[guispeak] Re: Textpal query

  • From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:37:21 -0000

Yes, Jamel - Control and F causes a similar problem.  I thought that it 
might be happening where a command opens a dialogue, but Ctrl and O 
and Ctrl shift and S are OK.

The problem key combinations work alright in other applications so it 
cannot be that they are conflicting with Hal key strokes. 

i am beginning to suspect that the dialogues for Settings, Forward Find etc. 
are opening but not being read by Hal.  In that case I could probably get 
Dolphin to create an appropriate map (Hal equivalent of Jaws scripts) but 
before going down that road I will try to get sighted help to find out what is 
actually happening on the screen.  

As it seems that there may be few if any other Hal users on this list, you 
might feel it more appropriate to send any further comments direct to 

Many thanks,


On 14 Nov 2006 at 8:04, Jamal Mazrui wrote:  

> Hi Douglas,
> You are the first HAL user of TextPal of whom I'm aware.  I do not have
> HAL myself, so value your feedback in trying to resolve any compatibility
> issues.  Does the problem you describe happen with commands besides the
> one that invokes the Settings dialog?  For example, how about the Forward
> Find dialog (Control+F)?
> Jamal
> On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Douglas
> Harrison wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 13:27:06 -0000
> > From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [guispeak] Textpal query
> >
> >
> > I have only recently started to use Textpal (2.0) and as I believe that
> > there are other users on this list, I thought it an appropriate place to
> > ask whether a slight problem I have noticed is peculiar to my system (XP
> > Pro) or can be reproduced by others.
> >
> > I was intending to go to the Manual settings but accidentally pressed
> > Enter on the item above it in the menu, i.e. Settings.  The result was
> > that my system "froze", speech was lost, and only restored when with
> > some difficulty I managed to close TextPal.   I have repeated the
> > process several times, but with the same result -   the alt S hot keye
> > behaves similarly.
> >
> > Any comments would be much appreciated.  I am using Hal rather than Jaws
> > as my screen reader and just wonder whether that is the source of the
> > problem.
> >
> > Douglas


Douglas Harrison

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