Thoughts on KDE Plasma as of right now
Linux for blind general discussion
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Thu Jun 23 11:05:15 UTC 2022
I mean, all I really need is the apps being fixed, things like konsole,
the various windows and programs and it's definitely useable. Dolphin is
surprisingly great, I went in expecting oh, it'll be a pain to use.
No, Dolphin was quick, useable and responsive. The only show stopper or
me, and I've not found a workaround yet, is that the QT5 windows and
panels do not read, the irony of the accessibility panel being
inaccessible is not lost on me, but I'm tempted to keep it around to see
where it goes, and given the Steam Deck uses Plasma last I checked,
here's hoping for improvements that get ported there too
On 6/23/22 11:53, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Yeah, I've not tried it in like half a year, but this has prompted me to
> begin as a Patron to linux-accessibility again. Just $19 per month, but I
> hope it helps enthusiasm and to keep up this really great work!
> Devin Prater
> r.d.t.prater at gmail.com
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 5:18 AM Linux for blind general discussion <
> blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>> So given the news about KDE accessibility getting worked on, I figured
>> I'd give KDE a shot. I wasn't that impressed last time.
>> However. It's improved a lot, I can do basic things, which is a big step
>> up, and I get talking app launchers, and can do email, web browsing and
>> text editing which is a big, big plus.
>> That being said, I still cannot change system settings or default apps
>> like I can on, say, Mate but, and here's the thing I like about KDE
>> Plasma as of writing this...
>> It is fast, it, on my Arch box, so YMMV on other OSes, but I'm running
>> this on my Arch box, the thing I like about it is the keyboard commands
>> make sense.
>> Now, if I can just work on adding a shortcut that doesn't require me to
>> go and fight with a window that won't read, that'd be good. Plasma is
>> pleasently surprising and worth checking in on.
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