VMWareFusion 8 and JAWS

macOS & Mac Apps


Hopefully this is the best place to put this question.

I am wondering how I can use JAWS on a Mac laptop. I am running VM Ware Fusion 8 and Windows 10.
I am wondering if anyone has found a workaround for the fact that the Mac does not have an insert key, other than buying an external number keypad? I have read about mapping keys; howeverI am not familiar with performing such an action.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank You.



Submitted by Aaron on Monday, October 31, 2016

I would recommend a free tool called SharpKeys for remapping the Insert key. The tool is free, JAWS accessible, and easy to use. You can download it here:


I use Windows 10/JAWS on my MBP via Boot Camp, and have the following keys mapped:

"Special: Right Windows" has been mapped to "Special: Application"

"Special: Right Alt" has been mapped to "Special: Insert"

This gives me both an applications key and an Insert key. This remaps the two keys between the space bar and the left arrow key on my MBP.

Hope this helps!