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Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
Are you using Windows 10?
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.