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Table of Contents


Manual



COBRA Logo

COBRA 10.2



Version 10.2 of November, 09th 2014

English

1. Introduction


1.1. Tips on using this handbook


1.2. System requirements for COBRA


1.3. Function overview


1.4. Getting Support


2. Installing COBRA


2.1. Install the Braille display


2.2. Installing COBRA onto a Windows Terminal Server or Citrix


2.3. Un-install COBRA


3. Introduction to COBRA


3.1. Display on the Braille display and speech output


3.2. Using COBRA with combinations of COBRA keys


3.3. Navigation with the Screen Keys


3.4. Using COBRA with the Keypad


3.5. Navigating around the screen with keypad commands


3.6. Working with the COBRA-Explorer


3.7. The COBRA Menu


4. Using COBRA


4.1. Tips on COBRA commands


4.1.1. Cursorrouting


4.1.2. Navigation Pointer


4.1.3. Quick Messages


4.1.4. Segments


4.2. Using the TASO-Module and CeBox


4.3. CobraController


4.3.1. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F10: end COBRA and CobraController


4.3.2. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F1: update COBRA


4.3.3. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F6: stop COBRA


4.3.4. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F7: reboot COBRA


4.3.5. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F8: Switch Metronome on


4.3.6. left Shift+ALT+CTRL+F9: Switch Metronome off


5. Key combinations with the COBRA Key


5.1. COBRA-Key+End: Navigation to the last line


5.2. COBRA-Key+Home: Navigation in the title bar or the Start bar


5.3. COBRA-Key+Shift+End: Go to the end of the whole screen


5.4. COBRA-Key+Shift+Home: Go to the beginning of the window


5.5. Double right Shift key: Screen wizard on/off


5.6. left CTRL+Numlock-key: Switch keypad from COBRA usage to normal functions


5.7. Press the left Shift key twice: open the COBRA Menu


5.8. CTRL-key: Cancel speech


5.9. COBRA-Key+Return: Switch speech on and off


5.10. COBRA-Key+Shift+Space bar: Read out entire screen


5.11. COBRA-Key+Space bar: Read text continuously from cursor position


5.12. COBRA-Key+Shift+TAB: Show the last 10 Braille messages


5.13. COBRA-Key+TAB: Replay the last 10 messages


5.14. activate windows which is laying ontop: COBRA+A


5.15. COBRA-Key+B: Give battery charge in percent


5.16. COBRA-Key+Shift+B: Give battery status


5.17. COBRA-Key+C: Copy clipboard to COBRA


5.18. COBRA-Key+Shift+C: Add window text to Windows clipboard


5.19. COBRA-Key+F: Focus tracking on/off


5.20. COBRA-Key+G: Show/hide unnamed graphics


5.21. COBRA-Key+Shift+G: Label graphics


5.22. label graphic at navigation pointer: COBRA+CTRL+G


5.23. COBRA-Key+Shift+H: Switch keyboard help for COBRA-functions on/off


5.24. edit word at navigation pointer in speech dictionary: COBRA+I


5.25. COBRA-Key+L: Switch focus tracking between Element Mode and Line Mode


5.26. COBRA-Key+Shift+L: Switch navigation between Line Mode and Element Mode


5.27. COBRA-Key+M: Mobile Phone Monitor (MPM) on/off


5.28. COBRA-Key+O: launch screen text recognition


5.29. switch COBRA-Explorer on/off: COBRA+P


5.30. COBRA-Key+Q: Show/hide Quick menu


5.31. COBRA-Key+S: next document speaker


5.32. COBRA-Key+Shift+S: Switch to next speaker language


5.33. COBRA-Key+Shift+T: Edit COBRA text modules


5.34. COBRA-Key+T: Call up COBRA text modules


5.35. Play a sound when a windows tooltip pops up: COBRA+CTRL+U


5.36. Present the last tooltip: COBRA+U


5.37. COBRA-Key+Page down: reduce speech speed


5.38. COBRA-Key+Page up: Increase the speech speed


5.39. COBRA-Key+Shift+Page down: Reduce volume of speech output


5.40. COBRA-Key+Shift+Page up: Increase speech output volume


5.41. COBRA-Key+F5: Refresh screen data


5.42. COBRA-Key+F10: Display program list


5.43. COBRA-Key+Shift+F10: Call up program list in the Systray


5.44. COBRA-key+F12: Tell the time


5.45. COBRA-Key+Shift+F12: Give the date


6. Using the keypad


6.1. Level 0: Basic functions


6.1.1. 0, Minus: Screen wizard on/off


6.1.2. 0, CTRL+Enter: go to the end of the window


6.1.3. 0, CTRL+Divide: Navigation – switch between Line- and Element Mode


6.1.4. 0, CTRL+Shift+Divide: Navigation in Element Mode


6.1.5. 0, Divide: move navigation to the focus


6.1.6. 0, 1: Continuous reading


6.1.7. 0, 2: Next element or down


6.1.8. 0, Shift+2: Next element or down (skip blank lines)


