Announcing Orca v3.4.1

What is Orca?

Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader
that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable
combinations of speech and refreshable braille.

You can read more about Orca at

What's Changed in 3.4.1?


  * Present the name change of the suspend/power off menu item

  * Prevent nameless panels from delaying presentation of Top Bar button

  * Prevent focused objects in gnome-shell dialogs from preempting
    presentation of the dialog itself

  * Fix for Empathy active descendant presentation getting incorrectly

  * Minor adjustments to get Orca working with Empathy 3.4

  * Fix for bug 672461 - Orca now presents the full file list when the
    file chooser is opened


  * Fix for bug 673397 - Using flat review while in Unity Greeter makes
    Orca stop presenting screen contents

  * Fix for bug 673157 - Unhandled exception when in Unity Greeter

  * Fix for bug 673648 - Orca does not present Unity 2d indicators
    correctly in braille


  * Fix for Orca incorrectly skipping certain menu item events in KMail

  * Fix for bug 673142 - Unhandled exceptions (GError: No such object
    path) when using Skype


  * Fix for bug 673540 - List and list item structural navigation
    sometimes fails

  * Prevent Orca from double-presenting focused links with structural
    navigation in lists

  * Fix for bug 672464 - Orca double presents headings which are links

  * Fix braille rolename presentation

  * Fix for bug 673757 - Pages with alt attribute present, but not
    actually set, results in traceback

  * Fix a UnicodeWarning


  * Fix for bug 673715 - Orca double-echoes keys pressed in Thunderbird
    address fields

  * Fix for bug 673567 - List in Firefox preferences dialog not


  * Fix for bug 672787 - Unhandled exceptions from dead accessibles in

  * Fix for bug 673530 - Orca multi-presents the focused cell's contents
    when arrowing in Calc

  * Fix for bug 672953 - Orca is presenting extra "input line frame"
    announcements in LibreOffice Calc

Orca and AT-SPI

  * Handle the new AT-SPI2 timeout errors

  * Add additional debugging info to help track down hard-to-reproduce

  * Use os.makedirs instead of os.mkdir if the XDG data home directory
    doesn't exist

  * Disable braille monitor if the import fails

  * Ensure 'orca -t' works even without a Desktop

  * Fix for bug 673336 - Problems (re)binding commands with Caps_Lock

New and updated translations (THANKS EVERYONE!!!):

    ca            Catalan                Jordi Serratosa
    ca            Catalan (Valencian)    Carles Ferrando
    de            German                 Christian Kirbach
    hu            Hungarian              Attila Hammer, Gabor Kelemen
    lt            Lithuanian             Aurimas ÄŒernius

Where can I get it?

-- The Orca Team

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