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For me, Doug Lee, to announce updates to coding projects that may be of interest to people. All posts to this channel can be considered public information and further distributed, without alteration.
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Audir, Virtual Audio Cable (VAC): Minor Audir update, revision 362, released, to fix a bug that prevented new Audir users from saving default options for the various repeater types. Docs and download at https://www.dlee.org/audir/
JAWS, JAWS Alert Manager (JAM): Revision 73 released:
* The phrase "New notification from" is more consistently removed, both on arrival and on later reading.
* New options for further speeding navigation through stored messages by shortening what is spoken. Very efficient when one app sends numerous notifications.
* When JAM is set to handle UIA events (accessibility notification events according to JAWS 2021), it handles them all instead of swallowing some of them in newer Windows 10 versions.

Use the installer to get this update, not the JAWSKey+/ Shift+U command, or new commands won't become active.

Docs and download at https://www.dlee.org/jam/
JAWS, JAWS Alert Manager (JAM): Revision 74 released to fix two unfortunate problems in the previous release:
* The omit-time and relative-shortening options work properly instead of being treated as if they are always on. Sorry about that one.
* The commands for toggling these options, Command R and Command T, no longer leave the key layer; so it is easier to toggle the options while navigating among alerts. It will be necessary to run the script installer instead of using the JAWSKey+/ Shift+U update command to make this second change take effect.

Docs and download at https://www.dlee.org/jam/
JAWS, general, personal, security, PSA: Today's FSCast from Freedom Scientific / Vispero includes an interview of me by Glen Gordon. This is not a technical discussion, amazingly enough, but may be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about me. The FSCast also points out that Insert+F7 on a link and then Insert+PgDn provide an easy way to make sure a link points to what we expect, which is a safe practice on the Internet. https://blog.freedomscientific.com/fscast-191-all-about-computers-for-the-blind-and-an-interview-with-jaws-scripter-doug-lee/
JAWS, Discord: Revision 90 released with a few major features:
* Usable systray menu.
* Autocomplete popup support for user and channel mentions in a chat edit box.
* Correct reading of system messages and messages containing mentions during chat navigation.
* Means to spell the current message during navigation.
* Locked channels will say "locked."
* No more blank entries in chat navigation in recent Discord updates.

Docs and download at https://www.dlee.org/discord/
JAWS, Skype: Script revision 185 released for Skype 8.66:
* Commands for focusing chat entry and history work in current Skype.
* Insert+B works as intended.
* Insert+T again reports when the Skype Home page is showing instead of a chat.
* Tab and Shift+Tab may say less extra stuff sometimes.
* Many behind-the-scenes updates to code that is used to name fields.

https://www.dlee.org/skype/
JAWS, Skype: The script revision 185 update is live now; it did not upload the first time and I failed to notice this on my way to bed. Sorry for any confusion.
JAWS, Discord: Script revision 92 posted to address two mention autocomplete support issues:
* Works with the December 7 Discord update.
* No longer interferes with virtual cursor navigation, for those who want to do mentions that way.

https://www.dlee.org/discord/
JAWS, TeamSpeak: Script revision 266 posted at https://www.dlee.org/teamspeak/ (see Revision History for more details):
* Major update to the chat navigation system, documented in its own User Guide section.
* Better identification of menu items with submenus.
* Arrowing over a user in the channel tree will again read the client device type and also the description field if present.
* TreeView levels again appear in speech and Braille.
JAWS, BX: Revision 2444 posted with 14 enhancements across several command maps. See the Revision History (last level 2 heading) in this document for details. Docs and download link as usual at https://www.dlee.org/bx/
NVDA, NVDARemote, TTHub, PSA: Simon Jaeger, manager of the TTHub TeamTalk servers, has launched some 16 or so free NVDA Remote relay servers. The idea is to pick the one closest to you to minimize lag during remote sessions. Details at https://nvra.io

This is a public service announcement and is not related to my projects, except that I've written NVDA add-ons now and then.
JAWS, Slack: Script revision 88 posted at https://www.dlee.org/slack/ :
* Fixed announcement of large blocks of HTML/CSS code on occasion.
* The sequence [ C copies the current chat message to the clipboard.
* Various bug fixes and updates for recent Slack versions and JAWS 2021, details in Revision History at the above address.

