How to start gnome-orca along with windows manager
Linux for blind general discussion
blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Jan 17 06:11:48 UTC 2018
Did you have a specific window manager in mind that you wanted to use?
With a full desktop, setting
gsettings org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-reader-enabled true
gsettings set org.mate.interface accessibility true
will enable necessary accessibility for most applications and cause Orca
to start automatically. This will work for both GNOME and MATE.
You can also build your own custom X session with any of several window
managers and other components. Either put everything you need into
~/.xinitrc with an & at the end of each line except the last line that
runs whatever window you want on top and run it with
with no arguments, or put the same commands into any script of any name
and call it on the startx command line, e.g. you have a script that runs
Orca, your window manager and Firefox. You can write a script that looks
and call it firefox-wrapper, or whatever you like. You would then run it as
This is the way I have several things working now in a project I'm
currently working on using the Kies text menu, but including Firefox,
Chrome and LibreOffice among other X applications for use on a Raspberry
Pi, where system resources are still at a premium. It seems to work
pretty well, although some window managers will work better than others.
Hopefully my experience will help somewhat.
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