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ScreenReader 20.02 includes the following fixes and improvements:

  • NEW: Braille. The Dutch Computer Code Braille table has been updated.
  • FIX: Control Panel. The option to turn the status bar ON or OFF on the control panel now applies immediately and does not require ScreenReader to be restarted.
  • FIX: Control Panel. You can now explore all of the options in the Start-up Preferences dialog using the keyboard.
  • FIX: EasyReader. If EasyReader is already running, selecting ‘My Books’ or ‘My Newspapers’ from the ScreenReader Media tab automatically switches the focus back to EasyReader.
  • FIX: EasyReader. Japanese text now display correctly in EasyReader whilst ScreenReader is running.
  • FIX: End User Licence Agreement. The ScreenReader EULA now includes information about Dolphin EasyReader.
  • FIX: Hotkey Helper. The Hotkey Helper is now available from the main Help menu in the ScreenReader control panel (as well as the CAPS + F1 help menu). 
  • FIX: Media. Radio stations and Podcasts are now played using the user’s default web browser (instead of Internet Explorer).
  • FIX: Microsoft Office 2016 and later. ScreenReader now only announces important information when the focus is on the Status bar in Microsoft Office applications.
  • NEW: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The Read selection shortcut key (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD 1) now announces any text which has been selected on a web page.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome. The Dolphin Cursor is now able to read the contents of emails on the Gmail website.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The option to find text on a web page using F3 now correctly finds search terms which contain double characters.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. Links are now announced correctly when navigating web pages with the Dolphin Cursor set to OFF.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The ‘Read selection’ shortcut key (NUMPAD 1) now announces selected text as expected when the Dolphin Cursor set to OFF.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome. Pressing the semi-colon key (the quick navigation key to move to the next ‘landmark’ on a web page) now moves through all landmarks on the page.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now announces the contents of dropdown list after they have been opened.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now announces the ‘Favourites’ and ‘History’ menus in Microsoft Edge as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. When navigating to the autocomplete suggestions in the address bar, ScreenReader remains in Forms Mode so users can continue typing.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now correctly announces the settings in the Edge web browser.
  • FIX: Microsoft Office Spell Checker. ScreenReader now announces the misspelled word before announcing spelling suggestions.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook Spell Checker. ScreenReader now announces spelling suggestions as a list box.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. ScreenReader now announces the dates correctly when exploring the calendar in month view.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. When setting up a new calendar appointment, the edit fields to add ‘required’ and ‘optional’ attendees are now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. ScreenReader now detects and announces each date in the mini calendar in Microsoft Outlook.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. When creating or editing a calendar appointment, ScreenReader now detects and announces the meeting start and end date controls as expected.
  • NEW: Microsoft Store. Initial support for Microsoft Store. SuperNova now announces the options as the user explores the Microsoft Store using the keyboard.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader now correctly tracks the focus in the 'Make a call' suggestions list.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader now automatically announces chat notifications as they are received.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader no longer repeats the announcement of checkboxes in the menus within Microsoft Teams.
  • NEW: Microsoft Word. The shortcut key to read additional focus information (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD ZERO) now announces the ‘style’ applied to a paragraph of text.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word. The '/' character is now copied correctly when using the Dolphin Cursor to copy a URL from a Word document or Outlook email.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word 2016. The ‘Recent documents’ list is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word 365. Cells from tables in Microsoft Word are now announced correctly no matter where the cursor is in the cell.
  • FIX: Mozilla Firefox. The Bookmarks sidebar is now announced as expected.
  • NEW: Start-up. A sound is now played whilst ScreenReader is loading to indicate activity. The sound can be disabled from Help > Start-up Preferences.
  • FIX: Start-up. If the setting to run ScreenReader at start-up is disabled, the instructions for how to manually start ScreenReader no longer references the product name.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. In-product notifications which contain links are now displayed correctly.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. Customers with a 30 day trial of ScreenReader are now able to sort the notifications received during their trial by date.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. The notification that an upgrade is available is now announced correctly.
  • FIX: Thunderbird. The ‘Options’ page in Thunderbird is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Windows File Explorer. The shortcut key to read additional focus information (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD ZERO) now announces a description of the items in the File Explorer ribbon.
  • FIX: Windows Settings. Dropdown lists in the Windows 10 Display Settings are now announced as expected.
  • NEW: Windows System Tray. Shortcut key CAPS LOCK + S now announces information from the Windows System Tray, including the date, time, wifi connection and battery level.
  • FIX: Windows System Tray. The Microsoft OneDrive pop up menu in the Windows System tray is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Zoom. The options in the ‘Breakout rooms’ dialog in Zoom is now announced as expected.
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