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    Re: orca not so hot?

    OK, lets put things into perspective shall we?

    It's easy to blame the commercial AT companies for not caring about the visually impaired just to suck money out of us. But keep in mind the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on a USB stick - Live vs Full Install

    I was able to do a regular install Ubuntu 10.04 on a USB stick. It turns out that you have to select the Manual Partitioning option and then you'll see the removable USB stick as another hard drive....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on a USB stick - Live vs Full Install

    Actually, the Startup Disk Creator will let you set aside some space on your USB stick (up to 4GB) for persistent storage. You can then install (or uninstall) new programs and change settings. You...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu on a USB stick - Live vs Full Install

    I was able to make a live USB stick of Ubuntu 10.04 using Ubuntu's built-in tool. But I learned the hard way that updating Ubuntu then results in an unbootable stick. I've read in these forums about...
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    Re: Espeak in Intreprid Ibex

    eSpeak has been available since Ubuntu 7.04. It sounds way too robotic but it aupports many languages and it's extremely responsive. eSpeak is Orca's default speech synthesizer unless you upgraded...
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    Re: assistive technology feature?

    Press ALT+F2 for the Run Command.
    Type orca -d speech and press Enter.
    If this works, you can create a Desktop launcher with this command.
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    Re: ORCA startup in Ubuntu 8.04 is very slow

    That's a bug in Ubuntu's version of gnome-mag. I gave up hope for an update to fix ir. Maybe in Ubuntu 8.10.

    It's highly irritating. You boot Ubuntu and it's like you have to wait 2 boot times,...
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    Re: assistive technology feature?

    In order for the magnifier to work in Orca, you need to disable Desktop Effects. Press ALT+F1 for the menus, go to System, Preferences, Appearance. Go to the last tab in that dialog and select the...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Evolution password and keyring - please help me stop the madness!

    Thanks to all but...


    I saw that one. It didn't work for me either.


    Unacceptable. That's trading one bureaucracy for another.


    It isn't. Ubuntu 8.04 had already been a downgrade in...
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    Re: Ubuntu Release Schedule: How long until...

    Not upgrading is not necessarily an option. Like I said, things are evolving and Linux is not there yet. Heck, I can install the most rock-solid Linux distro that may be available today but if...
  11. [ubuntu] Evolution password and keyring - please help me stop the madness!

    I've searched and found a few threads, none with a definitive answer. I have installed every update you can find for Ubuntu to this date 6/17/08. At some point one of the updates broke Evolution....
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    Re: Ubuntu Release Schedule: How long until...

    It's still not the same. There's always at least 1 year in between MS service packs.

    On the other hand, I've tried Ubuntu since version 6.06. Version 7.04 has been the best one for me, and the...
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    Ubuntu Release Schedule: How long until...

    ... until we can afford an 18-month or at least once a year release schedule?

    Here's why I ask: My biggest gripe with Ubuntu, and other distros that release every six months, is that good stuff...
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    Poll: Re: How do you rate Assistive Technologies?

    So so. Should be better but could've been worse.
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    Re: I think Orca sucks.

    You can change Mouse Tracking to Push. Press Insert+Space for the Preferences window. Click on the Magnifier tab and drop down the combo box for the mouse tracking. The Push setting is closer to what...
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    Re: Disabling Magnifier

    It might alienate some Windows users but make others happy once they find out both of the magnifiers that can be used in Ubuntu are way better than the magnifier that ships with Windows.
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    Re: Disabling Magnifier

    The keystroke for the Run box is ALT+F2.

    I think the package to download is ccsm from Synaptic. This adds the Custom button on the Visual Effect tabs. Press that button and look for the Zoom...
  18. [ubuntu] NTFS data partition not automounting on 8.04 after clean install.

    I had installed Ubuntu 8.04 when it was in beta, and kept updating it through the release candidate and final release. I didn't have this issue back then but I decided to reformat and do a clean...
  19. Re: Orca crashes. I can't get it to run, even after complete removal/reinstall.

    I doesn't crash for me, but it locks up upon startup for almost a minute before being usable.
  20. Re: how to create desktop launcher for orca or gnome magnifier

    You can create your own desktop launchers. Right-click on the desktop (Shift+F10 when the desktop has focus) and select Create Launcher.

    For Orca fill in:
    Type: Application.
    Name: Orca
    Command:...
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    Re: screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

    Ah, now I understand. Neither option will give you what you are looking for. The Enhanced Zoom plugin for CompizFusion only does full screen magnification, and Orca's is a stationary window that can...
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    Re: screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

    If using Ubuntu 7.10 you have two options:

    1. Use Orca. By default Orca follows the mouse. If your video card supports composite mode, Orca can even magnify under itself. If this is the case, you...
  23. Re: Full Screen Magnification out of the box at lart in Gutsy Gibbon 7.10!!

    The Firefox tracking bug is horrible and it's not new.

    I too like that finally there is full screen magnification. Now if only we could get keystrokes to change mag levels, toggle color inversion...
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    Re: high contrast modes

    Gnome has a High Contrast Black theme. I don't know about XFCE though. Also, Orca's magnification allows you to invert colors. There is a Negative plugin for CompizFusion where you press WindowsKey+M...
  25. Re: Gusty beta: Orca still unreliable for use with applications that required gksudo.

    But the average user does face that gksudo password dialog every time they run Synaptic, install updates, shares folders, etc. I'm not talking about running as root, but just facing the programs that...
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