cursor questions and a reading question

Gaijin gaijin at
Wed Nov 21 02:02:48 EST 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 04:28:16PM +1100, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Ok I open up the BRLTTY manual in my text editor. (emacs)
> I press speakup key +down arrow on the numpad.
> I hear speakup voice the first screen then it stops.
> How do I make it read from the top of the document to the bottom.
> And can I make it move the app cursor at the same time?
> And another question:
> If I put the speakup cursor somewhere can I move the application's 
> cursor to that spot?

	Press '+' (Plus) on the numeric keypad to read the entire
screen.  If you toggle cursoring on by pressing the second from the
top, right-most key on the numeric keypad, speakup's cursor will track
with your program's cursor.  Unfortunately, it cannot move the program's
cursor, as speakup is only aware of what's being displayed on the
screen, and not what the software is or how it moves it's cursor.
You'll basically need one hand on the cursor controls, and the other on
the speakup controls.  I wish they made the cursor pad on the left of
the alphanumeric keys, so it would be more convenient for people who
like using both hands simultaneously.  I also wish they made braille key
caps, too, but I guess we can't have everything.  Anyway, play around
with it long enough and it will soon become second nature.  HTH,


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