Accessible software is usable by as many people as possible, regardless of age, physical ability, or native language.

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no acces to help.ubuntu or askubuntu on ubuntu machine

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop. I have a lot of issues so i heavily rely on help websites. I cannot acces the top google results often because of ERR_ADRESS_UNREACHABLE in chrome. I can ...
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How to remap keys with different functions?

Karabiner on Mac have this great feature, it can map a single key with two different featuers, I'm wondering if I can do this on ubuntu. The feature is that it can map enter to control, and when you ...
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display in grayscale

I need to show my desktop in gray-scale mode. On MacOS I can do it in accessibility mode. I tried with compiz config but the color filter was removed from Ubuntu 14.04. Who can help me? I use Ubuntu ...
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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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Voice coming out of computer when browsing

My husband is running Ubuntu 14.04. Recently, every time he moves the mouse, a voice is telling him what button / link / drop down box he is touching. It may be an application to enable blind users ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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How can I tell Firefox to visual highlight focus cursor to make it more visually noticeable?

How might I highlight the current focus cursor in Firefox? That is, how do I make the cursor that moves focus when pressing the tab key more visual? Given my current desk situation, my keyboard is ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Gnome On Screen Keyboard appears only in activity search

I use a Dell with a touch screen which can be folded into a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I enabled the Gnome On Screen Keyboard in the Accessibility menu, but the onscreen keyboard appears only ...
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Acces ecryptfs home folder of other local Linux installation?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Elementary OS. Is there a way I can auth myself as a Elemantary OS user and access my files under Ubuntu home folder and vice-versa?
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How to get libloginhelper in Trusty?

I'm trying to compile gok (Gnome On screen Keyboard) version 2.30.1 on Xubuntu 14.04. The only pkg-config packages that I'm missing are: checking for gtkdoc-mkpdf... no checking whether to build ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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google-chrome -kiosk disalow save as

I am currently running Google Chrome as follows: google-chrome --incognito --start-maximized -kiosk https://example.com/ To run a kiosk mode, where the user still can use keyboard and mouse. I want ...
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After installing ubuntu alongside windows 8.1, can't access windows

Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. Now I can no longer access windows, because when I try it says missing image. I need help quick because I have numerous printed reports ...
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I need speech recognition software for Ubuntu (like “Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 professional” for Windows)

I am disabled and use Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 13 professional in order to use my computer. It does not play well under Wine and is the only thing stopping me from completely switching to ...
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Is there a Magnifier app for Ubuntu? I want to use a bounding box with the mouse on a part of the screen and magnify it for our eyes to Zoom

Windows 8, (has a amazing new updated Magnifier Application, improved from Win7) for us who cannot see clearly. Does Ubuntu have a Magnifying application which you can either mouse, or crop a section ...
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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How to add different behavior to mouse clicks in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there a way to add custom behaviors to mouse events on Ubuntu 12.04? For example: click-and-hold the left button starts a timer when the timer hits 500 ms, the click locks into drag mode I can ...
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error after changing username in vboxclient:

I changed my username that I use in virtualbox and then I can not log into my Ubuntu. When I write my password and try to start my virtual machine, I receive the follow message: VBoxClient: Creating ...
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Zoom desktop tool for Ubuntu 14

I need a "zoom tool" for the entire screen because I want to control a bar with the mouse (time bar, like youtube) from an web-based audio player. The problem is that this player is too small and ...
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Screen Reader turns on mistakenly [duplicate]

Since the last update whatever I do anything on my system a sound erupts like if i change the brightness using F2 and F3 keys or change volume or open any drive or folder or any file a voice repeats ...
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Any better sotware for Mouse Keys then the default Universal Access?

At times I want to use my external keyboard, but don't have my external mouse around or it's death with batteries, which is the time I wish to navigate my cursor with the keys of my keyboard. So I go ...
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Is there a `Locate pointer` helper in Lubuntu (for visually impaired)

One the most difficult things for visually impaired people is locating the mouse looking up to the screen. Therefore enabling locate mouseor locate pointer give some extra visual attention (flashing ...
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Mouse trails for GNOME Shell?

I'm trying to prepare my laptop (trusty, gnome-shell) for use in presentations. As such, I'll need to do something to make the mouse more visible. 1) There's a program for Windows that does that ...
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Sticky keys UI feedback [duplicate]

Is there any way of knowing which sticky key is active? In MS Windows, there is a small icon which is very useful in providing visual feedback of which key is sticky. How can I have that visual ...
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What settings are being edited behind the scenes in Universal Access?

