Re: Window-Eyes public beta released with powerful scripting capability

  • From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:56:20 +0300

Oh yes, but I've seen that this announcement also says something about a "new 
And Jaws started to work strangely with those special chars since it started to 
support Unicode.
("support" is not really true, because it is not ok to speak 2 different chars 
in the same way.)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Hofstader" <chris.hofstader@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:18 PM
Subject: RE: Window-Eyes public beta released with powerful scripting capability

> How the characters are spoken is more a function of the synthesizer than the
> screen reader.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:34 AM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Window-Eyes public beta released with powerful scripting
> capability
> I hope full unicode support really means that it can work with more
> languages, not like Jaws that speaks foreign special chars as english chars.
> Octavian
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:10 PM
> Subject: Window-Eyes public beta released with powerful scripting capability
>> -- Forwarded Message --
>> From: gw-news@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:33 PM
>> Subject: Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 Is Now Available!
>> After much anticipation, Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 is now available.
>> Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 offers the latest advancements in screen reading
>> technology, including full Unicode support, new scripting functionality,
>> web browsing enhancements, a new synthesizer, and much more.
>> Full Unicode support means the ability to work with more international
>> languages. Web browsing enhancements mean easier navigation between
>> controls, and the ability to add placemarkers that can remember places on
>> a webpage even when the webpage changes. ECI Eloquence 6.1 is now
>> available as yet another speech option. Other enhancements like speed
>> increases for list views, the system tray, and error reporting, being able
>> to increase and decrease the speech rate during read to end, new options
>> for keyboard voice interruptability, and numerous bug fixes make
>> Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 a welcome update.
>> The most notable enhancement in Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1, however, is
>> scripting. Window-Eyes scripting is unparalleled in its design and
>> implementation.  Rather than require a scripter to learn a proprietary
>> language, Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 allows a scripter to choose from a number
>> of standard computer languages for writing scripts.  This means that more
>> people will be able to take advantage of Window-Eyes scripting, and
>> ultimately more accessibility to more software applications. Access all
>> Window-Eyes features and settings, all operating system windows and
>> properties, create custom accessible dialogs for user interaction with
>> power and ease, and more.
>> To make scripts easily accessible and encourage script development, GW
>> Micro has created a centralized script repository called Script Central
>> ( Script Central provides script developers with the
>> tools to distribute their scripts, and provides scripts users the tools to
>> download, comment, rate and track favorite scripts.  The GW Micro forums
>> ( have also been enhanced for general script
>> discussions, script requests, script announcements, and much more. While
>> we encourage everyone to take advantage of Script Central, Window-Eyes
>> scripts can be hosted anywhere and distributed by anyone.
>> Read more about all of the features Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 has to offer,
>> and download your copy, at
>> ----------
>> -- Forwarded Message --
>> From: gw-news@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:41 PM
>> Subject: Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 - Default Installed Scripts
>> Greetings,
>> Window-Eyes 7.0 Beta 1 includes four script packages, automatically
>> installed for your convenience, that demonstrate the power Window-Eyes
>> scripting provides to enhance your daily computing experience. The
>> information for each script below is also found in the script's help and
>> options. You can access a script's help and options by opening the Script
>> Manager dialog (from the Manage Sets and Scripts pull down in the
>> Window-Eyes File menu), selecting the script you're interested in, then
>> selecting the Help and Options button (or pressing the Help and Options
>> button shortcut, H).
>> GW Toolkit
>> The GW Toolkit script provides a collection of commonly used shared
>> objects for use with other scripts, such as providing consistent help
>> information, managing hotkeys, and much more. The rest of the scripts
>> listed below require the GW Toolkit script's functionality. You can read
>> more about the objects contained in the GW Toolkit by reading through the
>> gwtoolkit.chm Help file, installed automatically to your user profile
>> directory.
>> AutoComplete
>> AutoComplete provides announcement of inline autocompleted text and
>> suggestion list items in supported combo edit boxes, such as those in the
>> Start Menu's Run dialog, standard file save and open dialogs, and many
>> other areas.
>> To disable the speaking of inline autocompleted text, select the "Do Not
>> Speak" radio button. To speak only the text that autocompleted, select the
>> "Speak Completed Text" radio button. To speak the entire line (i.e.
>> what has been typed plus the text that autocompleted), select the "Speak
>> Entire Line" radio button.
>> To hear an index of the number of suggestions provided in the suggestion
>> popup list, check the "Speak Suggestion Index" check box. To hear the
>> first item in the suggestion list spoken, check the "Speak First
>> Suggestion" check box."
>> If toggling the "Enable Inline Autocomplete" check box does not work, you
>> can always verify this setting manually by toggling the "Use inline
>> AutoComplete" check box under the Advanced tab of the Internet Options
>> control panel.
>> Note that the suggestion popup list does not have anything selected by
>> default. To select the first item (the same item spoken if the "Speak
>> First Suggestion" option is enabled), press the Down Arrow.
>> LVNav
>> The lvnav script is designed to allow you to virtually navigate a
>> listview.  You can use the insert arrows to virtually move through the
>> rows and columns in the listview. Insert-Home and Insert-End move to the
>> beginning and end of a row while Control-Insert-Home and
>> Control-Insert-End move to the top and bottom of a column.  You can also
>> use Alt-1 through Alt-0 to read columns 1 through 10.  If you want to set
>> focus to the virtual item you are on use Insert-Enter.  If you want to set
>> focus to the virtual item and add it to the current selection use
>> Control-Insert-Enter.  This script can be loaded globally to be available
>> for all listviews or in a specific application to only be available for
>> listviews within that application.
>> Progress Indicator
>> This script is designed to get you immediate feedback on the status of
>> progress bars in the active window.  There are two types of progress bars.
>> The main progress bar contains a visual indicator as to the progress
>> giving sighted users a percentage from 0 to 100.  Marquee bars are similar
>> but they dont give a percentage.  Instead they just give a sighted user an
>> indication that progress is being made.  This script gives you the ability
>> to monitor both types independently.
>> Virtual View
>> Virtual View displays a text view of any window. To include graphic
>> labels, check the Include Labeled Graphics option. To include the window
>> type where the text came from, check the Include Window Types check box.
>> To prompt for the window to retrieve the text from, check the Always Ask
>> for Window Type check box. Virtual View also offers several quick keys for
>> accessing the dialog where the text originated. For example, if a button
>> called Close exists in the dialog where you obtained the virtual view
>> from, you can place your cursor on the word close, and press the letter L
>> to close the Virtual View dialog, and click the close button -- all in one
>> key stroke. In addition to L for Single Left Click, other commands are: R
>> for Single Right Click, D for Double Left Click, M for Middle Click, P for
>> Route Mouse, and F for Focus Control. You can also use Control-F to search
>> for text in the Virtual View edit box, as well as F3 to find the next
>> occurrence of the last string searched for.
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>> to your situation when submitting a problem report to the GW Micro
>> Technical Support Team.
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