JAWS Scripts For NetLogger
Last Revised June, 2022
This document describes the JAWS scripts for NetLogger and provides
tips for using this application with JAWS.
This document can be opened from within the application via a double press
of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1)
when the scripts are running.
Table of Contents
System Requirements For JAWS Users
In addition to any system requirements for the application, the following
apply for JAWS users:
- The computer should be running Windows 10.
- JAWS 2018 or later should be used. The scripts will not work with or install into older JAWS versions.
Script Installation Instructions
To install these scripts on a new system:
- Install 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 installer for these scripts; 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 Insert+Q from
within the application. 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.
In some cases, restarting JAWS may fix this issue.
These scripts incorporate commands that consist of sequences of keystrokes, all beginning with a common prefix, or "command keystroke."
This approach allows many script commands without the risk of conflicting with application keystrokes.
See the "Multi-Key Command Sequences" section of the "Common Script Elements" document for further details, including
how to explore the available script commands (similar to exploring a menu system),
and how to change the Command keystroke if necessary.
By default, the Command keystroke for these scripts is [.
This document may refer to this keystroke as [ or Command;
so, for example, [ Tab and Command Tab both refer to typing the prefix keystroke, then separately the Tab key.
Some sequences may consist of more than two keystrokes, or "levels"; for example, [ d r would refer to typing [, then d, then finally r.
Script Commands and Features
These scripts provide the following commands and features beyond those provided by JAWS and the application:
- Better naming of some fields.
This includes announcement of tooltip description text for fields when available.
- Insert+B, the standard JAWS "read box in tab order" command, reads most fields in most screens
rather than reading only the window title.
This is usually a huge amount of information but may be a quick way for some users to get an idea of what a
- JAWSKey+Q, along with announcing the active configuration name, will announce the revision number of these scripts.
- Insert+F1, typed twice in quick succession, opens this document in the default browser.
Application Usage Tips
Focusing the Check-ins table on entering the program may require a few presses of Tab or arrow keys.
The following issues are known and may be encountered during use of the application with these JAWS scripts.
These issues may be fixed in a future update to the scripts or to the application itself.
Braille support is not well tested and is likely incomplete.
This is the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first:
Revision 7, released June 22, 2022, tested against application version 3.1.7