Key Table: Orbit Reader

Contents

Notes

  • A six-dot standard braille keyboard is along the back edge of the top. From left to right, its keys are: Dot3, Dot2, Dot1, Dot4, Dot5, Dot6.
  • There's a five-position joystick in between Dot1 and Dot4.
  • Space is the long key in the middle, just in front of the joystick.
  • Dot7 and Dot8 are the keys immediately to the left and right of Space.
  • The rocker to the left of the braille cells emulates the Display2 key, and the one to their right emulates the Display5 key.
  • Any display key combination can be emulated by pressing the joystick while typing the corresponding combination of the eight dot keys.
  • The five joystick motions are named Left, Right, Up, Down, and Press.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display:
    • Space+Dots125
    • Dot4+Press
    • Display1+Display2+Display5
  • enter/leave command learn mode:
    • Space+Dots123
    • Dot6+Press
    • Display1+Display4+Display5+Display6
  • enter/leave preferences menu:
    • Space+Dots1234
    • Dots456+Press
    • Display1+Display3+Display4
  • enter/leave status display:
    • Space+Dots234
    • Dot5+Press
    • Display2+Display5
  • set display mode attributes/text:
    • Space+Dots145
    • Dots45+Down
    • Display1+Display4+Display5
  • set display mode attributes: Space+Dots1458
  • set display mode text: Space+Dots1457
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen:
    • Space+Dots124
    • Dots45+Up
    • Display1+Display2+Display4
  • set screen image frozen: Space+Dots1248
  • set screen image unfrozen: Space+Dots1247
  • show current date and time:
    • Dots56+Up
    • Display1+Display5

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor: Display2+Display4+Display6
  • go to screen cursor or go back after cursor tracking: Press
  • go back after cursor tracking: Display1+Display6
  • bring screen cursor to current line:
    • Space+Dots1236
    • Dots46+Press
    • Display1+Display3+Display4+Display6

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line:
    • Up
    • Display4
  • go down one line:
    • Down
    • Display6
  • go to top line:
    • Dot4+Up
    • Display1+Display4
  • go to bottom line:
    • Dot4+Down
    • Display3+Display6
  • go to beginning of top line: Display2+Display4
  • go to beginning of bottom line: Display2+Display6
  • go up to nearest line with different content:
    • Dot5+Up
    • Display5+Display4
  • go down to nearest line with different content:
    • Dot5+Down
    • Display5+Display6
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting:
    • Dot6+Up
    • Display2+Display1
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting:
    • Dot6+Down
    • Display2+Display3
  • go up to first line of paragraph:
    • Dots46+Up
    • Display2+Display5+Display4
  • go down to first line of next paragraph:
    • Dots46+Down
    • Display2+Display5+Display6
  • go up to previous command prompt:
    • Dots46+Left
    • Display2+Display5+Display1+Display4
  • go down to next command prompt:
    • Dots46+Right
    • Display2+Display5+Display3+Display6

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window:
    • Left
    • Display2
  • go forward one braille window:
    • Right
    • Display5
  • go backward skipping blank braille windows: Dot5+Left
  • go forward skipping blank braille windows: Dot5+Right
  • go to beginning of line:
    • Dot4+Left
    • Display1+Display2+Display3
  • go to end of line:
    • Dot4+Right
    • Display4+Display5+Display6
  • go left one character:
    • Dot6+Left
    • Display1+Display3
  • go right one character:
    • Dot6+Right
    • Display4+Display6

Clipboard Functions

  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor:
    • Space+Dots1346
    • Dot2+Down
    • Display1+Display2+Display3+Display4
  • search backward for clipboard text:
    • Dots456+Left
    • Display2+Display4+Display6+Display1
  • search forward for clipboard text:
    • Dots456+Right
    • Display2+Display4+Display6+Display3
  • 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: Dots45+Press
  • set text style 6-dot:
    • Space+Dots235
    • Display2+Display3+Display5
  • set text style 8-dot:
    • Space+Dots236
    • Display2+Display3+Display6
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on/off:
    • Space+Dots24
    • Dots56+Left
  • 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
    • Dots56+Right
  • 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
    • Dots56+Down
  • set sliding braille window on: Space+Dots24568
  • set sliding braille window off: Space+Dots24567
  • set track screen cursor on/off:
    • Space+Dots2345
    • Dots56+Press
  • set track screen cursor on:
    • Space+Dots23458
    • Display1
  • set track screen cursor off:
    • Space+Dots23457
    • Display3
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: Space+Dots14
  • set screen cursor visibility on: Space+Dots148
  • set screen cursor visibility off: Space+Dots147
  • set attribute underlining on/off:
    • Space+Dots136
    • Display2+Display3+Display4+Display5
  • set attribute underlining on: Space+Dots1368
  • set attribute underlining off: Space+Dots1367

Speech Functions

  • stop speaking: Display3+Display4
  • speak current line: Display3+Display5
  • speak from top of screen through current line: Display3+Display5+Display4
  • speak from current line through bottom of screen: Display3+Display5+Display6
  • go to current speaking position: Display1+Display3+Display5
  • set autospeak on/off: Display3+Display4+Display6

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
  • type braille dots [7]: Space+Dot7
  • type braille dots [8]: Space+Dot8
  • backspace key:
    • Dot7
    • Dot2+Left
  • escape key:
    • Space+Dots26
    • Dot3+Press
  • cursor-left key:
    • Space+Dot3
    • Dot1+Left
  • cursor-right key:
    • Space+Dot6
    • Dot1+Right
  • cursor-up key:
    • Space+Dot1
    • Dot1+Up
  • cursor-down key:
    • Space+Dot4
    • Dot1+Down
  • page-up key:
    • Space+Dots23
    • Dot3+Up
  • page-down key:
    • Space+Dots56
    • Dot3+Down
  • home key:
    • Space+Dot2
    • Dot3+Left
  • end key:
    • Space+Dot5
    • Dot3+Right
  • insert key:
    • Space+Dots35
    • Dot2+Up
  • delete key:
    • Space+Dots256
    • Dot2+Right
  • enter key:
    • Dot8
    • Dot2+Press
  • tab key:
    • Space+Dots45
    • Dot1+Press
  • 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 the previous virtual terminal:
    • Space+Dots12367
    • Dots45+Left
    • Display3+Display4+Display5+Display6
  • switch to the next virtual terminal:
    • Space+Dots12368
    • Dots45+Right
    • Display1+Display2+Display3+Display6
  • set braille keyboard enabled/disabled: Space+Dots13
  • set braille keyboard enabled: Space+Dots138
  • set braille keyboard disabled: Space+Dots137

Special Functions

  • restart speech driver: Display2+Display3+Display4