This has been my default setup since approx early 2011. See #emacspeak: Using #StumpWM as a speech-enabled Window Manager. http://tvraman.github.io/emacspeak/blog/stumpwm-setup.html Contents attached for convenience: * Summary: Describes my Linux X-Windowing setup using *lightdm* to initialize the desktop and StumpWM configured as a talking Window Manager. These files can be found under =emacspeak/stumpwm= in your Emacspeak installation, or in the source code cloned from https://github.com/tvraman/emacspeak. * Overview File =stumpwmrc= is my StumpWM init file that I use to set up StumpWM as a talking window manager. With this setup, I run Emacs in one window and Chrome+ChromeVox in another window. File =xsession= is my =.xsession= file --- it launches StumpWM once =lightdm= has finished authentication. You can find my =lightdm= setup files in directory =emacspeak/tvr/lightdm=. * Contents - tts.lisp :: Interface to Emacspeak TTS servers. - stumpwmrc :: Code to insert into personal =.stumpwmr - xsession- :: My= .xsession= file. - xlock :: A light-weight screen-lock script. * Resulting Functionality To set this up, You should only need to edit the value of =*emacspeak-dir*= in the =stumpwmrc= file for setup. 1. All Keybindings match my usual =screen= setup, including the window-manager prefix-key. 2. C-\ is the window-manager key. 3. Switching windows speaks the title of the new window. 4. Stumpwm command for displaying window list =C-\w= also speaks the output. 5. The init file provides a simple lock-screen command bound to =C-\d=. 6. The above lock command invokes shell script =xlock= --- that script takes care of playing an auditory icon when the desktop is locked or unlocked. 7. Window manager messages speak automatically; this can be toggled with =C-\t=. 8. If there is a lot of activity in a window that is not focused, you can turn off automatic speaking of messages using =C-\t= to avoid distraction. 9. StumpWM is set up to deny raise-focus requests --- this is so that activity in a window doesn't automatically grab focus. I typically run with only one window displayed at a time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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