Orca keeps starting up after system starting, and I'm 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 and disable the entry for Orca.


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


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


Try deleting orca-autostart.desktop from /etc/xdg/autostart. Run:

sudo rm /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart
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