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orca(1) 										  orca(1)

NAME
       orca - is 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.

       In addition, orca only provides access to applications/toolkits that support the assistive
       technology service provide interface (AT-SPI), which include GTK, Mozilla, Firefox, Evolu-
       tion, OpenOffice, StarOffice, Java/Swing, etc.

       WARNING: suspending orca, e.g. by pressing Control-Z, from an AT-SPI enabled  shell  (such
       as gnome-terminal), can also suspend the desktop until Orca is killed.

OPTIONS
       -t, --text-setup
	      When starting orca, initiate the text-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|main-window
	      When starting orca, force the enabling of the supplied options.

       -d, --disable=speech|braille|braille-monitor|main-window
	      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_Mod-
	      ifier  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.

       Alt+Shift+[1-6]
	'Where am I' information for this bookmark relative to the current pointer location.

       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 docu-
       ment.

       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.

       Insert+Q quit orca.

       Debugging

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Home report information on the currently active script.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+End print a debug listing of all known applications to the  console  where
       orca is running.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Page_Up	print  debug  information  about  the ancestry of the object with
       focus.

       Ctrl+Alt+Insert+Page_Down print debug information about the hierarchy of  the  application
       with focus.

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  for-
       matting 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  pho-
       netically 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.

       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.

       Alt+Shift+[1-6]
	'Where am I' information for this bookmark relative to the current pointer location.

       Caps_Lock+Band Caps_Lock+Shift+B move between the given bookmarks for the  given  applica-
       tion 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 docu-
       ment.  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.

       Caps_Lock+Q quit orca.

       Debugging

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Home report information on the currently active script.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+End prints a debug listing of all known  applications  to  the  console
       where orca is running.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Page_Up  prints debug information about the ancestry of the object with
       focus.

       Caps_Lock+Alt+Ctrl+Page_Down prints debug information about the object  hierarchy  of  the
       application with focus.

FILES
       ~/.orca
	      Orca user preferences directory

       ~/.orca/user-settings.py
	      Orca user preferences configuration file.

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

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

       ~/.orca/bookmarks
	      Orca user bookmarks directory

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

AUTHOR
       Orca originated as a community effort led by the Sun Microsystems Inc.  Accessibility Pro-
       gram 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

GNOME					   12 May 2012					  orca(1)
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