New Features and
Improvements in MAGic 8.02
Bilingual User Interface
Driver Chain Manager (DCM)
Microsoft Office Toolbars
Support for GDI+ Applications
New Program Folder
Enhancements and Fixes for Windows XP Home/Pro, 2000, and NT
Enhancements and Fixes for all Windows Platforms
MAGic has been enhanced
to provide smoother performance when moving the mouse pointer or the magnified
view. Mouse tracking is quicker and more responsive than ever. Your magnified
view pans smoothly and easily, allowing you to quickly move around the
put, the magnification is smoother than anything I have ever used. I
recently downloaded your competitor's product and there is no comparison."
- Don L. Tolle,
MAGic user and owner of TrueTech Computing Solutions in Cincinnati,
have been using an editor for video to put together home videos. The
editor program only allocated a small viewing area in one corner of
the screen. MAGic successfully magnifies this streaming video area making
viewing and editing with this program much more usable." - Mike
Manning, MAGic user in Billings, Montana
You can now choose
to display MAGic menus, help information, and dialog boxes in either English
or Spanish. When you press MAGic Key+F11 to switch between English
and Spanish speech, MAGic also switches the language of the user interface
and help. To enable/disable this feature, choose Voices from the
Speech menu. Then move to the Secondary Language tab and
select or clear the Enable Bilingual Interface check box.
Chain Manager (DCM)
Driver Chain Manager
(DCM) is a set of library routines that allow multiple assistive technology
aids (such as screen readers and screen magnifiers) to be installed on
a single PC. MAGic 8.02 is DCM-enabled, which means that it can be installed
on a PC with other DCM-enabled assistive technology aids without causing
driver chaining problems.
You do not need to
perform any special procedures to set up the DCM functionality. The latest
version of the DCM library is automatically installed when you install
or upgrade to MAGic version 8.02.
MAGic now tracks and
speaks toolbar buttons for Microsoft Office 2000 and XP applications.
When you use your mouse or the keyboard to navigate or activate these
toolbar buttons, MAGic reads the button title and adjusts the magnified
view to display the button on your screen.
for GDI+ Applications
GDI+ is a new technique
from Microsoft that draws images directly to the graphics card for faster
image display, but it interferes with screen magnification. MAGic now
works properly with applications that use GDI+ for displaying images,
such as Microsoft Office XP applications.
When you install MAGic
8.02, the installation program creates a new program folder called MAGic802.
This allows you to have MAGic 8.02 installed on the same PC as MAGic 8.0/8.01.
and Fixes for Windows XP Home/Pro, 2000 and NT
- MAGic has been
enhanced to provide smoother performance when moving the mouse pointer
or the magnified view.
- Speech interrupt
has been improved to provide easy navigation of menus and lists.
- MAGic properly
tracks controls in PDF forms.
- MAGic properly
tracks form controls on web pages.
- Visual synchronization
has been improved when you read text using the MAGicKey+SPACEBAR
- MAGic reads system
tray items when you access them using the keyboard.
- When you collapse
a submenu in the Windows 2000 Start menu, MAGic adjusts the focus
to display the parent menu.
- MAGic now tracks
individual buttons in the Windows taskbar.
- Tracking of unavailable
(i.e., grayed-out) menu items in Microsoft Office XP applications is
- Speech is more
responsive when you navigate menus and lists using the arrow keys.
- The viewing of
streaming video in the magnified view has been greatly improved.
- Two-color blending
for title bars is now re-enabled when you quit MAGic.
- Video Intercept
installation errors have been fixed.
and Fixes for all Windows Platforms
- MAGic's overlay
view no longer reverts to the default size and position after you change
the view settings.
- Internet Explorer
no longer crashes or locks up when you visit specific sites which previously
- Word XP no longer
crashes when you save a new document over an existing document.
- Screen corruption
will not occur when you run JAVA 2 applications.
- Corrected an issue
with JAWS not properly passing keystrokes to MAGic when they are run
- MAGic's talking
installation now supports international versions of Microsoft Windows.
- The Authorization
Manager and the Video Intercept Manager no longer display a language-specific
.DLL error dialog box.