Chromium-based browser local .desktop files (was Re: void-linux)

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Oct 28 00:18:48 UTC 2022

According to Jude:
> Brave browser with nothing in .desktop file doesn't speak.
> Brave-browser with --enable-caret-browsing doesn't speak.
> brave-browser with --enable-caret-browsing --force-renderer-accessibility
> doesn't speak.
> brave-browser with --enable-caret-browsing --force-renderer-accessibility
> --enable-speech-dispatcher doesn't speak.
> brave-browser is missing accessibility for screen readers like orca.

Seems Brave and other Chromium-based browsers no longer need the option 
flags. The Exec= line in my .desktop file is

Exec=/usr/bin/env ACCESSIBILITY_ENABLED=1 /usr/bin/brave-browser %U

Based on this line as it appears now, I think just sticking


either in a local profile script or in a file in /etc/profile.d should 
be all that is required to get any Chromium-based browser including 
brave speaking with Orca now. None of the option flags appear to be 
needed, possibly for some time now. This change nearly got by me 
unnoticed, although I'm sure I removed the flags once they were no 
longer needed. I will report back after I have removed my local .desktop 
files and added an accessibility profile script to address this.


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