Re: [orca-list] Please test master with Gtk+ 3 (re typeahead search and caja event spam)

Hi Jean-Philippe.

The other day I removed some more "noise." Have you tested the latest
master? As for not announcing "text" at all, I continue to think that's
a bad idea because you are in the text entry and being in the text entry
means you are not in the icons. Being in the text entry and not in the
icons impacts what keystrokes work and what keystrokes don't work and
what the keystrokes that do work will do.


On 12/26/2016 04:10 AM, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:

Do you think we could remove the "noise" in the file manager? Hearing
"text", what we type, the element, makes sense, but the remaining noise
should be missing, don't you think?

Moreover, I know that beginners are disturbed by any "noise", even if
technically it's useful as it says wether we're on a text area or not.
Typically, announcing "text" when typing 1st letters of an icon could
disturb some people.

Couldn't we set this as a preference (in specific prefs for Caja in Orca)?

Thanks for your feedback


Le 14/12/2016 à 14:33, Raphaël POITEVIN a écrit :
Hi again,

I made more tests and I've some reflexion:
When the desktop has been just focused, for instance when coming from
the software menu to desktop; if I type one letter, for instance l, it
says "l" "text" and the icon. If I stay on the desktop and I search an
other icon with the same way, it says directly the name of the icon,
which is the behavior I expect.

Is your hack supposed to concern the file manager?

In the file manager, when typing one letter, it says the reached element
and other blabla after. We don't need the other information, but at
least, it says the reached element first which is the most important.

When typing several letters, it says "text", and the letters, and the
element, and the title of the window and other blabla.



On 12/13/2016 06:29 PM, Joanmarie Diggs wrote:
Hey guys.

I just committed a change to Orca master which should minimize some of
the problems described with respect to Caja, which spews accessibility
events rather enthusiastically when typeahead search is used. I have so
far only made the changes for Gtk+ 3 and it is a heuristic. Thus testing
would be appreciated.

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