See also Section 8.7
Various open-source utilities exist for MEPIS Linux 7.0 users with disabilities. Two are installed, and others are available through Debian and KDE projects.
Kmag: Screen and cursor magnification; click KMenu --> Utilities --> Accesibility --> Screen
Magnifier. KMag opens a floating window that magnifies everything around your cursor for those with a vision impairment, or for
those that need that little more zoom.
KMag home page: http://kmag.sourceforge.net/
KMouseTool: Screen and cursor magnification found by clicking KMenu --> Utilities --> Accesibility -->
KMouseTool. KMouseTool clicks the mouse for you, so you don't have to.
KMouseTool FAQ: http://accessibility.kde.org/aids/kmousetool.php/
KDE accessibility software: http://accessibility.kde.org/
Debian accessibility software:
The following packages for use on the desktop can be found under KMenu --> Utilities --> Desktop.
Folders and Files
MEPIS Linux 7.0 comes with two powerful programs to manage files and
folders. One is a graphical program known as Konqueror, the web
file manager and file viewer for KDE. The other is a command-line
program that uses the entire terminal screen called Midnight Commander.
Each has its advantages, depending on your preferences and the task you
need to accomplish.
A couple of smaller packages for working with files are also installed with MEPIS Linux 7.0.
Ark: A Graphical Archiving tool for KDE, similar to
winzip, with support for zip, tar, tar + compression (lzop, gzip,
bzip, compress) lha, zoo, rar, ar, etc... It is most commonly used
simply by right-clicking a file or folder in Konqueror and selecting
Compress or Extract, depending on the item's current state. You can
also click KMenu --> Utilities --> File --> Archiving Tool
Ark information page:
KFloppy: A utility that provides a straightforward graphical means to format 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks.
KFloppy information page:
Other common choices:
Two print utility packages are supplied with MEPIS Linux 7.0.
KJobViewer: A utility to view and manipulate print jobs found under KMenu --> Utilities --> Peripherals.
KJobViewer home page: http://printing.kde.org/overview/kjobviewer.php
HPLIP Toolbox (Printer Toolbox): HPLIP Toolbox is an HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP
inkjet and laser-based printers in Linux.
Hplip home page: http://hplip.sourceforge.net/