[guispeak] FileDir 2.5 and TextPal 3.7 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 16:35:17 -0400 (EDT)

FileDir 2.5
May 11, 2007

Fixed the Zip List command, Control+Shift+Z.  In the Web Download command,
Alt+Shift+W, a different, more reliable technique is implemented for
getting the web address of a page open in Internet Explorer.

  With the optional JAWS scripts, made Control+Equals a synonym of
Control+E for the Evaluate command (to be consistent with the Homer
interface).  Added the Manual Options command, Alt+Shift+M, for adjusting
FileDir settings directly in a text editor.

Doubled the number of special folders available via the Open Special
Folder command, Control+Shift+O.  You can now have greater control over
your computer by conveniently examining and managing the following 35
folders as needed:

Administrative Tools
Application Data
Common Administrative Tools
Common Application Data
Common Desktop
Common Documents
Common Favorites
Common Files
Common Programs
Common Start Menu
Common Startup
Common Templates
Internet Cache
Internet History
Local Application Data
My Documents
My Pictures
Network Neighborhood
Printer Neighborhood
Program Files
Start Menu


TextPal 3.7
May 11, 2007

Fixed some of the optional JAWS scripts, as well as command descriptions
in the Alternate Menu (Alt+F10), to reflect recent changes in key
assignments.  Fixed TextPal copying selected text to the clipboard in a
small font rather than as unformatted plain text.

  In the Grab URLs command, Alt+Shift+G, a different, more reliable
technique is implemented for getting the web address of a page open in
Internet Explorer.  Reassigned the Insert Time command to
Alt+Shift+Semicolon.  Alt+Semicolon still says the time and date.

Modified the Order Lines and Keep Unique Lines commands, Alt+Shift+O and
Alt+Shift+K, to ignore case.  Enhanced the Yield command, Alt+Y, to
operate on either all or selected text.

Added two commands that are part of the developing "Homer editor
interface."  Press Alt+Backslash to open the folder of the current file in
Windows Explorer, or Control+Backslash to open a command prompt there.
Also for Homer consistency, the evaluate command, Control+E, has a
synonym, Control+Equals.  In addition, this command is enhanced to operate
on either the current line or selected text.

Thus, one could write several lines of code in the Ruby language, select
the text, and then evaluate the result.  For example,  the following
algebra calculates the cumulative total of an initial $100 deposit
compounded for 12 months at 5% interest:

interest = 1.05
deposit = 100
months = 12
total = (interest ** months) * deposit

The result, about $180, was placed on the line below the previously
selected text, and the cursor was placed at the start of that line.

A list of accessible software I have developed for Windows, with download
links, is available at

For upgrading to the latest FileDir and TextPal, remember that you may
elevate on May 11 with F11!


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