Orca Keyboard Shortcuts

Perhaps the most common request from Orca screen reader users is the documentation. Few months ago Orca developers started rewriting most of the existing documentation. The Orca keyboard shortcut cheat sheet is part of this effort, it is now part of new orca man page.

Desktop Mode
       Flat review commands

       Numpad-7 move the flat review cursor to the previous line and read it.

       Numpad-8 read the current line.

       Numpad-9 move the flat review cursor to the next line and read it.

       Numpad-4 move the flat review cursor to the previous word and read it.

       Numpad-5 read the current word.

       Numpad-6 move the flat review cursor to the next word and read it.

       Numpad-1 move the flat review cursor to the previous character and read it.

       Numpad-2 read the current character.

       Numpad-3 move the flat review cursor to the next character and read it.

       Numpad-slash perform a left mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Numpad-star perform a right mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Bookmark commands

       Alt+Insert+[1-6] assign a bookmark to a numbered slot. 

       Insert+[1-6] go to the position pointed to by the bookmark bound to this numbered slot.

       Alt+Shift+[1-6]

       Insert+B and Insert+Shift+B move between the given bookmarks for the given application or page.

       Alt+Insert+B save the defined bookmarks for the current application or page.

 Miscellaneous functions

       Numpad+Plus
        'say all' command; reads from the current position of the caret to the end of the document.

       Numpad+Enter 'Where am I' command; speaks information such as the title of the current application 

       Insert+H enter into orca's 'learn mode'; press Escape to exit.

       Insert+Shift+Backslash toggle live regions monitoring on and off.

       Insert+F speak font and attribute information for the current character.

       Insert+Space Launch the orca Configuration dialog.

       Insert+Ctrl+Space  reload user settings and reinitialize services as necessary.
 Also launches the orca Configuration dialog for the current application.

       Insert+S toggle speech on and off.

       Insert+F11 toggle the reading of tables, either by single cell or whole row.

       Insert+Q quit orca.

       Debugging

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Home report information on the currently active script.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+End print a debug listing of all known applications 
to the console where orca is running.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Page_Up print debug information about the ancestry of the object with focus.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Page_Down print debug information about the hierarchy of the application with focus.

Laptop Mode
       Flat review commands

       Caps_Lock+U move the flat review cursor to the previous line and read it. 
Double-click to move flat review to the top of the current window.

       Caps_Lock+I read the current line. 
Double-click to read the current line along with 
formatting and capitalization details.

       Caps_Lock+O move the flat review cursor to the next line and read it. 
Double-click to move flat review to the bottom of the current window.

       Caps_Lock+J move the flat review cursor to the previous word and read it. 
Double-click to move flat review to the word above the current word.

       Caps_Lock+K read the current word. 
Double-click to spell the word. Triple-click to hear the word spelled phonetically.

       Caps_Lock+L move the flat review cursor to the next word and read it. 
Double-click to move flat review to the word below the current word.

       Caps_Lock+M move the flat review cursor to the previous character and read it.
Double-click to move flat review to the end of the current line.

       Caps_Lock+Comma read the current character. 
Double-click to pronounce the character phonetically if it is a letter.

       Caps_Lock+Period move the flat review cursor to the next character and read it.

       Caps_Lock+7 perform a left mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Caps_Lock+8 perform a right mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Caps_Lock+8 perform a right mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Bookmark commands

       Alt+Caps_Lock+[1-6] add a bookmark to the numbered slot. 
If a bookmark already exists for the slot it will be replaced with the new one.

       Caps_Lock+[1-6] go to the position pointed to by the bookmark bound to this numbered slot.

       Alt+Shift+[1-6]

       Caps_Lock+B and Caps_Lock+Shift+B move between the given bookmarks 
for the given application or page.

       Alt+Caps_Lock+B save the defined bookmarks for the current application or page.

 Miscellaneous functions

       Caps_Lock+Semicolon Caps_Lock+Enter

       Caps_Lock+H enter learn mode (press Escape to exit).

       Caps_Lock+Shift+Backslash toggle live regions monitoring on and off.

       Caps_Lock+F speak font and attribute information for the current character.

       Caps_Lock+Space launch the orca Configuration dialog.

       Caps_Lock+Ctrl+Space reload user settings and reinitialize 
services as necessary; also launches the orca Configuration dialog 
for the current application.

       Caps_Lock+S toggle speech on and off.

       Caps_Lock+F11 toggle the reading of tables, either by single cell or whole row.

       Caps_Lock+Q quit orca.

       Debugging

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Home report information on the currently active script.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+End prints a debug listing of all known applications
to the console where orca is running.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Page_Up prints debug information about the ancestry 
of the object with focus.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Page_Down prints debug information about the 
object hierarchy of the application with focus.


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