Raman, I am a little bit stuck when trying to get org-drill working. I have found that the first issue I am having is that when you start a drill session a timer line is shown in the message area. As it ticks every second emacspeak continually reads it out. I am not sure how to go about advising such a function. I am trying initially to turn off emacspeak-speak-messages but can't quite get the advice correct. I paste below the function I am trying to advise and my advise, hopefully if you have a minute you can see what my error is and possibly offer some advice on a stratagy. (defadvice org-drill-presentation-prompt(around emacspeak pre act comp) "Inhibit speaking of timer" (when (interactive-p) (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'ask-question) (let ((current-messages-state emacspeak-speak-messages)) ad-do-it (setq emacspeak-speak-messages current-messages-state)) (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'delete-object))) (emacspeak-toggle-speak-messages nil) (defun org-drill-presentation-prompt (&rest fmt-and-args) (let* ((item-start-time (current-time)) (input nil) (ch nil) (last-second 0) (mature-entry-count (+ (length *org-drill-young-mature-entries*) (length *org-drill-old-mature-entries*) (length *org-drill-overdue-entries*))) (status (first (org-drill-entry-status))) (prompt (if fmt-and-args (apply 'format (first fmt-and-args) (rest fmt-and-args)) (concat "Press key for answer, " "e=edit, t=tags, s=skip, q=quit.")))) (setq prompt (format "%s %s %s %s %s %s" (propertize (char-to-string (case status (:new ?N) (:young ?Y) (:old ?o) (:overdue ?!) (:failed ?F) (t ??))) 'face `(:foreground ,(case status (:new org-drill-new-count-color) ((:young :old) org-drill-mature-count-color) ((:overdue :failed) org-drill-failed-count-color) (t org-drill-done-count-color)))) (propertize (number-to-string (length *org-drill-done-entries*)) 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-done-count-color) 'help-echo "The number of items you have reviewed this session.") (propertize (number-to-string (+ (length *org-drill-again-entries*) (length *org-drill-failed-entries*))) 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-failed-count-color) 'help-echo (concat "The number of items that you failed, " "and need to review again.")) (propertize (number-to-string mature-entry-count) 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-mature-count-color) 'help-echo "The number of old items due for review.") (propertize (number-to-string (length *org-drill-new-entries*)) 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-new-count-color) 'help-echo (concat "The number of new items that you " "have never reviewed.")) prompt)) (if (and (eql 'warn org-drill-leech-method) (org-drill-entry-leech-p)) (setq prompt (concat (propertize "!!! LEECH ITEM !!! You seem to be having a lot of trouble memorising this item. Consider reformulating the item to make it easier to remember.\n" 'face '(:foreground "red")) prompt))) (while (memq ch '(nil ?t)) (setq ch nil) (while (not (input-pending-p)) (let ((elapsed (time-subtract (current-time) item-start-time))) (message (concat (if (>= (time-to-seconds elapsed) (* 60 60)) "++:++ " (format-time-string "%M:%S " elapsed)) prompt)) (sit-for 1))) (setq input (read-key-sequence nil)) (if (stringp input) (setq ch (elt input 0))) (if (eql ch ?t) (org-set-tags-command))) (case ch (?q nil) (?e 'edit) (?s 'skip) (otherwise t)))) TIA Bart ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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