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NAME

       orca - a scriptable screen reader

SYNOPSIS

       orca [option...]

DESCRIPTION

       orca is a screen reader for people with visual impairments, it provides alternative access
       to the desktop by using speech synthesis and braille.

       orca works with applications and toolkits that support the  Assistive  Technology  Service
       Provider  Interface (AT-SPI), which is the primary assistive technology infrastructure for
       Linux and Solaris. Applications and toolkits supporting the AT-SPI include the GNOME  Gtk+
       toolkit,  the  Java  platform's  Swing  toolkit, LibreOffice, Gecko, and WebKitGtk. AT-SPI
       support for the KDE Qt toolkit is being pursued.

OPTIONS

       -s, --setup
              When starting orca, initiate the GUI-based configuration.

       -u, --user-prefs-dir=dirname
              When starting orca, use dirname as an alternate directory for the user preferences.

       -e, --enable=speech|braille|braille-monitor
              When starting orca, force the enabling of the supplied options.

       -d, --disable=speech|braille|braille-monitor
              When starting orca, force the disabling of the supplied options.

       -l, --list-apps
              Prints the names of all the currently running applications.  This is used primarily
              for debugging purposes to see if orca can talk to the accessibility infrastructure.
              Note that if orca is already running, this will not kill the  other  orca  process.
              It  will just list the currently running applications, and you will see orca listed
              twice: once for the existing orca and once for this instance.

       --debug
              Enables debug output for orca and sends all debug output to a file with a  name  of
              the form 'debug-YYYY-MM-DD-HH:MM:SS.out' in the current directory.  The YYYY-MM-DD-
              HH:MM:SS portion will be replaced with the current date and time.

       --debug-file=filename
              Enables debug output for orca and sends all debug output to the given filename.

       -v, --version
              outputs orca version number and exits.

       -h, --help
              displays orca help and exits.

       --replace
              Replace a currently running orca process.  By default, if orca detects an  existing
              orca  process  for  the  same  session, it will not start a new orca process.  This
              option will kill and cleanup after any existing orca process and then start  a  new
              orca in its place.

       KEYBOARD SETTINGS
              Orca  provides  two  keyboard  modes,  Desktop  and  Laptop  keyboard  layout.  The
              Orca_Modifier key is Insert in desktop keyboard  layout  and  Caps_Lock  in  laptop
              keyboard layout.

              Orca  uses  default  GNOME  keyboard shortcuts to navigate the desktop and interact
              with various applications. The flat review commands provide an  alternative  method
              of interaction in certain inaccessible applications. It should not be confused with
              flat review functionality provided by other screen readers.

Desktop Mode

       Flat review commands

       Numpad-7 move the flat review cursor to the previous line and read it.

       Numpad-8 read the current line.

       Numpad-9 move the flat review cursor to the next line and read it.

       Numpad-4 move the flat review cursor to the previous word and read it.

       Numpad-5 read the current word.

       Numpad-6 move the flat review cursor to the next word and read it.

       Numpad-1 move the flat review cursor to the previous character and read it.

       Numpad-2 read the current character.

       Numpad-3 move the flat review cursor to the next character and read it.

       Numpad-slash perform a left mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Numpad-star perform a right mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Bookmark commands

       Alt+Insert+[1-6] assign a bookmark to a numbered slot. If a bookmark already exists in the
       slot it will be replaced with the new one.

       Insert+[1-6] go to the position pointed to by the bookmark bound to this numbered slot.

       Insert+B  and Insert+Shift+B move between the given bookmarks for the given application or
       page.

       Alt+Insert+B save the defined bookmarks for the current application or page.

       Miscellaneous functions

       Numpad+Plus
        'say all' command; reads from the current position  of  the  caret  to  the  end  of  the
       document.

       Numpad+Enter
        'Where  am  I'  command;  speaks information such as the title of the current application
       window, as well as the name of the control that currently has focus.

       Insert+H enter into orca's 'learn mode'; press Escape to exit.

