[guispeak] FileDir 2.8 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 13:57:40 -0400 (EDT)


Version 2.8
Released July 22, 2007

Fixed a zip archive becoming corrupt if its target name was created in a
subdirectory whose contents were being zipped.  Fixed being unable to move
a zip archive just after it was created.

Adjusted the optional scripts so that JAWS says the first item of a menu
when it is opened.  Also changed the JAWS configuration file so that a
list box does not say selection state before speaking an item.  This
prevents unnecessary verbalization of state changes in a directory view,
at the cost of no state information being automatically spoken in the
multiple selection list box of the Web Download command, Alt+Shift+W.  In
that command, stopped a couple of PowerBASIC message boxes used in
debugging from appearing.

Changed the output of the Type Extended command, Control+Shift+T, and
Yield in Operating System command, Alt+Shift+Y, from a message box to a
read-only, multiline edit box with all text selected by default.  This
permits copying and pasting to the clipboard.

Made FileDir ignore blank lines in a ZipList definition file.  Modified
dialogs with multiple list or field values so that they indicate the
number of values at the end of the window title enclosed in parentheses.

Added three commands:  Iterate Processes, Network Connections, and Batch
Mail.  Use the Iterate Processes command, Alt+I, to list all processes
currently running on your computer.  Each item displays the executable
name without extension, followed by the title of its main window if
available.  Buttons let you choose whether to activate a process (only
possible if it has a window) or terminate it.  If Terminate is chosen,
FileDir first sends a request for the process to close, and if that fails,
asks whether to try to force it.  You are then returned to the list of
processes in case you wish to examine the next one.  End this dialog
either by activating a process or choosing Cancel (same as Escape).

Press Alt+Shift+N to manage network connections.  A dialog lets you
connect, disconnect, or restore mappings between physical storage and
logical drives.

Use the Batch Mail command, Control+Shift+B, to individually send a
message to multiple recipients (please do not use this for spam).  FileDir
prompts for a text file that defines a batch mail operation.  The first
nonblank line is assumed to be the subject of the message.  The next
nonblank line is the full path of a text file that contains the body.
Each subsequent line that contains an @ symbol is the address of a
recipient.  Here is an example definition:

[Content of Batch.eml File]
This is the subject line
C:\My Documents\Body.txt

"John Doe" <john.doe@xxxxxxxx
[End of Content]

Before sending a batch email, configure FileDir options for LogInUserName,
Password (stored in an encrypted form), SenderAddress, and OutGoingServer
(e.g., outgoing.verizon.net).  Test the command by sending yourself mail
first.  This command only works with common SMTP protocol settings.


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