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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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ffmpeg can't access file

I have seen this problem several times here or in other forums, usually user could not access the home folder. I have no problem with the home folder, ffmpeg works just fine there. But in my folder on ...
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Is it possible to change the titliebar colour of gnome-terminal

I have a number of terminal groups open. By terminal groups I mean a number of terminals that exist as tabs of a terminal. What Id like to do is colour the title bar of each terminal or group of ...
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Terminal based text scaling / How to get rid of accessibility icon in top bar?

Looking for a solution to use text scaling without using the accessibility feature I came across this solution. However, this also uses accessibility, but I want no accessibility icon. How may I ...
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Software for Bluetooth hearing aids

Does anyone have experience with Linux software that works for Bluetooth hearing aids? Lots of hearing aids do have such software. but it's usually only for Apple. And of course the software is ...
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zoom enabled, magnification set to 1.00 causes mouse artifacts

zoom universal access features causing trailing mouse ghosting in the form of squares. Configuration: Zoom = Enabled Magnification = 1.00 Magnifier Position: Screen Part = Full Screen Magnifier ...
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multiple issues with zoom in accessibility

i have low vision so i need to use screen magnifiers and i am having a lot of issues with the zoom feature in accessibility. zoom focus shifts - lets assume a window in the center of the screen and i ...
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What do I have to do so that the Ubuntu screen reader Orca reads a Java Swing surface

With Java Swing I have developed software that is screen reader compatible. The NVDA screen reader in Windows and the VoiceOver screen reader in MacOS read out the program interface. The Orca screen ...
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Importing accessibility options in recent versions of ubuntu

I'm new to this forum, but without further redo, here's the question: Being blind, I have to use a screen reader, in this case, Orca. Now, everything works wonderfully untill I try to open an electron ...
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festival and ibm tts voices dont show up in orca

I am trying to install festival voices for orca I have installed the following OS Version Ubuntu 20.10 festival speech-dispatcher-festival flite speech-dispatcher-flite festvox-us-slt-hts festvox-...
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How can I signal boost a particularly long standing accessibility bug?

Ever since Ubuntu 19.10, when I turn on the Zoom feature from the accessibility menu, my mouse leaves little square trails running across the screen. 12 others have repro'd this issue, but I suspect ...
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Will the new Flutter-based install wizard support Orca? (screen-reading application) [closed]

Following the announcement of the new Ubuntu installer application based on Google's Flutter, a few of our sight-challenged members (in our Ubuntu CZ/SK community) has raised an important question. ...
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Kubuntu screen magnifier doesn't follow the cursor

I'm a sight impaired and use Kubuntu. I'm really happy with it but have a little problem. When I write a document or an e-mail, I have to use the screen magnifier, and it doesn't follow the cursor ...
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Onscreen keyboard (Onboard) doesn't work on login screen and makes desktop unusable after login

I'm obliged to use the onscreen keyboard (i.e Onboard). I decided to update my PCs to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, I'm facing problems with the on-screen keyboard with all of them It's impossible to ...
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How to underline hotkeys on Google Chrome or Chromium right-click menu?

The hotkeys on the Google Chrome right-click menu are not underlined. For example, from the right-click menu, we can press T to open a link in a new tab and we can press V to "save image as" ...
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Repeat Keys settings don't work after reboot in Gnome

I'm not even sure where to start diagnosing this problem, and I'm looking for help. In Settings > Universal Access, in the "Typing" section I have "Repeat Keys" turned on. The ...
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How to config Screen Reader

How can I setup Ubuntu's Screen Reader? I would like to reduce the voice speed and change its language, but I don't know how. Is it possible?
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On Xubuntu 20.04 is there an option to beep while toggling Caps Lock and Num Lock? [duplicate]

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04 and what is missing is an option to enable a beep sound while toggling the Caps Lock and the Num Lock keys, and any advise/suggestion on how to achieve the desired ...
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Can I register my own script to gnome accessibility menu?

Let's say I'm on Ubtunu 20.04 and have a custom accessibility script that I can start by running /opt/myTool/activate.sh stop by running /opt/myTool/deactivate.sh. Is there a way to register it to ...
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Compiz config magnifier doesn't work

when i tyr to use magnifier. It doesn't work. When ı run this command compiz --replace. It is working. But when i run this commend any Windows doesn't move and cloese.
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Accessibility Tweak: How to prevent accidentally selected text from getting replaced when typing?

I'm trying to make my 97 years old grandma's laptop (Ubuntu 20.04) more accessible for her. She is often frustrated because text that she has written vanishes. Disabling the touchpad and using an ...
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Accessibility: Use high offscreen resolution to get better zoom quality? (compiz, gnome-shell)

I'm visually impaired and using Ubuntu 20.04 (Windows was harder to customize) Wondering if it is possible to set a higher than monitor resolution (eg: 4k root window for a 2k display). If I ...
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How to increase the font size in Ubuntu Server?

I am visually impaired and need font size in excess of 18 on my current version of server. Ctrl+↑ or ↓ does not work. Is there a package for increasing font size more than the ones found in console-...
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Is there a way to get mouse cursors bigger than 64x64?

I'm almost blind but I can still use a computer, but I need very huge mouse cursors. I went to Ubuntu for working reasons. After some trials, it seems the biggest size I succeed to display is 64x64 ...
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Could LibreOffice print dialoge be bugged?

I am unsure whether the problem I am suffering is related to Shell text with wrong size in mutter 3.36.4-0 bug In LibreOffice Version: 6.4.6.2 Build ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 when I try to print a ...
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Screen zoom (accessibility settings) not working, how to fix it?

I recently noticed(Ubuntu 20.4.1 LTS) that my screen zoom function is not working smoothly as it used to under Universal Access Settings. It does turns ON the screen zoom functionality but, it's very &...
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Accesibility features not loaded at startup?

Prior to the latest release, when I started Ubuntu, my accessibility settings would load and appear. Now, when I start Ubuntu, my accessibility settings are toggled on but are not actually working. I ...
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Enable Large Text through Terminal

I need to know how to enable and disable Large Text accessibility feature through the Ubuntu 20.04 Terminal. My desktop is constantly in large text mode (even though the accessibility settings don't ...
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Text-to-speech like Option-Esc in macOS

I'm considering switching over to Ubuntu from macOS at the moment, and the one feature I can't seem to find a replacement for is macOS's Speech tools, in particular the "Speak selected text when ...
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How can I automatically enable large text when logging in to the ubuntu session? [duplicate]

I enabled the large text option in accessibility menu because I have Full-HD screen. The problem is why the setting reverts itself back to "non-large" mode after I restart my PC? It's funny ...
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Can not type most letters on my keyboard into Electron apps

All numbers, punctuation, and special characters work normally. I can type normally in all non-Electron apps, but Discord, VSCode and Signal Desktop don't allow me to type anything except "f,w,j,...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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On-screen keyboard for Kubuntu?

It seems that the only available option is matchbox-keyboard, but it's pretty useless without the ability to change the font size of the labels. I'll nice for a change and not post my opinion of its ...
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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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Is there a magnifier for Ubuntu 18.04?

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I am half blind and used to love the compiz config tool and the way it could be configured to the keyboard. Does 18.04 have anything that comes close to ...
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“Shake to Find Cursor” feature 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 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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