       Insert+Shift+Backslash toggle live regions monitoring on and off.

       Insert+F speak font and attribute information for the current character.

       Insert+Space Launch the orca Configuration dialog.

       Insert+Ctrl+Space reload user  settings  and  reinitialize  services  as  necessary.  Also
       launches the orca Configuration dialog for the current application.

       Insert+S toggle speech on and off.

       Insert+F11 toggle the reading of tables, either by single cell or whole row.

Laptop Mode

       Flat review commands

       Caps_Lock+U  move the flat review cursor to the previous line and read it. Double-click to
       move flat review to the top of the current window.

       Caps_Lock+I read the current line. Double-click  to  read  the  current  line  along  with
       formatting and capitalization details.

       Caps_Lock+O  move  the  flat  review cursor to the next line and read it. Double- click to
       move flat review to the bottom of the current window.

       Caps_Lock+J move the flat review cursor to the previous word and read it. Double-click  to
       move flat review to the word above the current word.

       Caps_Lock+K  read  the  current word. Double-click to spell the word. Triple-click to hear
       the word spelled phonetically.

       Caps_Lock+L move the flat review cursor to the next word and read  it.  Double-  click  to
       move flat review to the word below the current word.

       Caps_Lock+M  move  the  flat  review cursor to the previous character and read it. Double-
       click to move flat review to the end of the current line.

       Caps_Lock+Comma read the  current  character.  Double-click  to  pronounce  the  character
       phonetically if it is a letter.

       Caps_Lock+Period move the flat review cursor to the next character and read it.

       Caps_Lock+7 perform a left mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Caps_Lock+8 perform a right mouse click at the location of the flat review cursor.

       Bookmark commands

       Alt+Caps_Lock+[1-6]

       add  a bookmark to the numbered slot. If a bookmark already exists for the slot it will be
       replaced with the new one.

       Caps_Lock+[1-6] go to the position pointed to by the bookmark bound to this numbered slot.

       Caps_Lock+Band  Caps_Lock+Shift+B  move  between  the  given  bookmarks  for   the   given
       application or page.

       Alt+Caps_Lock+B save the defined bookmarks for the current application or page.

       Miscellaneous functions

       Caps_Lock+Semicolon
        'Say  all'  command;  reads  from  the  current  position  of the caret to the end of the
       document.  Caps_Lock+Enter
        'Where am I' command; speaks information such as the title  of  the  current  application
       window, as well as the name of the control that currently has focus.

       Caps_Lock+H enter learn mode (press Escape to exit).

       Caps_Lock+Shift+Backslash toggle live regions monitoring on and off.

       Caps_Lock+F speak font and attribute information for the current character.

       Caps_Lock+Space launch the orca Configuration dialog.

       Caps_Lock+Ctrl+Space  reload  user  settings  and reinitialize services as necessary; also
       launches the orca Configuration dialog for the current application.

       Caps_Lock+S toggle speech on and off.

       Caps_Lock+F11 toggle the reading of tables, either by single cell or whole row.

FILES

       ~/.local/share/orca
              Orca user preferences directory

       ~/.local/share/orca/user-settings.conf
              Orca user preferences configuration file.

       ~/.local/share/orca/orca-customizations.py
              Orca user customizations configuration file

       ~/.local/share/orca/orca-scripts
              Orca user orca scripts directory

       ~/.local/share/orca/bookmarks
              Orca user bookmarks directory

       ~/.local/share/orca/app-settings
              Orca user application specific settings directory

AUTHOR

       Orca originated as a community effort led by  the  Sun  Microsystems  Inc.   Accessibility
       Program Office and with contributions from many community members.

SEE ALSO

       For   more   information   please   visit   orca   wiki   at  <http://live.gnome.org/Orca>
       ⟨http://live.gnome.org/Orca⟩

       The orca mailing list <http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orca-list> To post a message
       to all orca list, send a email to orca-list@gnome.org