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6. Using the keypad

COBRA uses the keypad for the quick input of commands.

The keypad is divided into different levels. Like VIRGO, use the 0 key in conjunction with another key to switch levels.

Each level has the numbers 1 to 9, the decimal point, the Enter key, and the plus-, minus-, multiply- and divide keys. The 0 key is not available within a level as it is used to switch levels.

To switch to Level 0 , simply press and release the 0 key on the keypad.

In this handbook we write the commands as they are input on the keypad.

For example, 0+2, 8 means Command 8 on Level 2 – this particular command switches to 8-dot Braille.

To execute the command, you must first switch to Level 2 and then press the 8 key.

Proceed as follows:



COBRA has the following levels:



In the Key Assignment dialog of the COBRA Menu you will find the following shortcuts for the keypad commands:

Command 02, 5 for function 5 on Level 2 will be written “L2N5”.The first two figures denote the Level (L=Level) and the number after the N denotes the number of the command.

Alongside the keys 0 to 9, E stands for Enter, + for the plus sign, - for the minus sign, * for multiply, / for divide and a D for decimal point.

For example, “LEN6” means Level Enter, Function 6; L6NE means Level 6, Enter key; and LDNE Level Decimal point, Enter.

Tip:
0+1, + , (i.e. with the plus sign on Level 1), or COBRA-Key+Shift+H switches on the Help for the COBRA command keys.

When you now press a key combination the command will not be executed but you will hear which command has been assigned to that combination.

Pressing 0+1, Plus or COBRA-Key+Shift+H on your PC’s keyboard once again, will turn Help off.

Tip:
If you want to use the keypad to input numbers, use CTRL+Num Lock.

Use the same command to switch the keypad back to the input of COBRA commands.

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1. Level 0: Basic functions


1.1. 0, Minus: Screen wizard on/off


1.2. 0, CTRL+Enter: go to the end of the window


1.3. 0, CTRL+Divide: Navigation – switch between Line- and Element Mode


1.4. 0, CTRL+Shift+Divide: Navigation in Element Mode


1.5. 0, Divide: move navigation to the focus


1.6. 0, 1: Continuous reading


1.7. 0, 2: Next element or down


1.8. 0, Shift+2: Next element or down (skip blank lines)


1.9. 0, 3: Read out current foreground window


1.10. 0, 4=Navigation pointer to previous word and speak


1.11. 0, CTRL+4=Navigation pointer to the left and speak


1.12. 0, 5=Navigation pointer: read entire line


1.13. 0, CTRL+5=Information about the character at the cursor or navigation pointer


1.14. 0, 6=Navigation pointer to next word and speak


1.15. 0, CTRL+6=Navigation pointer one character to the right and speak


1.16. 0, 7: Braillezeile nach links bewegen


1.17. 0, 8: Previous element or up


1.18. 0, Shift+8: Previous element or up (skip blank lines)


1.19. 0, 9: Scroll Braille display to the right


1.20. 0, CTRL+Decimal point: move mouse to navigate


1.21. 0, Decimal point=open/close COBRA Quick menu


1.22. 0, Enter: go to the end of the foreground window


1.23. 0, CTRL+Star: Focus tracking – switch between Element- and Line Mode


2. Level 1: Help functions 1


2.1. 0+1, +=Help for COBRA command keys on/off


2.2. 0+1, Divide: give current date


2.3. 0+1, 1: Show Braille Monitor window


2.4. 0+1, 2: Hide Braille Monitor window


2.5. 0+1, 4: Update COBRA data


2.6. 0+1, 5=Move navigation to mouse pointer


2.7. 0+1, Star: give current time


3. Level 2: Help functions 2


3.1. 0+2, /=Show serial number of graphics on/off


3.2. 0+2, 2=Show attributes on/off


3.3. 0+2, 3=Display Grade 2 Braille with upper case letters on/off


3.4. 0+2, 4: Inputting Braille on a PC keyboard


3.5. 0+2, 5=Grade 2 Braille on/off


3.6. 0+2, 6: 6-dot Braille


3.7. 0+2, 7=Show and hide the cursor


3.8. 0+2, 8: 8-dot Braille


3.9. 0+2, Star=Show/hide unlabelled graphics


4. Level 3: Display commands


4.1. 0+3, CTRL++=Display all blank lines


4.2. 0+3, CTRL+Minus=Hide all blank lines


4.3. 0+3, +=Show all spaces in the line


4.4. 0+3, Minus=Hide all spaces in the line


4.5. 0+3, *=Show spaces next setting


4.6. 0+3, CTRL+*=Display blank lines, next value


5. Level 5: Mouse functions


5.1. 0+5, 1=Press left mouse key (and hold)


5.2. 0+5, 3=Press right mouse key (and hold)


5.3. 0+5, 4=Left mouse click (press and release)


5.4. 0+5, 5=Right mouse click (press and hold)


5.5. 0+5, 7=Left mouse key up (release)


5.6. 0+5, 8=Middle mouse key up (release)


5.7. 0+5, 9=Right mouse key up (release)


6. Level 8: Speech commands


7. Level 9, COBRA clipboard


8. Level Decimal point: Windows functions


8.1. 0+Decimal point, 8: Call up program list


9. Level Divide: Script


10. Level Enter: Key simulations


11. Level Minus: Magnification


11.1. Increase magnification: 0+Minus, Plus


11.2. open Dialog Magnification: 0+Minus, Komma


11.3. reduce Magnification: 0+Minus, Minus


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


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


11.6. 0+-, /=Magnification switch on/off


12. Level Star: Service


12.1. 0+*, 1=Dump the current foreground window


12.2. 0+*, 2=Debugging window on/off


12.3. 0+*, 3=timestamp in Sync.log


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