These are free, open source scripts to improve the accessibility and productivity of the Thunderbird email client for users of the JAWS screen reader.
Executable installer http://EmpowermentZone.com/tb_scr.exe Zip archive for manual installation http://EmpowermentZone.com/tb_scr.zip The scripts and installer are intended to work with JAWS 10 and above on Windows XP and above, either 32 or 64-bit. Version 3.0 December 21, 2010 Made hotkeys for reading particular message fields work more reliably: Alt+1 through Alt+5 for saying or spelling (when repeated) the From, To, CC, BCC, or Subject fields. Press Control+Shift+C to copy the last field spoken to the clipboard. Fixed the Page Urls command, Alt+P. Note that depending on the number of urls in the message, there may be a significant delay in extracting them. Repeat Alt+P quickly to virtualize the list. Press Enter on an item in the list to download it. Previously, Alt+N or Alt+P could be used in an open message to go to the next or prior message in the message list. Now this may be done with Alt+PageDown or Alt+PageUp. Also, Alt+Period and Alt+Comma duplicate this functionality. A new variation uses Control rather than Alt and opens the target message. This is similar to how Control+Period and Control+Comma work for navigating open messages in Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Control+PageDown and Control+PageUp duplicate this. Control+Slash may be used to read the currently open message instead of navigating to another one. Made the reading of message columns configurable. Use the new Script Options command, Alt+Shift+O, to define what columns in a message list are automatically spoken. An edit box lets you specify a sequence of characters corresponding to the initial letters of one or more of the following message fields to be spoken: CC, From, Subject and To. Use a lower case letter to hear only the data in the field, if any. Use an upper case letter to hear the field label spoken before the field data. The default sequence is as follows: fstC This means that the From (sender) field will be spoken, followed by the Subject field, and then the To (recipient) field. Since these letters are lower case, field labels will not be spoken before the data. The last letter, however, is a capital C, so if a CC recipient is found, the word "CC" will be spoken before it. This helps to differentiate CC from To recipients when hearing a message summary in the list. In order for the scripts to find certain fields (the To and CC fields), Thunderbird must be configured to show the message preview pane. This may be toggled with the F8 key. A new script attached to this key will say either "Message Preview On" or "No Message Preview" depending on the result of the toggle. In case changes in this version of the scripts inadvertently reduce functionality you experienced in the prior version, it is still available at these locations: Executable installer http://EmpowermentZone.com/tb_scr29.exe Zip archive http://EmpowermentZone.com/tb_scr29.zip Jamal ** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe] ** If this link doesn't work then send a message to: ** guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ** and in the Subject line type ** unsubscribe ** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the ** immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq] ** or send a message, to ** guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq