Use a HIMS braille display with Narrator

Narrator supports the following HIMS braille displays in the Windows 10 Creators Update. To learn more about braille in Narrator, see Chapter 8: Using braille with Narrator.

For a list of all supported braille displays, see Appendix C: Supported braille displays.

Supported HIMS braille displays

Smart Beetle

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS Smart Beetle model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2+ Dot 3 + Dot 6

  • F2 + F3

Secondary action

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • F1 + Forward

  • F1 + F4

Show context menu

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7

  • F1 + Backward

  • F4

Pan braille right

  • Forward

Pan braille left

  • Backward

Braille home

  • Backward + Forward

Braille next

  • F3

Braille previous

  • F2

Braille first

  • F1 + F2 + Backward

Braille last

  • F1 + F2 + Forward

Select navigation mode

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

Start text selection at specified character

  • F1 + F3 + F4, Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • F1 + F2 + F3, Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6

  • F1 + F2 + F3 + F4

Toggle braille keyboard

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7


Braille Edge

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS Braille Edge model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Left Pad Left + Left Pad Right

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 6

Secondary action

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Up

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • F2

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Show context menu

  • Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7

  • F1

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Pan braille right

  • Right Scroll Down

Pan braille left

  • Right Scroll Up

Braille home

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down

Braille next

  • Left Scroll Down

Braille previous

  • Left Scroll Up

Braille first

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Up

Braille last

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

Select navigation mode

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Down

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

Start text selection at specified character

  • Right Pad Left + Right Pad Up, Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Right Pad Right + Right Pad Up, Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • Right Pad Left + Right Pad Right

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6

Toggle braille keyboard

  • Space + F1

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7


Braille Sense with Two Scroll Keys

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS Braille Sense with Two Scroll Keys model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 6

  • F2 + F3

Secondary action

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • F1 + Forward

  • F1 + F4

Show context menu

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7

  • F1 + Backward

  • F4

Pan braille right

  • Forward

Pan braille left

  • Backward

Braille home

  • Backward + Forward

Braille next

  • F3

Braille previous

  • F2

Braille first

  • F1 + F2 + Backward

Braille last

  • F1 + F2 + Forward

Select navigation mode

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

Start text selection at specified character

  • F1 + F3 + F4, Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • F1 + F2 + F3, Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6

  • F1 + F2 + F3 + F4

Toggle braille keyboard

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7


Braille Sense with QWERTY keyboard

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS Braille Sense with QWERTY keyboard model.

Notes: Function Key Bindings:

  • Function-b: skip blank windows on/off

  • Function-c: cursor show/hide

  • Function-d: display mode attributes/text

  • Function-f: screen image frozen/unfrozen

  • Function-h: help screen enter/leave

  • Function-i: skip identical lines on/off

  • Function-l: learn mode enter/leave

  • Function-p: preferences menu enter/leave

  • Function-s: status line enter/leave

  • Function-t: cursor tracking on/off

  • Function-u: highlight underline on/off

  • Function-v: bring cursor to current line

  • Function-w: sliding window on/off

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Up

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Show context menu

  • Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Pan braille right

  • Right Scroll Down

Pan braille left

  • Right Scroll Up

Braille next

  • Left Scroll Down

Braille previous

  • Left Scroll Up

Braille first

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Up

Braille last

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

Select navigation mode

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Down


Braille Sense with Four Scroll Keys

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS Braille Sense with Four Scroll Keys model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 6

  • F2 + F3

Secondary action

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Up

  • F1 + F4

Show context menu

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5

  • Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7

  • F4

Pan braille right

  • Right Scroll Down

Pan braille left

  • Right Scroll Up

Braille home

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down

Braille next

  • F3

  • Left Scroll Down

Braille previous

  • F2

  • Left Scroll Up

Braille first

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Up

Braille last

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

Select navigation mode

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Down

Start text selection at specified character

  • F1 + F3 + F4, Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • F1 + F2 + F3, Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6

  • F1 + F2 + F3 + F4

Toggle braille keyboard

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7


SyncBraille

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your HIMS SyncBraille model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Up

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Show context menu

  • Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down

Pan braille right

  • Right Scroll Down

Pan braille left

  • Right Scroll Up

Braille home

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down

Braille next

  • Left Scroll Down

Braille previous

  • Left Scroll Up

Braille first

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Up

Braille last

  • Left Scroll Up + Left Scroll Down + Right Scroll Down

Select navigation mode

  • Right Scroll Up + Right Scroll Down + Left Scroll Down


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