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

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Kubuntu Bounce Keys Personalization, Universal Access

I run kubuntu and I'm trying to make some tweaks to adapt it to my needs. I have a mechanic keyboard that has a chattering problem. In windows I was able to set the delay of bounce keys to 20ms, so ...
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File system for intermediary data storage between Linux and Windows

What is the best file system for intermediary data storage between Linux and Windows that requires no or the least overhead cost of remap, mount etc?
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Are there any keyboard dictation options comparable to FN+FN on MacOS for Ubuntu?

I'm currently trying to get someone with Dyslexia to try using Ubuntu as a main OS. They're used to the keyboard dictation option available on MacOS that allows you to type anywhere with your mic by ...
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Does an extension or option exist to replicate the “shake mouse to find pointer” in Gnome 3?

Every now and then I fail to track my mouse pointer on a large screen resp. multi monitor setup. MacOS has this nice feature to grow the mouse pointer when shaking the mouse for a bit. Is there any ...
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Gnome, showing pointer and firefox

With Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In accesibility settings, there is an useful feature "Localiser le pointeur" in French, that show the pointer when pressing the Ctrl touch. It is explaned here Linux ...
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Erratic keyboard behavior

I have an Asus laptop with Ubuntu installed. Recently my Super key (the one with the Windows icon) stopped working. This might be related: I use the keyboard in Accessibility mode, to use the keyboard ...
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What is happening when I type ctrl+shift+e, then type and underlined text appears? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 20.04, if I type ctrl+shift+e, then start typing in any app (terminal, browser, whatever), underlined text appears. It could even be in gedit. There are no spaces in what appears, and if I ...
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Screen magnifier and text input follow problem

I'm using screen magnifier on ubuntu 19.10 and see problems with following magnigier to text foucus. It works good in some apps (terminal, gedit) but don't works at all in others (sublime text 3). You ...
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minidlna start. It is working, but I don't get any data. (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

I cannot find any solution. Output of journalctl: mei 21 11:33:30 tvnr systemd[1]: Starting LSB: minidlna server... mei 21 11:33:31 tvnr systemd[1]: Started LSB: minidlna server. Output of service ...
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VLC seems to ignore the “cursor size” setting in Universal Access

Ubuntu 20.04LTS, VLC 3.0.10. I have set "Large" for the mouse cursor size, and I have not experience this problem with other applications but only on VLC, the cursor becomes really small. It seems to ...
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Orca does not seem to read most screen elements on my system

I have fired up orca for the first time, and it seems to only read the titles of windows and tabs, or sometimes the first element on the window, but not anything else on the window. When I go into ...
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No “file”? access to windows network

Did a clean install of ubuntu 20.04. Then caja - Browse network - finding NAS - open NAS - every file is displayed as an empty folder. Did a clean install of LinuxMint(yes yes i know) Did them same, ...
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Accessibility: Shortcuts for color inversion + mousewheel for zoom

I have been using macOS for the longest part of my live, simply because it had much better accessibility options than either Linux or Windows XP at that time - and even going forward, it took until ...
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Cursor with style

While the operating systems slowly but steadily get us to a new age level of development, the mouse cursor still resides in the stone age. It has barely changed since Windows 3.1 back in the day. So, ...
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Is there a good screen magnifier for ubuntu that has keyboard shortcuts?

The default one works well, but it doesn't have keyboard shortcuts. Or if it does I can't find documentation of them and thus don't know of them. I just want to be able to magnify the full screen and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - how to configure zoom

Im currently using Ubuntu 16.04 with compizconfig-settings-manager for zoom and invert colors. I now installed Ubuntu 18.04 on another drive, i wanted to try it out and seems like the zoom works quiet ...
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Eye Strain and Nausea when running 18.04.1 on Intel i915 graphics [duplicate]

When I launch Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my Acer Aspire x3950 desktop PC with Intel i915 graphics, I experience heavy eyes within 5-10 minutes, and after a few hours develop severe dizziness and sometimes ...
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“Shake to Find Cursor” for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

Is there any software that does the same as the macOS feature "Shake to Find Cursor" for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?
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What is “'gtk2' Qt style” in Lubuntu 19.10?

OS: Lubuntu 19.10 I have a need for my applications to be entirely dark-themed. Lubuntu 19.10 comes with Adwaita-dark (and Adwaita) for GTK2/3 applications. I've also added the materia-gtk-theme ...
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How to enable color blindness in ubuntu gnome desktop?

I have color blindness protanomaly. How to turn accessablity on in ubuntu? I may not able to see so many color. Just simply suggest me a tool or app or something to enable color corrrection mode to ...
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How do I get screenreader Orca to read out loud a whole page of a pdf document on click or key shortcut?

I run Ubuntu 18.04 and have installed version 3.28.0 of the Orca screenreader with sudo apt-get install gnome-orca. When I start Orca and open a PDF document, it reads its file name out loud, and ...
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Why does konsole ignore accessibility settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with kubuntu-desktop and SDDM, the KDE Plasma display manager. I told accessibility to flash the window for terminal bell. (I also told it to use /usr/share/sounds/...
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Make Applications (Ubuntu Software) to access all the DRIVES in my computer [duplicate]

I'm recent user of Ubuntu (Linux). How can we make Applications (Ubuntu Software) to access all the DRIVES in my computer. For example, I just downloaded « Krita ». When I simply try to open a file ...
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How to disable accessibility in MATE flavour?

