Using the JAWS Scripts For DMR
Last Revised August, 2018
This Guide provides tips for using DMR with JAWS For Windows and these scripts.
When the scripts are installed and DMR is open and focused, this document can be
opened via a double press of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1).
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These scripts require JAWS 12 or later.
To install these scripts on a new system:
- Load JAWS if this has not already been done. This will require
administrative privileges on the computer.
- Run JAWS as the user for whom the scripts are to be installed.
This and the following steps must be performed for each user of the computer
who will be using JAWS with these scripts.
- Download and run, or run directly, the JAWS scripts for DMR.;
and follow the on-screen directions. Be sure to install the scripts in the currently running
JAWS version if a JAWS version list is presented.
- To verify successful installation, type Ins+Q while
DMR is in focus. Part of the JAWS spoken response should be a revision number. If
you do not hear a revision number, the scripts are not correctly loaded.
This section and its subsections provide tips for using DMR with JAWS and these scripts.
DMR provides several keyboard shortcuts. These work with or without JAWS or these scripts.
- F2 on a treeView node, such as a contact name, will allow you to rename the node.
- Ctrl+F4 closes an open dialog page, such as Basic Information.
- The menu bar's expected shortcuts work, such as Alt+S for the Settings menu.
The scripts provide the following features:
- When the application opens, and when the last open dialog page is closed such as with Ctrl+F4, focus is automatically moved to the treeView for convenience.
- Space or Enter on a treeView node double-clicks the node. This permits opening dialog pages from the tree.
- The Menu or Applications key on a tree node with a context menu opens the menu. This permits, for example, adding entries to a list such as Contacts.
This also applies to Shift+F10, which otherwise opens the System menu in this application as Alt+Space normally does.
The Menu key may also work in other situations in this application because of script code, though this will not likely apply to Shift+F10.
Issues shown in this section may be fixed in future script and/or application
revisions but are not addressed as of this writing.
Some fields in various dialog pages are unlabeled or mislabeled according to JAWS.
This section presents the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first.
- Revision 9, September 16, 2018
- Fixed left and right click locations for some tree items, which fixes the Menu key, Space, and Enter on some tree items.
- Revision 8, August 9, 2018
- Initial script release.