> 1. Is there a shortcut to open the contextual menu of the desktop via > keyboard? Actually I don't use GNOME and Orca, then I'm not sure of that, but if you press the combination CTRL + ALT + TAB you should select only the Desktop, and Orca should say a sentence like "Nautilus Desktop". After that, perhaps you can simulate the right click with Orca. Ciao Fabio ..