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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.34's Mutter Adds Mouse Accessibility Support For X11/Wayland

    Up to now the GNOME desktop has offered mouse accessibility support using the long-standing Mousetweaks program that allows for different actions to take place all from the lone input device for those that may be limited to manipulating only one button or other limitations around this primary input device. But GNOME's Mousetweaks only works with X11 so now Mutter has picked up mouse accessibility support itself that works on both X11 and Wayland sessions...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Accessibility

  • #2
    A big THANK YOU to the xfce founder for working on mutter/wayland.

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    • #3
      Is Gnome the only DE with any focus on accessibility options?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
        Is Gnome the only DE with any focus on accessibility options?
        Maybe, but KDE is focussing on more options for sure

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        • #5
          Toggle for mouse acceleration please!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Compartmentalisation View Post
            Toggle for mouse acceleration please!
            There's a settings in Tweaks to use a "flat" acceleration profile, which kinda pretends there's no acceleration. But meh, it's still not great.

            It's a shame wine/proton doesn't seem to support raw input yet. Overwatch even with flat profile is still much harder to play than on Windows, with the input events still going through the compositor first. Native games should be using raw input anyway.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
              Is Gnome the only DE with any focus on accessibility options?
              I don't know about "any", but I'd say that's the kind of thing that frequently is prioritized higher by corporate backers than community contributors - so it would make sense for Gnome to have more of that than it's competition.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                A big THANK YOU to the xfce founder for working on mutter/wayland.
                REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
                IBM RedHat Microsoft something something something conspiracy something something something this halts the progress of desktop Linux.
                BTW I use xfeces. They must've bribed them to sabotage their work.

                I miss debianxfce.

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                • #9
                  He also merged 'locate pointer' support:

                  https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/453
                  https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome...e_requests/413

                  This is pretty useful on 4K displays.

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                  • #10
                    More good stuff \o/

                    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/363

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