Re: Skype question, was RE: [jaws-users] JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60 Download Link + What's New

chris judge

I just tried it as well. I'm also just getting f8, but all else works fine.

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From: <> On Behalf Of
Humberto Rodriguez
Sent: May 1, 2019 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: Skype question, was RE: [jaws-users] JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60
Download Link + What's New

Yes John, as I said, I press Insert-F8 and Jaws says "F8" and nothing
happens. However, the other combinations, to go to the Skype window from
anywhere, to answer or hang up a call, work well.

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From: <> On Behalf Of
John Gassman
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: Skype question, was RE: [jaws-users] JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60
Download Link + What's New

and you are bringing up JAWS key f8 in the skype window?
At 06:20 PM 5/1/2019, you wrote:
Hi John:

This is very interesting and puzzling. Do you perhaps have some
scripts installed that I do not?
I do have the April update to Jaws 2019 and the latest version Skype
has offered; Windows 18.09, I7 chip, 64 bit processor. I have no idea
be the difference between your system and mine that could cause the



-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf
Of John Gassman
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Skype question, was RE: [jaws-users] JAWS Update,
Download Link + What's New

Interdsting, my skype ends in 43 and I updated it today.
My JAWS is the April release.
When I hit jaws key and f8 I hear:
Skype Keystrokes List
Back - control+JAWSKey+B OK
Chat Edit Field - control+Insert+E
Chat History List - control+Insert+Y Cancel Conversations List -

At 06:09 AM 5/1/2019, you wrote:
These are the versions I have:
JAWS Version 2019.1904.60.400
Skype Version
Windows 10 Home 64 bit

Insert+f8 just says f8.


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Of John Gassman
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: Skype question, was RE: [jaws-users] JAWS Update,
J2019.1904.60 Download Link + What's New

It works for me if you have the current JAWS April update and the
current update for Skype desk top which is I believe 8.4.
At 05:05 AM 5/1/2019, you wrote:
Hi all,

I was very happy to learn that finally the functionality of Skype
Desktop will approach that to which we were all accustomed; after
updating JAWS, I tried the Insert-Spacebar Y S and it does take me
to the Skype windows from anywhere; I still have not tried
answering or hanging up calls,, but have encountered difficulty with
the following:

"* You can now press INSERT+F8 in the Skype for Desktop application
to display a list of JAWS keystrokes specific to Skype. You can
then select the action you want to perform and press ENTER."

When I press Insert-F8 JAWS says F8 and nothing happens, has anyone
been successful with this new command?



<> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:16 PM
To: Jaws-Users-List <>
Subject: [jaws-users] JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60 Download Link +
What's New

Hi All,

Below is the direct download link for todays release of build
J2019.1904.60 and what's new in this release.

32 & 64 bit:


Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1904.60 (April 2019) The following is a
list of improvements made in JAWS 2019 between the March 2019
update and the April 2019 update.

To download the latest release, visit the Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.

Improved Heading Navigation When Using the Numbers Row

For years, users have been able to use 1 through
6 on the numbers row to move to specific heading levels on web pages.
For instance, 1 for level 1 headings,
2 for level 2 headings, 3 for level 3 headings, and so on. However,
this type of navigation only allowed you to move to headings equal
or lower than the level you were trying to move by. For example, if
you attempted to move to a level 3 heading, but the very next
heading was a level 2, JAWS would announce:
"No more headings at level 3 in this section,"
and would not move past the level 2 heading.

Beginning with the April 2019 update, you can now move to any given
heading level on a page and if it is under a different higher
precedence heading, the immediately higher precedence heading will
be read so you know that the new heading belongs to a different
For example, if you attempt to move to a level 3 heading which
causes you to jump past a level 2 heading, JAWS will announce the
level 2 heading prior to announcing the level 3 heading so you know
you have moved into a new section. You can also choose to have JAWS
play a sound to indicate when you move into a new section or you
can switch back to the prior behavior which restricted heading
navigation to the current section.

To configure how JAWS navigates headings when using the numbers 1
through 6, open Settings Center (INSERT+6 on the numbers row), type
"heading" into the Search edit box, select the "Heading Navigation
Using 1-6" option, and then use the SPACEBAR to choose the setting
you want. Alternatively, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from your
browser and configure the "Heading Navigation" setting.

Support for MathType Content When Reading in Office 365 Word

You can now use JAWS or Fusion to read and study math problems in
Word documents created using the MathType software from Design
Science. To use this feature, you must do the following:

* Make sure you are running the April 2019 release of JAWS or
Fusion along with Microsoft Word from Office 365.
* Install MathType from
and activate the software as a trial or actual license.
* In Settings Center, make sure the "Use Accessibility Driver for
Screen Capture" check box is selected.

