ClipTalk v1.21 An application to speak the current
text on the clipboard (Obsolete)
This simple application sits in the tray notification area
under Windows 95 and NT 4 and speaks the text on the clipboard. The text can be spoken
back when you double click the ClipTalk icon in the tray, use a hotkey or even when text
is just added to the clipboard. The context menu looks as follows:
Full installation instructions for ClipTalk are included in
the enclosed zip file which contains the ClipTalk executables. You
will also need to download this text to speech zip file
which is the text to speech engine I use.
The program is very helpful for visually impaired computer users and
will work with any Windows application which supports pasting text to the clipboard i.e.
virtually all Windows applications. Places you might find this program useful are in your
word processor, Web browser or email program.
V1.1 (29 June 1998)
- Uses latest version of my tray icon class.
- Speech and hotkey dialogs have been merged.
- App now includes a version info resource.
- Nag screen is now presented if the application is unregistered.
- ClipTalk now has timer support.
- Timer and hotkey support is now optional.
- Fixed bug in ClipTalk code regarding closing down usage of speech
- Tray icon now uses 16*16 icon instead of letting the shell render a
resized version of a 32*32 icon.
- Updated documentation.
- Hyperlinks in the about box and Nag screen are now active. i.e. you
can click on them just like in a Web Browser.
V1.2 (1 December
- Speech settings are now persistent across invocations of the program.
- Tray icon now actually uses a 16*16 icon i.e. it didn't in v1.1 even
though I thought it did.
- Hotkeys are now available for the following options: Exit the
program, Bring up the settings dialog, Pause the text in addition to the existing Speak
- Pause/Resume support has been added including menu and hotkey
- Menu item text is now dynamically updated for Play/Stop and
V1.21 (2 December 1998)
- No code changes, just an update of the documentation to include a
30 September 2012
- Please note that I have not worked on this application in many years and
is considered obsolete. Microsoft provides a Text To Speech SDK in recent
versions of Windows and it is very easy to implement something equivalent to
ClipTalk using even just script. For an example check out