Key Table: Alva Satellite [5nn] (small)



  • The keypads at either side of the top are named LeftPad and RightPad. The four inner keys of each are subnamed Left, Right, Up, and Down. The two outer keys of each are subnamed F1 and F2.
  • The two long, flat keys are named Up and Down.
  • The two long, bent keys are named Left and Right.
  • The two round keys are named Home and Cursor.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: RightPadF1
  • enter/leave command learn mode: RightPadF2
  • enter/leave preferences menu: RightPadLeft
  • enter/leave status display: RightPadRight
  • set display mode attributes/text: Status2B
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: RightPadF1+RightPadLeft
  • describe character: RoutingKey2

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor: Cursor
  • go back after cursor tracking: Home
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey1
  • bring screen cursor to current line: RightPadF2+RightPadRight

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: Up
  • go down one line: Down
  • go to top line: Cursor+Up
  • go to bottom line: Cursor+Down
  • go to beginning of top line: Home+Up
  • go to beginning of bottom line: Home+Down
  • go up to nearest line with different content: RightPadF1+Up
  • go down to nearest line with different content: RightPadF1+Down
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: RightPadF2+Up
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: RightPadF2+Down
  • go up to first line of paragraph: RightPadF1+RightPadUp
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: RightPadF1+RightPadDown
  • go up to previous command prompt: RightPadUp
  • go down to next command prompt: RightPadDown
  • go up to nearest line with less indent than character: Cursor+RoutingKey2
  • go down to nearest line with less indent than character: Cursor+RoutingKey1

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window: Left
  • go forward one braille window: Right
  • go backward skipping blank braille windows: Cursor+Left
  • go forward skipping blank braille windows: Cursor+Right
  • go to beginning of line: Home+Left
  • go to end of line: Home+Right
  • go left one character: RightPadF1+Left
  • go right one character: RightPadF1+Right
  • go left half a braille window: RightPadF2+Left
  • go right half a braille window: RightPadF2+Right

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: RightPadF1+RoutingKey1
  • append to clipboard from character: RightPadF1+RoutingKey2
  • linear copy to character: RightPadF2+RoutingKey2
  • rectangular copy to character: RightPadF2+RoutingKey1
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: RightPadF2+RightPadLeft
  • search backward for clipboard text: RightPadF2+RightPadUp
  • search forward for clipboard text: RightPadF2+RightPadDown

Configuration Functions

  • set text style 6-dot/8-dot: RightPadF1+RightPadRight
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on/off: Status2A
  • set skipping of blank braille windows on/off: Status2C
  • set track screen cursor on/off: Home+Cursor
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: Status1A
  • set attribute underlining on/off: Status1B
  • set capital letter blinking on/off: Status1C

Speech Functions

  • stop speaking: LeftPadLeft
  • speak current line: LeftPadRight
  • speak from top of screen through current line: LeftPadUp
  • speak from current line through bottom of screen: LeftPadDown
  • go to current speaking position: LeftPadF1
  • decrease speaking volume: LeftPadF2+LeftPadDown
  • increase speaking volume: LeftPadF2+LeftPadUp
  • decrease speaking rate: LeftPadF2+LeftPadLeft
  • increase speaking rate: LeftPadF2+LeftPadRight
  • set autospeak on/off: LeftPadF2

Special Functions

  • remember current braille window position: Home+RoutingKey2
  • go to remembered braille window position: Home+RoutingKey1
  • restart braille driver: RightPadF1+RightPadF2
  • restart speech driver: LeftPadF1+LeftPadF2