[guispeak] FileDir 2.3 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 08:32:05 -0500 (EST)


Version 2.3
Released March 1, 2007

The What command, invoked with the question mark, now extracts and speaks
text of any size from the current file item -- it is not limited to 20K.
Thus, you could press question mark to identify or read a large .doc or
.pdf file.  Since a setting of no punctuation may be preferred for such
reading, the optional JAWS scripts now include a toggle to change speech
between all and no punctuation.  Use the JAWSKey (Insert with the desktop
keyboard layout) combined with the grave accent key at the top left of the
main keypad (U.S. keyboard).  The JAWS SayLine command, JAWSKey+UpArrow,
now spells the name of the current list item if pressed twice quickly in

Items in an archive view now appear with path information so you know what
directory structure would be created by the Unzip command, Shift+U.  As
before, you can press Control+U instead to unzip all items into a single
folder -- without subfolders being created.  Internally, a zip archive
uses the forward slash character (/) rather than backslash (\) to seperate
directory names.

If a shortcut in the FileDir program group is used to associate
directories generally with FileDir, the Recycle Bin option on the Windows
desktop will no longer work.  This is because the Recycle Bin is a
"virtual folder" rather than a standard one.  A new FileDir command has
therefore been introduced to launch the Recycle Bin.  Press Control+B to
go there for recovering deleted items.

Use the new Play List command, Control+Shift+L, to create a .m3u file with
references of tagged items to play sequentially.  Types may include .mp3,
.wav, or .cda (the extension of a track on a standard audio CD).  FileDir
prompts for the name of the play list to create, defaulting to
PlayList.m3u in the current directory.  Focus is then placed on that file
(if in the same directory), so you can simply press Enter to execute the
play list.  Note that if you want to play tracks on an audio CD, however,
you need to save the play list in another directory that permits the
creation of new files.


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