Re: Early report on Skype 8.51's Split View and the Skype8 JAWS scripts

Doug Lee

Not sure why you say it's bad news. I'm saying most things can work under older JAWS versions if you update ConfigNames.ini as I described. The one thing I'm not sure I can address for older JAWS versions is the JAWSKey+V issue.

My tests this morning find that the Index=skypeelectron trick in ConfigNames.ini alsow works in JAWS 2018, as does about:blank=skypeelectron for separate chat windows.

For JAWS 18.0 and 17.0, use Index.html=skypeelectron and about=skypeelectron instead.

I must again say though, these tricks may well interfere with other web applications, because other web apps may also use such plain domain names for their content. JAWS is being updated to handle problems like this, and
sometimes it is just not possible for a script to fix something in a JAWS version that is not written to handle it. :-)

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:29:41AM +0500, inamuddin khan wrote:
I’m very sorry to let you know that this is a very bad news specially
for those of us who cannot upgrade from JAWS 2018 to JAWS 2019.

As far as myself is concern, I became very much disappointed and at the
end I have uninstalled JAWS script for Skype electron version 121.

I therefore would like to request Doug Lee to sort something out for
those who cannot upgrade JAWS 2019.

I sincerely hope that my request will be considered as earliest manner.

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:


arguing with a woman is just like reading software’s lisence agreement.

At the end you ignore Her everything and click I agree button.

You can contact me via gmail:








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From: [1]Michele Barbi
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 11:56 AM
To: [2]
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Important Question Regarding JAWS
ScriptFor Skype Electron

Well I sincerely don't understand whats happening there, as I said I am
using Skype and scripts 121 are working fine on my hand.
Don't know if it makes any difference,

From: [3]Doug Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:47 AM
To: [4]
Subject: [skypeenglish] Early report on Skype 8.51's Split View and the
Skype8 JAWS scripts

I now have Skype running in Split View mode. I do not have
the latest August update to JAWS 2019 installed yet. This message will
provide information on using this new mode with my existing Skype 8
scripts, as well as

some general information on how the new view works.

First, for those who find that Insert+Q says Chrome scripts are loaded
rather than Skype scripts when a chat window is in focus:

The following early suggestions are experimental and based on my brief
experiments this evening and on

comments I have received from various folks.

You can try adding the following line to the [Domains] section of
ConfigNames.ini in the JAWS user folder; but see notes below:



Doing this may cause the Skype 8 scripts to load in other places
though, mostly in other web apps. This modification should not be
required in JAWS 2019 as of the August update.

Then, some general information about how this view works:

When Split View mode is enabled, pressing Enter on a conversation list
entry in the main Skype window opens the chat in a new window. Alt+Tab
then works to switch among chats and the main Skype window. However, a
new incoming

chat message will not open a new window; that will appear at the top of
the Conversation list. You just have to go there to open the window for
it yourself.

Hotkeys provided by Skype itself for jumping around in a conversation
work in separate windows as they do in the normal view; e.g.,
Alt+Shift+e for moving to the Edit box.

Commands like Alt+1 for conversation list and Alt+2 for contact list
only work in the Skype main window, not in chat windows. One way to
jump to the main window is to Tab a few times from a conversation Edit
box and press "Open

recent chats."

The rest of this message only applies to those for whom Insert+Q says
that the Skype scripts are loaded. This assumes you are running
revision 121 of my scripts.

The command sequences for moving to the chat edit and chat history
areas should work in Split View mode just as in the normal view; e.g.,
[ e to jump to the edit box.

Typing indicators and announcements should also work as expected in
split-view mode already, including the sequence [ t for announcing who
is currently typing.

Insert+T will not say who is online, away, etc., or read mood text in a
chat window, until I release a script update.

If you had to use the Index=skypeelectron and/or
about:blank=skypeelectron tricks to make the scripts load, chances are
that JAWSKey+v will bring up JAWS Quick Settings for Chrome rather than
Quick Settings for the Skype

scripts. This is because of the way JAWS handles loading scripts for
websites, as opposed to loading by application name. At this time, I
suspect there is no easy way to fix that issue except by updating to
the JAWS 2019 August



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