If Jaws won’t increase speech rate while reading, what do I do?

Recently, while working on this Lenovo Yoga laptop, I was reading something & wanted to increase the speaking rate of jaws permanently.

I remember being taught that the command to do this is control+Alt+page up, which is a tricky command, since my computer doesn’t have the “6-pack.”

So, what do I do?

Well, I could use Control+alt+fn+up arrow, but that didn’t work either.

What’s weird, is that doing control+alt+function+down arrow, to decrease works just fine.

The workaround for anyone else in this situation, which actually works consistently, is to disable numlock & press control+alt+fn+either numpad 9 to increase or numpad 3 to decrease.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with this, please leave a comment & I’d be more than happy to assist you.