, 3, chord: Mouse Top Left
Dots 5, 6 chord: Mouse Bottom Left
Dots 1, 3 chord: Mouse Top Right
Dots 4, 6 chord: Mouse Bottom Right

Window-Eyes hotkeys:
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5 (letter G): Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5 chord (G chord): Auto Untranslate At Caret
Dots 2, 3, 5, 6: Untranslate At Caret
Dots 2, 3, 5, 6 chord: Untranslate At Mouse
Dots 2, 3, 4 (letter S): Show Attributes Toggle
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (letter Q): Quick Message Rotor
Dots 2, 4, 5, 6 (letter W): Brings up the Window-Eyes control panel
Dots 1, 4 (letter C): Caret to Mouse.
Dots 1, 4 chord: Mouse to Caret
Dots 1, 3, 4 chord (M chord): MSAA Application Mode Toggle
Dots 2, 4 (letter I, the second letter in the word "link"): Brings up the list of links on a web page (Insert-Tab)
Dots 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 chord: Read To End
Dots 1, 2, 3, 5 (letter R): redraw the screen
Dot 7: Single Click Left Mouse Button
Dot 8: Single Click Right Mouse Button

Windows functions:
Dots 1, 3, 4 (letter M): Puts the focus on the menu bar of the active application. (ALT)
Dots 3, 4 chord: Brings up the start menu (Ctrl-Escape)
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4 (letter p, the second letter of the word "application"): Same as pressing the application key.
Dots 1, 4, 5 (letter D): Minimizes all running applications and puts the focus on the desktop items. (Windows-M)
Dots 1, 2, 5, 6: Same as pressing the alt-tab on the PC keyboard.
Dots 1, 2, 5, 6 chord: control-tab
Dots 2, 4, 5, 6 chord (W chord) Launches the Windows Explorer (Windows-E)
Dots 1, 3, 4, 6 (letter X): Maximizes the active window (Alt-dash, x)
Dots 1, 3, 4, 6 chord: Closes the active application (Alt-F4)
Dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 chord: Invokes the process which will shut down your computer (Control-Escape)


** HumanWare Braille Displays (Braille Window, BrailleNote, and Braille Voyager):

Keys defined by Humanware Inc.

The following HumanWare Braille Displays are supported in Window-Eyes: Braille Window, BrailleNote, and Braille Voyager. Each Braille display provides to its owner a distinct and unique means of accessing a graphically user interface tactually and efficiently.

The Braille Window - The Braille Window 45 and 85 cell models provide to the end user a stable, durable, and reliable option which takes advantage of six programmable Perkins style keys and 5 front panel thumb keys which have been assigned to a default layout of functions in the Window-Eyes application. Window-Eyes users may wish to alter these functions in the Hot-Keys dialog of the Braille menu in the Window-Eyes application.

The BrailleNote - HumanWare's new BrailleNote notetaker has redefined the standards for portable information management. This device can be utilized as a portable, refreshable Braille display, and ships with either an 18 or a 32 cell Braille line. Once again, a nine-key Braille keyboard coupled with 4 front-panel thumb-keys enable the user to utilize the BrailleNote's mnemonic command structure to navigate the Braille display effortlessly through a graphical environment.

The Braille Voyager - The Braille Voyager is the newest and most innovative of HumanWare's Braille displays to date. This 44 or 70 cell Braille display enables the user to incorporate BrailleNote and Braille Window commands into a device that provides true USB access for a compact, yet powerful refreshable Braille solution. Six Perkins style keys along with 4 thumb keys have been designed to access Window-Eyes functions. Two additional Perkins style keys and 1 middle thumb key with a 4 way toggle enables the user to access the control, alt, tab, alt+tab, control, control+tab, and enter keys directly from the Braille display. This epitomizes the Window-Eyes philosophy of utilizing Windows-based commands in addition to screen reading commands to access the Windows environment and all of its applications.

Please find below a list of suggested default Braille keystrokes that have been included in Window-Eyes. Feel free to alter these defaults if they do not meet your needs. Also, feel free to contact HumanWare technical support if you require assistance setting up or using any of these three displays when using the Window-Eyes screen reader. HumanWare technical support can be reached by phone at 916-652-1420 or by e-mail at: support@humanware.com.

