in your around advice, let-bind emacspeak-speak-messages to nil, study the various advice bits in emacspeak-w3.el to see how this is done. >>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <email@example.com> writes: Bart> Raman, I am a little bit stuck when trying to get Bart> org-drill working. Bart> Bart> I have found that the first issue I am having is that Bart> when you start a drill session a timer line is shown in Bart> the message area. As it ticks every second emacspeak Bart> continually reads it out. Bart> Bart> I am not sure how to go about advising such a Bart> function. I am trying initially to turn off Bart> emacspeak-speak-messages but can't quite get the advice Bart> correct. Bart> Bart> I paste below the function I am trying to advise and my Bart> advise, hopefully if you have a minute you can see what Bart> my error is and possibly offer some advice on a Bart> stratagy. Bart> Bart> Bart> (defadvice org-drill-presentation-prompt(around Bart> emacspeak pre act comp) "Inhibit speaking of timer" Bart> (when (interactive-p) (emacspeak-auditory-icon Bart> 'ask-question) (let ((current-messages-state Bart> emacspeak-speak-messages)) ad-do-it (setq Bart> emacspeak-speak-messages current-messages-state)) Bart> (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'delete-object))) Bart> Bart> (emacspeak-toggle-speak-messages nil) Bart> Bart> (defun org-drill-presentation-prompt (&rest Bart> fmt-and-args) (let* ((item-start-time (current-time)) Bart> (input nil) (ch nil) (last-second 0) Bart> (mature-entry-count (+ (length Bart> *org-drill-young-mature-entries*) (length Bart> *org-drill-old-mature-entries*) (length Bart> *org-drill-overdue-entries*))) (status (first Bart> (org-drill-entry-status))) (prompt (if fmt-and-args Bart> (apply 'format (first fmt-and-args) (rest Bart> fmt-and-args)) (concat "Press key for answer, " Bart> "e=edit, t=tags, s=skip, q=quit.")))) (setq prompt Bart> (format "%s %s %s %s %s %s" (propertize (char-to-string Bart> (case status (:new ?N) (:young ?Y) (:old ?o) (:overdue Bart> ?!) (:failed ?F) (t ??))) 'face `(:foreground ,(case Bart> status (:new org-drill-new-count-color) ((:young :old) Bart> org-drill-mature-count-color) ((:overdue :failed) Bart> org-drill-failed-count-color) (t Bart> org-drill-done-count-color)))) (propertize Bart> (number-to-string (length *org-drill-done-entries*)) Bart> 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-done-count-color) Bart> 'help-echo "The number of items you have reviewed this Bart> session.") (propertize (number-to-string (+ (length Bart> *org-drill-again-entries*) (length Bart> *org-drill-failed-entries*))) 'face `(:foreground Bart> ,org-drill-failed-count-color) 'help-echo (concat "The Bart> number of items that you failed, " "and need to review Bart> again.")) (propertize (number-to-string Bart> mature-entry-count) 'face `(:foreground Bart> ,org-drill-mature-count-color) 'help-echo "The number Bart> of old items due for review.") (propertize Bart> (number-to-string (length *org-drill-new-entries*)) Bart> 'face `(:foreground ,org-drill-new-count-color) Bart> 'help-echo (concat "The number of new items that you " Bart> "have never reviewed.")) prompt)) (if (and (eql 'warn Bart> org-drill-leech-method) (org-drill-entry-leech-p)) Bart> (setq prompt (concat (propertize "!!! LEECH ITEM !!! Bart> You seem to be having a lot of trouble memorising this Bart> item. Consider reformulating the item to make it easier Bart> to remember.\n" 'face '(:foreground "red")) prompt))) Bart> (while (memq ch '(nil ?t)) (setq ch nil) (while (not Bart> (input-pending-p)) (let ((elapsed (time-subtract Bart> (current-time) item-start-time))) (message (concat (if Bart> (>= (time-to-seconds elapsed) (* 60 60)) "++:++ " Bart> (format-time-string "%M:%S " elapsed)) prompt)) Bart> (sit-for 1))) (setq input (read-key-sequence nil)) (if Bart> (stringp input) (setq ch (elt input 0))) (if (eql ch Bart> ?t) (org-set-tags-command))) (case ch (?q nil) (?e Bart> 'edit) (?s 'skip) (otherwise t)))) Bart> Bart> Bart> TIA Bart> Bart> Bart -- Best Regards, --raman ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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