accessibility misfeatures

Gunnar Schmi Dt gunnar at
Fri Jan 28 20:56:01 GMT 2005


On Sunday 09 January 2005 18:21, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Samstag 08 Januar 2005 16:02 schrieb Gunnar Schmi Dt:
> > [... About the gestures to turn on AccessX features...] 
> KPersonalizer is the tool to enable accessibility features
> - it really shouldn't be default.

Well actually turning on the AccessX features in KPersonalizer has two 
1. Those who need the AccessX features may not be able to use KPersonalizer 
if all AccessX features (including the gestures) are off by when 
KPersonalizer runs. So the gestures need to be on when KPersonalizer 
starts (KPersonalizer can of course default to turn the gestures off).
2. KPersonalizer might not be used at all. At least in SuSE KPersonalizer 
is never used, and so turning on the gestures in the KPersonalizer will 
have the effect that some users cannot use KDE at all.

I am currently working on changing the dialog that pops up when a gesture 
was used (I will attach a preview of the new dialog), so maybe we might 
switch the default again to on (as it is both under Gnome and Windows).

Gunnar Schmi Dt
Co-maintainer of the KDE Accessibility Project
Maintainer of the kdeaccessibility package
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