suggestions for Speakup
amanda at shellworld.net
Fri Jan 11 16:24:30 EST 2002
Some status lines are pretty obnoxious with blinking clocks and junk like
that. Haven't seen much of this in linux/unix but at times you just don't
want to hear everythint that is displayed on the screen each time you get
On Sat, 12 Jan 2002, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> just to ad to this thread,
> could some of what's ben suggested not be handled by the user writing a
> shell script or as chuck suggested just not worrying about it?
> I find speakup works fine as it is.
> the numlock feature is certainly a good idea. as for the frames/windows,
> right at the moment I don't know why I'd want some parts of the screen
> not spoken.
> that's just my thoughts anyhow.
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Charles Hallenbeck
> > On 11 Jan 2002, Kirk Reiser wrote:
> > > On another note, mentioning that something should be there because it
> > > is part of windows/dos screen review packages is a non-starter with
> > > me. That means we should do something because it is available in that
> > > other o.s. I base what needs to be done on what features seem
> > > reasonable to provide better access to linux. I am not at all
> > > interested in keeping up with those other packages. So if you folks
> > > want to make a comparison based on features, you might as well just
> > > piss off.
> > Kirk,
> > I support your position completely! Speakup is at the point where
> > it is vulnerable to the bells and whistles syndrome, where folks
> > want to throw in the kitchen sink. Stick to the straight and
> > narrow and make sure each feature under consideration really
> > belongs in a screen reader. Examples: the cut and paste feature
> > really did belong; the reinitialization feature really does not.
> > Chuck
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> Shaun Oliver
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