[Bug 275450] Re: menu items missing on fresh install of Ubuntu

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at gmx.net
Tue Mar 1 09:55:17 UTC 2011

It can not be used to enter the password

Onboard CAN be used to enter the password at GDM ! (if automatic login
is not enabled)

Indeed, on the bottom panel there is an icon resembling a man; it is the
accessibility icon (the usual wheelchair icon instead of the vetruvian
man icon might be easier to understand). Clicking on it will open the
accessibility dialog. In the accessibility dialog there is a checkbox
named: Type without a keyboard. By activating that checkbox, onboard
will appear at the GDM screen.

Of course, for computers used by only one person, it is probably more
straightforward to activate automatic login.

... it makes it harder for me as a user who needs them to find them. As a result, I feel I can't recommend Ubuntu to friends who need accessibility features...

The more it gets hidden away (or removed to things that require typing), the harder it will be to encourage more people to try Ubuntu on the tablet or other similar set-ups.

Unfortunately, I can only agree !!!

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