Here is what i want to do:
I want to put/run Orca as an idle process in background after booting into Ubuntu. (No problem there so far.)
Now when I open up a text file or website in my [web]browser; I want to be able, to highlight text and use a keyboard-shortcut in order to invoke Orca process [see step 1], to 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 buttons, to system related actions etc.. and orca-preferences doesn't come with options, to reduce and suppress this. Orca might not be the right application at all for this and a common speech-synthesis application might be even better.
- If someone knows how to make it work that way, please help.
- An alternative speech-synthesis "read back" option/function, like Apple offers in OS X would even be better, since there one can simply "selected text", that is invoked with Ctrl+# shortcut, or simply use
say, or for text files
say -f ~/input.txt -o ~/output.aiff-command to have text red back instantly!