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SuperNova Screen Reader Quick Ref

This guide provides an overview of the most common hot key commands used to control Dolphin Supernova, Hal, Lunar and LunarPlus . For complete lists of all hot keys available in your Dolphin access product, please consult the user guide or the Help files, available by pressing F1 from your Dolphin product's Control Panel.
 

The information in this guide refers to the recommended Dolphin default hot key for standard desktop and laptop keyboard layouts. The default Dolphin desktop keyboard layout is suitable for the majority of users. Where a hot key command is described as using the "NUMPAD", this means that the designated key is situated on the numeric keypad, a block of keys usually found toward the right hand side of most keyboards. If you are using Dolphin access software on a laptop and do not have a dedicated numeric keypad, it is recommended you set your Dolphin product to use the Dolphin Laptop Keyboard layout. Where NUMPAD is used, the equivalent laptop keyboard layout hot key is shown in brackets.

Choosing an alternate Keyboard Layout or Hot key Set

 While the Dolphin access software is running, open your Dolphin Control Panel by holding LEFT CONTROL and pressing SPACEBAR. From the Dolphin Control Panel, pressing ALT + C opens the "Configuration" menu, pressing K opens the "Choose keyboard and hot key set" dialog where you can choose your keyboard layout, keyboard language and preferred hot key set. Pressing OK saves any changes and closes the dialog. 

Starting Dolphin access software: 

Supernova Screen Reader Magnifier: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + S

Hal Screen Reader: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + H

Lunar Screen Magnifier: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + L

LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + P

Demo installation (if alongside full install): LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + D

 

General hot keys (Supernova/Hal/Lunar/LunarPlus)

 

Open Dolphin Control Panel: LEFT CONTROL + SPACE

Exit Dolphin Access Software from the Control Panel: ALT + F4

Dolphin Online Help from the Control Panel: F1

Ignore Next Keystroke and Pass to Application: LEFT CONTROL + 7

Switch Dolphin Hot keys On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + 8

Application Specific Hot key Information: RIGHT CONTROL + RIGHT SHIFT + SLASH

Magnification Hot keys 

General Magnification (Supernova/LunarPlus/Lunar)

Magnification On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD ENTER [RIGHT CONTROL F1]

Increase Magnification: LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD PLUS [LEFT CONTROL + F11]

Decrease Magnification: LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD DASH [LEFT CONTROL + F10]

Panning: RIGHT CONTROL + Cursor UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT

Save Magnification Position: RIGHT CONTROL + NUMPAD 0

Return to Saved Magnification Position: RIGHT CONTROL + NUMPAD FULLSTOP 

Magnification Modes (Supernova/LunarPlus/Lunar)

Full Screen/Split Screen/Window/Lens/Auto Lens: LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD 7 [RIGHT CONTROL F2]

Split Screen Orientation (Left/Top/Right/Bottom): LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD 1 [LEFT CONTROL + F8]

Colour Changer On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + NumPad 0 [RIGHT SHIFT F1]

Image Smoothing On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + NumPad 8 [RIGHT CONTROL F4] 

Line View (Supernova/LunarPlus/Lunar)

From start of Document: LEFT CONTROL + NUMPAD FULLSTOP [LEFT CONTROL + F12]

From Current Position: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD 2 [RIGHT CONTROL + RIGHT SHIFT F12] 

Start/Stop Scrolling: SPACEBAR

Increase/Decrease Scroll Speed: Cursor UP/DOWN

Skip Forward/Back: Cursor RIGHT/LEFT

Exit Line View: ESCAPE

Speech Hot keys  

Voice (Supernova/Hal/LunarPlus)

Voice On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + 0

Increase Volume: LEFT CONTROL + EQUALS

Decrease Volume: LEFT CONTROL + DASH

Increase Speed: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT  + EQUALS

Decrease Speed: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + DASH

Next Synthesiser: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + RIGHT SQUARE BRACKET

Previous Synthesiser: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + LEFT SQUARE BRACKET

Next Language: LEFT CONTROL + FULLSTOP

Previous Language: LEFT CONTROL + COMMA

Temporary  Mute: LEFT CONTROL 

Speak Text (Press these keys multiple times to spell or hear additional info)(Supernova/Hal/LunarPlus)

Character: NUMPAD 4 [F6]

Word: NUMPAD 5 [F7]

Line: NUMPAD 6 [F8] 

More Speak Text (Press multiple times to spell or hear additional information)(Supernova/Hal)

Selection: NUMPAD 1 [LEFT SHIFT F6]

Line to Cursor: LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD 1 [LEFT SHIFT F7]

Line from Cursor: LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD 2 [LEFT SHIFT F8] 

Reading Documents (Supernova/Hal/LunarPlus)

Start Document Read from the Cursor or Focus: NUMPAD PLUS [F11]

Start Document Read from the Mouse Pointer: MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON

Interrupt Document Read: LEFT CONTROL

Open Doc Reader Window: (CAPSLOCK + NUMPAD PLUS [CAPSLOCK + F11] 

Speak Controls and Focus

Control: NUMPAD FULLSTOP [F12]

Focus: NUMPAD 0 [F5]

Window: NUMPAD 9 [F9] 

Speak Focus and Controls (Supernova/Hal)

Status Bar: NUMPAD 2 [LEFT SHIFT F12]

Where am I? (Focus): NUMPAD 7 [F10]

Describe Position: NUMPAD 8 [LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + F2]

Key Describe Mode On/Off: CAPSLOCK + SLASH

Time and Date: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD SLASH [RIGHT CONTROL F9]

Battery Status: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD PLUS [RIGHT CONTROL + F11] 

Announcement Settings (Supernova/Hal)

Character Echo (Characters, Words, Both, None): CAPSLOCK + SEMICOLON

Capital Announcement On/Off: CAPSLOCK + QUOTE

Verbosity Level (Low, Medium, High): CAPSLOCK + EQUALS 

Dolphin's "Virtual Focus", often called "VF", provides keyboard alternatives for mouse functions and keyboard access to applications which usually require a mouse. Your Dolphin software can switch on the VF automatically for specific applications such as web browsers. Some users may prefer to override this automatic behaviour.

