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

Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

From: Peter Herngaard <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 01:55:42 +0200

Hello Paul
I have the same experience, and the selection of packages in the Cygwin
setup program is not accessible to JAWS, and I presume other screen readers.
Simply bad luck.
There is probably nothing to do about it.

Best Wishes,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Erkens" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

> 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
> install.
> 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?
> Paul.
Received on 2007-06-09

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