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24 using menus the main menu on the braille edge 40

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and return to the main menu before opening another application. 2.4 Using Menus The main menu on the Braille EDGE 40 consists of the following 5 items: 1. Notepad 2. Terminal for Screen Reader 3. Applications 4. Options 5. Information
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You can navigate the main menu, or any menu on the unit, using the navigation commands listed in the previous section. You can also press the menu's shortcut key, usually the first letter of the menu name, to quickly jump to and execute that menu item. Often menu items can also be executed instantly with a hotkey, enabling you to perform the desired action without accessing the menus. When viewing menu items, several things are displayed including the item name, its shortcut key, a hot key if one is available, and whether the item has a sub menu or opens a dialog. 1) Shortcut keys: Shortcut keys are displayed in parentheses following the menu names for example, Open (o). If you press the shortcut key, you can execute the menu or item directly from anywhere in the menu. 2) Sub menus: When a menu contains a sub menu, the word "Pulldown" is displayed after the item to indicate that pressing "Enter" will "pull down" another menu. 3) Dialogs: When the menu item opens a dialog, the word "Dialog" is displayed after the item to indicate that pressing "Enter' on this item will bring up a dialog. 4) Hot keys: Hotkeys generally consist of a modifier such as "Enter," "Space," or "Backspace", pressed simultaneously with a letter or dot combination. These are displayed following the shortcut keys. For example, if you are in the Notepad, and press "Space-m (dots 1-3-4)" or "F2," then press "Enter" on "File," you see "New (n) pull down Ctrl-n". The word "New" is the menu option. YOU would press the letter "n (dots 1- 3-4-5)" to jump to "New" from within the "File" menu. Press "Ctrl-n" to access the "New" document command from anywhere in Notepad. The “n” is the shortcut key and "Ctrl-n" is the hotkey. It is important to note that
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some hotkey commands are global, thus will work from anywhere on the unit, and some are program specific. Note: if you are in a sub menu or dialog box, and the Braille EDGE 40is powered off, when the unit is powered back on, the sub menu or dialog is closed and you are returned to the location at which you entered the menus. 2.5 Charging and using battery Though the Braille EDGE 40 alerts you when the battery is low, it is important to keep track of the battery status so as not to lose unsaved data or unexpectedly disconnect a Bluetooth Braille display connection. To check the battery power status, press "Space-P (dots 1-2-3-4)". The unit displays the following 2 items: 1. Battery power level 2. Power source (battery, AC power or USB power) The battery power level represents the percentage of the remaining battery power. The power source indicates whether the unit is being operated using the battery, the AC power or USB power supply.
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