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ZoomText 10.1 Release Notes



This document contains the latest information on ZoomText 10.1 (at the time of release). For updated information, go to our support page or contact technical support at tel: (802) 362-3612 or .

This document is divided into the following sections:

  • Changes in each release since version 10.1.0

  • What's missing in ZoomText 10.1

  • System requirements

  • Compatibility with other accessibility programs



Version 10.1.9


Released January, 2015 for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Image of Enhancement Beta version of Multi-Monitor support
A beta version of Multi-Monitor support is now available in 10.1. This feature is still under development and will evolve with additional functionality and settings over several forthcoming update releases. Users that have a workstation with two monitors are encouraged to try the Multi-Monitor feature and report problems and suggestions to Ai Squared. Reports can be sent by choosing Help > Report a Problem from the ZoomText menubar.

Image of Bug Fix Improved stability in Internet Explorer 11
On certain webpages, Internet Explorer 11 (aka IE11) would sometimes stop responding when ZoomText was running. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix Favorites are now spoken correctly in Internet Explorer 11
In Internet Explorer 11 (aka IE11), when navigating the list of Favorites, ZoomText would sometimes announce the wrong item. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug FixCheckboxes now spoken correctly in Internet Explorer 11
In the settings dialogs of Internet Explorer 11 (aka IE11), when selecting or unselecting a checkbox, both the previous state and current state would be announced. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix Text cursor now tracked in Metro Internet Explorer 10 Search box
In the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 (aka IE10), ZoomText now tracks the text cursor when typing in the Search box.

Image of Bug Fix Mailbox items now tracked and spoken in Outlook 2013
In Microsoft Outlook 2013, ZoomText now tracks and speaks each mailbox item when navigating through the list of items.

Image of Bug Fix Auto-select feature now works properly in Outlook 2013 and 2010
In Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2010; when creating an email and attempting to type the name of a contact to add to the recipient list, when typing the first letter of the desired contact name the first contact beginning with that letter would be automatically selected into the recipient list. As a result, other names beginning with that letter could not be typed into the recipient list. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix Fix for slow performance in Outlook 2010
When ZoomText was running but toggled off, the user interface in Microsoft Outlook 2010 would become sluggish. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix Fix for hang when saving documents in Visio 2013
In Microsoft Visio 2013, when attempting to save documents Visio would hang. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix Font style and size lists are now tracked and spoken in Word 2010 ribbon bar
In the Home tab of the Microsoft Word 2010 ribbon bar, the Font style and Font size drop down list are not tracked and spoken.

Image of Bug Fix Fix for crash when launching DocReader in Microsoft Reader
In Microsoft Reader (aka MS Reader), when attempting to read certain PDF documents with ZoomText's DocReader, Microsoft Reader would crash. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix AppReader now reads from click point in TextPad
When using ZoomText's AppReader in TextPad (a popular text editor), when clicking a word in the middle of a line of text, AppReader would start reading from the beginning of the line instead of from the clicked on word. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug FixFix for "DWM has stopped" error when starting ZoomText
On some systems, after installing ZoomText and restarting the system, when launching ZoomText a "DWM has stopped" error would occur and Windows would be forced into non-Aero mode. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug FixCheckboxes now spoken correctly in FireFox
In the settings dialogs of Firefox, when selecting or unselecting a checkbox, ZoomText would announce the opposite of the current state. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug FixSlider controls are now tracked and spoken in the ZoomText dialogs
In ZoomText's dialog boxes, the names and values of slider controls are now reliably announced.

Read the release notes for all previous releases in the 10.1 lifecycle (10.1.8 and earlier).





What's Missing in ZoomText 10.1


The following ZoomText 10 features are temporarily unavailable in ZoomText 10.1. These features will be added in a series of free updates as quickly as possible:

  • Freeze Window
  • Dual monitor support (Beta now available
  • Text Finder
  • 'Area to Track’ settings

System Requirements


The following hardware and software is required to run ZoomText 10.1:

  • Windows 8.1 or 8.0
  • Processor: 2 GHz single core or 1 GHz dual core
  • Memory (RAM): 2 GB
    • Recommended: 4 GB or higher
  • Graphics card with support for DirectX 9.1 or above
    • Recommended: DirectX 10 or later
    • Recommended: 256 MB dedicated video memory
  • Hard disk space: 100 MB for US English, 350 MB for International versions
  • 5-point multi-touch display required for ZoomText Touch Mode support
  • Sound card (for ZoomText Magnifier/Reader only)
  • USB 2.0 (for future ZoomText Camera support)

Compatibility with Other Accessibility Programs


When two or more accessibility products are installed on the same machine, there is the potential for compatibility problems with the accessibility programs. It is also possible that installing multiple accessibility programs may cause a crash when the system boots.

