Key Table: Power Braille 40



  • The positions of the left bar are named: LeftRockerUp, LeftRockerDown.
  • The positions of the right bar are named: RightRockerUp, RightRockerDown.
  • The keys in the middle are named: Convex, Concave.
  • The keys on the top are named: Backward (on the left), Forward (on the right).

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.40
  • enter/leave command learn mode: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.2+RoutingKey.39+RoutingKey.40
  • enter/leave preferences menu: Backward+Forward
  • enter/leave status display: LeftRockerUp+RightRockerDown
  • set display mode attributes/text: LeftRockerDown+RightRockerUp+Convex
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: Convex+Concave
  • describe character: RoutingKey+LeftRockerDown

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor: Concave
  • go back after cursor tracking: Concave+LeftRockerUp
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey
  • bring screen cursor to current line: LeftRockerDown+RightRockerDown

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: RightRockerUp
  • go down one line: RightRockerDown
  • go to beginning of top line: Backward+RightRockerUp
  • go to beginning of bottom line: Backward+RightRockerDown
  • go up to nearest line with different content: Concave+RightRockerUp
  • go down to nearest line with different content: Concave+RightRockerDown
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: Convex+RightRockerUp
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: Convex+RightRockerDown
  • go up to first line of paragraph: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.2+RightRockerUp
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.2+RightRockerDown
  • go up to previous command prompt: RoutingKey.2+RoutingKey.3+RightRockerUp
  • go down to next command prompt: RoutingKey.2+RoutingKey.3+RightRockerDown
  • go up several lines: Convex+LeftRockerUp
  • go down several lines: Convex+LeftRockerDown
  • go up to nearest line with less indent than character: RoutingKey+RightRockerUp
  • go down to nearest line with less indent than character: RoutingKey+RightRockerDown

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window: Backward
  • go forward one braille window: Forward
  • go to beginning of line: LeftRockerUp+Backward
  • go to end of line: LeftRockerUp+Forward
  • go left one character: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.2
  • go right one character: RoutingKey.39+RoutingKey.40
  • go left half a braille window: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.3
  • go right half a braille window: RoutingKey.38+RoutingKey.40
  • place left end of braille window at character: RoutingKey+LeftRockerUp

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: RoutingKey+Backward
  • rectangular copy to character: RoutingKey+Forward
  • copy characters to clipboard: RoutingKey+RoutingKey
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: RoutingKey.2+RoutingKey.3
  • search backward for clipboard text: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.3+RightRockerUp
  • search forward for clipboard text: RoutingKey.1+RoutingKey.3+RightRockerDown

Configuration Functions

  • set text style 6-dot/8-dot: Backward+Forward+LeftRockerDown
  • set skipping of lines with identical content on/off:
    • Backward+Forward+RightRockerDown+Concave
    • Backward+Forward+RightRockerDown+Convex
  • set track screen cursor on/off: Convex
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: Backward+Forward+LeftRockerUp
  • set screen cursor blinking on/off: Backward+Forward+LeftRockerUp+Convex
  • set attribute underlining on/off: LeftRockerDown+RightRockerUp
  • set attribute blinking on/off: Backward+Forward+RightRockerUp+Convex
  • set capital letter blinking on/off: Backward+Forward+LeftRockerDown+Convex

Speech Functions

  • stop speaking: Forward+RightRockerUp
  • speak current line: Forward+RightRockerDown
  • speak from current line through bottom of screen: Backward+Forward+RightRockerDown
  • go to current speaking position: Concave+Forward

Keyboard Input

  • cursor-up key: LeftRockerUp
  • cursor-down key: LeftRockerDown

Special Functions

  • remember current braille window position: RoutingKey+Convex
  • go to remembered braille window position: RoutingKey+Concave
  • restart speech driver: LeftRockerUp+RightRockerUp+Backward+Forward