One of Windows most useful functions is being able to run many applications at once. I will touch on a couple different ways to navigate between these applications.
You are presently reading this content within your browser. Let's open an extra window. Press WINDOWS+R and then type "notepad" (without the quotes), and press ENTER. A new window opens displaying the Notepad text editor. You may now have 3 different windows, depending on how your screen reader is set up.
You can move between these windows by using the special Jaws key combination JawsKey+F10. A list of the opened applications will show up; including the desktop as it is also considered a window. You can use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the list. Press ENTER on the application you'd like to work in.
A Windows Alternative:
The following key combination is not actually a Jaws-related key, however it is very handy and I thought it should be shared here. If you have more than one window opened, you can navigate through them by holding down the ALT key and hitting the TAB key. Once you hear the program you wish to get to, release the ALT key and that particular program becomes the active window.
Most keyboards will have an ALT key on each side of the SPACEBAR. Some laptops only have an ALT on the left. The TAB key is the fourth key up on the left side of the keyboard; one above the CAPSLOCK key. If you can't find it, remember you always have the Jaws keyboard learn at your disposal JAWSKey+KEYBOARD1.
Pressing JAWSKEY+F10 brings up the Jaws tasklist.
Alternatively, you can move through the applications by holding down ALT and pressing TAB.