another thing about orca and xfce

Brian Smith xubuntu-dev-list at
Wed Sep 19 14:14:27 UTC 2012

Hello Jonathan Nadeau,

Your mentioned command should work if you are also using the rest of the 
gnome-services. However, this does tend to bog down xfce with other 
services that may not really be needed, although still not as bad as 
GNOME itself. To try it, go to the xfce4-menu > Settings > 
Settings-Manager > Session and Startup > go to the advanced tab, and 
check the "Launch GNOME services on startup" check-box... then log-out, 
and back in...

Hope it helps, and good luck.


On 09/18/2012 05:13 PM, Jonathan Nadeau wrote:
> hello list,
> Here is one thing I forgot to mention to see if this might be a fix. 
> On Ubuntu 11.10 after a fresh install you had to issue this command. 
> The reason for this command was Orca could read the desktop and menu 
> but if you opened an application like say firefox orca would not read 
> it like the problem I'm having in xfce. Again here is the command I 
> had to issue in Gnome maybe it is a little different under xfce. 
> Please let  me know if this would work.
> gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility true
> Would something like this fix my problem? Thanks for your time and help.

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