After a recent install of a gnome application to Ubuntu 19.04 MATE, an application I subsequently purged, I am left with accessibility features enabled. The panel has the icon, and in keyboard use I ...
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How do I make KDE Plasma Handbook pages less white?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I'm more comfortable reading text on a dark background rather than on a white background. The various Handbook pages provided by KDE Plasma in the Help menu have a mainly white ...
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Ubuntu accessibility software for Parkinsons disease

I have a relative suffering with this condition. They are often unable to innunciate words and their hands and arms shake during more extreme episodes. I remember reading about software such as ...
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Unable To Change The Voice In Orca To Use Festival In Ubuntu 18.04

I am assisting a blind friend with the transition from Windows to Linux. We have installed Ubuntu-MATE 18.04. Unfortunately, he hates the default voice used by Orca, and we have thus far been ...
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Visually indicate mouse clicks in Gnome 3?

I know there is this facility in Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome 3: Linux Equivalent of Windows Ctrl to show Mouse Pointer Easy way to quickly locate the mouse pointer? Basically, when you hit left Ctrl, you can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: does “draggable-border-width” work only for some applications?

After reading Resizing a window should be easier - increase boarder pixel count? and the links cited there, I looked at what dconf-editor had. There is "/org/gnome/mutter/draggable-border-width" with ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 Zoom Screen Part options

I've switched over from Windows to Ubuntu, in Windows I used the built in magnifier in docked mode, giving me a resizable magnified block at the top of the screen, and it's integrated into the window ...
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How can I change the color of the marker on the dash that indicates an application is “up”?

Is is possible to change the dot on the Dash (or Dock) icon to yellow or green so I can see it? I am very colour blind. In particular, I simply can barely detect red light. There is a small dot (I ...
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Can some programs found in Ubuntu 18.04 be installed in other desktop environments?

Ubuntu 18.04 has programs such as Zoom (in Universal Access) and Night Light (in Displays). However, when I run Zoom, I see that gnome-shell is the responsible process in top. And there aren't ....
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Reveal mouse pointer position [duplicate]

On Windows it is possible to enable revealing the mouse pointer position by pressing the CTRL key. Is this possible in Gnome? There doesn't seem to be a setting, unless it's hidden somewhere.
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Sticky keys: Shift starts in “locked” mode after stand-by

I have sticky keys enabled following an injury that prevents me from typing with my left hand. I have some strange behaviour with the Shift key when coming out of stand-by and suspend. When I awake ...
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screen keyboard doesn't appear on my 18.04

In my case screen keyboard appears only on two screens: login/unlock screen and when Ubuntu Software Center prompts for sudo password. In all other cases I don't see screen keyboard. I installed ...
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Modeless/stateless layout language switching with Caps Lock, again (18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver)

This has been asked countless times, so I'll try to be brief. I have two input layouts, Ukrainian and English, and want: to use Caps Lock for fast switching; not have any delays imposed, I'm a fast ...
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External Hard Disk Drive: “Waiting for ”TOSHIBA EXT“ to become connected” (Ubuntu 18)

Foreword: Whilst similar, none of the questions / answers already posted have addressed my problem. I am running Ubuntu 18 with "Déjà Dup Backup Tool". I have a Toshiba 1.8 TiB ext. hard disk drive ...
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How to make the Gnome Control Center (Settings) left panel background colors on hover more obvious in Ubuntu 18.04?

If you look at the left pane there are menu item separators, a selected color, hover colors, and "zebra striping" of all unselected rows. When I hover over a white zebra-striped row it practically ...
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Default Action for Cancel-Dialog in Gedit nearly not visible

I am getting older and my eyes see worse. If I close gedit, I can hardly see the default action which is "Save as..." Is there a way to make default actions (in all applications) more visible?
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How to map a key to work like mouse button including its modifiers?

With xmodmap I can map F2 to work as left click: xmodmap -e "keycode 68 = Pointer_Button1" However, when I use shift+F2 to simulate shift left-click to select files on nautilus for example, it doesn'...
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How to map right/left click scroll down/up to F1 F2 F3 F4?

I want to map, remap or create a shortcut that: F1 : Right click F2 : Left click F3 : Scroll Down F4 : Scroll Up
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Time is hard to read with a light-coloured wallpaper

I have light-coloured wallpaper set and because the date/clock text is all white, it's quite difficult to read for me. Is there any way to either make this text either more visible, either by changing ...
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Ubuntu zoom feature misbehaving

I am trying to use Ubuntu zoom feature (18.04 LTS), but it's not behaving well. When applied to a window, zoom should also increase the size of the window. It does not, making the zoom feature pretty ...
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What is the status of adding mouse Click-Lock accessibility feature in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm checking in to see what the status is of enabling the mouse Click-Lock feature on Ubuntu's latest 18.04 OS. I recall that it was advertised to be available with the 16.04 release but the ...
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Does Ubuntu offer tactile sign language accessibility options for persons both blind and deaf?

Persons both blind and deaf often rely on tactile sign language, feeling the hands of the person using sign language (because they can't see the signs). Does Ubuntu offer a software that could assist ...
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How can I keep this menu?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, when I set the scaling factor to 1.25 in the GNOME tweak tool, this menu shows up in the top panel, but It hides when I set the scaling factor to 1.00. This menu is very ...
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Onboard wait'n'click not working

I have physical disability which makes moving with all my body very difficult, thus I use Onboard virtual keyboard to work with my PC using mouse only. My problem is that after installation of Ubuntu ...
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Is there a better way to zoom in?

I'm looking for a better way to zoom in, rather than using the default accessibility zoom in option because it's really buggy. Is there a better alternative? Edit: Just to clarify, I'm talking about ...
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Quantifying active screen time with dual monitors

I'm trying to improve my ergonomics setup. I've got dual monitors, and trying to figure out how they should be placed (e.g., one directly in front and the other off to the side, vs both in front ...
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How to use window menu accelerators/mnemonics in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I have used simple keyboard shortcut to set property Always on Top (Nautilus window as example): Alt+Space, t After next Alt+Space or right mouse click I see that window was set ...

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