I have just installed ubuntu 16.04, and although it's friendly regarding basic softwares, it is just a hassel to install other softwares.

1st question

how do I get rid of the ((voice)) without muting the media sound?

2nd question

I cannot play any facebook applications using firefox or chrome. The game acts as if it is playing, but it is a white screen, cannot see any thing happening although I have installed all plugins I could reach including adobe flash player.

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    What ((voice))? – Bruni May 12 '16 at 10:27
  • There is a man's voice that names and deccripes every place the cursor is on. for example; the menu and any roll down item under the menu – Abeda Samir May 12 '16 at 10:33
  • It is the man voice that descripes every menu item the cusror is on. plus when I type the password. the same voice gives a sound on every keyboard butten push – Abeda Samir May 12 '16 at 10:35
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    To turn Screen reader off press Alt+Super+S – stalet May 12 '16 at 10:36
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    Turn it off as follows: System Settings -> Universal Access. First tab ("Sight"): Screen Reader -> OFF. – Jos May 12 '16 at 10:36

General regarding flash on Linux

In case you really need flash - consider using Google Chrome instead of Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome should come with a bundled flash for Linux.

How to get Google Chrome for Linux

Download Chrome from the google page. The downloaded file should be a .deb file.

How to install local .deb

Either doubleclick the .deb or run the following command in a terminal

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/localfile.deb

Google Chrome should add a custom source to your system, which will be used in the future to update Chrome

Final general hint

It helps to create separate questions/posts for each question you might have.

  • Actually that is what most answers say. and the application it self asked for it., however I have insalled chrome, but yet the same thing. Now if there is a special vesion of chrome for ububtu. I will follow your instructions. So I understand that .deb file is the exe file. right?? – Abeda Samir May 12 '16 at 11:15
  • If you have installed Chrome already - then forget my instructions. I was just pointing out that Google Chrome must be manually installed, while Chromium is installable via the default sources – dufte May 12 '16 at 11:17
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    Regarding your .exe question: .exe are usually executables in the Windows- world, where installable packages in the Debian/Ubuntu world come as .deb files. – dufte May 12 '16 at 11:18
  • Thank you very much. Actually I searched for Chromium, but I got Chrome. If chromium works fine then I will get it. but do I have to uninstall Chrome and how? – Abeda Samir May 12 '16 at 11:22

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