*Braille Window Command Summary:

Braille Movement Keys

Thumb1: Scroll Braille Left.
Thumb2: Up arrow.
Thumb4: Down arrow.
Thumb5: Scroll Braille Right.
Thumb1+Thumb2: left Arrow.
Thumb2+Thumb3: Prior Braille Line.
Thumb3+Thumb4: Next Braille Line
Thumb4+Thumb5: Right arrow.
Thumb1+Thumb4: Alt +left arrow.
Thumb2+Thumb5: Alt+right arrow.
Dot 2+3+4+5 (letter T): Top line.
Dot 1+2 (letter B): Bottom line.

Keyboard equivalent commands:

Dot 4+6: enter.
Dot 2+3+4 (letter S): Activate start menu (Ctrl-Escape).
Dot 1+4+5 (letter D): minimize programs and return to desktop (Windows-M).
Dot 1+3+5+6: Escape.
Dot 5: tab.
Dot 2+5: Alt-tab.
Dot 4+5: shift-tab.
Dot 1+2+3: insert-tab.
Dot 1+2+3+4 (letter P): Page Up.
Dot 1+3+4+5 (letter N): Page Down.
Thumb2+Thumb4: Delete key.
Dot 1+4: Copy (Ctrl-C).
Dot 1+3+4+6: Cut (Ctrl-X).
Dot 1+3+4: Activates the current application's menu bar (F10).

Window-Eyes function commands:

Dot 1+2+4+5 (letter G): Grade 2 Braille Toggle.
Dot 1+3+6 (letter U): Auto Untranslate At Caret.
Thumb2+Dot 1+3+6 (thumb2-letter U): Untranslate At Mouse.
Thumb3 Dot 1+3+6 (thumb3-letter U): Untranslate at Caret.
Dot 1+5 (letter E): Expand Symbols Toggle.

Dot 1 (letter A): Toggle MSAA mode.
Thumb3: Scroll mode toggle.
Dot 2: Toggle which attributes are displayed
Dot 3: Show Attributes Toggle.
Dot 4: Toggle whether to track mouse or focus.
Dot 1+2+5 (letter H): Voice parameter rotor. Same as insert+left arrow.
Dot 1+2+3+5 (letter R): Read to End.
Dot 2+4+5+6 (letter W): Bring the Window-Eyes program window into focus.
Dot 6: Toggle between six and eight dot Braille.

*BrailleNote Command Summary

Braille Movement Keys:

Thumb1: Scroll Braille Left.
Thumb2: Up arrow.
Thumb3: Down arrow.
Thumb4: Scroll Braille right.
Thumb1+Thumb2: Left Arrow.
Thumb3+Thumb4 Right Arrow.
Thumb1+Thumb4: Prior braille line.
Thumb2+ Thumb3: Next braille line..
Dot 2+3+4+5 (letter T): Top line.
Dot 1+2 (letter B): Bottom line.

Keyboard equivalent commands:

Dot 7: Escape.
Dot 8: Enter.
Dot 1+space: Shift+up arrow.
Dot 4+space: Shift+down Arrow.
Dot 2+space: Control+shift+left arrow.
Dot 5+space: Control+shift+right arrow.
Dot 3+space: Shift+left arrow.
Dot 6+space: Shift+right arrow.
Dot 1+2+3+space: Control+home.
Dot 4+5+6+space: Control+end.
Dot 2+3+4 (letter S): Activate start menu (Ctrl-Escape).
Dot 1+3+4 (letter M): Activate the current application's menu bar (F10).
Dot 1+3+4+space: Activate the context menu for the currently selected item.
Dot 1+4+5 (letter D): minimize programs and return to desktop (Windows-M).
Dot 5: tab.
Dot 2+5: Alt+tab.
Dot 4+5: shift+ tab.
Dot 1+2+3: insert+tab.
Dot 1+2+3+4 (letter P): Page up.
Dot 1+3+4+5 (letter N): Page Down.
Dot 3+6+7: Delete.
Dot 1+4: Copy (Ctrl-C).
Dot 1+3+4+6: Cut (Ctrl-X).
Dot 1+2+3+6: Paste (Ctrl-V).
Dot 1+3+5+6: Undo (Ctrl-Z).

