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accessx (1)


accessx - a graphical interface to the accessx keyboard enhancements.


accessx [ -o ] [ -i ] [ -a ]


accessx(1)                  General Commands Manual                 accessx(1)

       accessx - a graphical interface to the accessx keyboard enhancements.

       accessx [ -o ] [ -i ] [ -a ]

       The  keyboard  enhancements  and  corresponding graphical interface are
       available on any X server with the "AccessX" or "XKEYBOARD" extensions.

       accessx is a graphical user interface to available enhancements.  These
       enhancements  provide  the  keyboard with additional capabilities which
       are primarily designed to aid users with disabilities who are unable to
       use a keyboard or mouse in the usual fashion.

       -o     Each  user  may  load and save personal default settings for the
              various keyboard enhancement features. By default,  the  accessx
              utility  will  read in the user's default settings and configure
              the system to those settings. However, in certain instances  the
              user  might  wish to use the systems current settings instead of
              his/her own default settings.  Specifying  the  -o  option  will
              instruct the accessx utility to ignore a user's default settings
              and use the systems current settings instead.

       -i     When this option is specified, the accessx user  interface  ini-
              tially appears in an iconified state.

       -a     Users  may  pop  up  dialog boxes indicating the state of Sticky
              Keys and Mouse Keys via the main menu of the  accessx  utility's
              graphical interface. Some users, however, want these status dia-
              log windows to appear and disappear automatically whenever  they
              turn  on  and  off Sticky Keys or Mouse Keys.  Specifying the -a
              option instructs the accessx utility to automatically pop up and
              down  the  Sticky  Keys  status  window  whenever Sticky Keys is
              turned on or off, respectively, and to automatically pop up  and
              down  the Mouse Keys status window whenever Mouse Keys is turned
              on or off, respectively.

       The HOME environment variable is used  to  identify  the  directory  in
       which  to  load  and  save  a user's default settings. The settings are
       stored in X resource file format in the file $HOME/.AccessX.  The  user
       may modify or add resources to this file directly, however all comments
       will be deleted when the user performs a save settings action.

           accessx.uid - Motif GUI description file
           AccessX     - Application Resource File

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | x11/keyboard/accessx |
       |Stability      | Volatile             |


           Earl Johnson
           Jordan M. Slott
           Enabling Technologies
           Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc
           Mountain View, CA

           Mark Novak
           Trace Research & Development Center
           University of Wisconsin-Madison
           Madison, WI

           Will Walker
           Digital Equipment Corportation
           Maynard, MA

                                29 August 2011                      accessx(1)