Desktops other than gnome

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Wed May 11 19:15:18 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Alex Midence <alex.midence at> wrote:
> Hello, MacKenzie,
> I'm very you liked the suggestion of the hotkey for starting the
> screen reader and that you are thinking about including it in the next
>  Kubuntu release.

Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be able to do it in 11.10.  To make
it possible to just flip a screenreader on would require that
QT_ACCESSIBILITY environment variable be set to 1 in *all* sessions as
a default.  With Qt-AT-SPI installed, this'd cause a huge performance
impact because Qt-AT-SPI is too new to have been optimised yet.  At
some point, the need for QT_ACCESSIBILITY to be set before *anything*
starts running (ie, at session startup) will go away, but there's no
consensus yet on how to do that.  I'm hopeful about Qt folks figuring
out a better solution in time for 12.04.

Mackenzie Morgan

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