Window-Eyes function commands:

Dot 1+2+4+5 (letter G): Grade 2 Braille Toggle.
Dot 1+7: Auto Untranslate At Caret.
Dot 1+3+6 (letter U): Untranslate At Caret.
Dot 1+3+6+7: Untranslate At Mouse
Dot 1+5 (letter E): Expand Symbols Toggle.

Dot 1 (letter A): Toggle MSAA mode.
Dot 2: toggle which attributes are displayed
Dot 3: Toggle Attribute Marking.
Dot 4: Toggle whether to track mouse or focus.
Dot 1+2+5 (letter H): Voice parameter rotor. Same as insert+left arrow.
Dot 1+2+3+5 (letter R): Read to End.
Dot 2+4+5+6 (letter W): Brings the Window-Eyes program window into focus.
Dot 6: Toggle between six and eight dot Braille.

*Braille Voyager Command Summary

Braille Movement Keys

Thumb1: Scroll Braille Left.
Thumb2: Up arrow.
Thumb3: Down arrow.
Thumb 4: Scroll Braille right.
Thumb1+Thumb2: Prior Braille Line
Thumb1+Thumb4: Prior Braille Line
Thumb3+Thumb4: Next Braille Line
Thumb2+ Thumb3: Left arrow.
Thumb2+Thumb4: Right arrow.
Dot 2+3+4+5 (letter T): Top line.
Dots 1+2 (letter B): Bottom line.

Keyboard equivalent commands:

Dot 1+3: Backspace.
Dot 4+6: Enter.
Dot 2+3+4 (letter S): Activate start menu (Ctrl-Escape).
Dot 1+3+4 (letter M): Activate the current application's menu bar (F10).
Dot 1+4+5 (letter D): minimize programs and return to desktop (Windows-M).
Dot 1+3+5+6: Escape.
Dot 5: tab.
Dot 2+5: Alt+tab.
Dot 4+5: shift+ tab.
Dot 1+2+3: insert+tab.
Dot 1+2+3+4 (letter P): Page up.
Dot 1+3+4+5: (letter N): Page Down.
Thumb3+dot 1+4+5 (letter D): Delete key.
Dot 1+4: Copy (Ctrl-C).
Dot 1+3+4+6: Cut (Ctrl-X).
Dot 1+2+3+6: Paste (Ctrl-V).

Window-Eyes function commands:

Dot 1+2+4+5 (letter G): Grade 2 Braille Toggle.
Dot 1+3+6 (letter U): Auto Untranslate At Caret.
Thumb2+Dot 1+3+6 (thumb2-letter U): Untranslate At Mouse.
Thumb3 Dot 1+3+6 (thumb3-letter U): Untranslate at Caret.
Dot 1+5 (letter E): Expand Symbols Toggle.

Dot 1 (letter A): Toggle MSAA mode.
Dot 2: toggle which attributes are displayed
Dot 3: Toggle Attribute Marking.
Dot 4: Toggle whether to track mouse or focus.
Dot 1+2+5 (letter H): Voice parameter rotor. Same as insert+left arrow.
Dot 1+2+3+5 (letter R): Read to End.
Dot 2+4+5+6 (letter W): Bring the Window-Eyes program window into focus.
Dot 6: Toggle between six and eight dot Braille.

** Papenmeier Braillex Braille Displays

Keys defined by Tommy Craig.

*Braillex EL Display Key Assignments:

LEFT1: Scroll Braille Left
RIGHT1: Scroll Braille Right
UP1: Prior Braille Line
DOWN1: Next Braille Line

LEFT2-(LEFT FRONT): Grade 2 Braille Toggle

LEFT1-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Left Arrow
RIGHT1-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Right Arrow
UP1-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Up Arrow
DOWN1-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Down Arrow
RIGHT2-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Tab
LEFT2-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Shift Tab
UP2-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Escape
DOWN2-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Enter
(LEFT FRONT)-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Control-O
(LEFT REAR)-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Control-Escape
(RIGHT REAR)-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Shift F10
(RIGHT FRONT)-(RIGHT SWITCH REAR): Backspace

UP2: Mouse Prior Character
DOWN2: Mouse Next Character
LEFT-REAR: Single Click Right Mouse Button
RIGHT-REAR: Double Click Left Mouse Button

LEFT2: Application Help
RIGHT2: Read to End
LEFT-FRONT: Redraw
RIGHT-FRONT: MSAA Toggle

