Re: [orca-list] orca customizations
- From: Rich Burridge <Rich Burridge Sun COM>
- To: aerospace1028 hotmail com
- Cc: orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] orca customizations
- Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:17:30 -0700
aerospace1028 hotmail com wrote:
I'm having a little trouble modifying my orca-customizations.py file.
I want to create a function so when I press orcaKey+c I turn the punctuation up to all and turn on speak
indentation support. I prefer these features when working with computer code or modifying settings files,
but like them turned off for most other situations. I thought, it'd be more convenient to have a
key-combination defined in orca-customizations.py instead of going through the preffrences dialog every time.
I read through settings.py in the orca directory and found the definitions I need, I think. I had previous
successfully implimented a time and date capacity based off the instruction on live.gnome.org/orca/. I tried
modifying the templet from my time function to include the below, but it doesn't seam to work.
There were a couple of problems.
1/ The "def setCoding(script, inputEvent=None)" line didn't have
a colon at the end of it.
2/ The next line wasn't indented properly. Python is really
fussy about indentation.
I also suggest that you surround everything you put inside
your orca-customizations.py file with a try:/except: clause.
That means that if you do have an error, it'll be caught, and
Orca will recover from it and start up normally (rather than
bring up the Orca Preferences dialog).
I've attached a working version of the orca-customizations.py
file. I've left a couple lines of print debug in there to help
show that it was working.
# setup custom key bindings.
# define keybindings object
myKeyBindings = orca.keybindings.KeyBindings()
## the time function from live.gnome.org/orca/
# define a function to change verbosity and punctuation
# more compatible for coding.
def setCoding(script, inputEvent=None):
print "XXX: setCoding called."
# increase punctuation level to all
orca.settings.verbalizePunctuationStyle = orca.settings.PUNCTUATION_STYLE_ALL
# speak indentations
orca.settings.enableSpeechIndentation = True
setCodingHandler = orca.input_event.InputEventHandler(setCoding, "resets orca for typing computer code.")
# assign orca key + c to our setCode script
myKeyBindings.add(orca.keybindings.KeyBinding("c", 1 << orca.settings.MODIFIER_ORCA, 1 <<
# add our new keybindings to orca
orca.settings.keyBindingsMap["default"] = myKeyBindings
print "XXX: got an exception in orca-customization.py."
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