Emacspeak support for StumpWM
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.
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.
xsession is my
.xsession file — it launches StumpWM once
lightdm has finished authentication.
You can find my
lightdm setup files in directory
- Interface to Emacspeak TTS servers.
- Code to insert into personal =.stumpwmr
- My= .xsession= file.
- A light-weight screen-lock script.
4 Resulting Functionality
To set this up, You should only need to edit the value of
*emacspeak-dir* in the
stumpwmrc file for setup.
- All Keybindings match my usual
screensetup, including the window-manager prefix-key.
- C-\ is the window-manager key.
- Switching windows speaks the title of the new window.
- Stumpwm command for displaying window list
C-\walso speaks the output.
- The init file provides a simple lock-screen command bound to
- The above lock command invokes shell script
xlock— that script takes care of playing an auditory icon when the desktop is locked or unlocked.
- Window manager messages speak automatically; this can be toggled with
- If there is a lot of activity in a window that is not focused,
you can turn off automatic speaking of messages using
- 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.