Re: [orca-list] Thunderbird 5 Beta

Thanks for checking this out.  It just keeps showing that Mozilla
appears to break a11y with all software upgrades.  It seems like every
time a new version comes out, accessibility goes backwards and then we
have to wait around forever to get things fixed because the bugs are
in the Mozilla components and not with Orca so it seems.

I guess I'll just stick to Mutt in the console then.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 03:49:39PM +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 11:00:50PM EST, Steve Holmes wrote:
Has anyone tried the 5.0 betas of Thunderbird yet? I'm thinking of
giving it a try but I would be interested in any other observations
before I go and try for myself.

Yes, am using it with Orca 3.1.2 and finding that the accessibility hierarchy of mailbox lists and the 
mailbox list itself it not being updated. To be clear, whenever I open or close a list of mailboxes for an 
account on the left, Orca doesn't notice that a list has been expanded, and reads the other top level 
elements in that list. Only when I keep arrowing down through mailboxes does it start to read the correct 
mailbox names, and when I arrow back up, it still doesn't read the top mailboxes in the list.

I get similar behavior in the mailbox index list view, not all authors/subject lines get read properly, i.e 
one of the previous message subjects/authors gets spoken even though it is not selected.

Hope that all makes sense, had a busy day, and my brain is somewhat fried atm.

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