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What's New in this version of SuperNova Reader Magnifier?

New in version 13.53 (released: 02/12/2013)

SuperNova version 13.53 is a free update available for existing customers of SuperNova v13, and includes:

Magnification:

FIX: Windows 7, improvements to True Fonts system to address reports of incorrect text colour and hollow / ghosted text being displayed in some circumstances. Cycle between True Font and Classic Font Smoothing with LEFT CONTROL+NUMPAD8.
NEW: Windows 8.1. Initial True Font support making magnified text perfectly smooth at: Desktop, Taskbar, Control Panel, notepad and non-Direct 2D apps.
FIX: Windows 8 Secure desktop screens, text no longer corrupt when magnified with True Fonts.
FIX: Magnifier stays in the same place and does not jump back to the last keyboard focus if you move the mouse pointer then immediately press a supernova hotkey.
FIX: Windows 8 Notepad, Font dialog magnifies normally without causing an error.
FIX: True Fonts. Changes for Windows 8 no longer break text rendering in Windows 7.
FIX: Windows 8, Screen Capture action now supported in SuperNova editions that include magnification. Assign a hotkey of your choice from the Action group found in: SuperNova Control Panel/General menu/Keyboard and Hotkeys submenu/Hotkeys dialog. Note screen capture action not available in SuperNova Screen Reader.

Speech

FIX: Windows 8.1 Start Screen, prevented App tiles from being announced twice.
FIX: Windows 8.1 settings, prevent incidental text being reread when selecting an item in a list box.
FIX: AdobeReader, speech and Braille reading order more accurate when navigating with the Dolphin Cursor.
FIX: AdobeReader, solved a situation in some PDFs where the Dolphin Cursor could not reach the bottom of the document.
FIX: Adobe Reader, reads secure PDFs when SuperNova is started after the document has been opened.
FIX: Adobe Reader, find with Dolphin Cursor F3, now searches for text as expected and announces "not found" when appropriate.
FIX: AdobeReader 11, runs on Windows 8 without reporting an error when started.
FIX: Adobe Reader, SuperNova prompts when PDF does not contain text.
FIX: Windows 8.1 File Explorer status bar. Press NUMPAD2 with desktop keyboard layout (CAPS+PAGEDOWN on laptops).
FIX: Windows 8.1 Mail, press ENTER to open messages and ESCAPE to return to list of messages. Speaks button status when working with mail attachments.
FIX: Outlook 2013 and 2010, reads html email with Dolphin Cursor: move right and left by character more reliable within table cells, no longer repeats lines. Fixed action of pressing CONTROL+HOME and CONTROL+END to move to the top and bottom of messages.
FIX: Outlook 2013 backstage view opened with ALT+F, all items now announced.
FIX: RegEdit, tree view items announced when clipped on screen, and continue to track the focus when using Windows 7 Classic theme.
FIX: Internet Explorer 11 Metro edition on Windows 8.1, the "Pin to Start Menu" window now spoken and Brailled .
FIX: Windows 8.1 Calendar, edit areas in the "new appointment" window announced.
FIX: iTunes 11, reads genre and artist lists.

General:

CHANGE: Dolphin Launch Pad, removed Yahoo US local search as service no longer available from Yahoo API.

Known Issues:

Click on the links below to read about changes in previous versions of SuperNova Reader Magnifier:

New in version 13.52 (released: 03/09/2013)

New in version 13.51 (released: 10/07/2013)

New in version 13.50 (released: 14/05/2013)

New in version 13.03 (released: 08/01/2013)

New in version 13.02 (released: 12/11/2012)

New in version 13.01 (released: 11/09/2012)

New in version 12.08 (released: 21/05/2012)

New in version 12.07 (released: 08/02/2012)

New in version 12.06 (released: 24/11/2011)

New in version 12.05 (released: 10/10/2011)

New in version 12.04 (released: 11/07/2011)

New in version 12.03 (released: 24/05/2011)

New in version 12.02 (released: 27/01/2011)

New in version 11.58 (released: 01/11/2010)

New in version 12 (released: 01/11/2010)

New in version 11.57 (released: 31/10/2010)

New in version 11.56 (released: 24/09/2010)

New in version 11.55 (released: 25/08/2010)

New in version 11.54 (released: 28/06/2010)

New in version 11.53 (released: 29/04/2010)

New in version 11.52 (released: 14/04/2010)

New in version 11.51 (released: 17/03/2010)

New in version 11.50 (released: 18/02/2010)

New in version 11.04 (released: 04/08/2009)

New in version 11.03 (released: 08/07/2009)

New in version 11.02 (released: 16/06/2009)

New in version 11 (released: 13/05/2009)

New in version 10.01 (released: 20/10/2008)

New in version 9.03 (released: 18/07/2008)

New in version 9.02 (released: 28/05/2008)

New in version 9.01 (released: 12/03/2008)

New in version 8.02 (released: 18/12/2007)

New in version 8.01 (released: 09/07/2007)

New in version 7.03 (released: 12/04/2007)

New in version 7.01 (released: 30/05/2006)

New in version 6.50 (released: 10/02/2005)

New in version 6.01 (released: 15/04/2004)

New in version 5.30 (released: 14/11/2003)

New in version 5.20 (released: 26/03/2003)

New in version 5.10 (released: 12/07/2002)

New in version 5.01 (released: 13/12/2001)