Script Load Manager
Doug Lee
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:

  1. Load JAWS if this has not already been done. This will require administrative privileges on the computer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Restart JAWS to make the changes applied by the installer take effect.

Script Operation

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:

  1. You are running Skype for Windows.
  2. You have installed the Skype for Windows scripts as released in June, 2020, or later.
  3. Your Skype scripts do not load correctly or consistently.
  4. You are running JAWS version 17.0, 18.0, 2018, or a 2019 version older than the August, 2019 update.
If the above are not true for you, do not install SLMan.

Revision History

This is the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first:

Revision 8, released July 01, 2020

Revision 5, August 23, 2019