Recent compiz update playing havock with Orca keybindings.

Bug #933905 reported by Luke Yelavich on 2012-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
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compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using the Orca screen reader with compiz in precise. Orca uses the number pad for navigating the contents on the screen, this is when numlock is turned off.

With a recent compiz update, using some of these number pad commands for orca causescompiz to move me to the workspace directly below the workspace I am on. A work-around is to use the bottom two workspaces in the grid, but most blind people don't even know about workspaces.

To reproduce:
1. Start Orca, and make sure the keyboard layout is set to desktop in Orca preferences.
2. Make sure numlock is turned off.
3. Go to either workspace 1 or 2.
4. Preferably in an application window, hold numpad 0, and press numpad 9 to move Orca's flat review to the bottom of the aplication window.
5. Then press numpad 7 to move to the previous line of contents in the application. YOu may have to perform steps 4 and 5 more than once to cause the bug.

You should notice that your focus moves to the workspace directly below the workspace you were in.


Desired solution:

When Orca is started, the offending shortcuts should be automatically disabled. When Orca exits, the offending shortcuts should be re-enabled.

Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Sam says: " it might be that alt-key stuck down bug that's been fixed recently but hasn't been uploaded yet".
Can you test with the next point release of Compiz which should have that fixed hopefully?

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-22
description: updated
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

didrocks is recommending to add a script for orca to update the related gconf keys that configure the compiz shortcuts. and revert the changes when being deactivated.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Luke: I'm assigning to you after discussing it with didrocks. I let you update the priority and milestone.

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Additional feedback from the unstoppable didrocks: should turn on zoom in and zoom out (I let ezoom loading for that)

Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2014-04-10
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: Luke Yelavich (themuso) → nobody
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