[manjaro-dev] desktop settings questions

artoo artoo at manjaro.org
Thu Feb 11 17:11:27 CET 2016

Hi guys,

I'll have a look.

 From what I can tell at first glance, the gnome sonar schema doesn't 
set magnifier or onscreen keyboard.
I'll try to add your keybindings once I figured out what where to add them.


Am 10.02.2016 um 20:54 schrieb Philip Müller:
> Marcus,
> can you check on these?
> On 10.02.2016 11:23, kendell clark wrote:
>> hi all
>> I've been struggling with a couple of problems with our sonar images.
>> Newly built images start up with both the magnifier, called zoom in
>> gnome turned on, and the onscreen keyboard turned on by default. This
>> causes orca not to be able to focus on the desktop, in addition to
>> making the desktop look ... strange. I know how to turn them off in the
>> system panel under accessibility, but not how to turn them off in our
>> gsettings schema. Would someone mind doing that for me? Or telling  me
>> what key to watch for so I know where to look? My next question concerns
>> keyboard shortcuts. When we switched over to the gsettings schema
>> overrides, all of our default keyboard shortcuts no longer work. I'm not
>> at all sure how to change these in the schema, so I'll start by listing
>> the shortcuts we have by default. Volume down, up and mute are set to
>> control+windows+down, up and m, respectively. Hide all normal windows,
>> to focus on the desktop is set to windows+d. Toggling the magnifier,
>> toggle zoom is what it's called in gnome's universal access is set to
>> alt+windows+z, for zoom. To zoom in is set to alt+windows++ (plus). To
>> zoom out is set to alt+windows+- (minus).  To ocr the current window, is
>> set to alt+windows+o. This will need to be added as a custom command,
>> and the command field set to /usr/bin/ocrdesktop. That's all of our
>> keyboard shortcuts. Speaking of which, does anyone know of a way to
>> dynamically generate a keyboard shortcuts.txt file with the shortcuts,
>> so I don't need to hand edit them? Along with getting the version from
>> lsb-release? I'm no script writer but this would be extremely handy. I'd
>> be happy to generate a dconf binary if that would make it easier to
>> generate a schema override for the keys, I don't expect this done for
>> me. Lastly, I'm getting a used mac for my birthday. It's a late 2009
>> model, and I'm not sure if it's a 64 bit one or not, but I believe so.
>> Do these macs have 64 bit uefi firmware and if so, are there any special
>> steps needed to get sonar and manjaro working on them? I bought one
>> mainly because I've always wanted one and also to vastly improve sonar's
>> support for them, since I've been getting a lot of interest from apple
>> users. I'd in particular like to do what fedora does and create a very
>> small hfsplus partition on the flash drive with a fake moc kernel binary
>> pointing to grub which makes apple think it's booting osx. I'm not sure
>> exactly how fedora does it, but I have a fedora image I'd be glad to
>> dissect and provide details. Ideally this would be part of the manjaro
>> build process but again, I won't be of much help there. Is there any
>> interest in this?
>> Thanks for reading
>> Kendell Clark
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