accessx - A graphical interface to the AccessX keyboard enhancement utility
You can load and save personal default settings for the various
AccessX features. Specifying
instructs AccessX to
use your current default AccessX settings. Specifying
instructs AccessX to use the current Digital UNIX AccessX system settings.
The default is
option instructs the
AccessX utility to automatically pop up the status window when AccessX is
option instructs the
AccessX utility to use the names for virtual modifiers in the status window.
For example, when the
switch is on, AccessX displays
NumLock instead of Mod5.
AccessX (accessx) is a graphical user interface utility. The utility provides enhancements to the X Window System to help users with different disabilities interact with workstations. These features make it easier for you to use the standard workstation input devices: the keyboard and the mouse. You interact with your workstation as usual, by entering commands and manipulating menus and dialog boxes.
The AccessX keyboard enhancements and corresponding graphical interface are available on any workstation running the X Windows System server that has the XKB keyboard extension.
AccessX offers the following features: Lets you perform multikey operations with one hand, one finger, or a mouth stick. You can use this feature to enter uppercase letters or certain punctuation characters without having to hold down the Shift key while pressing the character key. This feature also makes it easier to enter control characters such as Ctrl/C. Lets you use keys on the numeric keypad as well as other keyboard keys instead of the mouse to perform input functions such as clicking on objects or moving the cursor. With this feature, you can use one finger or a mouth stick to move the cursor to different areas of the screen, manipulate menus, and select, cut, and paste text. Provides audio feedback when the Shift Lock (Caps Lock) key has been pressed. This feature can help people who might have difficulty seeing the keyboard light indicator for Shift Lock or people who are using a keyboard that does not provide light indicators for any keyboard settings. Allows you to adjust how fast the auto-repeat keyboard mechanism responds or to turn it off entirely. With this feature turned on, you can set your keyboard so that holding down a key for a longer than average time does not result in a second entry of that character. Makes keys less likely to respond when brushed accidentally. With this feature turned on, the computer accepts only keystrokes that are held for a certain length of time. The computer ignores light keystrokes that are held only for a moment. Eliminates the problem of pressing a key and then accidentally pressing it again before moving to another key. You can set this feature to tell the computer not to process a second pressing of a key unless a certain length of time elapses between each pressing. Shuts off the AccessX features on a workstation after a specified period of time has passed. With this feature turned on, if you are sharing a workstation and have set some AccessX features, the settings are automatically turned off before the next person uses the machine. To retain your AccessX settings all the time, turn off the Time Out feature.
You can invoke the AccessX utility by entering the
command or choosing AccessX from the Applications menu in the Session
Manager. You use the AccessX dialog box to select and customize the features
that you want to set. There is a Features Test area at the bottom of the
dialog box that allows you to test settings before applying them to your session.
The HOME environment variable is used to identify the directory in which to load and save your default settings. The AccessX settings are stored in X resource file format in the file $HOME/AccessX. You can modify or add resources to this file directly. Note that any comments are deleted when you perform a save settings action. The format for a resource specification in the $HOME/AccessX file is:
Specifies the resource. Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the resource.
For details about modifying resources, see the X(1X) reference page.
Because each X Window System toolkit-based application can consist of a combination of widgets (for example, push buttons and a scroll bar), you can form the name string for a new resource specification by adding widget class and name identifiers to the string. For further information about adding class and name identifiers, see the X(1X) reference page.
The following sample shows a number of the AccessX resources and their default values:
*EnableAccessXToggle.set: True *SoundOnOffToggle.set: True *ShowStatusToggle.set: False *TimeOutToggle.set: False *TimeOutScale.minimum: 1 *TimeOutScale.maximum: 10 *TimeOutScale.decimalPoints: 0 *TimeOutScale.value: 2 *StickyKeysToggle.set: False *MouseKeysToggle.set: False *ToggleKeysToggle.set: False *RepeatKeysToggle.set: True *SlowKeysToggle.set: False *BounceKeysToggle.set: False *StickyTwoKeysToggle.set: True *StickyModSoundToggle.set: True *MouseMaxSpeedScale.minimum: 1 *MouseMaxSpeedScale.maximum: 500 *MouseMaxSpeedScale.decimalPoints: 0 *MouseMaxSpeedScale.value: 300 *MouseAccelScale.minimum: 1 *MouseAccelScale.maximum: 40 *MouseAccelScale.decimalPoints: 1 *MouseAccelScale.value: 20 *MouseDelayScale.minimum: 1 *MouseDelayScale.maximum: 40 *MouseDelayScale.decimalPoints: 1 *MouseDelayScale.value: 3 *KRGRepeatRateScale.minimum: 1 *KRGRepeatRateScale.maximum: 400 *KRGRepeatRateScale.decimalPoints: 2 *KRGRepeatRateScale.value: 4 *KRGRepeatDelayScale.minimum: 1 *KRGRepeatDelayScale.maximum: 400 *KRGRepeatDelayScale.decimalPoints: 2 *KRGRepeatDelayScale.value: 66 *SlowKeysOnPressToggle.set: True *SlowKeysOnAcceptToggle.set: True *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.minimum: 1 *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.maximum: 40 *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.decimalPoints: 1 *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.value: 3 *KRGDebounceScale.minimum: 1 *KRGDebounceScale.maximum: 40 *KRGDebounceScale.decimalPoints: 1 *KRGDebounceScale.value: 3
Application resource file.
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