Using the JAWS Scripts For DMR
Last Revised May, 2019
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).
Table of Contents
System Requirements For JAWS Users
These scripts require JAWS 12 or later.
Script Installation Instructions
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.
Using DMR With JAWS and the Scripts
This section and its subsections provide tips for using DMR with JAWS and these scripts.
Native DMR Keyboard Shortcuts
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.
JAWS Script Commands and Features
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.
Russell Breitenstein (KN4MLR) prepared a
42-minute podcast audio tutorial on programming the GD77s
using this application with these scripts.
The link provided here is to a DropBox-hosted copy of the file that remains current and available as of this writing (May 15, 2019).
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 16, May 29, 2019
- Fixed the installer from trying to recompile the scripts even though they were already compiled and installed.
- Revision 15, May 15, 2019
- A link to Russ's tutorial podcast on programming the GD77s using this application and these scripts is included in the script users guide.
- The distributed scripts are compiled with JAWS 12 rather than 17, to remain consistent with the posted minimum JAWS version requirement.
- Source code to the scripts is no longer included. See my Script Distribution Policy document for details. As one side effect, this will cause installation to run much faster.
- 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.