IE Max seeks to maximize the functionality of Internet Explorer for a Window-Eyes user, exploiting features from both the IE object model and the WE browse mode. The script is intended to make clipping, combining, and saving parts of web pages as convenient as possible.
As usual, Control-C copies selected text to the clipboard. If no text is selected, IE Max copies the current line. Alt-C works similarly except that it appends to rather than replaces clipboard text. If text was already on the clipboard, a line break is inserted before the appended text.
An alternative way of selecting text uses F8 to mark the start of a selection. Navigate to the end point by whatever means -- arrow keys, find command, etc. -- without having to hold down the Shift key. Press Shift-F8 to select text from the start position. (These keys use the Window-Eyes drag and drop feature.)
In addition to the mouse find hotkeys, IE Max assigns Control-F for the Find dialog in Browse Mode. F3 finds again in a forward direction, and Shift-F3 finds again backward.
Control-G goes to a percentage point in the document, and Alt-G repeats the command with the value you previously input (e.g., 50 to go to the midpoint of the document).
IE Max modifies the focus position hotkey to say the line, column, and percent position of the cursor in the document. The Yield Text command, Alt-Y, says the number of characters, words, and lines contained in either all or selected text.
Control-L adds the url of the current page to a list of favorites managed by IE Max. Alt-Shift-L clears it from that list. Alt-L lists the favorites, from which you may pick one to open.
As usual, F1 opens help for IE. Alt-F1 invokes its about box -- a shortcut for checking the version. Alt-Shift-H opens this help guide as a web page.
Besides the quick navigation keys available in browse mode, IE Max defines Alt-F3 to search forward for another match of the current word or selected text. Alt-Shift-F3 searches backward.
Control-S saves the text of the current page to a file on disk, including its url at the top -- thereby recording the source of information. Control-Shift-S appends to the same file as before. Several hotkeys say a block of text related to the current page. The block is captured so that it may easily be transferred either to the clipboard or a file on disk. Alt-P says the page url in the address bar. Alt-N says the name of the page, which is like the window title without "Microsoft Internet Explorer" at the end. Alt-B says the body text of the page (HTML code of a page is divided into header and body sections). Alt-U says the url reference at the current link, which indicates where IE would go if that link were clicked. Control-U says the body of the url reference, which may be used to preview another page before opening it. Control-R says the rest of the text from the cursor position to the end of the browse buffer. Alt-Q queries all links of the page, saying the text and url of each link. You may also use Alt-I to input a block manually via an edit box.
The block of text captured by any of these commands may be used again in different ways. Repeating the same hotkey without intervening keys copies the block to the clipboard. Control-Shift-C may also be used for this. Alt-Shift-C appends the block to the clipboard rather than replacing it. Alt-Shift-F appends to a file instead. If a target file has already been specified in the current IEMax session, the same one is used. Alt-Shift-V voices the block again.
The Quote Clipboard command, Alt-Apostrophe, says the content of the clipboard. Alt-Shift-Apostrophe clears it. Control-Apostrophe saves the clipboard to a file, and Control-Shift-Apostrophe appends to it. In general, IE Max generates a unique file name as a default when prompting for a save target, and then re-uses it when appending.
The Begin Content command, Alt-Shift-B, tries to skip navigation links and go to the main content of the page. It searches for a "skip navigation" type of link, and activates it if found. Similarly, Alt-Shift-P searches for a printer-friendly version of the page, and activates it if found.
About Box, Alt-F1, Display the about box of IE
Append Block to Clipboard, Alt-Shift-C, Append block to the clipboard
Append Block to File, Alt-Shift-F, Append block to the same file as before
Backward Find Again, Shift-F3, Search backward for a prior match
Begin Content, Alt-Shift-B, Try to skip navigation links and go to the beginning of the main content
Body Text, Alt-B, Say the body of the current page, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Clear Clipboard, Alt-Shift-', Clear the clipboard
Clear Favorite, Control-Shift-L, Clear the current page url from the list of favorites
Save Clipboard to File, Control-', Save the clipboard to a file
Append Clipboard to File, Control-Shift-', Append the clipboard to a file
Complete Selection, Shift-F8, Select text from the starting point to the current position
Copy Append, Alt-C, Append the current line or selected text to the clipboard
Copy Block, Control-Shift-C, Copy the block to the clipboard
Copy, Control-C, Copy the current line or selected text to the clipboard
Extract File, Alt-X, Say content extracted from a file, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Find Text, Control-F, Find Text in the Forward Direction
Forward Find Again, F3, Search forward for another match
Go Again, Alt-G, Go to the same Percentage Point as before
Go to Percent, Control-G, Go to a Percentage Point in the browse buffer
Help Guide, Alt-Shift-H, Open this documentation as a web page
Input Text, Alt-I, Input a block via an edit box, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Launch IE, Alt-Control-I, Launch Internet Explorer
List Favorites, Alt-L, Pick a favorite url to open
Mail Link, Alt-M, Initiate a mail message containing a link to the current page
Mail Page, Control-M, Initiate a mail message containing the current page
Name of Page, Alt-N, Say the name (title) of the current page, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Next Match, Alt-F3, Search forward for another match of the current word or selected text
Page Url, Alt-P, Say the url of the current page, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Printer Friendly Version, Alt-Shift-P, Search for a link to a printer friendly version, and click it if found
Prior Match, Alt-Shift-F3, Search backward for another match of the current word or selected text
Query Links, Alt-Q, Say the link text and urls of the current page, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Quote Clipboard, Alt-', Say the content of the clipboard
Recent Urls, Alt-R, Pick a recent url to open
Rest of Text, Control-R, Say the rest of text in the browse buffer, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Save Page to File, Control-S, Save the page title and body to a File
Append Page to File, Control-Shift-S, Append the page title and body to the same file as before
Set Favorite, Control-L, Add the url of the current page to the list of favorites
Start Selection, F8, Mark the starting point of text to be selected
Url Body, Control-U, Say the body of the url at the current link, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Url Reference, Alt-U, Say the url reference at the current link, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Voice Block, Alt-Shift-V, Say the block last captured, or copy to the clipboard if repeated
Web Download, Alt-Shift-W, Pick one or more files to download from the current page
Yield Text, Alt-Y, Say the number of lines, words, and characters in the page body or selected text
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
Release Date: 7/30/2008
Last Update: 12/1/2009
2/2/2009 4:13:04 PM
Stopped special processing of cursor position hotkey, since this is better handled by the Relative Position script. Made the GetBodyText function try another technique if the first one fails. Made a command be considered a first press if the cursor was moved in between repeats of the key.
Changed to Homer FocusGetWord function for getting current word in browse mode.
1/9/2009 12:31:13 PM
Changed to Homer FocusGetWord function for getting current word in browse mode.
12/18/2008 7:50:52 AM
Fixed Web Download command (Alt-Shift-W).
12/4/2008 7:45:53 PM
Fixed typo in PathGetValid function name.
12/4/2008 7:43:19 PM
Version 2.0 on November 24, 2008
Made Web Download command use the new DialogOpenFolder of Homer Shared Object rather than DialogBrowseForFolder.
11/17/2008 11:59:59 AM
Added code to disconnect certain events at shutdown so that an error does not result when restarting Vista.
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