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Re: speech-enabled expert/rescue/autoinstall keyboard shortcuts

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:40:11AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>Somehow somebody managed to raise that there is no menu entry for
>starting the rescue mode with speech synthesis enabled.  That actually
>also raises the question of doing the same for expert install and
>automated install.
>It's really a matter of adding the menu entry: just copy/paste the
>existing expert/rescue/automated entries, and append speakup.synth=soft
>to it.
>Now the question is: which keyboard shortcut to use?
>For now, the only documented accessible keyboard shortcut is "s" to
>start a speech-enabled installation.  I guess we don't want to add yet
>other entries to the main menu, so we'd put these additional entries
>under the "advanced options" submenu, which already has shortcut "a".
>However, the natural "e", "r" and "a" shortcuts are already taken for
>the non-speech versions.
>Would it really be a problem to change the meaning of those shortcuts,
>to make them start the speech versions instead of the non-speech
>version?  I have to say I myself never used those shortcuts, since it's
>so fast to just move down a few times when one is sighted :)

I've personally never used the shortcuts, but I'd be curious if
anybody might be for automated testing possibly? It'd be easier to do
that than parse the boot menus...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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