Console screenreaders

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Oct 5 08:47:13 UTC 2020

With Speakup you can turn the automatic reading of updated content on and
off with speakupkey+keypad-enter, or control+speakupkey+normal-enter.
Fenrir has a similar mechanism.



On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, 21:15 Linux for blind general discussion, <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> I've never used Tmux, but that sounds like a prime example of why I
> prefer SBL's less chatty nature to espeakup. To give a similar example
> with a program I use regularly, Nano defaults to having a title bar on
> the top and a status bar on the third line from the bottom(the bottom
> two lines are a command quick reference). Espeakup will read these
> everytime they change, but SBL will only read them if I use screen
> review to read them, and in most cases, I prefer not to hear what's on
> those lines(the one exception I can think of where I would prefer
> espeakup's chattier behavior is in the case of pressing ctrl+C, which
> prints current position on the status line(I also often care about the
> lines written when saving a file, but since I'm usually at the end of
> a file when saving, I can usually just use caps+pageDown to read from
> current position to end of screen instead of having to manully
> navigate to the status line with caps and up/down arrows like I
> usually have to do with current position since I usually do ctrl+c in
> the middle of a file).
> Admittedly, there are cases I wish I could switch between "read all
> newly displayed text" and "read only what I tell you to read" on the
> fly. I find the latter better for most things, but the former is nice
> when playing text adventures.
> -Jeffery
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