Key Table: Alva BC640, BC624

Contents

Notes

  • There are four ETouch keys, two at each end of the text cell area. Each is subnamed according to the side it's on (Left, Right), and according to its position on that side (Rear, Front). The two Rear keys are identified by two vertical bars. The two Front keys are identified by one horizontal bar.
  • There's a Smartpad in front of the text cell area. The outer key on the left, identified by three horizontal bars, is subnamed F1. The inner key on the left, identified by one horizontal bar, is subnamed F2. The inner key on the right, identified by one vertical bar, is subnamed F3. The outer key on the right, identified by three vertical bars, is subnamed F4. The keys in the middle form a five-way directional pad:
    • The round key in the middle is subnamed Enter.
    • The short, thin keys that form a square around it are subnamed Left, Right, Up, and Down.
  • The five Thumb keys on the front, from left to right, are subnamed: Left, Up, Home, Down, Right. The Home key is identified by a vertical bar in the middle. The Left key is identified by a vertical bar near its left edge. The Right key is identified by a vertical bar near its right edge. The Up key is identified by a horizontal bar along its top edge. The Down key is identified by a horizontal bar along its bottom edge.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display:
    • ETouchLeftRear+ETouchRightRear
    • Space+Dots125
  • enter/leave command learn mode:
    • ETouchLeftRear+ETouchRightFront
    • Space+Dots123
  • enter/leave preferences menu:
    • ETouchLeftFront+ETouchRightFront
    • Space+Dots1234
  • enter/leave status display:
    • ETouchLeftFront+ETouchRightRear
    • Space+Dots234
  • set display mode attributes/text:
    • ETouchLeftRear+ETouchRightRear+ETouchRightFront
    • Space+Dots145
  • set display mode attributes: Space+Dots1458
  • set display mode text: Space+Dots1457
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen:
    • ETouchLeftRear+ETouchLeftFront+ETouchRightRear
    • Space+Dots124
  • set screen image frozen: Space+Dots1248
  • set screen image unfrozen: Space+Dots1247
  • describe character: ETouchLeftRear+ETouchLeftFront+RoutingKey1
  • show current date and time: SmartpadF2

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor or go back after cursor tracking: ThumbHome
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey1
  • bring screen cursor to current line:
    • ThumbLeft+ThumbRight
    • Space+Dots1236

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: ThumbUp
  • go down one line: ThumbDown
  • go to beginning of top line: ThumbLeft+ThumbUp
  • go to beginning of bottom line: ThumbLeft+ThumbDown
  • go up to nearest line with different content: ThumbHome+ThumbUp
  • go down to nearest line with different content: ThumbHome+ThumbDown
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: ThumbRight+ThumbUp
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: ThumbRight+ThumbDown
  • go up to first line of paragraph: ETouchLeftFront+ThumbUp
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: ETouchLeftFront+ThumbDown
  • go up to previous command prompt: ETouchLeftRear+ThumbUp
  • go down to next command prompt: ETouchLeftRear+ThumbDown
  • go up to nearest line with less indent than character: ThumbLeft+RoutingKey1
  • go down to nearest line with less indent than character: ThumbRight+RoutingKey1
  • go up to nearest line with different character: ThumbUp+RoutingKey1
  • go down to nearest line with different character: ThumbDown+RoutingKey1

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window: ThumbLeft
  • go forward one braille window: ThumbRight
  • go backward skipping blank braille windows: ThumbHome+ThumbLeft
  • go forward skipping blank braille windows: ThumbHome+ThumbRight
  • go to beginning of line: ETouchLeftRear
  • go to end of line: ETouchRightRear
  • go left one character: ETouchLeftFront
  • go right one character: ETouchRightFront
  • place left end of braille window at character: ThumbHome+RoutingKey1

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: ETouchLeftRear+RoutingKey1
  • append to clipboard from character: ETouchLeftFront+RoutingKey1
  • linear copy to character: ETouchRightRear+RoutingKey1
  • rectangular copy to character: ETouchRightFront+RoutingKey1
  • copy characters to clipboard: RoutingKey1+RoutingKey1
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor:
    • SmartpadEnter
    • ETouchRightRear+ETouchRightFront
    • Space+Dots1346
  • search backward for clipboard text: ETouchRightRear+ThumbUp
  • search forward for clipboard text: ETouchRightRear+ThumbDown
  • save clipboard to disk: Space+Dots13468
  • restore clipboard from disk: Space+Dots13467

