I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found out Orca could be enabled in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager.

I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with the key combination Insert+Space.

It's very convenient/needed for a blind user to change the general settings like speaking rate, pitch and many other things. It's a lot less accessible if one has to run orca --text-setup every time or edit a configuration file.

How can I open the Orca settings manager?

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    do you have gnome? what version of orca do you have? $orca -v do you have the dependencies? github.com/GNOME/orca also, revisit this page:wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca/DownloadInstall
    – j0h
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:47
  • @Tennom - 13.04 was supported not for a long time ... and contact simply the maintainer of Orca (in Menue of Orca is an info-entry). Or you find out the maintainer by package-query ? Dec 4, 2015 at 23:05

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The orca setup is now working in 16.04 (LTS)

Please upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu.

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    Yes it does answer it. This question must be closed down to stop the unanswered page being clogged with bug reports from 2013. Please reconsider deleting every answer to this post if you don't have a better answer to provide. Jun 4, 2016 at 16:09
  • @MartinOwens-doctormo-, Could you include the bug link if you have it?
    – user.dz
    Jun 22, 2016 at 21:43
  • @AndroidDev, It may not be the best solution to the OP. But it is still an option to solve the problem. (Even partial solutions are accepted in Ask Ubuntu, if this was so)
    – user.dz
    Jun 22, 2016 at 21:47

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