When you encounter a math equation or formula in a document, JAWS
reads the problem and then says "Math Content." You can then press
INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by EQUALS to open the JAWS Math Viewer so
can study the equation in greater detail.

Once the Math Viewer is opened, you can navigate individual parts
of an equation like variables, terms, coefficients, exponents, etc.
As you navigate to the various components, pressing DOWN ARROW will
let you drill down into and navigate within that level of the
equation using LEFT and RIGHT ARROW. Pressing UP ARROW will move
you back to the prior level.
In addition, if you have a Braille display and JAWS is set to
United States English or Unified English Braille Grade 1 or Grade
2, the math equation or formula will be displayed in Nemeth Braille.
Pressing ESC will close the Math Viewer and return to the document.

See our
MathType Sample Demonstration document
for examples of how JAWS and Fusion can enable students to
access math content.

Visit the
Design Science
website for more details about MathType.

Easy Access to Answer or Disconnect From a Skype Call Using the
Desktop Application Version 8.42 or Higher

In Skype for Desktop 8.42 and later, JAWS or Fusion now provides
keystrokes for answering or disconnecting a call from any
application as well as moving focus into the Skype main window.
Note that these keystrokes are only available in the Skype for Desktop
They will not work in the Skype for Windows 10 universal app from
the Microsoft store or the Skype for Business app.

To answer an incoming call, press
disconnect from a call, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, y followed by DOWN
To move focus directly into the Skype window, press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, Y followed by S.

Other Changes
* When performing the monthly updates of JAWS, ZoomText, and
Fusion, the shortcut keystroke on the Desktop Icon used to launch
the application, will no longer be removed during the update process.
* JAWS now offers localizations for Swedish and Italian when
performing a full install.
* In the Amazon Kindle app, JAWS and Fusion now supports reading
and navigating inside tables.
* Resolved an issue where you could not use the keyboard to
interact with the controls in the Display Options dialog box in the
Amazon Kindle app.
* If Track Changes is turned on in a Word document, you can now use
INSERT+SHIFT+R to list revisions in footnotes, endnotes, and
in addition to the main document. Note that this command only lists
revisions in the currently active pane.
For example, pressing INSERT+SHIFT+R from the Document pane will
list revisions in the main document while pressing this keystroke
from within a footnote will only list revisions found in footnotes.
* If a word document contained more than 150 revisions, resolved an
issue where the number of revisions was not being reported
correctly when using INSERT+SHIFT+R.
* The "Document and Web Pages Automatically Read When Loaded"
option in Settings Center is now enabled by default in PowerPoint.
When you start a presentation and move to the next or previous
slide, JAWS automatically begins reading the current slide.
* In Excel, JAWS and Fusion now indicates in both speech and
Braille if a cell contains a data type.
* Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+E was not announcing the
default button in a Chrome dialog box.
* Addressed a reported issue where the aria-required attribute was
not being indicated as expected in Internet Explorer while
navigating with the Virtual Cursor.
* Addressed reported issues where JAWS and Fusion was not
consistently reading elements that use the aria-describedby" or
title attributes while tabbing through a page.
* If you are inside a table in a Google Docs document and you press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q to activate the Quick Nav mode, you can now use
ARROW keys to move to each cell. You can also use CTRL+UP/DOWN
ARROW to move to the top or bottom of the current column,
CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW to move to the beginning or end of the
current row, and CTRL+HOME/END to move to the beginning or end of the
* For users of the Focus Blue Braille Display, you can now press a
Selector button along with the Left or Right NAV Mode button to
toggle speech on or off for the corresponding NAV Rocker. When
enabled, JAWS will speak as you scroll by line, sentence, or
paragraph. This setting is off by default for both NAV Rockers.
* Added additional information to installer error messages such as
when you include an invalid language code when using the /language
command line argument.
* You can now press INSERT+F8 in the Skype for Desktop application
to display a list of JAWS keystrokes specific to Skype. You can
then select the action you want to perform and press ENTER.
* The "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS"
option has been added to the Run JAWS Settings page of the Startup
* When using Braille in a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
app, JAWS now includes the name and type of the current window on
the braille display to make it easier for Braille users to know
when a new window opens.
* In Microsoft Teams, addressed issues with reading chat messages
as well as removed extra speech that was heard when attempting to
join a meeting.
* Added necessary changes to JAWS to support Gaaiho Doc, Nuance
Power PDF, and Nuance Power PDF once these products are released by
* Improved how JAWS reads incoming text when connected to remote
sites using SecureCRT or other SSH software such as Windows TelNet.
* Added support for the latest Remote Desktop Terminal Services
client from Microsoft.
* Due to issues with the Weather Research It lookup source, it will
no longer appear in the Research It dialog box (INSERT+SPACEBAR, R)
by default until a solution is found. In addition, the Amazon
Product Search lookup source has also been removed due to ongoing
issues which we are continuing to investigate.

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