Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Apr 25 14:05:56 UTC 2017

So you are asserting that users would prefer insert+t to F12? Suppose I 
were to provide you with evidence that that is untrue. Would that make 
any difference to you? Suppose I were to show you that the majority of 
users would prefer there to be a standard set of shortcut keys for the 
most common functions in screen readers even at the expense of it being 
a little less intuitive, would that matter to you?

-- John Heim

On 04/24/2017 08:27 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> It's not that I don't care about new users coming to Linux from Windows.
> It's more that I care about the new computer user who's starting with
> Linux. Why shouldn't they have the most intuitive set of key bindings
> possible? What about those that have been using Orca all along? How
> about those who are Windows users but want a more intuitive set of key
> bindings? Should screen reader developers be held back from coming up
> with new and innovative ways of doing things because they have to stick
> to an old set of key bindings that weren't even developed for their
> platform or screen reader?
> I do care about those users coming from Windows, but I'm not sure that
> should be the driving motivation for Orca's key bindings and the
> underlying features needed to support them.
> I also don't think a screen reader key mapping is the biggest issue
> keeping people from moving from Linux to Windows. There are a lot more
> moving parts to this transition then just a screen reader and it's key
> mappings.
> For my part, I used Windows and JAWS almost exclusively from 1997 to
> 2011. I still use it on my job today. I have no problem learning a new
> set of key bindings especially if I feel it's a better and more
> intuitive set of bindings.

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