keyboard commands for orca and gnome in ubuntu

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Mar 25 23:21:15 UTC 2008

You can use the tab key to move off applications onto places and hit tab 
once more and you land on system.

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, Herzog wrote:

> speech at turn on and Orca navigation have been recurrent questions. 
> ok, I haven't seen anyone answering these two questions so here is an 
> attempt.
> Wil Herzog
> Josh wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>  Is there a list of keyboard commands for orca and gnome? the ones that
>>  come with the latest ubuntu?
>>  Josh
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> here is a keystroke by keystroke of me turning on my Ubuntu machine now:
> 1. press the inspiron 1420 main button, top middle of keyboard.
> Eventually it starts and It all comes up and says "welcome to orca". This 
> magic all came about by my updating to Ubuntu 7.10, and the various Dell 
> updates.
> tab's toggle between "orca screen reader preferences and quit. i entered on 
> preferences.
> Then 5 right arrows read tabs/tags that get to key bindings. This is the 
> cheat-sheet that has some of the info one needs to navigate.
> pressing the down arrow marches through all the keys and definitions..
> 2.  I am sighted, so achieve this I  must cheat and point my arrow to 
> "system" and press a left click.
> I have not learned how to get there any other way.
> but then  a down arrow gets to "preferences", and a right arrow moves to 
> "Universal access" and a second right arrow gets to "
> "Assistive Technology Preferences.
> 4 down arrows get stuff that reads, but the "acessible login"  is the magic 
> one that gets to an automatic login.
> Then an enter brings up an "assistive technology preferences box"
> end
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