Michael Whapples wrote:|
Here are some apps where this shift
tab problem exists:
Sorry to be late getting back to you, but I was out sick on Thursday
and Friday. Some Java applications are not well behaved and don't
follow the guidelines for keyboard navigation. The problem is in the
Java applications, not Orca.
The Java Control Panel has some accessibility problems. I've submitted
bug reports for a couple. I'll also submit a bug report for the
keyboard navigation problems you found.
the java control panel, can't
remember the exact name, but the one suggested on the Orca wiki to test
the set up
I am using JDK 1.6 (the version
included in ubuntu), and java access bridge 1.18 (compiled from
source). As I said the shift problem always seems to exist, just go
into the app, try and shift tab, only tab (or ctrl-tab to go forward
works). I don't remember this on java access bridge 1.4.5 (I think that
was the version, but I think I have also used java access bridge 1.6.0
which I think was OK as well), but I changed to java access bridge 1.18
at about the same time I moved to JDK 1.6.
The problem with the keys (eg. when
typing in an edit box) I noticed when trying to use mathtrax, but it
may be on other apps, but this problem is only present sometimes and I
am not sure if there is something particular I am doing first which
leads up to this, so I would be unable to produce this problem
immediately on demand.
Let me know if you need further
Original Message -----
Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:04 PM
Re: [orca-list] orca and java access bridge
Michael Whapples wrote:
I noticed the following when
using orca with java applications. It seems not to be possible to use
shift-tab to go backwards through the controls, like it is in normal
gnome apps. I am using orca from CVS (sometime yesterday, but it was
the same some time before), java access bridge 1.18 on ubuntu feisty.
This problem always seems to be present with my set up, but I don't
remember it when I was using an earlier version of java access bridge.
Can you give me one or more test cases for the keyboard problems you're
having with Java applications. The problems may be in the Java
applications themselves, since they don't all comply with the
guidelines for keyboard navigation. They may also be in the Java Access
Bridge or Orca, but I need to reproduce the problems in order to find
I'm currently working on improving Orca support for Java applications,
so I'd really appreciate bug reports for any accessibility problems you
find. It's best for me if you can give step-by-step instructions for
reproducing the problem, including the versions of the JDK and Java
applications you are using.
I have also noticed another
problem with orca and java, but this is less reproduceable. Sometimes
it seems that certain keypresses aren't taken by the app. This happens
sometimes and does not seem predictable when it will happen, and was
present even with other versions of the java access bridge.
I know that on the orca wiki
there is a comment about a bug with java access bridge 1.18, but it
didn't seem to have any connection to what I have just described. I
also haven't submitted this as a bug, as I don't know if orca or the
java access bridge is really to blame. So has anyone else found this,
and know of any solution or can anyone prove which is at fault?
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