* Braillex 2D Key Assignments:

UP: Scroll Braille Left
DOWN: Scroll Braille Right
HOME: Prior Braille Line
END: Next Braille Line

D2-D1: Grade 2 Braille Toggle

D7: Tab
Shift-D7: Shift-Tab

Shift-UP: Top Line
Shift-DOWN: Bottom Line
Shift-D2: To Status Line
D2: To Title Bar
D3: To Focus
Shift-Home: Prior Line
Shift-END: Next Line

Shift-D4: Single Click Left Mouse Button
Shift-D5: Single Click Right Mouse Button

D1: Braille Tracking Toggle
Shift-D3: Sys Tray
Shift-D1: Mouse Boundary Rotor
UP-DOWN: Read To End
D4: 6 / 8 Dot Braille Toggle
D5: Braille Window Toggle
D6: Scroll Mode Toggle
Shift-D6: WE/Mouse Toggle
D8: MSAA Application Mode Toggle
Shift-D8: Attribute to Show Rotor

* Braillex Compact/Tiny/2D lite Assignments:

back: Scroll Braille Left
forward: Scroll Braille Right
up: Prior Brialle Line
down: Next Braille Line

home braille: Tab
cursor home: Shift-Tab
function home: Escape
home attribute: Enter

up home: Top Line
home down: Bottom Line

function braille: Grade 2 Braille Toggle

function: Read To End
cursor: Braille Tracking Toggle
back home: Mouse Boundary Rotor
home forward: Scroll Mode Toggle
braille: 6/8 Dot Toggle
attribute: Show Attributes Toggle


** BAUM DM80 Display

Keys defined by Judy Dixon.

d6: Scroll Braille Right
d3: Scroll Braille Left
d1: Prior Braille Line
d2: Next Braille Line

d3-d5: Top Line
d4-d5: Bottom Line
d1-d2: To Focus

s6r: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
s6l: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
d5-d6: Untranslate at Caret
d5-d7: Untranslate at Mouse

d4: Braille Graphic Mode
d3-d4: Braille Tracking Toggle
d5: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
d7: Attributes To Show Rotor
d6-d7: Quick Message Rotor
s1r: 6/8 Dot Toggle
s1l: 6/8 Dot Toggle
s2r: Spacing Toggle
s2l: Spacing Toggle
s3r: Indent Toggle
s3l: Indent Toggle
s4r: Show Attributes Toggle
s4l: Show Attributes Toggle
s5r: Scroll Mode Toggle
s5l: Scroll Mode Toggle


** HandyTech Braille Displays

Keys defined by HandyTech

HandyTech (MOD80 / BrailleWave)

up: Scroll Braille Left
4: Scroll Braille Left
down: Scroll Braille Right
6: Scroll Braille Right
2: Next Braille Line
8: Prior Braille Line

escape: To Title Bar
7+8+9: To Title Bar
4+5+6: To Menu Bar
space: To Focus
9: To Focus
return: To Status Line
3: To Status Line
1+2+3: To Status Line
7: Top Line
1: Bottom Line

0: Single Click Left Mouse Button
status 1: Toggle Left Mouse Button
status 2: Toggle Middle Mouse Button
status 3: Toggle Right Mouse Button
status 4: Toggle Right Mouse Button

b14: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
escape+space: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
b4: Untranslate at Mouse
b1+b6: Auto Untranslate at Caret
b3+b1+b6: Untranslate at Caret

b12: Scroll Mode Toggle
b3+b2+b4: Scroll Mode Toggle
b10: Spacing Toggle
b7: WE/Mouse Toggle
b10-4: 6/8 Dot Toggle
escape+space+return: 6/8 Dot Toggle
b3: Caret ANSI/Attribute
b13: Braille Graphic Mode
space+return: Braille Graphic Mode
b1: Attributes To Show Rotor
b2+b1: Bypass
5: Line
b3+b2+b1: Read Status Line
b11: Indent Toggle
b9: Braille Tracking Toggle
b1+b4: Caret to Mouse
b3+b1+b4: Mouse to Caret
b11+1: Quick Message Rotor
b9+7: Braille Window Toggle
b5: MSAA Application Mode
b3+b2+b4+b5: Read Title/Status of Current App
b1+b4+b5: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
b3+b1+b4+b5: Menu
b6: Redraw
b3+b1+b4+b6: Sys Tray
b2+b4+b5+b6: Read Active Window
b3+b1+b4+b5+b6: Sync WE and Mouse
b8: Attribute Changes Toggle


**Navigator Braille Displays

Keys defined by Judy Dixon.

