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Warning
Technical developments on BrailleSurf were frozen in 2001 !
You could visit the new projects MozBraille, a browser based on Mozilla or Libbraille, a Braille display library and Braille translation.

You can start BrailleSurf by pressing CTRL - F12 or from the Start menu.



Standard keyboard commands
Braille device commands
BrailleSurf 4 settings (CTRL - F1)
BrailleSurf 4 abbreviations


Standard keyboard commands

Browsing
Moving
Screen display
Braille
Speech synthesis
Form editing mode
Utilities

Main menu

Browsing

Activate a link : Enter
Cancel / Stop loading: Escape
Open URL bar / Activate URL : F6
Read page title : CTRL - F3
Read status bar : CTRL - F2
Home page : CTRL - F5
Previous page : CTRL - Left
Next page : CTRL - Right
Go to next link : TAB
Go to next input field : CTRL - f
Change mode (normal, link, summary) : F9
Note : In "normal" mode, the whole components are displayed. In "link" mode, only the links and the form components are displayed. In "summary" mode, only the links, the form components and the titles are displayed. When you validate a link, you go back to "normal" mode.

Standard keyboard commands menu

Moving

Moving through the page :

Previous paragraph : Up
Next paragraph : Down
Move up ten paragraphs : Previous page
Move down ten paragraphs : Next page
Top of page : Start
End of page : End

Screen moving :

Move screen up one line : SHIFT - Up
Move screen down one line : SHIFT - Down
Move screen up one page : SHIFT - Previous page
Move screen down one page : SHIFT - Next page

Standard keyboard commands menu

Screen display

Decrease font size : Minus
Increase font size : Plus
"follow" mode (selected paragraph is always at the top of the screen) : Scroll lock
Select the paragraph at the top of the screen : F5
Move the selected paragraph to the top of the screen : SHIFT - F5

Standard keyboard commands menu

Braille

Move Braille bar left : Left
Move Braille bar right : Right
"bfollow" mode (Text displayed in Braille is always at the top of the screen) : SHIFT - Scroll lock

Standard keyboard commands menu

Speech synthesis

Read the whole page : F2
Repeat : F3
Stop speaking : F8
Read faster : CTRL - Plus
Read slower : CTRL - Minus
Change voice : F4
Change language : SHIFT - F4
Change voice in the same language : SHIFT - F3

Standard keyboard commands menu

Form editing mode

Enter form editing mode / Validate : Enter
Cancel : Escape

For choice lists :

Previous choice : Up
Next choice : Down

For input fields, password fields and multiline input fields :

Previous character : Left
Next character : Right
Previous word : CTRL - Left
Next word : CTRL - Right
Backspace : Backspace
Insertion mode / Overwrite mode : Insert
Delete : Suppr
Erase content : SHIFT - Suppr
Paste : CTRL - v
Line feed (multiline only) : CTRL - Enter

Standard keyboard commands menu

Utilities

Cancel : Escape
Help : F1
Settings : CTRL - F1
Search wizard : SHIFT - F1
Send a mail : F7
Preview in default browser : SHIFT - F8
Save current page : F11
Add to bookmarks : Insert
View bookmarks : F12
Change / Save bookmarks : F12
Quit settings : SHIFT - F12

Standard keyboard commands menu
Main menu


Braille device commands

Cursor routine keys are used to activate links, enter form editing mode or move Braille cursor.

ABT3 - Alva
Alizé - TechniBraille
AzerBraille - EuroBraille
BrailleWindow - Handy Tech
ClioBraille - EuroBraille
Vario - Baum
Zéphyr - TechniBraille

Main menu

ABT3 - Alva

1 - Top of page
2 - End of page
3 - Change mode (normal, link, summary)
4 - Previous paragraph / Liste up
5 - Move Braille bar left / IF left
6 - Move Braille bar right / IF right
7 - Next paragraph / Liste down

Braille device commands menu

Alizé - TechniBraille

Left (FG) - Move Braille bar left / IF left
Bottom (FB) - Next paragraph / liste Down
Right (FD) - Move Braille bar right / IF right
Top (FH) - Previous paragraph / Liste up
FG + FH - Previous page
FD + FB - Next page
FG + FH + FD - Top of page
FG + FB + FD - End of page
Search - Home page
FDD - Open URL bar / Activate URL

