How do I permanently disable the GNOME screen reader ("Orca") on Debian Wheezy, without breaking GNOME?
I'm running Xfce.
Things I have tried, or looked at:
I found the command
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-reader-enabled falseon one site, and if I execute it in a terminal it seems to be respected (I get a spoken "goodbye" and subsequently setting it to
truedoes not appear to do anything) but the next time I log in "welcome to Orca" is spoken again.
I edited /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart.desktop to set
NoDisplay=falsebut it still doesn't show up in Session and Startup under Application Autostart.
I had a look in
dconf-editorwhich faithfully reports that the
screen-reader-enabledvalue is set to
falseeven on login to a new session. However, it still gets launched.
Another suggestion I saw was to use
apt-getto remove the
gnome-orcapackage entirely, but since
gnome-orca, that would remove all of GNOME, which I do not want.