New Platform Support in v11.50


Windows 7

Windows 7 logoVersion 11.50 of Dolphn's Access Tools introduces support for both 32-bit and 64-bit client versions of Microsoft's newest operating system for desktops and laptops: Windows 7.  This follows a very successful period of public beta support for Windows 7 in version 11.04, during which an immense amount of data and feedback was collected by Dolphin users.  Windows 7 is now pre-installed on most new machines and was released on general sale in the final quarter of 2009.

Windows 7 features include: significant performance improvements especially on machines with multi-core processors, quicker to boot, applications are quicker to install and the User Accounts Control Prompts are less invasive. The new Windows Action Centre provides access to Windows 7 security and maintenance features, the Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with the ability to pin applications to the taskbar, the new Jump Lists feature allows easy access to common application tasks from the taskbar, WINDOWS KEY + Arrow keys can be used to snap application windows to the edge of the screen, improved support for Solid State Drives plus much more.

For detailed information about what's new in Windows 7, system requirements, and how to upgrade, visit the official Microsoft Windows 7 pages at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7

Note: Microsoft Windows 7 is the successor to Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP which continue to be supported by Dolphin screen readers and screen magnifiers.  All versions of Windows have a limited life cycle published by Microsoft. This means that at some point in the future official support from Microsoft for earlier versions of Windows will become limited and eventually withdrawn. Dolphin will continue to provide product support for users of earlier versions of Dolphin software. However, Dolphin's future development will continue to focus on improving support for new Windows and application versions. For more information about the Windows life cycle policy, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/ddefault.mspx

64-bit Citrix Support

Citrix LogoVersion 11.50 officially introduces support for running Supernova, Hal, Lunar and LunarPlus in 64-bit Citrix environments. 

If you wish to deploy Dolphin access software in a Citrix environment, please contact your Dolphin dealer or Dolphin direct to discuss your specific requirements.

Speaking Windows Error Dialog Improvements

Version 11.50 magnifies, speaks and Brailles most types of Windows error dialogs.  In the event that a third-party application stops working, version11.50 users can interact with the error dialog and choose what action to take.

Tip: To read the entire window using the default desktop hotkey set press NUMPAD 9.

Tip: You can copy the content of an error message to the Windows clipboard:

  1. Switch on the Dolphin Cursor with NUMPAD MINUS.
  2. Select all the text in the current area with CONTROL + A.
  3. Copy to the Windows Clipboard with CONTROL + C.

These are new features found in Dolphin's v11.50 Access Tools, read what's new in v11.50 to find out about other features of these products.