OT, i think...

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Sun May 12 09:01:44 UTC 2013


if   goog had their browser from BSD it would help big-time; I use one of the
zillions of linux distros for my desktop.  I dont have a bleeding edge
cell. just something to call the cops or "access" [ small bus with wchair
lift.]  only have one hand, so cant easily hold cell and "type" blah * 3.

SO, the upshot is, since I use firefox mostly, and chrome, rarely, I got a
bit befuddled tonight trying to read an old philosopher's translation on
chrome.  I got to fess-up.  reading on the screen is vastly easier than
getting out a REAL book  and paperweights, and taking off my eyeglasses,
&C!  tonight, I figured out howto enlarge the font and bring up the book.
--i read "the prince" by nick whatever.  this on google's browser.  it
took awhile before I realized that I wasnt hearing the words!   yes, the
speaker in the circle [[upper right]] read aloud   and I could glean
that much more by reading with eyes and ears.  ===but=== is there some
magic I ca n use to do an "All", and then fire off the text-to-voice?

[[[the following is interesting only if you're into art schopenhauer.  
his works were not correctly xlated until {i think} 1954.  I bought the
p'back of his *Parerga and Paralipomena: A Collection of Philosophical
Essays*.  I never read it.  google has it, and I suppose I could cough pup
$whatever.  but only if they got their tts stuff working without me having to
mouse 600+ pages or whatever it requires.  ]]]

anybody know howto make this All menu cmd work in chrome?  in ffox, it's
a simple edit->control-A

thanks much,


 Gary Kline  kline at thought.org  http://www.thought.org  Public Service Unix
              Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community.

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