Skype script revision 226 released, with notable date handling changes during chat message navigation


Doug Lee
 

I have released revision 226 of the JAWS Skype scripts. Release notes at https://www.dlee.org/skype/#hist and
download link available in that document as usual.

Besides making date announcement work in Skype 8.88, this revision revamps the method of handling dates during
navigation among messages:

You can read the current message's date with the key sequence [ D.

When you arrow up or down across a date boundary, a short sound will play and the date will be announced after
the message you reached. This redesign speeds navigation, avoids a stutter issue, prevents long dates from
slowing announcement of messages, avoids "Leaving ..." announcements and confusion over which date is current,
and still makes recognition of boundary crossings very efficient.


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Doug Lee dgl@... http://www.dlee.org
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