Re: jaws script

  • From: "Jeffrey Shockley" <jawswizard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 18:40:37 -0400

Joseph's explaination is correct. If you are using Jaws 8.0, for example, and  
you wanted some scripts to work only if you are logged into Windows on your PC 
using your user account, Jaws scripts are installed in c:\documents and 
settings\your user name\application data\Freedom 
Scientific\Jaws\8.0\settings\enu(that is if you are running Windows XP; I'm not 
sure where they are installed under Windows Vista because I don't have a Vista 
machine of my own to play with)
Hope this helps,

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Joseph Lee 
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 12:37 PM
Subject: RE: jaws script

Hi there,

A JAWS script is a type of mini program that allows JAWS to work with 
applications that are not accessible. Before I jump to how you can find out 
about keystrokes, I need to tell you how the script actually works:

When you press a keystroke such as CTRL+END, JAWS will search the script that 
is associated with the application that is currently running. If it finds one, 
then it will run its script. If it cannot find it, it will then search the 
default script file. If it finds one, then it will execute the script 
associated with the keystroke. If it finds none, then it will pass the 
keystroke directly to the application as though JAWs is not running.

To find out how certain keystroke works, I suggest that you use Keyboard Help 
(JAWS Key+1). This is useful when you are learning keystrokes for an 
applications. To turn on Keyboard help, press JAWS Key+1. To turn it off, press 
JAWS Key+1 again.





From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of K 
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 5:14 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: jaws script


Hi, although I have been using jaws since v3.7, I only use the basic functions 
which I need for using the computer.  Can you please help me in understanding 
the working of jaws script?

I know that jaws script is used to improve the accessibility of a certain 
application for jaws users.So if I have a script for, say, winamp, what do I do 
with it? Save it to the jaws folder?

How do i know its functions for the application?

And, is there a need to learn new keystrokes or hot keys?


Thank you very much!



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