Key Table: HumanWare Brailliant BI (has braille keyboard)

Contents

Notes

  • There are three display keys at each end of the braille cells. From top to bottom:
    • The three at the left are named Display1, Display2, and Display3.
    • The three at the right are named Display4, Display5, and Display6.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display:
    • Display1+Display2+Display5
    • Space+Dots125
  • enter/leave command learn mode:
    • Display1+Display4+Display5+Display6
    • Space+Dots123
  • enter/leave preferences menu:
    • Display1+Display3+Display4
    • Space+Dots1234
  • enter/leave status display:
    • Display2+Display5
    • Space+Dots234
  • set display mode attributes/text:
    • Display1+Display4+Display5
    • Space+Dots145
  • set display mode attributes: Space+Dots1458
  • set display mode text: Space+Dots1457
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen:
    • Display1+Display2+Display4
    • Space+Dots124
  • set screen image frozen: Space+Dots1248
  • set screen image unfrozen: Space+Dots1247
  • describe character: Display3+RoutingKey
  • show current date and time: Display1+Display5

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor:
    • Thumb2+Thumb3
    • Display2+Display4+Display6
  • go back after cursor tracking: Display1+Display6
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey
  • bring screen cursor to current line:
    • Display1+Display3+Display4+Display6
    • Space+Dots1236

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line:
    • Thumb2
    • Display4
  • go down one line:
    • Thumb3
    • Display6
  • go to top line: Display1+Display4
  • go to bottom line: Display3+Display6
  • go to beginning of top line:
    • Thumb1+Thumb2
    • Display2+Display4
  • go to beginning of bottom line:
    • Thumb1+Thumb3
    • Display2+Display6
  • go up to nearest line with different content:
    • Thumb4+Thumb2
    • Display5+Display4
  • go down to nearest line with different content:
    • Thumb4+Thumb3
    • Display5+Display6
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: Display2+Display1
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: Display2+Display3
  • go up to first line of paragraph: Display2+Display5+Display4
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: Display2+Display5+Display6
  • go up to previous command prompt: Display2+Display5+Display1+Display4
  • go down to next command prompt: Display2+Display5+Display3+Display6
  • go up to nearest line with less indent than character: Display2+Display1+RoutingKey
  • go down to nearest line with less indent than character: Display2+Display3+RoutingKey
  • go up to nearest line with different character: Display5+Display4+RoutingKey
  • go down to nearest line with different character: Display5+Display6+RoutingKey

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window:
    • Thumb1
    • Display2
  • go forward one braille window:
    • Thumb4
    • Display5
  • go to beginning of line: Display1+Display2+Display3
  • go to end of line: Display4+Display5+Display6
  • go left one character: Display1+Display3
  • go right one character: Display4+Display6
  • place left end of braille window at character: Display6+RoutingKey

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character:
    • Thumb1+RoutingKey
    • Display1+RoutingKey
  • append to clipboard from character:
    • Thumb2+RoutingKey
    • Display2+RoutingKey
  • linear copy to character:
    • Thumb4+RoutingKey
    • Display4+RoutingKey
  • rectangular copy to character:
    • Thumb3+RoutingKey
    • Display5+RoutingKey
  • copy characters to clipboard: RoutingKey+RoutingKey
  • append characters to clipboard: Display2+RoutingKey+RoutingKey
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor:
    • Thumb1+Thumb4
    • Display1+Display2+Display3+Display4
    • Space+Dots1346
  • search backward for clipboard text: Display2+Display4+Display6+Display1
  • search forward for clipboard text: 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:
    • Display2+Display3+Display5
    • Space+Dots235
  • set text style 8-dot:
    • Display2+Display3+Display6
    • 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:
    • Display1
    • Space+Dots23458
  • set track screen cursor off:
    • Display3
    • Space+Dots23457
  • 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:
    • Display2+Display3+Display4+Display5
    • Space+Dots136
  • 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
  • braille keyboard meta: Thumb2
  • braille keyboard control: Thumb3
  • type braille dots [7]: Space+Dot7
  • type braille dots [8]: Space+Dot8
  • backspace key: Dot7
  • escape key: Space+Dots26
  • cursor-left key: Space+Dot3
  • cursor-right key: Space+Dot6
  • cursor-up key: Space+Dot1
  • cursor-down key: Space+Dot4
  • page-up key: Space+Dots23
  • page-down key: Space+Dots56
  • home key: Space+Dot2
  • end key: Space+Dot5
  • insert key: Space+Dots35
  • delete key: Space+Dots256
  • function key: Space+RoutingKey
  • function key: Thumb3+Space+RoutingKey
  • function key: Thumb2+Space+RoutingKey
  • function key: Thumb2+Thumb3+Space+RoutingKey
  • enter key: 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: Display4+Display5+Display6+RoutingKey
  • switch to the previous virtual terminal:
    • Display3+Display4+Display5+Display6
    • Space+Dots12367
  • switch to the next virtual terminal:
    • Display1+Display2+Display3+Display6
    • Space+Dots12368
  • set braille keyboard enabled/disabled: Space+Dots13
  • set braille keyboard enabled: Space+Dots138
  • set braille keyboard disabled: Space+Dots137

Special Functions

  • remember current braille window position: Display1+Display3+RoutingKey
  • go to remembered braille window position: Display4+Display6+RoutingKey
  • restart speech driver: Display2+Display3+Display4