Here is what i want to do:
01) I want to set Orca as an idle process that runs in the background after i booted into Ubuntu 11.10/Gnome-Shell 3.2. (No problem there so far.)
02) Now when i open up a text file or website in my webbrowser i want to be able, to highlight text and use a keyboard-shortcut in order to let Orca read the selected text back to me.
My problem is, that Orca once initialized as a running process permanently reads back everything, from mouse-over actions of a button to system related actions etc.. Sure i can make adjustments in the preferences, but not enough to reduce it, to what i have asked above. Orca might not be the right application at all for this task and a common speech-synthesis application might be even better.
Anyway if someone knows how to make it work that way it will be fine. As an alternative a speech-synthesis like function, like apple offers would be even be better. Again, i only want a "read back" option for "selected text" that is invoked with a shortcut of my choice. No copy/paste,
say -o -f cmd etc..