Ayatana Ubuntu Love Project

Icon-only menu titles don't have accessible names

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-12-17
12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Ubuntu
Medium
Unassigned
Network Menu
Medium
Luke Yelavich
Session Menu
Medium
Luke Yelavich
The Sound Menu
Medium
Luke Yelavich
Unity
Medium
Neil J. Patel
libindicator
Medium
Ted Gould
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

(I'm not sure that this bug report belongs to Dbus Menu.)

Currently, Orca just says "menu" for most of the indicator menus. This is a bad thing. I've just specified the accessible name for all the system status menus, but application developers are likely to forget.

I think it would be appropriate to insist that if a menu's title has no text, it must have an accessible name.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 20:15, Matthew Paul Thomas <email address hidden>wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> (I'm not sure that this bug report belongs to Dbus Menu.)
>
> Currently, Orca just says "menu" for most of the indicator menus. This
> is a bad thing. I've just specified the accessible name for all the
> system status menus, but application developers are likely to forget.
>
> I think it would be appropriate to insist that if a menu's title has no
> text, it must have an accessible name.
>

isn't that the path to developing an ontology for the indicator menus?
dbus already uses namespaces, so we're already in a semantic realm here.
Is anybody working on an ontology here already?

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Please try to keep bug reports focused on specific problems and how to fix them. Thanks.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 14:20, Matthew Paul Thomas <email address hidden> wrote:

> Please try to keep bug reports focused on specific problems and how to
> fix them. Thanks.
>

sry!

Currently, Orca just says "menu" for most of the indicator menus. This is a
> bad thing. I've just specified the accessible name for all the system status
> menus, but application developers are likely to forget.
>

after reading your bug report, i tried out Orca, and i can more than confirm
what you are describing.

I think it would be appropriate to insist that if a menu's title has no
> text, it must have an accessible name.
>

This problem i can confirm, the proposed solution logical. I suppose it's
valid for me to set this bug to "confirmed" then?

Changed in dbusmenu:
assignee: nobody → Extended Canonical DX team (dx-team)
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-10
Changed in dbusmenu:
assignee: Extended Canonical DX team (dx-team) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in ayatana-ubuntu:
milestone: none → maverick-alpha-2
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in dbusmenu:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
Changed in ayatana-ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in indicator-network:
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in indicator-session:
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

Adding a bug task for unity-panel-service to support the changes as well.

affects: dbusmenu → libindicator
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-20
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 3.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-21
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.6
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.4.4
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-02-15
Changed in indicator-sound:
milestone: none → 0.6.0
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-17
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.4 → 3.4.6
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-02-18
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
milestone: 0.6.0 → 0.6.1
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-02-24
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-02-24
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-24
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.6 → 3.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.6.2
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6.2 → 3.6.4
Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2011-03-08
Changed in indicator-session:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in libindicator:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-03-11
Changed in ayatana-ubuntu:
assignee: Ted Gould (ted) → nobody
Kalle Valo (kvalo) on 2011-03-15
Changed in indicator-network:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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