Re: [orca-list] Thunderbird : when writing mail, Orca stops to read lines with link


I am afraid this might be causing a huge regression when browsing the web with Firefox.
Environment: Gnome 3.26, orca master (since 7c4971022), Firefox 57 or Firefox 59.
- Go to and open a conversation from your inbox.
- Make sure orca is running and providing the access to the gmail UI including the conversation you have just opened.
- Now press the alt+left arrow instructing Firefox to move to the previous page.
Gmail inbox is displayed however orca stops responding. It fails to present the browser window and also all the other windows when switched into by pressing alt+tab key.
More over I assume this might even be related to at-spi2-core because if I now press alt+super+s to toggle orca it will turn of with Screen reader off message but I can only get it toggled back on by running orca --replace.
Expected result:
I am expecting orca to not become unresponsive and continue reporting the web content and all the other windows when switched into them the same way it's doing in orca master up to 752d0443d .
In other words orca master 752d0443d is working fine in regard to this issue and orca master 7c4971022 has issues.

Thanks and greetings


2017-12-04 13:00 GMT+01:00 Alex ARNAUD <alexarnaud hypra fr>:
Hi Joanie,

I confirm that this bug is fixed in master. Thanks a lot !

Best regards.
Visual-Impairment Project Manager
Hypra - "Humanizing technology"

Le 02/12/2017 à 17:47, Joanmarie Diggs a écrit :
Hi Alex.

This is now fixed for me in master. Please test and let me know. Thanks!

On 12/02/2017 09:36 AM, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
Dear all,

- Debian Sid updated
- Thunderbird 52.4
- Orca master

When I'm writing an HTML mail and when I add a link to a line, Orca is
not longer able to read the line.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open Thunderbird (GTK3 here)
2) Write a new mail (here in a new window)
3) Tab until to switch to the message body
4) Add the following line : "Hello world, I've difficulties to write
HTML mail in a productive way"
5) Add link somewhere in two words of the line : maybe add a link to "to
write" that target
5) Press the return key
6) Press up arrow

Result: Orca stays silent
Expected result: Orca should announce the line when the caret moves on

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