Re: [orca-list] Latest Orca master gets stuck in LibreOffice Writer

Thanks! The problem appears to be that LibreOffice is not exposing
STATE_SHOWING for the paragraphs in question. Orca used to ignore that
condition, which is why you might not have experienced that problem in
earlier versions of Orca. However, the reason Orca now pays attention to
that state is because failing to do so caused Orca to present items that
weren't being shown to users. The correct fix for this issue belongs in


On 06/13/2017 09:36 AM, a11cf0 wrote:
Here's a full debug.out and a document to test.
In this document Orca gets stuck after the line beginning with "Let me show you just one example".

That sounds like a broken LibreOffice accessibility tree. Orca doesn't
control the caret in LibreOffice. It just presents the text in the
document in response to caret moved events. Assuming it's getting caret
moved events from LibreOffice, it's having difficulty getting the text.

If you can send me a full debug.out as described at the link below, I'll
take a look: If you're
also able to send me the document used to reproduce the issue, it may
prove helpful.


On 06/12/2017 02:54 PM, a11cf0 wrote:

After updating Orca from 3.22.2 to latest master on Debian 9.0 Stretch I've noticed the following issue:
When reading a long document in Writer Orca suddenly gets stuck.
After that, it's impossible to continue reading a document, but I still can press the up arrow and read 
previous lines.
This seems to happen only after reading at least several pages.
When this occurs, pressing all arrow keys except up arrow does nothing, but up arrow works as expected.
I don't notice this with Orca 3.22, but this occurs with Orca 3.24 and latest master.
I'm using LibreOffice 5.2 from Debian repositories, but I've also tried 5.3 with same results.

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