moderated Re: can't identify speaker in Zoom meeting
yes. the fix for me was to add the ZoomNotifyCurrentSpeaker script to the script source, and compile it. before doing so, and I don't know if this was really necessary, I removed the entry of the script that was already in the script documentation file.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
-------- Original Message --------
From: David Griffith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: can't identify speaker in Zoom meeting
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021, 6:10 PM
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just to say that somebody else I know with Jaws 2020 has exactly
the same problem whilst I do not with Jaws 2021 so it does begin to
look like it is a problem with how the scripts are packaged in Jaws 2020.
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*From: *Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
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*Subject: *Re: can't identify speaker in Zoom meeting
Looking at JAWS 2020, the script that this key is supposed to be bound
to is "ZoomNotifyCurrentSpeaker" ( note the "zoom" at the begining. I a
that the December reliase of JAWS 2020 has this as the key binding. If
there is a zoomsoftware.jkm in your "explore my settings" area of JAWS,
I would recommend removing that file or saving it someplace where you
can restore it if you still find something not working.
Of course you could also just go back into keyboard manager and add a
keystroke for "zoomnotifyCurrentSpeaker.."
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> On Aug 1, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Jonathan Cohn
> If the script "NotifyCurrentSpeaker" is tagged with the
control-shift-T key stroke than that is the script that is currently
being run when you press the keystroke. If you are getting a message
that that script can't be found than that is the wrong script and you
need to find the correct script.
> I looked at the JAWS 2021 Zoom Software script a little today, and
the only thing the "NotifyCurrentSpeaker" script does its press a key
that JAWS has bound to read the second oldest notification (is that
alt-F2)? Then Zoom sends a UIA notification that the to the JAWS screen
> I'll try to look more closely today, but have some family things to do.
>> On Jul 31, 2021, at 15:05, Mario <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Jonathan, when you say to "rebind the keystroke", how is this done?
I found the script that is executed with the control+shift+t keystroke
which is named NotifyCurrentSpeaker, but I don't want to mess it up by
trying to do something that I haven't done before.
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
>> Subject: can't identify speaker in Zoom meeting
>> Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 1:54 PM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Zoom itself has nothing to do with the JAWS scripts and key bindings.
>> I suggest you go into the keyboard manager and see if you can find
the script listed there that you are trying to execute, and then rebind
the keystroke if you do. To open the keyboard manager, press insert-F2
and find the keyboard manager listed there. There is a list of
applications, make sure you are in the Zoom application, and then review
the lists of scripts available for assigning keys to. There is a way to
filter out the default scripts to limit the list. I believe the keyboard
manager is driven by the ".jsd" files so if there is an error in the
JAWS builtin documentation then it is possible to still get this error,
but would be a big priority and fairly simple for Freedom Scientific to
>> Otherwise, you could purchase or perhaps sample Brian Hartgen
excellent and often updated scripts. I have heard very good things about
these scripts, but have not tried them since I primarily use Zoom on
>> Brian's web site is:
>> Another thing you can check is to see if you have a zoom.jkm file
or something closely similar to that in your JAWS private settings
files. TO To get to this, from the start menu search for Utilities JAWS
, this will bring up a directory listing of several shortcuts. Select
the Explore My Settings shortcut and then look for files that start with
Zoom. These are customizations to zoom that were added to you that are
not part of the JAWS installation and would override anything in the
JAWS directories that gets checked when you repair JAWS.
>> Best Wishes,
>> On Jul 31, 2021, at 13:04, Mario <email@example.com> wrote:
>> using JAWS 2020 when attending a Zoom meeting, until now, pressing
JAWS+shift+t announces unknown script call to: ZoomNotifyCurrentSpeaker.
I've downloaded and ran the installer from Freedom Scientific's download
page to repair my installation (which completed successfully), but the
problem persists. pressing JAWS+numrow 3 and then control+numrow 2 does
announce who is speaking, which lead me to that there is a problem with
>> talking to some aquaintances via Zoom who are computer literate and
somewhat tech savvy, it was suggested that I uninstall and reinstall the
>> will doing so help to fix the problem, or am I just wasting time?
>> any suggestions as what to do besides calling FS Monday?