frankiec at unforgettable.com frankiec at unforgettable.com
Wed May 31 15:34:17 EDT 2000

Hi there Saqib.

Speakup does not have automatic reviewing of the screen when cursering
around.  This will be changed in future releases but for now it's easy
enough to use the review functions when in any of those programs that you

Because speakup is kernel code it can't deal with speaking the movment of
the curser quite like tredisional screen readers do.  But speakup is very
usable.  There are a few things that one has to get used to doing.  
infact I would say it's a new form of a three fingered salute.  Thumb on
the down arrow, middle finger on the say line key, and pinky on the numpad
enter.  down enter sayline down enter sayline down enter sayline....

Hope this helps.

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Saqib Shaikh wrote:

> with matt campbells help i have got speakup up and running! 
> however, now i find that all the screen oriented programs i wish to 
> use are very speech unfriendly. for example, i wished to use an 
> editor, such as vi or emacs and found that when going up and down 
> lines or left and right the text was not spoken. also, i wished to use 
> cfdisk as i found fdisk hard to use, but found cfdisk very unfriendly. 
> then,  i wished to use the pkgtool utility, and again the menus were 
> not read! i think that speakup is a good screen reader; probably the 
> best available, but it is just like th early days of windows access 
> where you can't use any of the programs you wish to use but 
> instead have to find blind friendly alternatives which are unheard of 
> by your sighted friends. am i wrong in my asumptions? so far i 
> have done some user management and played around with files 
> (copying, deleting, etc) but nothing interesting! regards, saqib 
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