Re: [orca-list] form field structural navigation
- From: Joanmarie Diggs <joanmarie diggs gmail com>
- To: hermann <steppenwolf2 onlinehome de>
- Cc: Orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] form field structural navigation
- Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:01:06 -0400
the main tester is back again ;-)
Had you gone? ;-)
Check the form fields forward and backward. I found out, that especially
when I move backward, Orca doesn't land on the fields surely.
There is admittedly some hacking going on here to set the caret position
as Firefox doesn't always reliably update our location when we
grabFocus on form fields. :-( That said, when I tried the sites you
suggested, I landed on the fields as expected in both directions.
So.... Can you give me an exact sequence of keystrokes where it reliably
fails, or is it a "hit or miss" sorta thing?
problem, so what about redefining, for example "f"?
As Mike indicated, that was the original plan. However, if you used "f"
and landed in an entry, the next press of f would cause an f to be
typed. The same thing would potentially be an issue for combo boxes and
Next problem: When I've visited several sites, doing search on the last
one, pressing Orca+Shift+Tab, I hear the whole history, e.g. Orca tells
me where I've been before and then says where I've landed.
Again, can you give me a specific set of keystrokes/steps to reproduce
Finally a very annoying thing: When pressing the form navigation keys,
Orca does not release the modifier key. Result: If you press the arrow
keys, you decrease/increase rate or pitch.
Yikes! That's no good. :-(
At the risk of sounding like a broken record: Is there a specific set
of keystrokes/steps.... :-) If I can make the problem reliably happen
on my systems, it is far easier to track down where things are breaking.
I will leave the key assignment issues to y'all and Mike to work out. I
am, as Rich recently said.... somewhere.... about himself: When it
comes to the UI, I am but a humble minion. :-)
Thanks for all the feedback and testing! I will see what I can do to
get these things sorted out.
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