Features built into software or a device to allow the greatest number of users to operate them, especially features for people with disabilities. This can also be the extent to which a program or device is accessible.

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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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How do I gain access to my C: Drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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How to make CTRL+F ignore accents and diacritics when searching on page in Google Chrome?

When I press Ctrl+F in Google Chrome and type for example patnact I want patnáct and patnact to be highlighted on page. Since few week ago this feature has been disabled. Can I enable it again, if so ...
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OS X Yosemite: Make it “really” dark

With the latest release of OS X, 10.10, one is now able to make the menubar, the doc and other smaller components become black - or "dark", as they call it. As a user of the inverse function (an ...
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Make it more obvious to tell which element is in focus when tabbing through elements

In Firefox, there is a dotted border around an element when it has focus. I find this impossible to see sometimes. What, if any, Firefox setting can we use to make focus more obvious. Note that I ...
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How can I play a HTML5 or Flash video with keyboard shortcuts on a system without a mouse?

Original Question The Firefox help pages state: After you click on the media on a web page, to give it focus, you can control the playback with your keyboard. But how can we initially give it ...
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Do POST beep codes also generate a numeric code for a POST test card?

My wife is an American Sign Language interpreter. She is currently interpreting for a student in a computing class. Today they were talking about BIOS and POST beep codes and the student asked the ...
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Keybinding to zoom in/out of flash widget

I'm looking for a keybinding to zoom in/zoom out of flash widgets similar to Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- on webbrowsers default aka increasing font size. I'm aware of the right click option, but from time to ...
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Word 2013: how do I make zoom level sticky?

Word's default display size is almost always too small for me. Because I use Word only at work and most of our documents use a standard template, I can say with a fair degree of certainty what zoom ...
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Color blindness and Windows command prompt

I have a very hard time reading red letters on a black background, a combination that is used frequently by several command line tools that I use on windows. I can remove the colored output by ...
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Is there a way to invert the colors of the images only in Chrome?

I've inverted the colors for everything on my Mac, which makes it much easier to read text. The only downside is the images. It would be nice if there were a way to invert only the pictures in Chrome. ...
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Windows 7: can zoom continuously follow pointer?

Is it possible to make the fullscreen magnifier in Windows 7 follow the mouse continuously, instead of lurching when mouse gets to the edge of the screen?
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Display Green as another color in Windows?

I'm green and red color blind. Is it possibly in Windows 7 to display green as a shade of another color so I can at least somewhat distinguish green and red when they are next to each?
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How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?

My workplace has me using Pidgin on Windows 7. I am having trouble making it play nicely with my accessibility requirements. Specifically, as a GTK app out of its native habitat it is not following my ...
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Accessibility tools return the error “A referral was returned by the server”

Whenever I try to run the onscreen keyboard (or any other of Windows’ “ease-of-access” utilities), I get the error message A referral was returned by the server, then Windows asks me if I want to ...
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Can you set the OSK to dockable in win8 metro app mode

I have a metro app and when the users enter textfields the on-screen keyboard is docked to the bottom, in desktop mode you have the ability to undock but not when in metro. is there a way to undock ...
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How to move the cursor with keyboard at login screen?

At a fresh login screen there is no cursor and hitting tab, the arrows, or mashing the keyboard doesn't make one appear. Is there a way to bring the cursor to the Name field without using the mouse?
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Extra large, high visibility, cursors for windows? [closed]

I'm setting up a computer for my 95 year old mother. Her eyesight's not so good any more and she has a hard time seeing the mouse cursor. I'v got it set to the extra large size that windows has built ...
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Motor disability – In Android Home or “All Apps”, tapping on right edge = swipe to the left – Tap bottom in Chrome = swipe up/page down?

Microsoft has the Sticky Keys accessibility option so that you don’t have to hold down a modifier. Too much holding down, like in mouse dragging, and swiping on a touchscreen can be bothersome for ...
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Highlight text and have it read back to me in Windows 7? [duplicate]

On my Mac, I can highlight text, hit a keyboard command, and it reads the selected text aloud. Is there an analogue for Windows 7? I've tried enabling Narrator... but it's overkill; it seems to read ...
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Touching multiple web elements simultaneously brings out area with magnification for clarification of intended target – name of feature?

When you touch multiple web elements simultaneously, perhaps due to the widgets being too small, and/or too close together, the area around where you touched pops out, giving you a magnified view of ...
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Have PDF text read out loud [closed]

I need a program that can read the text in PDF documents out loud, and have basic functionality such as pause/resume, change speed of reading, and it must highlight the word or sentence being red. ...
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OSX accessibility: Allow Skype to control your computer

This question is related to another question: "Google Software Update would like to control this computer..." What? only I'd like to know why Skype would like access to control my computer? ...
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I don't have a monitor; how to play copy-protected content?

Let me preface this with the fact that I am totally blind so do not have a monitor hooked up to my computer. I have a cable card tuner that I would like to use to record and play TV shows. It appears ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to focus the main HTML document/window in Chrome?

