moderated Re: Scripts in default user disappeared and Jaws scripting mailing list


Hi again Jonathan,

I've been reading the FS documentation to download for free from the website, including the FSDN, and I want to study the code samples contained in the Jaws share scripts,  but I haven't found how to access the code. For instance, I want to have a look at the VKSelect scripts, but whenever I try to open it, a message pops up saying that this script is present in the .JSD documentation but not in the default.JSS file, so I can't really look into the code.

Is there another way in which I can access the codes?


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,
On 12/24/2020 12:27 PM, Cohn, Jonathan via wrote:

OK, perhaps I was being a little harsh about the jaws-scripting list. 
I do remember that one time when I told somebody that the JAWS-HELP functions have the ability to let you know what script is attached to a specific function, that somebody complained about this being very basic information. But here is a snippet that might help the original question:

If you need code samples, than you have to study JAWS 
shared scripts.
They are inexhaustible collections of examples!
By the way, you can contact Vispero and could buy some 
overpriced script writing training materials. But they 
contain "common script writing guidelines" only.

On the other hand, the new FSDN much better than the 
previous ones! You have to download it and look!

Back on the reference of a mailing list for doctors, let's say specifically urologist. If you wrote an inquiry asking why does it hurt when I urinate? I doubt anybody would appreciate answering. However if you ask a question giving several symtoms, and results of basic tests then there would be interest in answering the question. 
Just like if everybody on the JFW list kept asking how do I get latest version of JAWs, there might be some grumpy people on list. In fact, the NVDA list admins, are fairly particular now, that people stay in a strict bandwidth.

On Dec 23, 2020, at 5:42 PM, Leo <literophilus@...> wrote:

Mario, I'm wondering the same here...!


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,

On 12/23/2020 2:25 PM, Mario wrote:
the scripting list on freelists doesn't sound like it's a good list if
one is just starting out in writing scripts. I wonder if there's a
more suitable list for newbee scripters with plenty of basic questions?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Cohn, Jonathan via
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 12:33 PM
Subject: Scripts in default user disappeared and Jaws scripting
mailing list
It is possible that FS put script definitions in default.jsd that are
not in default.jss. Default.jss does include several "use" statements
that include code from other libraries. Also, the psd d files are used
for the command to insert a function in code, and for the  verification
that parameters are correctly listed for functions.
There is a JAWS scripting list on freelists. This list has most of the
professional scripters on it, so they get impatient if people ask fairly
simple questions. Also, if you ask can I get a script for Application X,
nobody will answer.
Please try to search the archive of over 10 years of scripting history
before asking a question.
Best of luck!
Jonathan Cohn

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