6.1.9. 0, 3: Read out current foreground window


6.1.10. 0, 4=Navigation pointer to previous word and speak


6.1.11. 0, CTRL+4=Navigation pointer to the left and speak


6.1.12. 0, 5=Navigation pointer: read entire line


6.1.13. 0, CTRL+5=Information about the character at the cursor or navigation pointer


6.1.14. 0, 6=Navigation pointer to next word and speak


6.1.15. 0, CTRL+6=Navigation pointer one character to the right and speak


6.1.16. 0, 7: Scroll Braille display to the left


6.1.17. 0, 8: Previous element or up


6.1.18. 0, Shift+8: Previous element or up (skip blank lines)


6.1.19. 0, 9: Scroll Braille display to the right


6.1.20. 0, CTRL+Decimal point: move mouse to navigate


6.1.21. 0, Decimal point=open/close COBRA Quick menu


6.1.22. 0, Enter: go to the end of the foreground window


6.1.23. 0, CTRL+Star: Focus tracking – switch between Element- and Line Mode


6.2. Level 1: Help functions 1


6.2.1. 0+1, +=Help for COBRA command keys on/off


6.2.2. 0+1, Divide: give current date


6.2.3. 0+1, 1: Show Braille Monitor window


6.2.4. 0+1, 2: Hide Braille Monitor window


6.2.5. 0+1, 4: Update COBRA data


6.2.6. 0+1, 5=Move navigation to mouse pointer


6.2.7. 0+1, Star: give current time


6.3. Level 2: Help functions 2


6.3.1. 0+2, /=Show serial number of graphics on/off


6.3.2. 0+2, 2=Show attributes on/off


6.3.3. 0+2, 3=Display Grade 2 Braille with upper case letters on/off


6.3.4. 0+2, 4: Inputting Braille on a PC keyboard


6.3.5. 0+2, 5=Grade 2 Braille on/off


6.3.6. 0+2, 6: 6-dot Braille


6.3.7. 0+2, 7=Show and hide the cursor


6.3.8. 0+2, 8: 8-dot Braille


6.3.9. 0+2, Star=Show/hide unlabelled graphics


6.4. Level 3: Display commands


6.4.1. 0+3, CTRL++=Display all blank lines


6.4.2. 0+3, CTRL+Minus=Hide all blank lines


6.4.3. 0+3, +=Show all spaces in the line


6.4.4. 0+3, Minus=Hide all spaces in the line


6.4.5. 0+3, *=Show spaces next setting


6.4.6. 0+3, CTRL+*=Display blank lines, next value


6.5. Level 5: Mouse functions


6.5.1. 0+5, 1=Press left mouse key (and hold)


6.5.2. 0+5, 3=Press right mouse key (and hold)


6.5.3. 0+5, 4=Left mouse click (press and release)


6.5.4. 0+5, 5=Right mouse click (press and hold)


6.5.5. 0+5, 7=Left mouse key up (release)


6.5.6. 0+5, 8=Middle mouse key up (release)


6.5.7. 0+5, 9=Right mouse key up (release)


6.6. Level 8: Speech commands


6.7. Level 9, COBRA clipboard


6.8. Level Decimal point: Windows functions


6.8.1. 0+Decimal point, 8: Call up program list


6.9. Level Divide: Script


6.10. Level Enter: Key simulations


6.11. Level Minus: Magnification


6.11.1. Increase magnification: 0+Minus, Plus


6.11.2. open Dialog Magnification: 0+Minus, Komma


6.11.3. reduce Magnification: 0+Minus, Minus


6.11.4. Magnification on/off: 0+Minus, Devide


6.11.5. Smoothing for Magnification on/off: 0+Minus, 1


6.11.6. 0+-, /=Magnification switch on/off


6.12. Level Star: Service


6.12.1. 0+*, 1=Dump the current foreground window


6.12.2. 0+*, 2=Debugging window on/off


6.12.3. 0+*, 3=timestamp in Sync.log


7. Tips on configuring and using the Windows operating system


7.1. Tips on Windows XP


7.1.1. Configuration of Windows XP


7.2. Tips on Windows Vista


7.2.1. Introduction to using Windows Vista


7.2.2. Configuration of Microsoft Windows Vista


7.2.3. Key combinations in Windows Vista


8. Configuration of Microsoft Office


8.1. Using Microsoft Office 2007


8.1.1. Tips on Word 2007


8.1.2. Tips on Excel 2007


8.2. Konfiguration von Office 2003


8.2.1. Configuration of Outlook 2003


8.2.2. Configuration of Word 2003


8.3. Configuration of Outlook Express


9. Tips and Tricks for your programs


9.1. COBRA and programs that are programmed with JAVA


9.2. Lotus Notes


9.3. Microsoft Encarta


9.4. Microsoft Excel


9.5. Windows Explorer


9.6. Windows Live Mail (WLM)


9.7. Tips on using Skype


9.8. Tips on using TAPIR


9.9. Tips on using the calculator


9.10. Tips on using Total Commander


9.11. Tips on using Wordpad


10. FAQ, Frequently asked questions


10.1. How can I uninstall COBRA?


10.2. How do I register my COBRA?


10.3. What does COBRA’s OCR do?


11. Index


12. Contact information


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