Why do you use Linux? expanded from Converting text to mp3

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Jan 28 14:52:54 UTC 2022

The "orca --replace" command was what I was missing. I had been restarting orca in other ways. I now have all the speed I can handle. Thanks!

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> On Jan 27, 2022, at 11:05 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> I've never had issue with the default speech rate in Orca and for some
> reason, Orca+Spacebar refuses to bring up Orca's settings on my
> system, so I can't check, but two things that come to mind:
> 1. are you sure 100% is the maximum for whatever setting you changed
> in Orca's settings? Because, in the context of speech rate, it would
> be logical for 100% to be the default, not the maximum and that you
> should be able to crank it up to more than 100% of the default rate.
> 2. Did you restart Orca, your xsession, or your computer after
> changing the config files? Programs often only read relevant config
> files when launched, so editing config files directly instead of using
> the program's internal settings screen often only takes effect after
> restarting the program in question, though it can sometimes take a
> reboot to get the altered config up and running. If I'm not mistaken,
> bringing up a run dialog(alt+F2 on most graphical setups) and
> executing
> orca --replace
> will restart Orca, though I'm not sure if restarting Orca will be
> enough for an altered espeak-ng configuration to take effect.
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