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Tethered View in ZoomText and Fusion


Tethered View is a new feature available in ZoomText and Fusion. When using higher zoom levels (magnification), there is often an activity that occurs on the screen that is outside of the magnified viewing area. This is where Tethered View is helpful. It opens a new window inside the magnified area that brings the activity into view. Tethered View currently supports the Windows Start menu search, Excel formula bar, Word Comments pane, and links list on a web page (Fusion only). It is enabled by default for these items.
To toggle Tethered View on and off, or change settings, do the following:


1. In the ZoomText or Fusion Magnifier toolbar tab, select the Window button.
2. Choose Tethered View.
3. Choose Enable or Disable to toggle Tethered View on and off.

Choose Settings to customize Tethered View settings as desired.


Windows Start Menu Search and Tethered View


When you use the search box in the Windows Start menu, you may notice that you cannot see
the top search result in the magnified view. With Tethered View enabled, the best match appears in a window next to the search box. You can click the result or move through the list to see other items.
The following keystrokes are available when using Tethered View with the Windows Start menu:


• Expand or collapse Tethered View window: CAPS LOCK+T
• View the result at the top of the search list: CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+T

Excel Formula Bar and Tethered View


In Excel, a similar scenario occurs when working with formulas. Excel displays the formula related to a cell in the formula bar located at the top of the worksheet. This position is far away from the actual cell. The Tethered View brings the formula to you and displays it next to the cell that has focus. If you want to switch to the formula field, you can click it or use the CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+T keystroke.
Other times you may want to read the Excel spreadsheet without the formula displayed. In this case, you can toggle the Tethered View with CAPS LOCK+T.
The following keystrokes are available when using Tethered View with Excel:


• Expand or collapse Tethered View window: CAPS LOCK+T
• View the Formula bar: CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+T

Microsoft Word Comments and Tethered View


If you distribute a Word document for review, others may add comments to the document. The Comments pane or list is positioned to the far right side of the screen. In Tethered View, each comment is placed next to the text where it is inserted. This eliminates the need to move across the screen, find and read the comment, and then return to the text.
The following keystrokes are available when using Tethered View with Word:


• Expand or collapse Tethered View window: CAPS LOCK+T
• View the comment: CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+T
• Return to the text at the insertion point: ESC

Fusion Links List and Tethered View


When reading a web page while running Fusion, you can press INSERT+F7 to display a list of links that are on the page. With Tethered View, as you move through the list, the current link’s URL appears next to the item in the list. You can click or press ENTER to select the link.
The following keystrokes are available when using Tethered View with the Fusion links list:


• Expand or collapse Tethered View window: CAPS LOCK+T
• View the URL for the link: CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+T
• Open the links list: INSERT+F7


Enhancements in ZoomText 2023.2212.21 and Fusion 2023.2012.5 (December 2022)

The following describes new features and improvements made in the December 2022 update.

Early Adopter Program

The Early Adopter Program lets you preview new and updated product features that are in development. As we gradually introduce features, you can evaluate them and provide feedback that will help us make improvements before the final release. The Freeze View Update is our first feature available for evaluation using the Early Adopter Program. It's an update to the existing Freeze View in ZoomText and Fusion, that provides you with additional functionality.

Using the Early Adopter Program

To turn on or off Early Adopter Program features, do the following:

1.    In the ZoomText or Fusion menu, choose Early Adopter Program.





The Early Adopter Program dialog appears and shows the features available to evaluate. The dialog is empty if no features are currently available.



Select one or more check boxes to activate features. Clear one or more check boxes to deactivate features.
Note:
 If you are evaluating changes to an existing product feature, it will revert to its original operation when you clear the check box.

Click OK and restart the software. Features that were turned on are available for use.

Submitting Feedback

While evaluating a feature, you are encouraged to give feedback about your experience. Feedback can be given whether the feature is activated or not.

To give feedback, do the following:

1.    In the ZoomText menu, choose Early Adopter Program.
The Early Adopter Program dialog displays the features available to evaluate.

2.    Select the Send Feedback button for the feature you are evaluating.
The Early Adopter Program Feedback form appears.

3.    Complete the Early Adopter Program Feedback form and click Send Feedback.

Freeze View Update

Freeze View, currently in ZoomText and Fusion, is our first feature available for evaluation using the Early Adopter Program. The following describes how to use Freeze View when it is activated using the Early Adopter Program.

Freeze View Overview

In a magnified view, it is impossible to see the entire screen at once. As a result, items of interest, such as the clock and Start menu, cannot be seen at the same time since they are on opposite sides of the screen. Freeze View solves this problem by letting you draw a window around an area of the screen that you want to monitor. When you've completed your selection, the Freeze View automatically appears on top of the Full zoom window displaying the selected area. The Full zoom window continues to operate normally, tracking all on-screen activity and allowing you to navigate and work in all areas of the screen.

When Freeze View is activated using the Early Adopter Program, you can create and display up to four Freeze Views simultaneously. Freeze Views can be placed anywhere on the screen. For example, you can create a view of the ZoomText app icon located in the system tray and drag it to an area on the screen that is convenient for you to access. This lets you quickly bring the ZoomText toolbar into view instead of scrolling with the mouse pointer to the system tray and then clicking the app icon. Another example is to create a view of the clock, which is located in the notification area. Again, you can position it on the screen so that it is always in view.

Note: Freeze View is only available when the Zoom Window Type is set to Full and you are using one monitor or a single display duplicated across multiple monitors.

