[guispeak] Re: FileDir 2.5 and TextPal 3.7 released

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 20:53:35 +0100

I suspect the answer lies in the "programdata" folder in
Vista.

Check it out on the program-l list where Mike Gorse may be
able to advise.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui
Sent: 12 May 2007 12:11
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [guispeak] Re: FileDir 2.5 and TextPal 3.7 released

I have not tested them with Vista myself and think they
store some files
in places Vista security does not like.  Specifically, I
have heard that
Vista does not like user configuration files stored in the
C:\Program
Files tree -- only non-changing program files there.
TextPal and
FileDir currently store their .ini files in the same
directory as the
program.  This may actually not be a problem because I have
also heard
that Vista automatically reroutes certain paths so that
older Windows
programs will be compatible.

Another problem is that Vista security asks for permission
for COM
servers to be accessed, which these applications both use in
some
of their commands.  That may be a one-time question -- I'm
not
sure.

I would guess that FileDir is likely to have less
compatibility
problems because it is built with C#, a .NET-based language
by
Microsoft (TextPal is developed with Ruby).

Some users have tried these programs on Vista with initial,
mixed results.
I'm unclear whether they were able to work out the issues
satisfactorily
or not.  I do not have a Vista computer yet.  I welcome any
reports from
people who want to try TextPal or FileDir on Vista.

Jamal
  On Fri, 11
May 2007, Paul Henrichsen wrote:

> Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 14:49:39 -0700
> From: Paul Henrichsen <paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [guispeak] Re: FileDir 2.5 and TextPal 3.7
released
>
> Hi. Are either of these apps vista compatible?
> Thanks.
>
>
> Paul Henrichsen
> <paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Jamal Mazrui
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 1:35 PM
> To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [guispeak] FileDir 2.5 and TextPal 3.7 released
>
>
> FileDir 2.5
> May 11, 2007
> http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/dirsetup.exe
>
> 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
> Cookies
> Desktop
> Favorites
> Fonts
> Internet Cache
> Internet History
> Local Application Data
> My Documents
> My Pictures
> MyMusic
> Network Neighborhood
> Printer Neighborhood
> Program Files
> Programs
> Recent
> SendTo
> Start Menu
> Startup
> system32
> Temp
> Templates
> UserName
> WINNT
>
> ----------
>
> TextPal 3.7
> May 11, 2007
> http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/palsetup.exe
>
> 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
> 179.585632602213
>
> 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
> http://GrabBag.AlacornComputer.com
>
> For upgrading to the latest FileDir and TextPal, remember
that you may
> elevate on May 11 with F11!
>
> Jamal
>
>
>
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