Re: [orca-list] Evolution Questions

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Hey Adam, thanks for the tip of using a root login on another
console.  Yes, Speakup has saved my bacon numerous times when Orca
blew up.  

Evolution  seems to work ok with local folders and it did seem to work
good with gmail; it was mainly my local IMAP server where it (I guess)
was taking so long to do its thing but no speech, no progress, that
really sucked because I had no idea what was going on.  Plus the big
problem if you alt tab away from some dialogs, you can't get back into
them.  I don't know if that is an Orca bug or the way the dialogs are
posted or what.  It kind of reminds me of the old system modal dialogs
in windows where most screen readers couldn't read them at all.  At
least Window-Eyes got that cleared up manyyears ago.

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:16:38PM -0500, Adam Myrow wrote:
Funny, I've not had any of these problems with Evolution.  Of course, I've 
never used it in any way other than where it pulls the local spool folders 
into itself at startup.  I already had getmail set up from cron to 
download my mail, so I found it easiest to have Evolution just read the 
spool.  I did have problems when I had it reading the spool directly 
rather than moving it into its own internal folders.  In that case, there 
were a lot of errors with database corruption.  With the current setup, it 
works reasonably well for me.  The most important thing is to make sure 
caret mode is on in the view menu.  After that, use F6 to move between 
the folders, messages, and preview pane.  The preview pane works best for 
me, as it doesn't get the cursor stuck in the message header.  Still, I 
agree that some progress messages would be nice.

Instead of resorting to control-alt-backspace, try logging in as root on 
another virtual console, then doing "killall orca."  Then, go back to your 
X session, hit alt-F2, and type "orca" to restart it.  I've also found it 
occasionally necessary to kill and restart speech-dispatcher.  This is 
very rare, however.

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