[guispeak] Updated EdSharp and FileDir for better 64-bit Windows compatibility

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programmingblind <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Program-l <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 09:54:32 -0400

This is to let users of EdSharp and FileDir know that I have made fixes in the last few months that improve compatibility with screen readers on 64-bit Windows. I do not have Win64 to test with myself yet, but think I have found ways of making the various screen reader API calls work in a more robust manner. So, if you have experienced a problem with JAWS, NVDA, or Window-Eyes on 64-bit Windows, you may wish to make sure you have the latest EdSharp


or FileDir

You can aalso update within an existing installation via the Elevate command, F11.

With FileDir, I also fixed a problem with conversion of Word 2007 .docx files. This means that the Question mark command, Shift+/, will read the contents of that file type, among others, when such a file is focused in a directory list. I also fixed the Detect Encoding command, Shift+2 (the @ symbol), which lets you know the encoding of a text file, e.g., ASCII, UTF-8, etc.

Anyone wishing to learn more about EdSharp, a text and code editor, or FileDir, a file and directory manager, can do so by browsing the documentation at



** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe]
** If this link doesn't work then send a message to:
** guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
** and in the Subject line type
** unsubscribe
** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the
** immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq]
** or send a message, to
** guispeak-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq

Other related posts:

  • » [guispeak] Updated EdSharp and FileDir for better 64-bit Windows compatibility - Jamal Mazrui