Re: Help with history dividers

Mike DeZinno

Hi Doug,
Thanks for the rapid response.
Since I now know that I'm set up ok and following what you are recommending I will turn my attentions to the much more painful part of improving   myself! LOL
Thanks so much for the reassurance that I'm on the right track.
Have a healthy and prosperous New Year,
Mike, in SC

At 10:27 PM 12/30/2018, you wrote:

I am running the same JAWS, Skype, and script versions as you, and also under Windows 10.

But which key combos are not working? I was not able to implement Alt+numbers in Skype 8 as I did in Skype 7 because of the way messages are presented in UIA/MSAA to JAWS. [ e and [ h key sequences move focus to the input and
history boxes, respectively. In the history list, arrows read messages.

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 09:25:43PM -0500, Mike DeZinno wrote:
   Hello All,
   Could someone please let me know if the following configuration of my
   Windows 10 lap top, running Jaws 2019, is correctly set up?
   It says I'm running:  Skype version
   Insert q says:  Revision 73 Skype for windows desktop 8(electron)
   settings are loaded
   The application currently being used is Skype exe Skype.exe
   I'm having a bit of trouble getting the key combos to read messages
   from the groups I belong to, which in Skype 7, with Doug's older
   scripts, on a windows7 lap top I had no trouble figuring out over the
   years and am trying hard to get back to a minimal level of proficiency.

   I have gone to several documents for new up dated keystrokes but again
   I'm not even coming close to the level of skill I once had.
   Am I doing something wrong or is it just the nature of the current
   beast! LOL
   Any help is greatly appreciated,
   Mike, in SC

   At 08:45 AM 12/28/2018, you wrote:

     As you arrow past a divider, like "Today," JAWS should say the
     divider's text as you arrow down and the text with the word
     "leaving" before it as you arrow up. So, when you arrow down to the
     first message under "today," JAWS
     should say "Today" in a lower voice before announcing the new
     message. When you arrow up away from that message, JAWS should say
     "Leaving today," to indicate that you are leaving that section of
     the message history.
     If you are not hearing these messages and you know that you are
     crossing dividers, let me know which Skype 8 version you are running
     (Ctrl+Ins+V should tell you) and which JAWS version.
     On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:51:16PM +0000, L??onie Watson wrote:
     The release notes for version 73 of the Skype Electron scripts
     includes this
     new feature:
     "Speech and Braille indicate chat history dividers like "Today" and
     "Yesterday" as they are jumped over during history navigation with
     This material is spoken in a lower voice to distinguish it from the
     selected history entry."
     Can someone let me know how to access this information? Using the
     arrow keys
     doesn't seem to cause the announcements, but I think the note
     references this,
     so I'm stuck as to how it's supposed to work.
     Using Jaws 2019 on Windows 10, in case that info helps.
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