Java Desktop System Release 3 Accessibility Release Notes

3.4 Gestures for Starting Accessibility Applications Do Not Work




Change Request Number: 6214222 

The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) gestures for starting the assistive technologies such as On-Screen Keyboard and Screen Reader and Magnifier do not work.


Use the full path to the applications in the GDM configuration files. 

Perform the following steps: 

  1. Edit the following two files:

    • /etc/X11/gdm/modules/AccessKeyMouseEvents

    • /etc/X11/gdm/modules/AccessDwellMouseEvents

  2. Replace all occurrences of gok with /usr/sfw/bin/gok.

  3. Replace all occurrences of srcore with /usr/sfw/bin/srcore.

  4. Save the files.