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Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

From: Paul Erkens <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 19:07:16 +0200

Hi Steve B Pondlife,

As a blind user, I'm in the process of following your directions to prepare
my environment to compile a patched version of rockbox. Patches are
regularly posted, and I'm willing to test them, because rockbox is just too
exciting to not contribute. My question is a bit off topic for this list,
and I hope you can direct me further to a place where this belongs.

I record often, and I would like to test your patches. To do so, I'm
installing the cygwin environment for windows, like you advised. During
setup, I encounter the following accessibility situation.

When asked to choose which packages to install, the interface in cygwin's
setup.exe is not clear to me. There are a few radio buttons on the screen,
out of which the one labeled "curr" is selected, likely telling setup to
install the current versions of the packages on the mirrors on internet. The
view is set to "cathegory" by default.

Once you click a cathegory, it expands and you can choose which tool(s) to

However, having reached the bottom of the screen, there obviously are many
more items, but I don't have a way to scroll down. Page down does nothing,
neither does that work if I first click an item or cathegory, to make the
list gain focus.

Is there a visual element on the screen to scroll down that sighted users
utilize? A scroll bar or something else? I checked, but my screen reader
does not see it. It must therefore be a non-standard, custom windows
control, if it's there at all. I need to know how to scroll the display
down, in order to complete cygwin installation, so I can move ahead towards
trying out the rockbox patch. Can you tell me more?

Received on 2007-06-08

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