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Peter Vágner

I finally figured out what prevented me opening TV channels in VLC on windows. Under Configuration -> General ... change authentication type to both plain and digest. On linux this has never been an issue.

Peter Vágner

I've installed to serve my music collection last night.
Initially it looks simple and straight forward. I can use both its web UI and the dedicated app called . There is a addon so I'll be testing that soon as well.

Peter Vágner

Yeah! Link to this site I update irregularly with my feelings is featured at blindrevue.sk. Thank you guys for counting me in!

Peter Vágner

Peter Vágner

Awesome explanation and a command line example of transcoding analog video to webm on linux with . Tip to a linux friendly capture device is great too!

Peter Vágner

Chromium is getting #Accessibility support on linux

2 min read

Update: More up to date snapshot than chromium-snapshot-bin 80 is now available. Make sure you are running the latest snapshot for testing and reporting bugs.

 

Accessibility support with Chromium on linux is a thing that developers are working very hard on this year and it turns out it’s getting better and better all the time. I’d say now it’s very usable already. Joan Marie has written a wiki article explaining its current state. I’ve expressed that it looks to be awesome, feels snappy.

Now I’ll add a few simple steps explaining how to install the latest chromium snapshot and enable its built-in accessibility support on Arch linux and other linux distros based off of it.

  • All the commands you are executing should be executed as a normal user i.e. not root. Those that require super user privileges are starting with sudo.

  • Download and install chromium-snapshot-bin package from the AUR

    wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/chromium-snapshot-bin.tar.gz
    tar xvzf chromium-snapshot-bin.tar.gz
    cd chromium-snapshot-bin
    makepkg -s
  • Now pay attention what package version this will end up building for example as of today it’s chromium-snapshot-bin-80.0.3970.0.r716024-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz.

  • Install the package like this

    sudo pacman -U chromium-snapshot-bin-80.0.3970.0.r716024-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz 
  • Now set a required variable named ACCESSIBILITY_ENABLED to 1 and write it to your desktop session profile

    sudo bash -c 'echo "export ACCESSIBILITY_ENABLED=1" > /etc/profile.d/chromium-accessibility.sh'
  • Now Write suggested chromium command line flags to the config file wrapper script responsible for launching chromium is looking for

    echo "--force-renderer-accessibility --enable-caret-browsing " > ~/.config/chromium-flags.conf
  • Now relogin to your desktop session, launch chromium whatewer way you prefer and you should enjoy its accessibility support with orca.

Peter Vágner

This is amazing although I must say I nevertheless would like to try it out one day.

Peter Vágner

an awesome editor for has got some love in version 2.2.1 get it from github, googleplay and soon. https://github.com/gsantner/markor

Peter Vágner

Peter Vágner