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accessx(1X)							  accessx(1X)



NAME

  accessx - A graphical	interface to the AccessX keyboard enhancement utility

SYNOPSIS

  accessx [options]

OPTIONS

  -client

  -server
      You can load and save personal default settings for the various AccessX
      features.	Specifying -client instructs AccessX to	use your current
      default AccessX settings.	 Specifying -server instructs AccessX to use
      the current AccessX system settings. The default is -client.

  -status
      Specifying the -status option instructs the AccessX utility to automat-
      ically pop up the	status window when AccessX is started.

  -vmods
      Specifying the -vmods option instructs the AccessX utility to use	the
      names for	virtual	modifiers in the status	window.	 For example, when
      the -vmods switch	is on, AccessX displays	NumLock	instead	of Mod5.

DESCRIPTION

  AccessX (accessx) is a graphical user	interface utility.  The	utility	pro-
  vides	enhancements to	the X Window System to help users with different
  disabilities interact	with workstations. These features make it easier for
  you to use the standard workstation input devices:  the keyboard and the
  mouse.  You interact with your workstation as	usual, by entering commands
  and manipulating menus and dialog boxes.

  The AccessX keyboard enhancements and	corresponding graphical	interface are
  available on any workstation running the X Windows System server that	has
  the XKB keyboard extension.

  AccessX offers the following features:

  Sticky Keys
      Lets you perform multikey	operations with	one hand, one finger, or a
      mouth stick.  You	can use	this feature to	enter uppercase	letters	or
      certain punctuation characters without having to hold down the Shift
      key while	pressing the character key.  This feature also makes it
      easier to	enter control characters such as Ctrl/C.

  Mouse	Keys
      Lets you use keys	on the numeric keypad as well as other keyboard	keys
      instead of the mouse to perform input functions such as clicking on
      objects or moving	the cursor.  With this feature,	you can	use one
      finger or	a mouth	stick to move the cursor to different areas of the
      screen, manipulate menus,	and select, cut, and paste text.

  Toggle Keys
      Provides audio feedback when the Shift Lock (Caps	Lock) key has been
      pressed.	This feature can help people who might have difficulty seeing
      the keyboard light indicator for Shift Lock or people who	are using a
      keyboard that does not provide light indicators for any keyboard set-
      tings.

  Repeat Keys
      Allows you to adjust how fast the	auto-repeat keyboard mechanism
      responds or to turn it off entirely.  With this feature turned on, you
      can set your keyboard so that holding down a key for a longer than
      average time does	not result in a	second entry of	that character.

  Slow Keys
      Makes keys less likely to	respond	when brushed accidentally.  With this
      feature turned on, the computer accepts only keystrokes that are held
      for a certain length of time.  The computer ignores light	keystrokes
      that are held only for a moment.

  Bounce Keys
      Eliminates the problem of	pressing a key and then	accidentally pressing
      it again before moving to	another	key.  You can set this feature to
      tell the computer	not to process a second	pressing of a key unless a
      certain length of	time elapses between each pressing.

  Time Out
      Shuts off	the AccessX features on	a workstation after a specified
      period of	time has passed.  With this feature turned on, if you are
      sharing a	workstation and	have set some AccessX features,	the settings
      are automatically	turned off before the next person uses the machine.
      To retain	your AccessX settings all the time, turn off the Time Out
      feature.

  You can invoke the AccessX utility by	entering the accessx command or
  choosing AccessX from	the Applications menu in the Session Manager. You use
  the AccessX dialog box to select and customize the features that you want
  to set.  There is a Features Test area at the	bottom of the dialog box that
  allows you to	test settings before applying them to your session.

X DEFAULTS INFORMATION

  The HOME environment variable	is used	to identify the	directory in which to
  load and save	your default settings.	The AccessX settings are stored	in X
  resource file	format in the file $HOME/AccessX. You can modify or add
  resources to this file directly.  Note that any comments are deleted when
  you perform a	save settings action.  The format for a	resource specifica-
  tion in the $HOME/AccessX file is:

       *resource:value

  resource
      Specifies	the resource.

  value
      Specifies	the value that is to be	assigned to the	resource.

  For details about modifying resources, see the X(1X) reference page.

  Because each X Window	System toolkit-based application can consist of	a
  combination of widgets (for example, push buttons and	a scroll bar), you
  can form the name string for a new resource specification by adding widget
  class	and name identifiers to	the string. For	further	information about
  adding class and name	identifiers, see the X(1X) reference page.

  The following	sample shows a number of the AccessX resources and their
  default values:

       *EnableAccessXToggle.set:	       True
       *SoundOnOffToggle.set:		       True
       *ShowStatusToggle.set:		       False
       *TimeOutToggle.set:		       False
       *TimeOutScale.minimum:		       1
       *TimeOutScale.maximum:		       10
       *TimeOutScale.decimalPoints:	       0
       *TimeOutScale.value:		       2
       *StickyKeysToggle.set:		       False
       *MouseKeysToggle.set:		       False
       *ToggleKeysToggle.set:		       False
       *RepeatKeysToggle.set:		       True
       *SlowKeysToggle.set:		       False
       *BounceKeysToggle.set:		       False
       *StickyTwoKeysToggle.set:	       True
       *StickyModSoundToggle.set:	       True
       *MouseMaxSpeedScale.minimum:	       1
       *MouseMaxSpeedScale.maximum:	       500
       *MouseMaxSpeedScale.decimalPoints:      0
       *MouseMaxSpeedScale.value:	       300
       *MouseAccelScale.minimum:	       1
       *MouseAccelScale.maximum:	       40
       *MouseAccelScale.decimalPoints:	       1
       *MouseAccelScale.value:		       20
       *MouseDelayScale.minimum:	       1
       *MouseDelayScale.maximum:	       40
       *MouseDelayScale.decimalPoints:	       1
       *MouseDelayScale.value:		       3
       *KRGRepeatRateScale.minimum:	       1
       *KRGRepeatRateScale.maximum:	       400
       *KRGRepeatRateScale.decimalPoints:      2
       *KRGRepeatRateScale.value:	       4
       *KRGRepeatDelayScale.minimum:	       1
       *KRGRepeatDelayScale.maximum:	       400
       *KRGRepeatDelayScale.decimalPoints:     2
       *KRGRepeatDelayScale.value:	       66
       *SlowKeysOnPressToggle.set:	       True
       *SlowKeysOnAcceptToggle.set:	       True
       *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.minimum:	       1
       *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.maximum:	       40
       *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.decimalPoints:   1
       *KRGSlowKeysDelayScale.value:	       3
       *KRGDebounceScale.minimum:	       1
       *KRGDebounceScale.maximum:	       40
       *KRGDebounceScale.decimalPoints:	       1
       *KRGDebounceScale.value:		       3

FILES

  ~/AccessX
      Application resource file.

SEE ALSO

  X(1X)