[guispeak] TextPal 3.3 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:17:06 -0500 (EST)


Version 3.3
Released February 21, 2007

Modified the installer so that assignment of the system-wide hot key for
launching TextPal, Alt+Control+T, is optional.  Uncheck the appropriate
setting to prevent the assignment.  A TextPal shortcut on the Windows
desktop is still created.

Fixed the Tutorial command on the Help menu (Alt+Shift+F1) so that it does
not automatically create a new editing window.  Stopped the Trim Blanks
command, Control+Shift+Enter, from trying to read all affected text after

Improved the optional JAWS scripts so that navigating with various arrow
key commands produces expected speech more reliably -- particularly with
JAWS 8.0.  Added duplicate keys for delete operations.  As before,
Control+Slash deletes rightward from the cursor to the end of the line,
and Control+Shift+Slash deletes left.  Alt+Slash deletes downward from the
cursor to the bottom of the file, and Alt+Shift+Slash deletes up.

Now, Control+Shift+Delete also deletes right, and Control+Shift+Backspace
deletes left.  Alt+Shift+Delete deletes down, and Alt+Shift+Backspace
deletes up.  Alt+Backspace deletes the current line, duplicating
Control+D.  Use whichever keyboard patterns you find easiest to remember
and press.

Added JAWS hot keys for conveniently changing speech settings related to
punctuation, speed, or volume in TextPal.  These commands use the Accent
key at the top left of the main keyboard, combined with modifiers.  Press
JAWSKey+Accent (Insert+Accent with the default, desktop keyboard layout)
to toggle between all punctuation and no punctuation being spoken.  No
punctuation is useful when reading quickly for concepts, whereas all
punctuation is useful when reading carefully for details.  Press
Control+Accent to increase the voice speed by 5 %, or Control+Shift+Accent
to slow it down.  Press Alt+Accent to increase the voice volume by 5%, or
Alt+Shift+Accent to make it softer.  For technical reasons, the volume
setting applies to all applications, not just TextPal.  (You can associate
the Alt key with the word "aloud" as a way of remembering that Alt affects
volume whereas Control affects speed.)


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