If you are running other accessibility programs on your system, check with the manufacturers of each program for compatibility information and upgrades recommended for improved compatibility with other accessibility programs.



ZoomText 10 Release Notes



This document contains the latest information on ZoomText 10.0 (at the time of release). For updated information, go to our support page or contact technical support at tel: (802) 362-3612 or .

This document is divided into the following sections:

  • Changes in each release since version 10.0

  • System Requirements

  • Network Discovery

  • Compatibility with Other Accessibility Programs

  • Known and Potential Problems



Version 10.0.11


Released November, 2014 for Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP

Image of Bug Fix AppReader now reads email properly in Windows Live Mail
In Windows Live Mail, AppReader would not start reading at the beginning on an email. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix System Info tab now displays the correct amount of system RAM
In ZoomText's About dialog box (System tab), the amount of system RAM displayed was incorrect. This problem has been fixed.

Image of Bug Fix ZT Recorder now works with NeoSpeech synthesizers
In the 10.0.10 release, use of the NeoSpeech speech synthesizers in the ZoomText Recorder was broken. This problem has been fixed.

Read the release notes for all previous releases in the 10.0 lifecycle (10.0.10 and earlier).




System Requirements


The following hardware and software is required to run ZoomText 10:

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP (SP2)

  • 1.5 GHz for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
    1 GHz Pentium® 4 or equivalent for Windows XP

  • 1 GB RAM for Windows 7 and Vista (2GB recommended)
    512 MB RAM for Windows XP (1 GB recommended)

  • 50 MB free hard disk space (additional 60 MB required for each NeoSpeech synthesizer)

  • USB 2.0 (for webcam support if using ZoomText Camera feature)

  • Sound card (for Magnifier/Reader version only)


Compatibility with Other Accessibility Programs


Most accessibility programs install a chaining display driver that is always active, whether or not the accessibility program is currently running. When two or more accessibility products are installed on the same machine, there is the potential for compatibility problems with the accessibility programs. It is also possible that installing multiple accessibility programs may cause a crash when the system boots.

Some accessibility programs, including ZoomText 10, utilize DCM (Driver Chain Manager) to improve compatibility with other DCM compliant accessibility programs. ZoomText 10 utilizes DCM on Windows XP systems and Windows Vista systems that are equipped with older video hardware. If you are running other accessibility programs on your system, check with the manufactures of each program for compatibility information and upgrades recommended for improved compatibility with other accessibility programs.


Known and Potential Problems


In Firefox (web browser) you need to run the browser zoom level at 100%. Otherwise ZoomText's SpeakIt tool and Reading Zones will not read correctly, and AppReader, DocReader and Web Finder highlighting will not line up with the current spoken word.

ZoomText will co-exist and run alongside JAWS screen reader, however, crashes and errors are known to occur when exiting JAWS. To work around this problem you need to start JAWS before ZoomText and then exit ZoomText before JAWS.


ZoomText Mac Release Notes



This document contains the latest information on ZoomText Mac (at the time of release). For updated information, go to our support page or contact technical support at tel: (802) 362-3612 option #3 or .


ZoomText Mac 1.1.6


Released November, 2014 for Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks)

Image of Bug FixImproved tracking in Safari
ZoomText Mac failed to track properly on some sites in Safari. This has been fixed.


Read the release notes for all previous releases of ZoomText Mac (1.1.5 and earlier).







ZoomText ImageReader Release Notes



This document contains the latest information on ZoomText ImageReader (at the time of release). For updated information, go to our support page or contact technical support at tel: (802) 362-3612 option #3 or .


ZoomText ImageReader 1.1a


Released August, 2014 for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP

Image of Bug Fix Fix for image files not appearing in the Open Image dialog
In the Danish and Spanish localized versions of ImageReader, some of the image file types supported by ImageReader would not appear in the Open Image dialog box. This problem has been fixed.

Read the release notes for all previous releases of ZoomText ImageReader (1.1 and earlier).