[guispeak] Re: Textpal query

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:48:54 -0500 (EST)

Thanks, Douglas, for your follow up on this.  Keep us posted.

Jamal
On Tue, 14
Nov 2006, Douglas Harrison wrote:

> Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 20:14:34 -0000
> From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [guispeak] Re: Textpal query
>
> Jamal,
>
> I ran iniform.exe independently and Hal picked up the dialogue immediately
> and there was no problem in entering the text.  I also tried Ctrl F in Textpal
> with Hal not loaded but using speech from Narrator and could use the
> dialogue normally.  So it is almost certain that the Hal focus is not going
> into the new dialogue and unfortunately alt + tab will not take it there.
>
> With your permission I will pass the information you have given on the list
> to Dolphin Tech Support to see if they can come up with a solution -
> perhaps a textpal map instead of the Default one being used at present.   I
> feel that it would be a pity if Hal users are not able to make full use of 
> what
> in my opinion is anexcellent piece of software.
>
> Before doing that I will raise the matter on the Dolphinusers mailing list.
> As you may know there is a product called Supernova which is a
> combination of Hal and a magnification component.  Users who, unlike
> myself, have some sight may be able to see what is happening when the
> dialogue is being opened.
>
> Sincere thanks for taking so much trouble to resolve this issue,
>
> Douglas
>    .
>
> On 14 Nov 2006 at 13:38, Jamal Mazrui wrote:
>
> > We're making progress with this.    The IniForm dialog is a "modal
> > dialog" that should become the active window automatically.  If not, it
> > should be available by Alt+Tabbing.  If a user starts typing a search
> > string immediately after pressing Control+F, before the dialog activates,
> > Windows could get confused by the keyboard input and behave strangely.
> >
> > By the way, this approach to some TextPal dialogs was not my first
> > choice, but I was finding more stability problems with a prior approach.
> >  I tried for several versions to resolve those problems in different
> > ways, and then eventually decided to go with the current IniForm
> > approach.
> >
> > Jamal
> >
>
> --
>
> Douglas Harrison
>
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