[guispeak] FileDir 2.6 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:54:46 -0400 (EDT)


Version 2.6
Released June 12, 2007

Fixed the Yield on Drive command, Control+Shift+Y, reporting megabytes
instead of gigabytes.  Fixed the Start Timer command, F12, announcing
elapsed time every 60 seconds when 0 was specified for the announcement
interval.  Fixed edit boxes within dialogs not always selecting text when
receiving focus (such selection is efficient for typing a new entry that
automatically replaces the previous one).

Fixed pasting in FileDir causing a runtime error if no files were found on
the clipboard.  Fixed files copied to the clipboard not being available
for pasting by other applications after FileDir is closed.

For consistency with the Homer interface (multiple JAWS script sets that
give a consistent command structure to various applications), assigned
Alt+Shift+C for configuring options of FileDir.  This dialog is still
available with Alt+O as well.

Made clipboard-related commands more powerful and convenient.  The revised
interface is described in the following exerpt from the documentation.

Like Windows Explorer, Control+C, Control+X, and Control+V copy, cut, and
paste file or folder items between the current directory and clipboard.
FileDir enhances these commands with a plain text format in addition to
the binary "drop list" that Windows Explorer uses to facilitate drag and
drop transfers with a mouse.  Since the clipboard can actually hold
multiple formats at the same time, FileDir creates both a binary and a
text format when copying with Control+C or cutting with Control+X.  The
text format is simply a list of file or folder paths, one per line.  Thus,
paths on the clipboard are simultaneously available both to applications
like Windows Explorer that look for the binary format, and applications
like Notepad that look for plain text.

When pasting, Control+V recognizes the text format as well as the binary
one.  Since the text format does not indicate whether files had been
copied or cut to the clipboard, this command copies, rather than moves,
the originals when only text format is found.  With either format, you may
ensure that the originals are copied with Alt+V, or that they are moved
with Alt+Shift+V.

Use the Copy Append command, Alt+C, to add items to the clipboard in both
binary and text formats.  This lets you build a list on the clipboard from
files in different directories.  It also lets you build a list by pressing
Alt+C when focused on each item of interest, rather than first creating a
set of tagged items and then copying them as a batch.

To put a list of file names on the clipboard without preceding paths,
press Control+Shift+C.  To hear what files are on the clipboard, use the
Quote Clipboard command, Alt+Apostrophe.  Before saying each path, FileDir
says "Path drop list" if it finds this binary format.  Otherwise, FileDir
only speaks text format -- other binary formats on the clipboard are not


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