Early Adopter Freeze View and Current Freeze View Operation

The table below describes the differences between the Early Adopter Freeze View and the current Freeze View operation.

Freeze View - Early Adopter Program

Freeze View

Up to four Freeze Views can appear simultaneously on the screen

One Freeze View

Assign a name for each Freeze View

Not available

Option to keep the mouse pointer in front or behind the Freeze View.
When in front, you can click inside the Freeze View and interact with items visible in the Freeze View. When behind, you can only view what is in the Freeze View.

Always behind

Toggle Freeze Views 1...4 on and off: CAPS LOCK+CTRL+1...4

Toggle Freeze View on and off: CAPS LOCK+E

Create a specific Freeze View: CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+1...4
Note: These hotkeys are disabled by default. You can enable them using the ZoomText Command Key dialog.

Not available

Resize and move Freeze View: CAPS LOCK+A

Not available



Create a Freeze View

Note: Freeze View is only available when the Zoom Window Type is set to Full and you are using one monitor or a single display duplicated across multiple monitors.

To create a Freeze View, do the following:

1.    Make sure the Zoom Window Type is set to Full.

2.    On the Magnifier toolbar tab, click the arrow next to Window or navigate to Window and press the down arrow key.
Note: You can also press CAPS LOCK+N to create a new Freeze View. When you do this, the Freeze tool becomes active as mentioned in step 3.

3.    In the Window menu, choose Freeze View > New Freeze View.
The Freeze tool becomes active.



Image of the Freeze tool.

Note: You can have up to four Freeze Views. If you try to create a fifth Freeze View, you must first delete an existing Freeze View.

4.    Move the mouse pointer until the area you want to freeze is scrolled into view.

5.    Hold down the left button and drag a selection rectangle around the desired freeze area and release the button.

Image of the Freeze Selection tool.



When you complete the drag, the Freeze View will appear with sizing handles on the frame.

Image of the Freeze View Adjustment frame.

6.    To size the window, drag any handle. To move the window, drag inside the window frame. To scroll the contents of the window, hold down CTRL and drag inside the window frame.

7.    To exit the Freeze tool, right click or press ESC.

8.    To create additional Freeze Views, repeat steps 1-7. You can have a total of four Freeze Views.
Note: If you try to add a fifth Freeze View, the Freeze View Settings dialog opens. You must delete at least one Freeze View from the Views list before adding another.

9.    To save Freeze View changes, in the ZoomText menu, choose Configurations > Save As Default.

Enable and Disable Freeze View

To enable or disable a Freeze View, do one of the following:

Press the Freeze View On/Off hotkey:

o    CAPS LOCK+CTRL+1 for Freeze View 1

o    CAPS LOCK+CTRL+2 for Freeze View 2

o    CAPS LOCK+CTRL+3 for Freeze View 3

o    CAPS LOCK+CTRL+4 for Freeze View 4



·         On the Magnifier toolbar tab, choose Window > Freeze View > Enable (or Disable).

Note: This only enables and disables the first Freeze View that is in the Views list in the Freeze settings tab.

Delete a Freeze View

To delete a Freeze View using hotkeys, do the following:

1.    Press CAPS LOCK+A until the Freeze View you want to delete is selected.

2.    Press DELETE.
The Freeze tool appears.

3.    Press ESC to restore the mouse pointer

4.    Repeat steps 1-3 to delete other Freeze Views.

To delete a Freeze View using Freeze View settings, do the following:

1.    On the Magnifier toolbar tab, select the Zoom Window Settings button, which appears in the lower-right corner of the Zoom Window group.
The Zoom Window Settings dialog appears.

2.    Select the Freeze tab.

3.    Choose a Freeze View from the Views list and click the Delete button.

4.    Repeat steps 1-3 to delete other Freeze Views.

Customize a Freeze View

To customize a Freeze View, do the following:

1.    On the Magnifier toolbar tab, select the Zoom Windows Settings button, which appears in the lower-right corner of the Zoom Windows group.
The Zoom Windows Settings dialog appears.

2.    Select the Freeze tab.

3.    Choose a Freeze View from the Views list and do any of the following:

o    Assign a name

o    Choose a zoom level

o    Decide if you want the mouse pointer to appear in front of or behind the Freeze View. When in front, you can click and use the items in the Freeze View. When behind, you can only view what is in the Freeze View.

4.    Repeat steps 1-3 to customize other Freeze Views

5.    Click OK.

6.    To save Freeze View changes, in the ZoomText menu, choose Configurations > Save As Default.

Image of the Freeze View tab in the Zoom Window Settings dialog box.

 

Other Changes

·         ZoomText now supports Estonian.

·         Improved performance when running ZoomText on laptops with a dedicated video card. By default, ZoomText will now use the dedicated video card if it exists.

·         Resolved an issue in Outlook where focus tracking was constantly jumping between the To or Cc fields and the list of suggested contacts.

·         Resolved an issue in Word where cursor enhancement tracking would stop working when toggling between the Navigation task pane and the document.

·         Resolved an issue where tracker alignment would jump between edge alignment and center alignment when moving up and down the contents of a list box.

·         Resolved an issue where the Layered Keys Banner did not display correctly when using multiple monitors.

·         Resolved an issue with Tethered View where the Excel formula bar and the Word Comments pane were not displaying on the correct monitor. This occurred when the zoom window type was set to Span.

·         Resolved an issue where the Tethered View window would not display properly after expanding it with CAPS LOCK+T.

Senast uppdaterat December 2022


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