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Automatization (keyboard/mouse/GUI window control)

Postby TestPilot on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:38 pm

In Windows I used to select any text with mouse (usually in browser, but occasionally in text editors), press preferred mouse button (my mouse have 7 buttons) and computer read me text aloud.

I switched to Linux. Installed text-to-speech and it actually works. Now I highlight text, press Ctrl+C, switch to TTS application by double clicking icon in systray, press Ctrl+A, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+F3(last one is a hotkey for reading text aloud), then minimize TTS window to tray or activate original window by clicking on it icon in the taskbar.

That is freaking inconvenient!

Is there an easy way to accomplish my task? Simple script that let me copy currently highlighted text into clipboard and then activate TTS application, clear/paste text into it and select menu item or just send Ctrl+F3 into it? And I would be totally OK with keyboard hotkey to run that script. At start at least.
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Re: Automatization (keyboard/mouse/GUI window control)

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:36 am

Yes it would be possible to make a script (only I don't have the time right now)
I think I have also seen different "read text" applications - you could try another
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