QT accessibility problem in i3 window manager

  • I have an application that developed using QT5. This program designed for visually impaired users and is fully accessible. When I start this program in gnome-terminal or using a .desktop file, everything is ok and Orca screen reader tell the user everything.

    Here is the problem :
    I am using i3 window manager in Linux. So I have assigned a key binding to this program. When I start the program using those i3 hotkeys, nothing is accessible at all and Orca is silent.

    I have tried environment variables "QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1" and "GTK_MODULES=gail:atk-btidge", but even when this envs are set for that application, accessibility doesn't work.

    for me the most possible reason must be environment variables, but I don't know any other variables related to accessibility.

    Can anyone help me with this? Is there any configuration that must be done during building the application?

  • Moderators

    i have no experience with accessibility on Linux. But maybe the following helps you:
    Qt Accessibility is based on AT-SPI via DBus on Unix/X11 and is tested to be working on Gnome and KDE.
    Are you sure that i3wm even supports accessibility?

Looks like your connection to Qt Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.