Confession: I thought I released this a while back; sorry for the delay. It was out as a beta for a while.
TeamTalk, TTCom: Beta revision 1140 posted at https://www.dlee.org/ttcom/ttcom.zip, docs at https://www.dlee.org/ttcom/ttcom.htm:
* Support for TeamTalk alpha 5.7 disabled user accounts.
* Means to list accounts grouped by user rights.
* User rights are printed and typed in hex to make identifying differences among rights easier.
* Various other updates listed in Revision History.

This is a beta, and the disabled-account support is written against a TeamTalk alpha version; so needless to say, things can still change from here. But for those bleeding-edgers who are already out there tinkering with TeamTalk 5.7, this may help a bit. See links on the main TeamTalk page, https://bearware.dk, for details on the TeamTalk alpha version.
Fix to URLs in January 18 announcement, TeamTalk, TTCom: Beta revision 1140 posted at https://www.dlee.org/ttcom/beta/ttcom.zip, docs at https://www.dlee.org/ttcom/beta/ttcom.htm:
* Support for TeamTalk alpha 5.7 disabled user accounts.
* Means to list accounts grouped by user rights.
* User rights are printed and typed in hex to make identifying differences among rights easier.
* Various other updates listed in Revision History.

This is a beta, and the disabled-account support is written against a TeamTalk alpha version; so needless to say, things can still change from here. But for those bleeding-edgers who are already out there tinkering with TeamTalk 5.7, this may help a bit. See links on the main TeamTalk page, https://bearware.dk, for details on the TeamTalk alpha version.

This is a revised announcement. On January 18, I announced this beta release but gave the URLs for the non-beta release and didn't catch it. Apologies for this.
JAWS, Discord: Script revision 96 released:
* Left and Right mouse button click JAWS commands will click at the current PC or virtual PC cursor position when one of those cursors is active. Try this if the Application key doesn't work well enough for something.
* The [ Space sequence is removed, replaced by the above feature.
* Special systray menu support is removed because Discord natively supports arrows and Enter there now.
* No more beeps while arrowing through Discord context menus.
* Other minor updates listed in Revision History.

Docs and download link at https://www.dlee.org/discord/
JAWS, NVDA, Skype: PSA: If you try to sign in, fail, and can't use the next screen, use Ctrl+Q to unload Skype, launch it again, and sign in. Switching between Store and Desktop Skype clients may cause a sign-out. The inaccessible post-sign-in-failure screen problem has been reported to Microsoft and I posted more details on the SkypeEnglish mailing list, which has a publicly visible message archive. https://skypeenglish.groups.io for the list itself; and for my specific post, https://skypeenglish.groups.io/g/main/topic/skype_sign_in_focus_problem/80159775
JAWS, Zello: Script revision 160 posted at https://www.dlee.org/zello/ :
* Scripts tested against Zello 2.6.0.
* Edit and history are included in tab order for text chat windows, so texting is now possible.
* A few updates for JAWS 2021, and the minimum supported JAWS version is now 17.0 rather than 14.0.

I don't know how many JAWS users use Zello by now, but apparently some do.
JAWS, Audible: Script revision 74 released at https://www.dlee.org/audible/ :
* Combo boxes work again despite Audible sending spurious events while they are in focus.
* Enter is silenced along with Space to minimize disruption during audio playback skimming.
* Several more behind-the-scenes code and documentation updates.
JAWS, Unigram, PSA: If you are unable to read the contents of edit boxes and JAWS says "button unavailable" when Unigram receives focus, make sure the JAWS setting called "Start menu: Access Out-of-Process" is not checked. This setting can be found by typing Insert+6 to open the JAWS Settings Center, then Ctrl+Shift+D for default settings, then typing "start" in the Search box and arrowing down once. This tip comes from Reza Bakhshi Laktasaraei.
JAWS, Skype UWP: If anyone was still trying to use the scripts I wrote specifically for Skype UWP (revision 123), upgrade to the main set of Skype scripts at https://www.dlee.org/skype/ (revision 185), which work for both UWP and Desktop Skypes. Apologies for any confusion; I forgot to take down the old UWP scripts until now. Upgrading should fix problems like Alt+2 saying "control not found."