Configuration Functions

  • set autorepeat on/off: Space+Dots1235
  • set autorepeat on: Space+Dots12358
  • set autorepeat off: Space+Dots12357
  • set text style 6-dot/8-dot: ThumbLeft+ETouchRightFront
  • set text style 6-dot: Space+Dots235
  • set text style 8-dot: Space+Dots236
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on/off: Space+Dots24
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on: Space+Dots248
  • set skipping of lines with identical content off: Space+Dots247
  • set skipping of blank braille windows on/off: Space+Dots12
  • set skipping of blank braille windows on: Space+Dots128
  • set skipping of blank braille windows off: Space+Dots127
  • set sliding braille window on/off: Space+Dots2456
  • set sliding braille window on: Space+Dots24568
  • set sliding braille window off: Space+Dots24567
  • set track screen cursor on/off: Space+Dots2345
  • set track screen cursor on:
    • ThumbUp+ThumbDown
    • Space+Dots23458
  • set track screen cursor off:
    • ThumbDown+ThumbUp
    • Space+Dots23457
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off:
    • ThumbLeft+ETouchLeftRear
    • Space+Dots14
  • set screen cursor visibility on: Space+Dots148
  • set screen cursor visibility off: Space+Dots147
  • set attribute underlining on/off:
    • ThumbLeft+ETouchLeftFront
    • Space+Dots136
  • set attribute underlining on: Space+Dots1368
  • set attribute underlining off: Space+Dots1367

Speech Functions

  • stop speaking: SmartpadF3+SmartpadF4
  • speak current line: SmartpadF3+SmartpadRight
  • speak from top of screen through current line: SmartpadF3+SmartpadUp
  • speak from current line through bottom of screen: SmartpadF3+SmartpadDown
  • go to current speaking position: SmartpadF3+SmartpadEnter
  • decrease speaking volume: SmartpadF4+SmartpadDown
  • increase speaking volume: SmartpadF4+SmartpadUp
  • decrease speaking rate: SmartpadF4+SmartpadLeft
  • increase speaking rate: SmartpadF4+SmartpadRight
  • set autospeak on/off: SmartpadF4+SmartpadEnter

Keyboard Input

  • braille keyboard dot1: Dot1
  • braille keyboard dot2: Dot2
  • braille keyboard dot3: Dot3
  • braille keyboard dot4: Dot4
  • braille keyboard dot5: Dot5
  • braille keyboard dot6: Dot6
  • braille keyboard dot7: Dot7
  • braille keyboard dot8: Dot8
  • braille keyboard space: Space
  • braille keyboard control: Control
  • braille keyboard meta: Alt
  • type braille dots [7]: Space+Dot7
  • type braille dots [8]: Space+Dot8
  • backspace key: Dot7
  • escape key:
    • Windows
    • Space+Dots26
  • cursor-left key:
    • SmartpadLeft
    • Space+Dot3
  • cursor-right key:
    • SmartpadRight
    • Space+Dot6
  • cursor-up key:
    • SmartpadUp
    • Space+Dot1
  • cursor-down key:
    • SmartpadDown
    • Space+Dot4
  • page-up key:
    • SmartpadF2+SmartpadUp
    • Space+Dots23
  • page-down key:
    • SmartpadF2+SmartpadDown
    • Space+Dots56
  • home key:
    • SmartpadF2+SmartpadLeft
    • Space+Dot2
  • end key:
    • SmartpadF2+SmartpadRight
    • Space+Dot5
  • insert key:
    • SmartpadF1+SmartpadEnter
    • Space+Dots35
  • delete key:
    • SmartpadF2+SmartpadEnter
    • Space+Dots256
  • function key: SmartpadF2+RoutingKey1
  • enter key:
    • Enter
    • Dot8
  • tab key: Space+Dots45
  • clear all sticky input modifiers: Space+Dots78
  • cycle the Upper sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots68
  • cycle the Shift sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots48
  • cycle the Control sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots38
  • cycle the Meta (Left Alt) sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots28
  • cycle the AltGr (Right Alt) sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots58
  • cycle the GUI (Windows) sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots18
  • switch to a specific virtual terminal: SmartpadF1+RoutingKey1
  • switch to the previous virtual terminal:
    • SmartpadF1+SmartpadLeft
    • Space+Dots12367
  • switch to the next virtual terminal:
    • SmartpadF1+SmartpadRight
    • Space+Dots12368
  • set braille keyboard enabled/disabled: Space+Dots13
  • set braille keyboard enabled: Space+Dots138
  • set braille keyboard disabled: Space+Dots137

Special Functions

  • restart braille driver: SmartpadF1+SmartpadF2+SmartpadEnter
  • restart speech driver: SmartpadF3+SmartpadF4+SmartpadEnter