different desktops

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Thu Apr 7 11:12:53 UTC 2022

How accessible at installing and beyond is cinnamon?

> On Apr 6, 2022, at 2:17 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> Cinnamon would qualify as a desktop and is supposed to be similar to mate
> in operation.
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Just pointing out that Ratpoison+Strychnine, IceWm, Openbox and others aren't
>> exactly full desktops, but are pretty much just the window manager side of
>> things. A full desktop would include at least one panel with system
>> tray/notification area, app indicators such as the battery monitor and clock,
>> most of the time a file manager that doubles as a root window desktop that can
>> include launchers and mount points and an application menu or some other type
>> of launcher that allows you to see the applications on the system and launch
>> them, usually grouped into various categories. Strychnine does do some of this
>> for Ratpoison, but it's pretty much just a launcher menu and run window type
>> of thing. Many components that would make it a full desktop are still missing,
>> although it is possible to run Caja or Nautilus and possibly either mate-panel
>> or gnome-panel along with it for a more full desktop experience if desired.
>> About the best full desktop experience I've used is GNOME 2.x, which is
>> continued as the MATE desktop. Some panel applets don't necessarily speak as
>> much as they should, for example, nm-applet, which is the network manager,
>> only says "panel," but for the most part, everything just works and is
>> navigable with only a keyboard, although I find Orca's "speak object under
>> mouse" to be fairly useful at times as well. GNOME 3.x and 40+ is another
>> option, but some things seem to be a little less usable than the MATE desktop
>> overall. KDE is coming along, but is still in the early stages of a11y
>> development, so although many things are starting to work pretty well, others
>> are still not quite usable at this stage. For full desktops, the only other
>> partially usable options are xfce, lxde and lxqt, and all of those seem to be
>> getting a bit long in the tooth, and some of these are even starting to lose
>> some of the accessibility they once had. So as full desktops go, my three best
>> recommendations would be MATE, then GNOME, then KDE. And then there are the
>> window managers that include keyboard navigation, Ratpoison+Strychnine
>> probably being the best of those options, although I have heard that IceWM,
>> Fluxbox and Openbox, as well as possibly i3, can also be made more usable with
>> either helper applications or hand-edited configuration files.
>> ~Kyle
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