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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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 assign more than one keyboard shortcut to a macro in Notepad++?

For accessibility purposes, I need to assign multiple keyboard shortcuts to macros in Notepad++. Specifically, I need to assign each Alt + number (1 ... 0) in the numeric row above the keyboard ...
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Windows zoom stuttery when running in bootcamp

I instlled windows 10 on my mac using bootcamp, but as I'm visually impaired, I need to zoom in to see what I'm doing. When I started the built-in zoom functionality, it felt incredibly stuttery. What ...
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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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Is Shortcat compatible with Mission Control?

I can get Shortcat to show up in the corner, but it doesn't capture text. Or does anyone know a good way to switch between windows using a Keyboard and Mission Control? I prefer the functionality of ...
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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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Spatial navigation for links and elements

Vimium has a shortcut for selecting an unlimited amount of links using just the keyboard, as well as Windows file explorer and other Microsoft products, as shown in the picture: Question: is there a ...
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Switching focus between peek view editor and list of files/references

Is there a way to switch between the editor and files/references sidebar part of the peek view editor in Visual Studio Code, without using the mouse? Shortcut to invoke the peek view on mac is for ...
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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 on 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 a developer and our project at ...
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Disabling the flashing title bar when clicking outside a focused window on Windows 10 [duplicate]

Edit: I have checked for duplicates. There is no post on this website or on Google that matches my problem. Try it for yourself, it's a Windows feature and not a bug or an error. I have tried various ...
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Creating accessible PDF(/UA) in Word

I've learnt through chance that I'm supposed to be complying with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018, the short version of which is supposedly ...
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Constrain screen reader to only speak content from specific browsers / processes / tabs and not every application

I am developer and new to screen readers. I am currently using NVDA and driving myself completely insane because of course it reads everything in every program I have open. This clogs my CPU because ...
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Using sticky keys effectively

I had a stroke several months ago and have a hard time holding down the shift key for image editing in gimp like I used to do. I thought I'd try using sticky keys but every time I click it lets off ...
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Chrome remote desktop on macOS attempts to grant “accessibility” permissions to /bin/sh

The Chrome Remote Desktop client for MacOs requires accessibility permissions be granted to "org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh" (which makes sense). Ever since upgrading to Catalina, the "org.chromium....
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Behavior of the mouse wheel changed in Windows 10 1903 in respect to scrolling focused or hovered controls

With a recent windows 10 update I am given only two options: scroll (with the mouse wheel) the focused window/control scroll (with the mouse wheel) the hovered window/control In the past it used to ...
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Unable to boot USB drive Fujitsu AH531; windows always boots instead

I wish to blow away Windows from this laptop and install Linux. However, the usual methods of gaining access to the BIOS (with a goal of booting a LiveImage Linux) have not succeeded so far. ...
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Screen Reader within Ubuntu & Terminal

I am forced to use Ubuntu 14.04 for a specific purpose. However, I am blind and I need some help getting the screen reader to read inside Emacs and the Terminal. So far I have Orca installed and ...
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Set the Windows 10 OSK (on-screen keyboard) to different language than physical keyboard?

I use the Windows 10 on-screen keyboard to type Russian characters but I also need to use my physical English keyboard. Switching the input method back and forth is time consuming and inefficient. ...
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Enlarge Bookmark Bar Icons in Chrome

I would like to increase the size of the icons in Chrome's bookmark bar. Zooming in the page content does not affect the size of the icons. The answers to the most related question are all out of date:...
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What is this weird box on ChromeOS / Google Pixelbook?

I have a bit of an odd question. I recently bought a Google Pixelbook to use for classes and not have to carry around my big gaming laptop. I have no issues with it, I can use the stylus to take ...
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How to turn off accessibility in Firefox?

I was turned on accessibility service on developer tool but I cannot turn if off. The turn off button said Accessibility service cannot be turned off. It is used outside Developer Tools. From ...
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Increase font size of the “Find” feature of Google Chrome?

I'm getting older but I still have a keen interest in Asian languages. With my eyesight not as good as it used to be I've increased the default font size in Windows which affects just about all of ...
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How to set the environment for working with poor eyesight?

I program in various web languages. I have poor eyesight, small field of view, myopia, astigmatism, photophobia, etc. I need to create the perfect environment for working and using a computer. My main ...

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