[u-a-dev] [Bug 66720] Orca fails to read web pages in Firefox

Willie Walker William.Walker at Sun.COM
Wed Oct 18 13:20:42 BST 2006

Hi Benjamin:

We're focusing on Firefox 3 for compelling web access using Orca.
Firefox 2 and Orca limp along, OK, though, and I just tested it on my
Ubuntu Edgy box with Firefox 2 (to be exact: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux
i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1b2) Gecko/20060601 BonEcho/2.0b2 (Ubuntu-edgy)) and
Orca from GNOME CVS HEAD.  Seems to do OK.

What versions of Ubuntu/Firefox/Orca are you using and are you getting
any errors from Orca?


On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 10:54 +0000, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> 1. Start Orca
> 2. Enable Braille Monitor under Orca preferences.
> 3. Start Gnome Terminal
> 4. In Terminal, execute "export GTK_MODULES=" (I explain why below).
> 5. In Terminal, execute "firefox"
> 6. Visit a webpage
> 7. Press F7 and select OK to enable caret browsing mode.
> 8. A caret should now be visible in the web page. As you move it around with the arrow keys, Orca should read the web page text. But this doesn't happen! Orca remains silent.
> NB: GTK_MODULES is set to null because of the following Firefox bug,
> which causes Orca to sometimes reads "PANEL" instead of the web page
> content:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339554
> See also:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341463
> Sadly, this would be difficult to make a default setting since it also
> breaks the file picker:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=332660
> ** Affects: gnome-orca (Ubuntu)
>      Importance: Undecided
>          Status: Unconfirmed
> -- 
> Orca fails to read web pages in Firefox
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/66720

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