Re: EdSharp 2.7 and FileDir 3.3 released

  • From: "Matthew2007" <matthew2007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:15:35 -0700

This little utility certainly do seem to meet the "as seen on TV" maximum productivity label. I heard a main menu review of Jamal's File Dir utility and was amazed at what this thing was able to do--beat the pants off of the ginsu knives. The features seemed endless--in comparison to the romco food processor and the abdominizer. I am not using it because the many features made me feel as though I would probably spend lots of time learning how to use it. that I think of it, maybe I should look into it again as I'm currently having to look through many folders and subfolders searching endlessly for files???


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: EdSharp 2.7 and FileDir 3.3 released

Sure, it's a bit of advertizing <grin>, but it's also intended as a true
statement.  I said the applications are "designed for maximum
productivity" by screen reader users,.  Whether the applications succeed
in meeting that goal is certainly debatable, but that was my intent.


On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:05:25 +0300
From: Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: EdSharp 2.7 and FileDir 3.3 released

"Maximum productivity" is just advertising, right? :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
<guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 4:59 PM
Subject: EdSharp 2.7 and FileDir 3.3 released

> Released on June 27, new versions of EdSharp, a full featured editor, > and
> FileDir, a full featured File Manager, are available in time for the
> summer conventions of the American Council of the Blind and National
> Federation of the Blind.  These software applications are designed for
> maximum productivity by people operating a computer nonvisually with a
> Windows screen reader.
> EdSharp 2.7
> FileDir 3.3
> A summaray of changes is below.
> Jamal
> EdSharp and FileDir increase support for Window-Eyes 7.0, which is now
> available as a public beta at
> The installer option for JAWS scripts is now unchecked by default.  To
> check it, down arrow and press Spacebar. There is a new option to > install
> a Window-Eyes script package, which is also unchecked by default.  The
> optional scripts and set files to fine tune Window-Eyes speech are in > an
> early stage, so I invite feedback and suggestions to improve them.
> When EdSharp is already open, and you open a file with it from another
> program, EdSharp should now reliably become the active application > window.
> FileDir behaves similarly when you open a folder with it from another
> program.
> Added Support for developing Window-Eyes scripts.  VBScript, the most
> common language used for this, is now included on the list of the Pick
> Compiler command (Control+Shift+F5).  The Compile command (Control+F5)
> passes the .vbs file to the Windows Script Host interpreter, > CScript.exe.
> The script can also be hosted internally by Window-Eyes.
> Two optional parameters have been added to the EdSharp command line.
> After the file name is a line number and then a column number.  These
> indicate the position where EdSharp should go after opening the file.
> This may be used to cause EdSharp to automatically go to the source > code
> position of an error if a Window-Eyes script produces one at runtime.
> The ExtensionDefault and GoToEnvironment configuration options of > EdSharp
> are now part of each compiler/interpreter setting, so if you pick a
> compiler with Control+Shift+F5, these options are automatically > adjusted.
> For the new settings to take effect, however, create a new default
> configuration file with Alt+Shift+0.
> Fixed EdSharp not opening some Unicode text files. Fixed a couple bugs > in
> the HTML format command (Control+H).  Fixed a problem with the PyBrace
> command (Alt+Shift+LeftBracket). Fixed not being able to open a log > file
> that was continually being updated on disk.
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