*Navigator 20/40:

R. Left: Scroll Braille Left
R. Right: Scroll Braille Right
R. Top: Prior Braille Line
R. Bottom: next Braille Line

L. Top: Mouse Top Left
L. Bottom: Mouse Bottom Left
L. Top-L. Round Button: Mouse Top Right
L. Bottom-L. Round Button: Mouse Bottom Right
R. Top-R. Bottom: Go To Focus
L. Top-R. Top: Top Line
L. Bottom-R. Bottom: Bottom Line
L. Left: Go to Status Line
L. Right: Go to Title Bar

L. Top-L. Bottom: Mouse to Caret
L. Left-L. Right: Caret to Mouse

L. Round Button-R. Round Button: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
R. Top-r. Round Button: Untranslate At Caret
R. Bottom-r. Round Button: Untranslate At Mouse

L. Round Button: Toggle 6/8 Braille
R. Round Button: Braille Tracking Toggle
L. Left-R. Right: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
L. Right-R. Left: Braille Graphic Dictionary Mode
L. Left-R. Left: Toggle Scroll Mode
L. Right-R. Right: Spacing Toggle

*Navigator 80:

L. Square Button: Scroll Braille Left
R. Square Button: Scroll Braille Right
L. Bar: Prior Braille Line
R. Bar: Next Braille Line

C. Top: Mouse Top Left
C. Bottom: Mouse Bottom Left
C. Top-L. Round Button: Mouse Top Right
C. Bottom-L. Round Button: Mouse Bottom Right
L. Bar-R. Bar: Go To Focus
C. Top-L. Bar: Top Line
C. Bottom-R. Bar: Bottom Line
C. Left: Go to Status Line
C. Right: Go to Title Bar

C. Top-C. Bottom: Mouse to Caret
C. Left-C. Right: Caret to Mouse

L. Round Button-R. Round Button: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
L. Bar-R. Round Button: Untranslate At Caret
R. Bar-R. Round Button: Untranslate At Mouse

L. Round Button: Toggle 6/8 Braille
R. Round Button: Braille Tracking Toggle
C. Left-R. Square Button: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
C. Right-L. Square Button: Braille Graphic Dictionary Mode
C. Left-L. Square Button: Scroll Mode Toggle
C. Right-R. Square Button: Spacing Toggle


**PowerBraille Braille Displays

Keys defined by Judy Dixon.

*PowerBraille 40:

left button: Scroll braille left
right button: Scroll braille right
left rocker up: Prior braille line
left rocker down: Next braille line

right rocker up: Top line
right rocker down: Bottom Line
Left rocker up-Left button: Mouse top left
Left rocker down-Left button: mouse bottom left
right rocker up-right button: Mouse top right
right rocker down-right button: mouse bottom right
Left button-Right button: Go to focus

Convex-Concave: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Concave-Right rocker up: Untranslate At Caret
Concave-Right rocker down: Untranslate At Mouse

Left rocker up-right rocker up: Scroll Mode Toggle
Left rocker down-Right rocker down: Spacing Toggle
Left rocker up-Convex: Attributes To Show Rotor
Left rocker down-Convex: Show Attributes Toggle
Left rocker down-right rocker up: Quick Message Rotor
Left rocker up-concave: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
Left rocker down-concave: Braille graphic dictionary mode
convex: Toggle 6/8 braille
concave: braille tracking toggle

*PowerBraille 65/80:

Top Bar 1: Scroll Braille Left
Top Bar 2: Scroll Braille Right
Top Button 3: Scroll Braille Right
Top Button 4: Scroll Braille Right
Left Rocker Up: Prior Braille Line
Left Rocker Down: next Braille Line
Switch 4 Up: Top Line
Switch 4 Down: Bottom Line
Left Rocker Up-right Rocker Up: Go to Title Bar
Left Rocker Down-right Rocker Down: Go to Status Bar
Convex: Go to Focus
Top Button 1: Mouse Top Left
Top Button 2: Mouse Bottom Left
Top Bar 3: Mouse Top Right
Top Bar 4: Mouse Bottom Right