I was looking at this question. I know there is a setting within Universal Access which allows keystrokes to have a delay between I/O. I am wondering what is actually being edited behind the scenes ...
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GDM without Accessibility Dialog

I would like to disable the accessibility icon on the top right corner of GDM. I tryed insert some keys at the gconf, but thoses commands gave me no results: gconftool --type Boolean --set ...
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Problem in accessing hard drives by programs

Until today I used Ubuntu 12.04, but after many suggestions to update to 14.04, I finally did so. However, I am no longer able to use artemis (a DNA sequence analysis program) when it needs to open ...
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how to have a clock indicator highly visible?

The problem is actually the date time is very hard to read on the systray. The font is black with white outline in a blue background, so basically what I see there is just blurred unless I glue my ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts for Kubuntu

Is there any dwell clicking software for Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4? Ideally it should supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be ...
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How to exclude conky from the “Large Text” option in Universal Access

EDIT OF 23 DEC 2014 As you can see in the screenshot, the text and the graphs in my conky don't fit: the CPU graph has no text, the RAM one says CPU, and so on. Also, the date does not appear ...
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How to disable announcer?

After I installed ubuntu, I have a voice reading out everything to me - a screen reader. I tried to find why it's starting and how to disable it, but don't know what it might be called. One thing I ...
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cannot access files second hard drive until opened from unity bar [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS and windows 8 installed side by side on my first hard drive.Most of the files on my second hard drive were all created previously in my windows system until recently I have ...
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Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?

From the usability point of view, I do not understand why on each release upgrade you have to manually patch all the URLs of apt in order to make them point to the newer distribution. Why is not ...
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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Accessibility testing the web for the blind and low vision in Linux

Windows has Jaws. Mac desktop and iOS has VoiceOver. What is the equivalent in the Linux world? I'm willing to even load another desktop manager if need be. I currently use Cinnamon 2.x on Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 repeats the background voice for every input

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 before a week, when ever I gave an input action it is repeated over male voice. Example: if I press the F5 key then Ubuntu produce the male voice as "f5". If I open ...
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Click lock on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a new Ubuntu user and I really miss my click lock feature from Windows. Basically, what I need is this: I click on my left mouse button for 1 second (or an other small time interval) With the ...
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Click Lock to drag in Ubuntu 13.10

I've been looking for a while now a way to get the "click lock" in ubuntu 13.10 (for dragging) but so far, I have no success. Universal access lacks this feature, and I have not found some program or ...
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Deactivate menu switching in top bar

Is there a way of turning off the menu switching in the top bar? For example, when I click on the clock, then move left or right, this switches to the other menus. Another example is the volume ...
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Locate mouse helper in Xubuntu for visually impaired

I can't find a locate pointer feature (anymore) in Xubuntu. Is there an Xubuntu 13.10 (XFCE) alternative for the Show Mouse Accessibility CCSM plugin for ubuntu? My mother is slightly visually ...
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Win 8.1 transfer to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu to my new Toshiba laptop, and at startup it asks which system I want to boot up, but Ubuntu will not boot. What do I have to do to solve this? How do I partition the hard drive? ...
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How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel?

I am a KDE user thinking about moving to Unity. Due to manual disability, I use sticky keys and in KDE I have an applet in the system panel which shows which modifier keys are active. I remember that ...
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MongoDB could not connect local server

I had mongdb installed and evrything was working fine. I wanted to delete the mongodb lock. By mistake the directory /var/lib/mongodb/ got deleted. So, I uninstalled mongo db and installed again. But ...
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How to Get Festival to Show up In Orca

I'm a bit new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I believe I have a good feel for the system. I'm currently trying to change the voice synthesizer for the Orca screen reading software on Vinux, as the default ...
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How to turn off narrator of Ubuntu?

Recently I downloaded ebook speaker applications from Ubuntu Software Center. After that I'm facing this problem. Whatever I type, it keeps on narrating. I don't which application I've opened. No ...
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high contrast inverse on ubuntu 13.10?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and later to 13.10, I don't find anymore the theme "High contrast inverse" in the list of themes. Still, I prefer a theme which has (i) a high contrast and (ii) has ...
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At the beginning of an Ubuntu installation, what means the ”keyboard = human“ symbol?

At the very beginning of the booting of an installation media (typically a USB stick), before even choosing your language, there is an intriguing symbol. It represents a keyboard, an equal sign (=) ...
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Sticky keys: how do I know a key is stuck? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get myself to use sticky keys (to prevent RSI), but I often find I've pressed Ctrl and then changed my mind, and I'm not sure if hitting e.g. q will insert a q or quit the program … is ...
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How does the Ubuntu SDK handle accessibility?

How do I design an application in the Ubuntu SDK so that it integrates with assistive technology such as screen readers?