Speakup commands

Georgina gena at gena-j.net
Sun Nov 4 14:32:30 EST 2001


On the Speakup site there's a file called default key assignments, or
something like that.  But if you can't visit the site yourself and read the
documentation I'll paste it just this once below.

Default key assignments:
This file is intended to give you an overview of the default keys used
by speakup for it's review functions.  You may change them to be
anything you want but that will take some familiarity with key

We have remapped the insert or zero key on the keypad to act as a
shift key.  Well, actually as an altgr key.  So in the following list
InsKeyPad-period means hold down the insert key like a shift key and
hit the keypad period.

KeyPad-8		Say current Line
InsKeyPad-8		say from top of screen to reading cursor.
KeyPad-7		Say Previous Line (UP one line)
KeyPad-9		Say Next Line (down one line)
KeyPad-5		Say Current Word
InsKeyPad-5		Spell Current Word
KeyPad-4		Say Previous Word (left one word)
InsKeyPad-4		say from left edge of line to reading cursor.
KeyPad-6		Say Next Word (right one word)
InsKeyPad-6		Say from reading cursor to right edge of line.
KeyPad-2		Say Current Letter
InsKeyPad-2		say current letter phonetically
KeyPad-1		Say Previous Character (left one letter)
KeyPad-3		Say Next Character (right one letter)
KeyPad-plus		Say Entire Screen
InsKeyPad-plus		Say from reading cursor line to bottom of screen.
KeyPad-Minus		Park reading cursor (toggle)
InsKeyPad-minus		Say character hex and decimal value.
KeyPad-period		Say Position (current line, position and console)
InsKeyPad-period	say colour attributes of current position.
InsKeyPad-9		Move reading cursor to top of screen (insert pgup)
InsKeyPad-3		Move reading cursor to bottom of screen (insert pgdn)
InsKeyPad-7		Move reading cursor to left edge of screen (insert home)
InsKeyPad-1		Move reading cursor to right edge of screen (insert end)
KeyPad-Enter		Shut Up (until another key is hit) and sync reading cursor
InsKeyPad-Enter		Shut Up (until toggled back on) and sync cursors
InsKeyPad-star n<x|y>	go to line (y) or column (x). Where 'n' is any
		allowed value for the row or column for your current screen.
KeyPad-/		Mark and Cut screen region.
InsKeyPad-/		Paste screen region into any console.

Hitting any key while speakup is outputting speech will quiet the
synth until it has caught up with what is being printed on the


-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca
[mailto:speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca]On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: 04 November 2001 14:59
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Speakup commands

High list:

Can anyone point me to a speakup command list?
I don't know how to navigate with speakup.
I think this should be vary important to know before attempting a linux
install. LOL <grin>
One more thing:
I herd some rumblings that Redhat was a little bit difficult to install
especially when it comes to the file system selection.  What are some of the
other key problems and
how do you Redhat listers get around that?
Thanks in advance:

Kind regards:

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