Key Table: FreedomScientific PAC Mate



  • The rear row of cursor routing keys is actually a set of navigation keys.
  • The 10 middle keys (5 on each side of the center) are special.
  • The two outer ones are named LeftSelector and RightSelector.
  • The eight inner ones are named Hot1 through Hot8.
  • The LeftAdvance key is any key to the left of the special keys.
  • The RightAdvance key is any key to the right of the special keys.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: Hot5
  • enter/leave command learn mode: Hot6
  • enter/leave preferences menu: Hot7
  • enter/leave status display: Hot8
  • set display mode attributes/text: Hot2
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: RightSelector+Hot5
  • describe character: RightWheelPress+RoutingKey

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor: RightSelector
  • go back after cursor tracking: LeftSelector
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey
  • bring screen cursor to current line: RightSelector+Hot8

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: LeftWheelUp
  • go down one line: LeftWheelDown
  • go to top line: RightSelector+LeftAdvance
  • go to bottom line: RightSelector+RightAdvance
  • go to beginning of top line: LeftSelector+LeftAdvance
  • go to beginning of bottom line: LeftSelector+RightAdvance
  • go up to nearest line with different content: LeftWheelPress+LeftWheelUp
  • go down to nearest line with different content: LeftWheelPress+LeftWheelDown
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: LeftSelector+LeftWheelUp
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: LeftSelector+LeftWheelDown
  • go up to first line of paragraph: RightAdvance+LeftWheelUp
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: RightAdvance+LeftWheelDown
  • go up to previous command prompt: LeftAdvance+LeftWheelUp
  • go down to next command prompt: LeftAdvance+LeftWheelDown

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window:
    • RightWheelUp
    • LeftAdvance
  • go forward one braille window:
    • RightWheelDown
    • RightAdvance
  • go to beginning of line: LeftWheelPress
  • go to end of line: RightWheelPress
  • go left one character: RightWheelPress+RightWheelUp
  • go right one character: RightWheelPress+RightWheelDown
  • place left end of braille window at character: LeftWheelPress+RoutingKey

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: LeftAdvance+RoutingKey
  • append to clipboard from character: LeftSelector+RoutingKey
  • linear copy to character: RightSelector+RoutingKey
  • rectangular copy to character: RightAdvance+RoutingKey
  • copy characters to clipboard: RoutingKey+RoutingKey
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: LeftSelector+RightSelector
  • search backward for clipboard text: RightSelector+LeftWheelUp
  • search forward for clipboard text: RightSelector+LeftWheelDown

Configuration Functions

  • set autorepeat on/off: RightSelector+Hot4
  • set text style 6-dot/8-dot: Hot4
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on/off: Hot1
  • set skipping of blank braille windows on/off: RightSelector+Hot1
  • set track screen cursor on/off: Hot3
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: RightSelector+Hot3
  • set attribute underlining on/off: RightSelector+Hot2