Convex-concave: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
Right Rocker Up-Concave: Untranslate At Caret
Right Rocker Down-Concave: Untranslate At Mouse

Switch 1 Up: Toggle 6/8 Dot Braille
Switch 1 Down: Toggle 6/8 Dot Braille
Switch 2 Up: Scroll Mode Toggle
Switch 2 Down: Spacing Toggle
Concave: Braille Tracking Toggle
Right Rocker Up: Braille Graphic Dictionary Mode
Right Rocker Down: Attributes To Show Rotor
Switch 3 Up: Show Attributes Toggle
Switch 3 Down: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
Top Button 3-Top Button 4: Quick Message Rotor
Top Button 1-top Button 4: Toggle All Voices


**Vario/RBT40 (Rabbit) and Vario 80 Displays

Keys defined by Judy Dixon.

In order to use the Vario/RBT40 braille display with Window-Eyes it must be in the Vario's emulation or native mode. Keys on the display are numbered like the dots of a braille cell. 1, 2, 3 from back to front on the left and 4, 5, 6 back to front on the right.

Setting Vario's Emulation Mode:

1. The method for setting the Vario's emulation will depend on the firmware version that is present in the unit. To determine the firmware version, turn on the Vario. You will see "baum" followed by the version number and the emulation mode. The numbers for these settings are written in German braille. The digits 1-9 are just like Grade 1 braille numbers in English with a dot 6 added. The 0 looks like a plus sign. So firmware version 005 would be written "++:".

2. For Firmware Version 005 or below:

After turning the display on, you can cycle up or down through the available emulations with display keys 1 or 3. In most cases, there are four possible emulation modes. When the display is blank after the "emul", then it is set to the Vario emulation.

You can save the new setting by pressing display keys 1 and 3 or 4 and 6 together and holding them down for at least three seconds. When the saving process is complete, the braille display is reset.

3. Firmware version 006 and above

After turning on the display, you will see the word "BAUM", the version number, the version date, and "mode" followed by the current emulation mode. use display keys 1 or 3 to cycle up or down through the menu options. Go to the one that says:

prot3 baum ht pb* pb<

To select the Vario emulation, press a router key above the word "baum" to highlight it. When you next turn on the display it will read "mode3 * Baum".

*Vario/RBT40 and Vario 80:

One-button Commands:
1 (a): Prior Braille Line
2 (1): Scroll Braille Left
3: Next Braille Line
4: Toggle 6/8 Braille
5: Scroll Braille Right
6: Go to Focus

Two-button Commands:
1-2 (b): Mouse Top Left
1-3 (k): Braille Tracking Toggle
1-4 (c): Top Line
1-5 (e): Braille Graphic Dictionary Mode
2-3 (2): Mouse Bottom Left
2-5: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
2-4 (i): Untranslate At Caret
2-6 (5): Untranslate At Mouse
3-4: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
3-5 (9): Caret to Mouse
3-6: Bottom Line
4-5: Mouse Top Right
4-6: Tab
5-6: Mouse Bottom Right

Three-button Commands:
1-2-4 (f): Mouse Search
1-2-5 (h): Application Help
1-3-4 (m): To Menu Bar
1-3-6 (u): Mouse Boundary Rotor
1-4-5 (d): Field Data
2-3-4 (s): To Status Line
2-3-5 (6): Single Click Right Mouse Button
2-3-6 (8): Attributes To Show Rotor
2-4-5 (j): Show Attributes Toggle
2-4-6: Escape
2-5-6: (4): Single Click Left Mouse Button
3-4-5 (>): Attributes To Show Rotor
3-4-6 (+): Spacing Toggle
3-5-6: (0): Mouse to Caret
4-5-6: Shift-tab

Four and five button Commands:
1-2-3-4: (p): Continue Mouse Search
1-2-3-5 (r): Read to End
1-2-4-5 (g): Autolabel Graphics
1-3-4-5 (n): Field Name
2-3-4-5 (t): Go to Title Bar
1-2-3-4-5 (q): Rotor Quick Message
1-2-3-6 (v): Braille Window Toggle
1-3-4-6 (x): Silence
1-3-5-6 (z): Time/Date
2-4-5-6 (w): Read Active Window
1-3-4-5-6 (y): Sys Tray

