Re: Success : Welcome to Gnopernicus !

Hello Nath:

I am delighted to hear that you had success with gnopernicus.  It seems
there is only one additional step before you can investigate the
existing screenreader support for GNOME-2 applications.

There is a special "gconf" configuration key which controls whether
applications enable accessibility support when they run.  The key is
called "/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility" and the value is a
boolean, which when "true" enables accessibility.

The most straightforward way to set this variable is to use the
"gconftool-2" commandline tool, since we do not yet have a
general-purpose "Accessibility" preferences dialog (though we have one
for "AccessX" keyboard settings, for users with certain problems using
standard keyboards).

If you run "gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility" it
will report ("get") the current gconf value.  Running gconf with the
following values will set the key to "true":

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility true

And thereafter, GNOME-2 applications should enable support for assistive
technologies such as gnopernicus when they are run.  Applications such
as nautilus, gnome-panel and gnome-terminal, which are already running,
will not load accessibility support until the next time they are stopped
and restarted, so you may not see full support until you log out and
back in, or until you selectively kill and restart these programs. 
(Note that some of these programs, for instance the 'nautilus' file
manager, and 'gnome-panel', will automatically restart themselved when

Best regards and good luck; we look forward to your report.


On Tue, 2002-09-10 at 06:56, Nath wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm very happy to announce that I've succeed in installing the whole things
> and I've heard Festival saying : "Welcome to Gnopernicus !"
> Thanks a lot for your help and your patience Michael, Bill, Sharon and the
> others.
> Now that the Gnopernicus menu is spoken I ask me another question : Is it
> possible today to have speech and/or braille in other things  ? I explain :
> i ran sawfish or gnome-session, or gnome-terminal or metacity but I never
> obtain speech in these apps. Then today is only the Gnopernicus menu
> accessible ? And if some  other apps are accessibles what are they and may
> I do something special to activate speech ?
> Thanks again for your help .
> --
> Nath
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