Useless Humanity, Inc is pleased to announce the next-gen version of LazyReader©.
We've expanded our R&D department, brought in extra coffee-pots, fired a couple useless interns - and you get to reap the rewards of our corporate re-structuring!!!
Previous downloads: 291
LazyReader2.zip 586.55K 1866 downloads
12 - 16 - 2007
- Rewrite to work with AutoIt v 3.2.10+
New features to enjoy:
- Play, Pause, Resume, Stop HotKeys (Ctrl-T, Ctrl-Shift-Pause, Ctrl-R, Ctrl-S respectively)!
- Customizeable Hot Keys and Voice settings!
- Dump speech straight to a WAV file!
- Aesthetically pleasing user interface!
- Dynamic effects that make Windows Vista look like Windows XP!!!
To speak text contents in the clipboard, press Control-T.
To render a WAV file of the text contents in the clipboard, press Control-W.
Note: The resulting file will be placed under the WAV sub-folder. Look for the temp file with the most recent time stamp.
If you want to pause the voice, press Control-Shift-Pause.
If you want to resume a paused voice, press Control-R.
Note: When the voice is in a paused state, it will not respond to the Talk Hot Key. You will not be able to speak new clipboard contents until the current text is read completely OR the voice is stopped.
If you want to stop the voice, press Control-S.
To close LazyReader©, press Control-E.
To access configuration settings, you can either right-click on LazyReader© OR click on the Tray Icon and select 'Settings'.
From the Dialog, you can set the Hot Keys for the actions mentioned above (in the event that the default Hot Keys conflict with an application on your machine.) To do this, simply replace the Hot Key sequence in the associated input field and press Enter. When you "x" out of the Dialog, it will prompt you to save changes. Click "Yes".
You can also set the Voice parameters (i.e., voice, speed, volume ).
You can also see the wonderful people who helped make this possible with their contributions to me directly or in-directly.
It is well documented that Erica loves the new GUI, but your manager may not feel the same. To hide (or show) the GUI, click on the Tray Icon and select the appropriate option from the "GUI" break-out.
A copy of all text read is dumped to a text file in the History folder.
Legal has reminded us to thank the following individual contributors who helped in our most successful launch to date:
How many times have you looked at a page full of text and sighed...wishing there was something that could read all those cumbersome words while you did more important things? Things like:
-> dusting off your Transformers for the fan-flick you KNOW you're going to make
-> rehearsing your fear of the opposite sex
-> lamenting that we can't just download this crap directly into our heads
Google no further! LazyReader© will help you amass huge quantities of free time by doing the task of reading for you!
You might protest "Text to Speech ain't nothing new! Erifash, GaFrost, and countless others already have scripts that do that!"
True, text-to-speech is not new, but LazyReader© will read the contents of your clipboard whenever you copy something new into it. In fact, pressing Shift-F10 will repeat that important part you missed when you where looking for Optimus Prime's hands.
Pressing Shift-Escape will exit the script, BUT WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!!! Your fan-flick is going to be so sweet. Erica will totally go out with you!
Do you know why it took so long for scientists to discover Penicillin? Because they didn't have LazyReader©!
So until Morpheus shows himself and starts introducing you to your new "librarians", use LazyReader©!
Not convinced? Just think how much time you would've saved if you hadn't read all this!
Edited by zfisherdrums, 16 December 2007 - 06:41 AM.