Script Load Manager
Last Revised July, 2020
This document describes the Script Load Manager and provides
information on how and why to use it.
Table of Contents
Script Installation Instructions
Note that these scripts only install into JAWS 17.0 and later.
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 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.
Warning: Do not install SLMan into JAWS version 2019 if it is the 2019 August update or later, and do not install SLMan into JAWS 2020 or later.
- Restart JAWS to make the changes applied by the installer take effect.
The purpose of these scripts is to arrange for the loading of appropriate scripts in supported JAWS versions when JAWS itself is unable to load them correctly.
These scripts operate transparently; that is, they do not include any user commands but simply do their work behind the scenes.
You may need SLMan if and only if all of the following are true:
If the above are not true for you, do not install SLMan.
- You are running Skype for Windows.
- You have installed the Skype for Windows scripts as released in June, 2020, or later.
- Your Skype scripts do not load correctly or consistently.
- You are running JAWS version 17.0, 18.0, 2018, or a 2019 version older than the August, 2019 update.
This is the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first:
Revision 8, released July 01, 2020
- Fixed to work with the scripts for Skype for Windows as released in June, 2020.
- Screen readers respond better to activation of Table of Contents links in this document.
This document is also more complete.
- The messages for these scripts are now distributed in XML rather than jsm files so that translators can create translations with no need for script source recompilation.
See the Script Translation Procedure document for details on how to translate these scripts, including how to update the XML message file.
The XML message file for this particular set of scripts is very brief.
- The installer contains version and product information visible from the Details tab in Windows Explorer, to better identify its contents. This update is being applied to all projects.
- A "directives" text file is included that provides information on how to install this set of scripts manually.
See "Handling Directives Files" in the "Common Script Elements" document for further information.
Revision 5, August 23, 2019