This update is free for all existing SuperNova 14 customers and includes fixes to bookshelf, touch magnification, stability and performance.

  • Bookshelf tweaks for smoother playback.
  • Windows 8.1 performance. SuperNova is more efficient on Microsoft's latest operating system, freeing up resources for your other applications.
  • Magnification stability improvements so you can work for longer.
  • Magnification Smoothly enlarges text and images in more areas.
  • Speech and Braille reading improved in: Internet Explorer 11 and Office 2013. SuperNova better recognises spaces between words on web pages and automatically switches on the Dolphin Cursor to read protected documents with ease.


  • FIX: Adjustments to improve synchronisation between visual highlighting and mp3 playback so your reading position is shown more accurately onscreen.
  • NEW: Reader setting "Simplified document view". If enabled, all CSS styling in the document is removed before displaying on screen solving a lot of rendering and positioning issues.
  • NEW: NFB Newsline browse by State.
  • FIX: NLB Sweden now available again. Due to changes with the provider's service, it is necessary to update to SuperNova 14.02 in order to continue using this library.
  • FIX: Supernova now keeps quiet when the focus is in the Bookshelf window and mp3 or DAISY books are playing.
  • FIX: Stability - prevent hang if you closed Bookshelf whilst Read from Here was in progress.
  • FIX: Books downloaded from CNIB, Nota and NLB are no longer returned unexpectedly when logging in again.
  • FIX: OCR from scanner option now unavailable if no scanner connected.
  • FIX: If you used Bookshelf reader to open a PDF, it was always being converted to .html rather than the selected output format.
  • FIX: 'Continue Reading' Bookshelf menu item should now always appear.

Windows 8.1 Performance

  • FIX: Screen rotation on logon desktop now supported.
  • FIX: Process optimisations freeing system resources for your other applications.
  • FIX: Prevent loss of magnification / black screen on start-up. Magnification should start much more reliably.
  • FIX: Prevent crash after screen mode change. SuperNova will keep magnifying when display settings change.

Magnification Stability

  • FIX: Truefonts. Colour mouse pointers now drawn as expected on Windows 7 even if TrueFonts are switched off and the pointer contains inverted pixels.
  • FIX: Truefonts. Mixed symbols and text appear clearly when under mouse pointer.
  • FIX: Truefonts. Special symbols now drawn in the correct colour.

Speech and Braille Reliability

  • FIX: Internet Explorer 11 - solved a problem where some spaces could be lost and words could become concatenated.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer 11 - Multi-line text areas now speak and Braille as expected.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer - Onclick announcements suppressed for clickable objects, such as link, button, checkbox, etc. so you are only told once that you can click on controls.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer - Now reads content of <ADDRESS> tags as expected.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer - Outlook web app edit areas work as expected.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer - prevent confusing control characters appearing unexpectedly in Braille.
  • FIX: Internet Explorer - prevent Page info from being re-announced when hitting some with 'onclick' objects.
  • FIX: Word - Cut and paste announcements speak reliably.
  • NEW: Word - Automatically enables Dolphin Cursor to read protected documents.
  • FIX: Excel - 'space deleted' now announced in edit areas as expected.
  • FIX: Exiting Dolphin Cursor F3 find now speaks / Brailles the focus automatically to remind you about your place.
  • FIX: Spinnable list controls announce the values once as expected.
  • FIX: Mouse wheel scrolling the document updates the cursor location when the cursor is on screen.
  • FIX: Speech at logon - Reinstated the Orpheus 2 language list for Windows XP.


  • FIX: Solved a problem to prevent some applications from crashing when closing SuperNova.

Please Note

  • SuperNova 14.x is made for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Windows XP support is available in SuperNova 13.x. We recommend upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1 to use SuperNova 14. Find out more about life after XP on the Dolphin website
  • Multiple monitors can be used in Windows 8 with a dual head video card. Configurations with monitors on multiple video cards are only supported by SuperNova in Windows 7.
  • Line view is only supported on Windows 7.
  • To announce combo box items in Internet Explorer 11, first expand the list with ALT+DOWN ARROW.

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