Questions tagged [accessibility]

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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"Repeat as header row at the top of each page" causes a page break before table

I have an issue with a table in Microsoft Word with a document that has two tables in it. The document was created on a Mac, but I have also tested it on a PC with the same results. Both tables are ...
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Is it possible to dim an external IPS LED computer monitor below hardware brightness level zero (0)?

My primary external IPS LED computer monitor is too bright, even when its hardware brightness is set to zero (0) and its contrast is turned down. As such, I run a software tool that applies a ...
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Zoom / magnify tool at the cursor's position

I'd like to do a screen recording video to demonstrate a product (with OBS recording tool), and be able to zoom at specific parts of the screen to highlight a feature, see this example for a beautiful,...
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How do I change mouse drag & drop sensitivity in GNOME 41.3?

I'm getting older and my hands are not as steady. Often, I inadvertently initiate d&d when clicking on links or highlighting text, because I moved the mouse a couple of pixels. I tried googling ...
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Does SmartNav work on Microsoft Windows 11?

The SmartNav hardware was discontinued two years ago, before the release of Microsoft Windows 11. In practice, does SmartNav work on Microsoft Windows 11? I'd prefer to know before upgrading to ...
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Access is denied for a docker.exe file in windows command prompt

I am trying to run .\dockerd.exe -D --data-root C:\lcow message: failed to load listeners: open //./pipe/docker_engine: Access is denied. Process monitor: c:\users[name]\tzres.dll NAME NOT FOUND ...
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Invert mouse cursor color?

Windows 10 allows for global mouse pointer color inversion in the Ease of Access Center. How can I have this in Ubuntu perhaps using the compositor?
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how to set multiple colour filter simultaneously in macOS?

I want to setup multiple colour filter, such as having colour tint and monochrome at the same time. The accessibility only let me setup either but not both. This can be achieved on iOS when having ...
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Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 Custom Layout m overdot not working

I have created a custom keybaord layout using MS KLC1.4 I have set Alt-GR to produce the requried diacritics (ḂĊḊḞĠṀṖṠṪ) They work in the uppercase, but the only way I can get ṁ is to toggle on ...
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Apps report screen reader in use, how do I find what app is reading my screen?

PowerShell, VisualStudio, and Discord all have told me I have a screen reader in use. I do not knowingly have a screen reader in use. It's possible I installed some app years ago that included that ...
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Almost invisible cursor on VNC client

I'm running RealVNC Viewer 6.21.406 on Ubuntu 20.04.3 and VNC server on Raspberry Pi 4. The mouse cursor is almost invisible in the viewer when inside a window pane in VS Code or terminal. I set the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch monitor a window is on kali linux

In windows I can use WinKey + Shift + Left/Right to move a window between monitors but I can't seem to find an equivalent that works on kali linux.
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Microsoft Teams navigate in a view and press a button (mute all)?

How to click a button when the frame is highlighted after SHIFT+TAB (on mac)? Is this not supported as part of accessibility/screen reader feature in MS Teams and description of how to navigate in a ...
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How do I disable drag and drop in Google Chrome/Chromium?

This is a totally useless function to me which I never use intentionally. DnD starts a ridiculous animation that takes ages to complete. I inadvertently trigger DnD all the time because my mouse is ...
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How can one increase the font size when displaying links in Acrobat?

I want to change the font size of "https://www.google.com/". The linked text is "short" and the link is "https://www.google.com": I can increase the fontsize for "...
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Resizing two adjacent (snapped) windows using keyboard only (Windows 10)

If I have one window snapped on the left of my screen, and another snapped on the right of my screen, I can resize the width of both simultaneously by clicking and dragging the divider between them. ...
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Reduce motion but reserve 3 finger swipe-up mission control animation?

In macOS Accessibility settings, there is an option named "Reduce motion", check this on will disable most animations in macOS, and 3 finger swipe-up to show mission-control animation will ...
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"Move" confirmation dialog in File Explorer?

Windows 10. I have Tourette's and occasionally when moving the mouse I'll click it. Every once in a while I get unlucky and have a File Explorer window open and accidentally drag some random folder to ...
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How can I change the font size of Tabs, the Address Bar and Pinned Bookmarks in Google Chrome?

How can I change the font size of Tabs, the Address Bar and Pinned Bookmarks in Google Chrome? The font settings in the Google Chrome settings only apply to the rendered web page. They do not apply to ...
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Colorblind: Change Excel parentheses color in formula bar?

Does anyone know of a way to change the color of parentheses in the Excel formula bar (in macOS)? To make formulas more legible, cell ranges and parentheses are color coded in Excel. I'd guess the ...
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Prevent access to a partition on Windows

I would like to have two Windows installations on two physically separate drives on the same computer and dual boot them. But I would like to restrict each installation to access the other's partition....
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Advanced settings or alternative to Windows Filter Keys to filter millisecond keyboard gltches?

My laptops internal keyboard has developed a fault where it randomly spits characters into the input stream. Because of the way the laptop was built it's going to cost north of $300 to replace the ...
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How to turn on screen magnifier support on Google Doc under Firefox (Mac)?

In Google Doc under Chrome browser (on Mac), I am able to turn on the screen magnifier support under Tools->Accessibility settings. However, I am not able to find such feature under Firefox. How ...
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windows 10: force all windows to show up on taskbar

Taskbar seems to be selective to which windows it will show on the taskbar, for example, if you open a device property from device manager, it will not show the window on the taskbar at all. Is there ...
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Use the new Siri voices on macOS to render text to audio files

macOS now has a few newly added voices that we can choose from in VoiceOver Utility > Speech. I quite like the Siri Male (United States) voice, but neither the command say nor using Automator will ...
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Enter an address in the google chrome address field when narrator is activated

Every key is a shortcut when using the Windows screen reader Narrator, but how do I enter text in the chrome address bar? If I have the google page open, I can search for something in that input field,...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable alt+key navigation behavior?

