Re: Orca a few things regarding orca + firefox 3 in feisty

Hi Hermann:

just tested with the very latest FF3, and the headings were shown immediately when I type "h". This is confusing, don't know what's going on. I guess it is due to the latest Firefox.

Unexplained changes between versions is definitely disconcerting. The good thing, however, is that it seems to be going in the good direction this time rather than the bad/ugly. Keep in mind that the internals of Firefox 3 are under continual churn at this point, so it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause of a positive or negative change in behavior. :-(

One additional note regarding the two cursor modes:
I only hear the word "heading" in Gecko mode, when I scroll the page using the arrow keys. Typing "h" makes no difference in both modes - strange behavior.

Orca's "h" structural navigation mode is mostly independent of the Gecko vs. Orca caret navigation modes. Hopefully the structural navigation behavior should be the same no matter which caret navigation mode is used.

Note that the initial caret position on a freshly loaded page can be somewhat unpredictable in Firefox. I've tried to refrain from having Orca force a caret position on a new page, however, because some pages seem to end up with the caret right where you want it. For example, puts the focus on the search text area immediately. I'd hate for us to interfere with things that work well in Firefox.

One thing you might try doing when you come across a puzzling page is pressing Ctrl+Home. When Firefox gets this command, it positions the caret at the top of the page.

Hope this helps,


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