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Orca keeps starting up after system starting, and im not able to find it in "Startup Applications".

How to stop it??

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run this in a terminal

gksudo gedit  /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart.desktop

change NoDisplay=true to


Save, then open up Startup Applications & disable

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what is the diff between gksudo and sudo –  Newbi Nov 23 '11 at 6:37
a couple of links, you can google others, psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo help.ubuntu.com/community/… –  doug Nov 23 '11 at 7:19

For Ubuntu 13.10, open "Universal Access" and turn off screen reader

The "Seeing" tab is the default and includes this option

Couldn't use image, so here's a link

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Use Ctrl + S to disable Orca. It will stop and won't bother you at next logon.

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Simple fix. Thank you! –  Mike Pennington Dec 3 '13 at 22:20

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