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I get something that says: application menu. i've seen this menu before. is this how it would look and act if i could use the super key?

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also, when i start it up, i login and then i have no speech after it says screen reader on, when i open a terminal it announces things there, but when i close it orca goes silent.

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Okay, question....

For Mate, I use Solus which has its own super key menu (and useful, too)

Can I hide the alt F1 menu in Mate, but keep the tray with the clock, battery status etc? If so, what's the easiest way to do it? I never use the alt F1 menu any more, but I do need the alt F2 menu for running stuff if I don't feel like opening a terminal.

Also. Anyone tried Ubuntu Budgie? Is it actually any good? I liked budgie when I used it on Solus, and having that desktop and Ubuntu sounds like a good idea...in theory BUT...here's my question, is it useable with Ubuntu? Solus, it broke after updates, so......

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One more:

Any truth to the rumors of making Cinnamon Orca friendly? I've heard bits of rumors every so often.

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So,
Budgie is not accessible
Nope, you cannot hide the alt F1 menu
@kingzombie
Never launch Orca from a terminal

Raduvay se, raduvay
Raduvay se domaki ne
Kolko liste po gorach
Tolko zdrave na taz kyshcha

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You referring to Ubuntu Budgie or Solus Budgie as I've got Orca to work with Budgie last year, however any sort of updates completely broke it, so there's that...but out of the box, at least for Solus it did actually work with Orca for a few months thenthe updates got put on the ISO. I'd ask the Solus devs what their plans are for Budgie and Orca, since right now AFAIK it still uses GTK but they're shifting Budgie over to QT...but I'm going off an old 2017 Budgie ISO I got laying around which still used GTK so caveat: Not tested the latest Budgie release. Mate works fine here...

Also for the launching from terminal....eh no, depends on the distro but some (Mint) you have to, or it's easier to launch from a terminal, or when the shortcut just insstantly closes (oh hi Mint...AGAIN). Personally I've had more success getting Orca going from a live session terminal than the alt F2 menu

Ah crap thought you could hide the Alt F1 menu. I just unbound the key combo then, so there's that. On another note, gotta love digging around in conf files. I managed to get my desktop to shift everything 90 degrees...which is both hilarious and annoying for everyone else who walks past and asks if I know my desktop's rotated 90 degrees. Yes. I'm aware. Yes. I like it better like so.

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I doubt cinnamon will ever be orca friendly since the dude basically ripped the entire universal access suite of stuff out of it.

I'm a cat! What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine to :P XD

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Ack, well there goes my hope for Mint's flgship DE to be useable.......admittedly Mint Mate is okay but...it's Mate.

I can't. I just can't go back to a distro without the Brisk menu. That's a godsend really, the Brisk menu, hit super/windows key, menu comes up and you can navigate it like a Windows start menu. It's super useful...I just wish I could hide the alt F1 menu on Solus Mate since I never use it but hey, unbinding the alt F1 shortcut works, and rebinding alt F2 to super and R works fine here....admittedly I kpt alt F2 to do the same thing however for convenience's sake.....

Okay, so, I'm just meh about Mate right now, It works fine, I have it set up how I like but it's just like yeah, okay< I got Mate, right, but what else is out there that's a decent DE that works with Orca and is simple, easy to learn and lightweight?

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Gnome desktop.

Raduvay se, raduvay
Raduvay se domaki ne
Kolko liste po gorach
Tolko zdrave na taz kyshcha

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LXDE. It works, it's great... I could go on. Use LXDE.

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!]: 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out ?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."    — Charles Babbage.

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Gnome 3? No, Just no, personally....I like the idea, but.....it's unwieldy, it's confusing at.....at least here on my laptop, it's not actually that Orca friendly. I'm talking about the latest Gnome 3.2X versions

LXDE....is intriguing but...ya know, Orca apparently works with it, but where to export that variable? I'm actually curious to try LXDE out since I never got Ubuntu to work with it.

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