Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 24 12:04:12 UTC 2017

Le 24/04/2017 à 02:29, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> *Does quick test* At least on my system, using ctrl+left square
> bracket to go back a page in Firefox puts focus on the link that took
> me forward, though I'll admit behavior isn't always consistent.
> As for key bindings, I'm not sure a unified default would have much
> benefit to the average user. Might make transitioning from Windows to
> Linux easier, but the specific combination of applications the user
> uses is likely to be a much more important factor regardless, and
> changing the default of one program to match another could trip up
> users used to the old default.

It's my experience anyway. Users are much more opened to switch is they
don't have to learn everything.

> Personally, I'm in favor of customizable keybindings, ideally using a
> plain-text config file that is human readable(making customization
> easy for CLI junkies), an accessible gui for editing the
> keybindings(to make customization easy for those who prefer GUIs), and
> a trivial means of restoring the defaults(to make life easier for
> those who screwed up trying to customize).

Yes, sure.

> Now, if the devs of NVDA and Orca, and perhaps other graphical screen
> readers could agree upon a unified keymap and fully implemented custom
> keybindings, it might be a good idea for them to include presets such
> as NVDA Classic, Orca Classic, JAWS, ZoomText, and Unified along side
> the option to customize(Note: the inclusion of JAWS and ZoomText in
> that list assumes IP law isn't crazy enough for proprietary screen
> readers to claim ownership of their keybindings).
> And if other blind users want to improve their ability to use an
> interface that is designed with a mouse or touchscreen in mind, their
> welcome to it, but until some technology that allows for truely
> tactile interfaces becomes mainstream, I'm more interested in
> accessibility advances that will free me from the GUI entirely.

Logo Hypra 	
adresse84, quai de Jemappes, 75010, Paris
téléphone+331 84 71 06 61 <tel:+33%201%2000%2000%2000%2000>
courieljpmengual at
Facebook Hypra <>Twitter Hypra

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list