Virtual Focus Hot keys (Supernova/Hal) 

Automatic VF On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + 4

Manually Choose VF: NUMPAD DASH [F4]

Navigation using Virtual Focus (Supernova/Hal) 

Next/Previous Character or Line: CURSOR Keys

Next/Previous Word: LEFT CONTROL + CURSOR RIGHT/LEFT

Start/End of Line: HOME/END

Start/End of Document or Window: LEFT CONTROL + HOME/LEFT CONTROL + END

Next/Previous Object including Links and Controls: TAB/SHIFT + TAB

Next/Previous Window: LEFT CONTROL + TAB/LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + TAB

Move by Cell within a Table: CAPSLOCK + CURSOR Keys

Quick Navigation in Virtual Focus (Supernova/Hal)

Commands only available while browsing web pages. Add LEFT SHIFT to move to the previous element. 

Button: B

Checkbox: C

Different Element: D

Edit Area: E

Graphic: G

Heading: H

Link: L

Unlinked Block of Text: N

Paragraph: P

Radio Control: R

List Box: S

Table: T

Unvisited Link: U

Visited Link: V

Mouse Actions in Virtual Focus (Supernova/Hal) 

Left Click the Current Link or Control: INSERT or ENTER

Right Click the Current Link or Control: DELETE

Move Mouse Pointer to VF Position: RIGHT CONTROL + DELETE

Drag with Left Mouse Button: RIGHT CONTROL + HOME

Drag with RIGHT Mouse Button: RIGHT CONTROL + RIGHT SHIFT + HOME

Drop: RIGHT CONTROL + END

List Utility Hot keys (Supernova/Hal/LunarPlus/Lunar)

Note: Some of these lists are only available in selected office applications and web browsers. 

Open multi-Page List: CAPSLOCK + TAB

Links: CAPSLOCK + 1

Headings: CAPSLOCK + 2

Frames or Objects: CAPSLOCK + 3

System Tray Icons: CAPSLOCK + 4

Tables: CAPSLOCK + 5

Revisions and Comments: CAPSLOCK + 7

Errors: CAPSLOCK + 8

Braille Hot keys (Supernova/Hal) 

On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + 0

Verbosity: LEFT SHIFT + CAPSLOCK + EQUALS

Scroll Forward: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + FULLSTOP

Scroll Back: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + COMMA

Move to Focus: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT  + SLASH

Display Text Style Attributes: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + 6

Describe Character: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + 7

Literary On/Off: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + 8

Physical/Logical layout: LEFT CONTROL + LEFT SHIFT + 9

Note: Other Braille commands are assigned to buttons on your Braille display, depending on the make and model.

The Dolphin Control Panel

The Dolphin Control Panel displays controls for the most popular features.  Advanced features are accessed via the drop down menu bar and the settings buttons on the right hand side. 

You can switch the "Classic" Control Panel to a compact and easy-to-use "Button Bar" - ideal for magnification and mouse users, or the "Menu bar" for those that don't need a point and click interface.  To choose these styles open the "Control Panel" from the "Configuration" menu.

Getting Support for your Dolphin Access Software

Dolphin's built-in help provides a comprehensive guide to all the functions of your Dolphin access product. While your software is running, press F1 or click the "Help" button from the Dolphin Control Panel to open the Help files. 

For further support, Dolphin have a dedicated support team trained to help you.  Dolphin's international dealer network also offers product support to customers, so if you purchased your software from a Dolphin dealer then you should contact your dealer for support.  The Dolphin website contains a range of helpful resources including FAQs, a regularly updated Knowledge Base, training materials and contact information for your local Dolphin dealer.

Tel: +44 (0)1905 754765

Email: support@dolphinuk.co.uk

 

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Keyboard control (Chrome/Safari): Screen Speak - Press ALT + s, Pause Audio - Press Alt + p. To reset/reload page activate the Reload Page button below.


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If you are using a laptop, then to search for text on any currently displayed page press Control and F, then enter the required search text in the displayed search box. Any text found in the current page will be highlighted, you can use the up and down symbols displayed within the search box to search forward or backwards for occurrences of your search text.

If you are accessing this site via a smart phone or tablet, you will need to navigate to the 'More options' button, usually towards the top right hand side of your screen, to access your device Search options for the currently displayed page. Note that sometimes instead of the word 'Search' your device might display 'Find in page' as the option to select for searching the current page.

To search for text primarily in other pages of the Simplyinformed Website, enter text in the search box below. To get back from the search results Press ALT and Left Arrow. Please note there may be a few initial links that take you to other sites that match your site search string, these can of course be disregarded if you only want to be taken to content on this site. Please note that the Search box is displayed as a table with one row and three columns, in other there are three cells in the search table layout. Cell one is where you enter your search string and press enter, or move to cell two to activate the Search Button. Move to cell three to find the clear search content button to clear out the text in cell on, ready to enter a new search string. Use the Up and Down arrows to move through search table cells when using NVDA. Once the Narrator has been taken to the search box press the enter key so that the screen reader switches into text input mode.

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