unity-window-decorator: When switching between windows, Orca does not speak the title of the focused window.

Bug #724093 reported by Luke Yelavich on 2011-02-24
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz Core
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
compiz (Ubuntu)
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
Natty
Medium
Unassigned
Oneiric
High
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
Natty
Medium
Unassigned
Oneiric
High
Sam Spilsbury

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

When using compiz either with unity running, or on the classic Ubuntu desktop, I do not hear the name of the focused window when switching between windows when using Orca. In addition, I don't see anything under accerciser that suggests that unity-window-decorator has placed any window titles into the accessible hierarchy, either when in accerciser proper, or whilst the window switcher is on screen when switching between windows.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Probably a missing property. Sam, can you have a look with Luke?

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2011-02-28
tags: added: unity
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Alejandro: can you try to narrow down the issue, before that is hand over to Sam, or another compiz hacker? Thanks

tags: added: a11y
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Alejandro Piñeiro (apinheiro)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → 3.8.10

The issue is that we don't change the active window anymore when
actually doing the switcher preview, which explains why there is no
text either. There isn't any way to fix this without breaking ABI I
think.

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:02 PM, David Barth <email address hidden> wrote:
> Alejandro: can you try to narrow down the issue, before that is hand
> over to Sam, or another compiz hacker? Thanks
>
> ** Also affects: unity
>   Importance: Undecided
>       Status: New
>
> ** Tags added: a11y
>
> ** Changed in: unity
>     Assignee: (unassigned) => Alejandro Piñeiro (apinheiro)
>
> ** Changed in: unity
>   Importance: Undecided => Medium
>
> ** Changed in: unity
>       Status: New => Triaged
>
> ** Changed in: unity
>    Milestone: None => 3.8.10
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a bug assignee.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/724093
>
> Title:
>  unity-window-decorator: When switching between windows, Orca does not
>  speak the title of the focused window.
>
> Status in Unity:
>  Triaged
> Status in “compiz” package in Ubuntu:
>  Triaged
> Status in “compiz” source package in Natty:
>  Triaged
>
> Bug description:
>  Binary package hint: compiz
>
>  When using compiz either with unity running, or on the classic Ubuntu
>  desktop, I do not hear the name of the focused window when switching
>  between windows when using Orca. In addition, I don't see anything
>  under accerciser that suggests that unity-window-decorator has placed
>  any window titles into the accessible hierarchy, either when in
>  accerciser proper, or whilst the window switcher is on screen when
>  switching between windows.
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-15
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Triaged
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Based on Sam's comments, re: it breaks ABI, this is unlikely to get fixed in time for Natty. Have added a task to track it Oneiric, and updated state/importance to reflect current state in Natty at this time.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team)
status: New → Triaged
Alejandro Piñeiro (apinheiro) wrote :

Answer to David: Although based on previous comments, it will really unlikely that this change will be ready for Natty, I will try to take a look to this issue, so it could be solved on the future release

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.10 → 3.8.12
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

@Alejandro: can you report on the status for a potential fix?

Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.12 → 3.8.14
milestone: 3.8.14 → backlog
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

There is a workaround for that.

1. apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
2/ Launch ccsm, for the "decor plugin": Command: /usr/bin/compiz-decorator -> replace to /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator to This one should be compatible with orca.

As there is a workaround, dowgrading the natty bug task to medium. (we loose though the "easy window resize"

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Natty):
importance: High → Medium
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: High → Medium
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 3.8.14
milestone: 3.8.14 → backlog
Pete Graner (pgraner) on 2011-04-25
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team)
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

We're at the end of our SRU phase for Natty. Closing the natty task and leaving open for Oneiric

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team) → nobody
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in unity:
assignee: Alejandro Piñeiro (apinheiro) → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

End of the SRU phase for Natty. This bug will be tracked on the Oneiric list now

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
assignee: Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team) → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team) → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-07-21
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 4.6.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-08-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.6.0 → 4.8.0
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-08-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.8.0 → 4.12.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.12.0 → 4.14.0
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-09-02
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-08
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.14.0 → 4.16.0
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

So we can fix this in the compiz switcher plugin as that was a small oversight with the change to the alt-tab ordering fix, however I'm not sure about the level of atk support in nux and the unity switcher, so if this branch:

https://code.launchpad.net/~compiz-team/compiz-core/compiz-core.fix_724093/+merge/74811

is merged then I'll close the compiz bug and we'll keep the unity bug open.

Changed in compiz-core:
milestone: none → 0.9.5.94
milestone: 0.9.5.94 → 0.9.5.96
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-09-09
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-14
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-15
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-15
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.9.5.94+bzr20110919-0ubuntu1

---------------
compiz (1:0.9.5.94+bzr20110919-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot:
    - "maximized windows fail to update their input extents when undecorated"
      (LP: #853734)
    - Panel shadow conflicts with Window shadow in Ubuntu Classic Desktop
      Session (LP: #731685)
    - "unity-window-decorator: When switching between windows, Orca does not
      speak the title of the focused window (LP: #724093)
    - Dash and launcher appear underneath windows (LP: #805087)
    - A minimized window 'remains' behind on the desktop if
      /apps/<…>/show_minimized_windows is set to true (LP: #847967)
    - compiz and X can disagree on stacking order (LP: #845765)
    - Should keep a list last sent and last recv from server (LP: #841727)
    - Minimize animation flickr when for maximized apps (LP: #737125)
    - Dash and launcher appear underneath windows (LP: #805087)
    - Stacking problem when switching between apps with multiple windows
      (LP: #802527)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:49:10 +0200

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in compiz-core:
milestone: 0.9.5.96 → 0.9.7.0
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