latest debian and orca

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Jul 26 01:22:18 UTC 2016

Actually, it's possible to hit alt-f1 and then use the up and down 
arrows to hear speech.  Another possibility is control-alt-tab but 
that's most useful as root user to adjust things like internet 
connections among others.

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016, Doug Smith wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:55:08
> From: Doug Smith <romans10.9 at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: latest debian and orca
> T
> n you are hearing orca say screen reader on and no more is that there is a 
> bug, deep in the heart of desktop land, which prevents it from being able to 
> focus when it first starts.  To fix this you need to run a program such as 
> firefox or gnome-terminal and then alt-f4 out of that and orca will then be 
> able to focus on the desktop.
> Hope this helps.

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