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From: Heidi Jungel
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:09AM
Subject: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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Hello-
On my Macbook Pro (Snow Leopard) Laptop, I have JAWS 13 running on Parallels Windows 7. As many of us know, the insert and home keys are missing. I have tried using the site on WebAim:
http://webaim.org/blog/screenreaders_on_mac/

However, it is a few years old and only mentions XP/Vista. I have tried these steps for the Windows 7, but it is not working. Not working in the sense of I can download the remaping key and opened this (it is located at C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools). But that is about it.

When making the change and trying to save and exit, I get a message stating "Cannot open registry". Then, when I click OK, it tells me "System registry has been changed. Do you want to reboot the system?" When I click Yes, and the system is rebooted, none of the changes are in place.

Has anyone else been able to get this working and how?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

From: Jared Smith
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:15AM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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Heidi-

As you note, the article is a few years old. I've yet to find a
solution for Windows 7 (I run it in VMWare), so have reverted to using
an external, full-size keyboard. I'd be very happy to know if anyone
has a solution for mapping the JAWS key in Windows 7 in Parallels or
VMWare Fusion.

Jared

From: Stella Mudd
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:21AM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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I got it working on my home computer. I'm pretty sure I used sharp keys:

http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35.html

-Stella

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Jared Smith < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Heidi-
>
> As you note, the article is a few years old. I've yet to find a
> solution for Windows 7 (I run it in VMWare), so have reverted to using
> an external, full-size keyboard. I'd be very happy to know if anyone
> has a solution for mapping the JAWS key in Windows 7 in Parallels or
> VMWare Fusion.
>
> Jared
>

From: Sarah Horton
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 12:21PM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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I also used Sharp Keys with Parallels 7, Windows 7, and JAWS 13. So far, so good!

- Sarah

On Mar 22, 2012, at 1:22 PM, Stella Mudd wrote:

> I got it working on my home computer. I'm pretty sure I used sharp keys:
>
> http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35.html
>
> -Stella
>
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Jared Smith < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> Heidi-
>>
>> As you note, the article is a few years old. I've yet to find a
>> solution for Windows 7 (I run it in VMWare), so have reverted to using
>> an external, full-size keyboard. I'd be very happy to know if anyone
>> has a solution for mapping the JAWS key in Windows 7 in Parallels or
>> VMWare Fusion.
>>
>> Jared
>>

From: Heidi Jungel
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 1:00PM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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Stellllllaaa! You rock. This works beautifully!

Thank you so, so much.

From: mark novak
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 3:06PM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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Hey all,

Some what related, I've also had success using SharpKeys to get the
NVDA key remapped, in Windows 7, running under Parallels 7 and
Mac OS Lion (laptop)

Mark
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On 3/22/12 11:55 AM, Heidi Jungel wrote:
> Hello-
> On my Macbook Pro (Snow Leopard) Laptop, I have JAWS 13 running on Parallels Windows 7. As many of us know, the insert and home keys are missing. I have tried using the site on WebAim:
> http://webaim.org/blog/screenreaders_on_mac/
>
> However, it is a few years old and only mentions XP/Vista. I have tried these steps for the Windows 7, but it is not working. Not working in the sense of I can download the remaping key and opened this (it is located at C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools). But that is about it.
>
> When making the change and trying to save and exit, I get a message stating "Cannot open registry". Then, when I click OK, it tells me "System registry has been changed. Do you want to reboot the system?" When I click Yes, and the system is rebooted, none of the changes are in place.
>
> Has anyone else been able to get this working and how?
>
> Your help is greatly appreciated!
>
>

From: Stella Mudd
Date: Thu, Mar 22 2012 3:45PM
Subject: Re: Remapping Keys on Parallels and Windows 7 for Macbook Pro Laptop
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I won't argue with you. No problem. Thanks for the tip Mark.

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Heidi Jungel
< = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >wrote:

> Stellllllaaa! You rock. This works beautifully!
>
> Thank you so, so much.
>