I use the keyboard to navigate webpages, but sometimes the focus will be on some element on the webpage that the keyboard will not respond to mouse down and space bar presses. Is there a global ...
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Can't use tools like window tidy on osx mavericks

I've installed Mac OSX Mavericks. I have Window Tidy installed, but the tool says, that it is blocked by the operating systems. How can I continue using the tool on mavericks?
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One finger scrolling on a Macbook touchpad

After an accident that damaged my hands, I am no longer able to do the two finger scrolling gesture on Macbook touchpad. On Windows I set up so called "scrollzone", it allows me to scroll smoothly by ...
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How can I read just articles (with included images) online?

I would like to read just the contents of an article (text plus images) on a website (any modern news/blog website) spanned over the entire width of my browser window. I have installed browser addons ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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Can I disable “high contrast” mode in Internet Explorer despite high contrast being enabled in Windows 8?

I'm using a Windows 8 high-contrast theme. The problem is that I use Internet Explorer 10 for testing website design, so I need high-contrast to be turned off in Internet Explorer only. Is there a way ...
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can't access external hard disc files

I have shared some folders on my external hard drive in the office network where I work. After this, when I plug in the external hard drive to my home PC (Windows 7), it gives the message saying: ...
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Get rid of the power and accessibility options on Windows 8 logon screen

I'm using Windows 8 and I find the power button and the accessibility options very annoying. It's a computer that is in a public place surrounded with kids and they keep on changing the accessibility ...
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Customise on screen keyboard

How would one go about customising the on screen keyboard on a Microsoft Surface Pro? I've noticed that it doesn't have an alt or Esc key and I can't think of any good reason why those keys, among ...
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Command prompt for visually impaired

A friend and I are in a Computer Forensics class which is part of the MSc in Computer Science offered by the University of the West Indies' St. Augustine Campus. We're doing a mix of theory and ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 8 with a keyboard that lacks a start key?

I have found an old AT-era keyboard that lacks the Windows 95 “start” and “app” keys. It has a great click mechanism and that is the reason I would like to use it. The problem is to operate Windows 8 ...
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How to deactivate Ease of Access in window in Windows 7

By mistake I had activated ease of access "use comp. w/o mouse or keyboard" & from that my laptop keyboard is not giving any response i.e. not working so I have to use online keyboard & it ...
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How to increase recieved messages text size in Lotus Sametime

I'm using Sametime 8.5.1 on Windows 7 and I would like the text to appear bigger. I tried changing file>preferences>Sametime>Chat Window>Chat font but this changes my font, not the senders font. Is ...
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Windows Server 2012 start icon (button)

How can I create a desktop or start bar icon which would should show the Start Menu in Windows Server 2012? I having multiple remote connections in small windows (not full screen) and hovering the ...
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Set Korean input type to default

I often need to switch between French keyboard layout and Korean layout. However, by default, the input type of the Korean layout is set to English, so equivalent to a regular QWERTY keyboard. I may ...
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Getting Rid of White Flash in Windows 8 High Contrast Mode

I am trying out Windows 8 and I see white flashes whenever I open a tab (and immediately switch) in Firefox. In Windows 7, I was able to get rid of this by setting the Application Background color to ...
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xorg: emulate mouse, no numeric keypad

How to emulate the mouse without a real mouse on X? i know about shift+num lock but i'm using a half keyboard that does not have a num pad or even the num lock key... i'm looking for something ...
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How to help a computer user who has Parkinson's Disease

A good friend of mine is a long-time programmer, but he has Parkinson's disease and his motor control is suffering. He's no longer working, is getting the medical attention that he needs. But even so, ...
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Configure Windows 7 to show all windows in black and white [duplicate]

I have difficulty viewing different types of colors. Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How ...
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Windows 7 displaying Shift/Alt/Control/Meta balloon dialog [duplicate]

After a reboot today, suddenly Windows 7 is showing a little balloon dialog almost in the center of my display every time I hold down shift, control, alt, or the windows key. You can see it in the ...
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How to expand dropdowns in IE?

In most Windows applications, you can use F4 to expand a currently focused dropdown. How do I do that in IE? F4 focuses on the address bar.
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Configure Firefox for all buttons to respond to apostrophe searching

Type CTRL-F and you can find the text on a button just fine. Type apostrophe and then type the text and you can find some links, and then hit Return to click on the link. The problem is that this does ...
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Win 7 mouse pointer auto-activation

On my HP laptop with 64 bit Win7, the mouse pointer will automatically click on anything that I point it at. If I hover over a folder, the folder will automatically open. I hover over an application, ...
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How to disable automatic launching of the Touch Keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently remove/disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 taskbar? In Taskbar Properties under Toolbars, if I uncheck Touch Keyboard and restart, after signing in again it ...
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What are some screen accessibility options for folks who like to read BIG text

I have a hard time reading fonts on webpages, programs and email. I have dropped the resolution down to bump up the text and noticed an improvement in reading comprehension. I can alt+scroll wheel in ...