Braille device commands menu

AzerBraille - EuroBraille

E - Move Braille bar left / IF left
F - Previous paragraph / Liste up
G - Top of page
I - Change mode (normal, link, summary)
K - End of page
L - Next paragraph / Liste down
M - Move Braille bar right / IF right

Braille device commands menu

BrailleWindow - Handy Tech

Left - Move Braille bar left / IF left
Right - Move Braille bar right / IF right
F1 - Top of page
F2 - Previous page
F3 - Read page title
F4 - Previous paragraph / Liste up
F5 - Next paragraph / Liste down
F6 - Open URL bar / Activate URL
F7 - Next page
F8 - End of page
F9 - Change mode (normal, link, summary)
F10 - Move up ten paragraphs
F11 - Move down ten paragraphs
F12 - Change / Save bookmarks
F13 - Read status bar
F14 - Activate a link / Enter form editing mode / Validate

Braille device commands menu

ClioBraille - EuroBraille

E - Move Braille bar left / If left
F - View / Change / Save bookmarks
G - Open URL bar / Activate URL
H - Cancel
I - Change mode (normal, link, summary)
J - Read the whole page
K - Read page title
L - Repeat
M - Move Braille bar right / IF right
0 - Erase content
1 - Top of page
2 - Move up ten paragraphs
3 - Previous page
4 - Previous paragraph / Liste up
5 - Read status bar
6 - Next paragraph / Liste down
7 - End of page
8 - Move down ten paragraphs
9 - Next page
b9 + bA - Activate a link / Enter form editing mode / Validate

Braille device commands menu

Vario - Baum

Left 1 - Move Braille bar left / IF left
Left 2 - Top of page
Left 3 - Previous paragraph / Liste up
Right 1 - Move Braille bar right / IF right
Right 2 - End of page
Right 3 - Next paragraph / liste Down

Braille device commands menu

Zéphyr - TechniBraille

Echap - Cancel
Menu - Help
Left (FG) - Move Braille bar left / IF left
Bottom (FB) - Next paragraph / liste Down
Right (FD) - Move Braille bar right / IF right
Top (FH) - Previous paragraph / Liste up
Search - Home page
FDD - Open URL bar / Activate URL
BS + SP - Activate a link / Enter form editing mode / Validate
Inser - Add to bookmarks
E - View / Change / Save bookmarks
Suppr - Erase content of an input field
L - Go to next input field
Marqueur - Settings
Sel marqueur - Save current page
/ - Send a mail
* - Preview in default browser
- - Decrease font size
+ - Increase font size
2 - End of page
4 - Previous page
5 - Change mode (normal, link, summary)
6 - Next page
8 - Top of page

Braille device commands menu

Main menu


BrailleSurf 4 settings (CTRL - F1)

The link "Known files types" opens a page where you can define how files must be handled according to their extension.

"Language" :
Allows the user to choose the language for BrailleSurf 4 (English, French or Spanish).

"Font size" :
Default font size. It can be set between 5 and 250.
"+" and "-" keys allow the user to increase or decrease font size while BrailleSurf 4 is in use.
They don't change this parameter.

"Braille table" :
Braille table file.

"Blinking on Braille bar" :
If this option is on, the Braille display will blink to indicate links or form editing mode.

"Braille blinking speed" :
Set in milliseconds.

"Braille cursor blinks" :
If this option is on, the Braille cursor will blink to indicate its position in form components.

"Braille cursor" :
Braille cursor can be represented either by dot 7, dot 8, both or all dots.

"Braille representation for form editing mode" :
Form editing mode can be represented either by dot 7, dot 8, both or all dots.

"Message displaying time" :
This option allows to define how long information messages should be displayed (in milliseconds).

"Images displaying" :
Allows to display all images, only link images or none.

"Home page" (CTRL - F5) :
Full URL for home page (http://... or file://...).

To send e-mails (F7), the three following input fields must be filled :
"SMTP server for mail", "Mail user name" et "Mail user address".

Main menu


BrailleSurf 4 abbreviations

IMG : Image
LIMG : Link image
MAP : Image map (clickable zone)
IF : Input field
MIF : Multiline input field
PW : Password field
LST : Choice list
FRAME : Frame (sub-window)

Main menu


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