I'm using some software to bind a macro alt+shift+r to my mouse (it's a logitech G502) to speed up my work in photoshop... but the binding software doesn't allow alt to be used as a modification key. ...
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How does a web Accessibility Screenreader like ChromeVOX read paragraphs?

I migrated this question to SuperUser on the advice in an answer to the OP: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/65161111/how-does-a-web-accessibility-screenreader-like-chromevox-read-paragraphs/...
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Accessibility-Tweak in Thunderbird: How to prevent accidentally selected text from getting replaced when typing?

I'm trying to make my 97 years old grandma's laptop(Ubuntu 20.04) more accessible for her. She often is frustrated because mail text that she has written in Thunderbird message compose window vanishes....
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How to lock the modifier key reliably using Sticky-Keys under Windows-10

I am having trouble with my hands, so I am trying Sticky-Keys to make typing easier. I have enabled "Lock the modifier key when pressed twice in a row", but is is not reliable, and there is ...
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How to visualize sticky-keys status under windows 10

I am having trouble with my hands, so I am trying sticky-keys on Windows 10 at work and OSX at home. Under OSX, a popup appears on the display to indicate modifier key status. I would dearly love the ...
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Can the 'Make the focus rectangle thicker' system option be set automatically in Windows 10?

I found out that the 'Make the focus rectangle thicker' system option is set on two computers under control of Windows 10 while developing my software for this OS (technical details can be found here)....
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Customize Alternate Control Methods(Face recognition) to control mouseclick in macOS?

In macOS Accessibility , there is a section called Pointer Control, and in 'Alternate Control Methods', I can use Raise Eyebrows to perform a left click, So I wanna ask, Is there any way to customize ...
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Cannot connect to GitHub from the command line or browser with a “server certificate verification failed” error

For some strange reason I cannot figure out, GitHub has not been accessible from browser or terminal. I tried many solutions mainly from StackOverflow that says to re-install certificates. Those ...
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How can I better see "Find" results more clearly in FireFox?

I used to use the Findbar Tweak add-on for Firefox before FireFox 57 broke it. I've searched around and there are solutions for highlight all results, search in all tabs, etc. But I haven't found a ...
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Add hold functionality to Windows Mouse Keys

I'm using Windows 8.1 which has a very useful built-in tool called Mouse Keys (which can be accessed from Control Panel\Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center\Make the mouse easier to use). It's very ...
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How to disable blinking of the red microphone icon in Firefox?

I have 64-bit Firefox 80.0.1 for Linux. It features a red blinking microphone icon in the tray on the left of the address bar in certain circumstances. How to disable the blinking and make it a static ...
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Chrome Dev Tools Color Picker Contrast Ratio not showing up

According to the dev tools docs, you can view the contrast ratio of a text element in the Color Picker as of Chrome 65 - January 2018 However, sometimes the functionality appears buggy, as identified ...
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Change colour of highlighted link when using tab on Firefox

I want to browse the web with just a keyboard but tabbing through links is difficult to see which link I'm currently on. I want to change it to something bright. Question: How to change the highlight ...
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Run as a different user access denied: How to set-up a "super-user" with access to everything?

I am using "run as a different user" to run an application on Windows 10. The application is started smoothly; however, I am not able to do anything with it because whatever I click it says &...
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How to turn off audio description in windows 10?

I am having an issue with a tile that never disappears from my windows machine. This is very annoying since I cannot access the things behind the tile. This has been happening for some days now. A ...
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How to prevent NegativeScreen from making Point N Click flicker?

NegativeScreen makes Point-N-Click virtual mouse (mirror)'s window flickers: How to prevent Negative Screen from making Point N Click flicker? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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NegativeScreen's custom multi-monitor version crashing on Windows 7

https://0.x2a.yt/other/private/NegativeScreen-custom-multi-monitor.exe (mirror 1, mirror 2) is crashing on my Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (Aero disabled) when it starts. What could be the reason? The ...
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How to configure Alt + Tab to switch between any instance of any application opened in any workspace on Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04?

I'm back to Ubuntu since it is back to Gnome. When I used other Gnome distros, I could switch between two Terminal windows using Alt + Tab no matter the workspace they were. Ubuntu 18.04 introduced a ...
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How do I set a Windows Explorer column width to less than 130 pixels?

Recently I have noticed a change in the behaviour of Windows Explorer on my laptop. The minimum size of a column has increased significantly, so the "Size column to fit" functionality has become far ...
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Browser keyboard shortcut for focusing first focusable element

Are there keyboard shortcuts in browsers to bring the element focus (tab key) back to the first focusable element on the current page?
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Messed up On Screen Keyboard

My OnScreen keyboard seems to be a little messed up—only a few buttons show despite my physical keyboard having the full character set (for USA Devorak). This is what I've tried so far: 1. Windows ...
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How do I prevent the browser (JavaScript and CSS) from disabling text selection on web pages without disabling all JavaScript?

Some websites insist on ruining usability and accessibility by disabling the ability to select text on the page. Sites can do this via CSS or JavaScript (example page). Is there some way that this ...
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GNOME 3: Shortcut for super + mouse wheel

For quite a while now, I have been looking to implement my workflow on Linux. Unfortunately, it's accessibility is...spotty, at best. Some stuff works, some stuff works well and some stuff just does ...
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How to prevent prefers-reduced-motion setting from ever working in Chrome

Since Chrome version 74, prefers-reduced-motion media queries will be set with reduce value in case the user has disabled animations in controls inside Windows. I'm on Win 10 and use mostly Chrome for ...
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