Alphabetical Listing:
1 (a): Prior Braille Line
1-2 (b): Mouse Top Left
1-4 (c): Top Line
1-4-5 (d): Field Data
1-5 (e): Braille Graphic Dictionary Mode
1-2-4 (f): Mouse Search
1-2-4-5 (g): Autolabel Graphics
1-2-5 (h): Application Help
2-4 (i): Untranslate At Caret
2-4-5 (j): Show Attributes Toggle
1-3 (k): Braille Tracking Toggle
1-3-4 (m): To Menu Bar
1-3-4-5 (n): Field Name
3-5-6: (0): Mouse to Caret
1-2-3-4: (p): Continue Mouse Search
1-2-3-4-5 (q): Rotor Quick Message
1-2-3-5 (r): Read to End
2-3-4 (s): To Status Line
2-3-4-5 (t): Go to Title Bar
1-3-6 (u): Mouse Boundary Rotor
1-2-3-6 (v): Braille Window Toggle
2-4-5-6 (w): Read Active Window
1-3-4-6 (x): Silence
1-3-4-5-6 (y): Sys Tray
1-3-5-6 (z): Time/Date

2 (1): Scroll Braille Left
2-3 (2): Mouse Bottom Left
2-5-6: (4): Single Click Left Mouse Button
2-6 (5): Untranslate At Mouse
2-3-5 (6): Single Click Right Mouse Button
2-3-6 (8): Attributes To Show Rotor
3-5 (9): Caret to Mouse

3: Next Braille Line
4: Toggle 6/8 Braille
5: Scroll Braille Right
6: Go to Focus
2-5: Grade 2 Braille Toggle
3-4: Display Individual Attribute Rotor
3-6: Bottom Line
4-5: Mouse Top Right
5-6: Mouse Bottom Right
3-4-5 (>): Attributes To Show Rotor
3-4-6 (+): Spacing Toggle
4-6: Tab
4-5-6: Shift-tab
2-4-6: Escape


* Vario 80 additional keys:

The following keys are in addition to the keys listed above.

b0: space
b1: a
b1-2: b
b1-4: c
b1-4-5: d
b1-5: e
b1-2-4: f
b1-2-4-5: g
b1-2-5: h
b2-4: i
b2-4-5: j
b1-3: k
b1-2-3: l
b1-3-4: m
b1-3-4-5: n
b1-3-5: o
b1-2-3-4: p
b1-2-3-4-5: q
b1-2-3-5: r
b2-3-4: s
b2-3-4-5: t
b1-3-6: u
b1-2-3-6: v
b1-3-4-6: x
b1-3-4-5-6: y
b1-3-5-6: z
b1-2-3-4-6: & (ampersand)
b1-2-3-4-5-6: = (equals)
b1-2-3-5-6: ( (left parenthesis)
b2-3-4-6: ! (exclamation point)
b2-3-4-5-6: ) (right parenthesis)
b1-6: * (asterisk)
b1-2-6: < (less than)
b1-4-6: % (percent)
b1-4-5-6: ? (question mark)
b1-5-6: : (colon)
b1-2-4-6: $ (dollar sign)
b1-2-4-5-6: } (right brace)
b1-2-5-6: | (vertical bar)
b2-4-6: { (left brace)
b2-4-5-6: w
b2: 1
b2-3: 2
b2-5: 3
b2-5-6: 4
b2-6: 5
b2-3-5: 6
b2-3-5-6: 7
b2-3-6: 8
b3-5: 9
b3-5-6: 0 (zero)
b3-4: / (slash)
b3-4-6: + (plus sign)
b3-4-5-6: # (number sign)
b3-4-5: > (greater than)
b3: ' (apostrophe)
b3-6: - (hyphen)
b4: ` (accent grave)
b4-5: ~ (tilde)
b4-5-6: _ (underscore)
b5: " (double quote)
b4-6: . (period)
b5-6: ; (semicolon)
b6: , (comma)

n1: Scroll Braille Right
n3: Scroll Braille Right
n5: Scroll Braille Right
n7: Scroll Braille Right
n9: Scroll Braille Right
n2: Scroll Braille Left
n4: Scroll Braille Left
n6: Scroll Braille Left
n8: Scroll Braille Left
n10: Scroll Braille Left