The HotSpotClicker website is sponsored by:Accessibility Training, specialist training with the Jaws screen reader and music technology products.
HotSpotClicker is a free set of jaws scripts which you can use in conjunction with any application to provide increased accessibility and convenience. You can define locations on the screen where mouse clicks need to be performed, or where there is information you want spoken, and, if you like, associate that location with a hot key. When you press the hot key, the click is performed, or the information is spoken. You can also create a hot key to set focus on a particular control, and even implement custom tab ordering for applications that do not honor the tab key, or override the tab handling presently implemented in the application.
This is especially helpful with applications which do not provide keyboard accessibility, where mouse clicks are required, but can also be used to make keyboard accessible applications operate much more conveniently.
It also contains a means of assigning spoken prompts to controls, similar to, but different than the prompt manager in JAWS. This can help deal with situations where you tab to a control, but jaws speaks the wrong label, or speaks the incorrect information.
You can use HotSpotClicker in addition to any custom scripts you already have for an application, as long as the custom script source, the JSS file, exists on your system. If you do not have the jss file, as is sometimes the case with proprietary scripts, you can only use HSC if the script developer has installed the necessary hooks.
If you are a proprietary script developer, and want to make your scripts HSC-ready: Download HSCStubsForDevelopers.zip Instructions are included in this .zip file.
HotSpotClicker development has thus far been a labor of love, and has involved thousands of hours of dedicated work.
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Use the next few links to read the detailed documentation, or to download the HSC installer. The installer will place the scripts files in your user-specific settings area of jaws, and will make HSC generally available. The documentation, which will be placed in the HotSpotClicker section of your programs folder under the start menu, describes the manual steps you will need to perform in order to integrate HSC with each application.
HotSpotClicker is 64-bit ready. The same installer works on both 32 and 64 bit systems.
Read the quick start guide Read the monstrously detailed documentation
Download the version 224 installer, covers 32 and 64 bit systems
Build 224 adds a couple more window positioning methods, And a converter to translate application relative spots, into one of the new methods, Adds the ability to automatically convert window names when copying a hotspot set, plus the ability to more conveniently control how var the mouse moves with each press of alt+shift+ plus an arrow key.
If you already have HSC installed, and just want the scripts as part of an update, you can download the .zip file below. Place the contents into the , Explore My Settings, area of JAWS.
Depending on your version of jaws, you may need to recompile all the scripts. If you get no error messages after extracting the contents, this step is not necessary for you.
If it is necessary, here is a batch file that will do it.
Open the batch file with a text editor, and change the path statement to point to your version of jaws. Then, run the file.
Download the jaws 13 batch file Download the jaws 14 batch file Also, you may wish to download the .zip file containing HSC sounds, updated in build 221. If you do not have a sounds folder in the user-specific settings area, make one. then, place the .wav files from the .zip file into that Sounds folder. Download the HSC sound files HotSpotClicker 224 scripts in .ZIP form
If you have keys that do not work as expected, or sounds that do not play, please contact snowman@SnowManRadio.com
A list of known issues, (if there are any), and maybe some usage tips, can be viewed here at : The HotSpot Zone
Looking for HSC sets for your applications? You will find them on:The HotSpot Sets Page
Feeling brave? Then checkout the sets people are presently developing on the:HSC Beta Sets Page.
Audio PodCasts of people setting up and using HotSpotClicker can be obtained here. When listening to the Sonar demonstration, realize that the JSonar scripts already have support for HotSpotClicker built into them. Choose from the following:Download Victor Tsaran's Podcast ON Installing HSC And Importing HSC Sets for Sonar 6 (12.8mb).
Or:Download the author's Podcast On Using HotSpotClicker (6.95mb).