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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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Edge - change available colors for tab groups

As you may know, Edge has a feature to create tab groups. Each tab group can contain n tabs. According to this question "How to change the tab group colours?" there is no official option to ...
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How do I track down what is turning on "Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts"?

This is the setting. This screen is accessed by systempropertiesperformance.exe. This setting needs to be unset for accessability reasons. Every half hour or so, something sets it again. It's not ...
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sticky/persistent xterm menus

Is there a way to keep xterm menus in a way that is minimally accessible for users with disabilities? I know I could override every single action accessed via the menus to brand new keyboard shortcuts,...
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How to copy focused link in Firefox on Linux?

I have motor problems with my right hand, and so I drive my GUIs mostly with the keyboard. Using the pointer (either mouse or any substitute) is not impossible, but slow and hard. One of the things I ...
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Is there a quicker way to toggle Windows sticky keys?

I am looking for a quicker way to toggle sticky keys than having to press the shift key 5 times each time. Maybe some setting somewhere that allows defining a different activation hotkey? Or perhaps ...
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How do I customize the window bar color in Windows 10 when high contrast mode is active?

I have high contrast mode turned on in Windows 10. But I don't like the blue and purple window bar color. How can I change it? Is it possible by editing the registry or what? See the screenshot below: ...
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How to flip the mouse cursor in VS Code when hovering over the line number/gutter?

I'd like to have the mouse cursor horizontally flipped/mirrored when hovering over the line number in VS Code on Windows. Editors like Notepad++ and full Visual Studio do this, and it helps usability ...
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How to turn off Windows 11 "Live Captions" (video to text)

When I play a YouTube video, something like this pop's up (turning the speech of the video into text or "captions" as they seem to call it. (I wouldn't call it captions, because captions ...
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Destructive cropping of text outside of view in PDF(after crop by BRISS) for conversion to epub [closed]

I have vision issues and read eBooks with TTS. But a lot of eBooks are only available in PDF format and PDFs are awful when you convert them to ePub because of headers and footers. Then I found a FOSS ...
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zoom accessibility issue navigate Participants panel to open More button for selecting Clear All Feedback

Is it just me or does the zoom app really not support the Tab key for navigating outside the active focused Participants panel? To reach the buttons underneath i.e. "More" button to select ...
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Windows 10 one-hand Shift-mouse drag?

I am one-handed. In Windows-10 Often I need to perform Shift-mouse-drag or Ctrl-mouse-drag (click) When it comes to capital letters, I can stretch my fingers over the keyboard, but not with a precise ...
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How to tag and add alt-text to a PDF without Adobe Acobat

I am a student who has to create accessible PDFs by tagging and adding alt-text to all images. The way this is supposed to be done is by using Adobe Acrobat Pro. I do not have access to this without ...
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Is there a way to tag page headers and footers when saving a Word doc as a PDF?

My question: Is there an automated way to add the header and footer tags without requiring document editors to do this manually in Adobe Acrobat? This needs to be scalable across hundreds if not ...
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Windows exe program work in safe mode but error in normal (access, permissions error)

I have installed the program "VMS" needed to configure the IP camera. When I run shortcut, program does not reacting at all. But after several attempts to run, an error appears. Windows ...
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Windows 10 virtual keyboard disappears from login screen when password box is visible

I have a Windows 10 laptop with several bad keys, and have to use the On-Screen Keyboard to log in and do other stuff. I keep the virtual keyboard app running at all times. However, the virtual ...
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OSX BigSur, window overlap menubar

Folks, Am probably missing a setting, but how does one allow for windows to be resized larger than where the menu bar is. Is it possible to allow for menubar to cover open windows? Effectively when ...
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Windows 11: How can I change accessibility mouse settings (size, color) on lock screen?

We have multiple users on our media center PC which is running on a 4K TV. We've gone through all the users and scaled up the mouse size using the accessibility settings dialog, but then when we lock ...
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How can I specify custom values for the 'bounce keys' feature of filter keys in Windows 11?

I've got some keys on my keyboard accidentally repeating and I've found that enabling bounce keys filtering does prevent that from happening, however, the 0.3 second delay is far too long for my ...
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Screen magnification for linux

I have a coworker that is VI (visually impaired) and that is also trying to immerse himself in the Linux world. He uses a product on windows named ZoomText made by freedom scientific. He uses ...
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One click toggle for windows High Contrast mode

My mother-in-law has macular degeneration (losing vision). Some applications on windows 10 are easier in high contrast mode while others are not. In QuickBooks 2019 for her small business some ...
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How to keep automatic dark mode in Google Chrome with Developer Tools closed

I found that you can enable automatic dark mode in Google Chrome, at least as long as you have the Developer Tools open. However, as soon as I close the Developer Tools, the dark mode is gone. Is ...
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Possible to make font size of iMessage on a Mac even larger via Terminal commands?

I enjoy messaging on iMessage. However, as I have poor eyesight, I find even the largest font size via the font slider limiting (screenshot with comparable font size in messages shown below): iMessage ...
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Can we change text size by changing Font Type in Win-11?

I have tried hard to change text size in Win-11 using Accesibilty & slider & in Display using Scale & combinations of both. But still it is too small & it doesn't much change Title Bar ...
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Display on M1 MacBook is broken, need to set external monitor to be main monitor without opening up the MacBook

The display on my M1 MacBook is broken. I have an external monitor and external keyboard but not an external mouse. I am logged in to my computer on the external monitor but I can't really do anything ...
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On Windows 11, is there a way to make the window borders visible aside from the high contrast Accessibility options?

In a sea of dark/night themed windows, I find it very difficult to find where one window ends and the other begins as the borders are nearly invisible on my large 4K monitors. In Registry Editor I ...
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How can I prevent the dwell clicker Point and Click from stealing the focus when I dictate with Dragon Professional Individual?

I use Dragon Professional Individual 15.6 and Point-N-Click Virtual Mouse By Polital Enterprises on Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. Point and Click keeps stealing the focus when I dictate, which stops the ...
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How to stop TTS software from waking me up at night

I am vision impaired and I have NVDA installed on my Windows 10 PC. Last night (after midnight), when Windows decided to auto-update (and reboot) itself, the PC started announcing its progress aloud (&...
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Is it possible to configure W10 to provide a better environment for someone with poor eyesight

Is it possible to configure W10 to provide a better environment for someone with poor eyesight. i.e. Change or alter fonts etc., to make reading the screens easier.
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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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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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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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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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"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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