Re: I think Orca sucks.
Ohh I'd like to chip in on this one.
I use ZoomText at work, I work with Java applications, and what happens when you work with java, yep the magniciation software tends not to work correctly, now again its improved but I still have 3 applicaitns that it will not work with, yes I have installed the Java Accessbridge, but it still relies on the Developers to actualy put the 'hocks' into the software in the fisrt place, I see the Secion 508 still hasn't made it through to software development yet as two of the products I can't use are from ORACLE! So there is my rant on ZT, but having said that I used Dolphin's Lunar before that, and that was Even Worse!
Now back to Orca, I too have been trying to get to grips with it and failed, it freezes, the mouse pointer doesn't actually point in the right place, so when I click on a button, nothing happens becaues the pointer is acutally about 1cm in the other random direction, its very very frustrating. Then I tried the tracking, look good at first bu then in Thunderbird it would just wonder all over the screen and not on the email I was typing. Useless.
Can't someone just port ZT to linux and be done with it!
So I've resorted back to increasing the font size & large mouse pointer, not ideal.
There used to be an option years ago, where you could make your desktop larger than your screen, like a virtual desktop, I used this as a hack to make it magnify the screen, sadly this option is now gone. Say a 1024x780 virutal desktop and a 800x600 screen, it kinda worked.
Maybe in Ubunru 10.04 we'll have something usable do you think?
MSI H77MA-G43, Intel I3-3225 3.3Ghz, 8Gb DDR3-1600 XMS RAM, 64Gb SSO (OS)+500Gb Seagate 2.5 HDD, Linux Mint 13, Mate, 64Bit.