Ai Squared App Central - QT Support 0.62 by Stephen Clower
QT Support 0.62
by Stephen Clower
This app enables Window-Eyes to speak inside QT programs. If the accessible QT widgets are not found with the target application, the scripts will offer to install them. Note: if they cannot, copy "
Supported Languages: English, German, Polish
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.2
7/22/2011 2:47:16 PM
- Bug fixes from error reports.
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- Filename: QTSupport.wepm
- Date: 7/22/2011 2:47:18 PM
- Size: 66.1KB
- Total Downloads: 18438
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I would love to beat the snot out of vlc. Just saying I thought these scripts would help, they did not at least not very well.
This works well, though I should point out a few things:
1. No provision is made to work around Window-Eyes treating all Speak instances as a braille quick message. This means that, among other things, the information disappears from the braille display as soon as a key is pressed. This is something GW Micro really should correct imho, but they seem to have no interest in doing so. Saving the quick message state, turning it off, speaking, then explicitly brailling a message works well in this case, though the quick message state must then be restored.
2. There are a few apps that provide their own accessible widgets in nonstandard places. Have a look at mumble for a perfect example:
The accessible widgets are provided in the QTPlugins folder. They speak fine with these scripts, however every time the window gets focus the script will prompt to have the widgets installed, which is not necessary and can get annoying very quickly. I'm no expert in QT, but it should be relatively simple to attempt communication with the accessible widgets rather than just checking for the DLL in a specific location. Failing that, an option to not prompt for certain apps (perhaps a never prompt for this program again checkbox inside the installation dialog) should be simple.
3. If these scripts attempt to copy the accessible widgets into a program's folder that is restricted (e.g. Windows Vista or 7 with UAC enabled), the script incorrectly reports a successful installation of the widgets when it has in fact failed due to not being elevated. The widgets must be manually installed in this situation.
Aside from these few issues, the scripts themselves work well and do what they're designed to do.
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