Screenreader is telling wrong time

Bug #1006812 reported by Harmen H on 2012-05-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Date and Time
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you boot up the pc and lightdm starts and start the screenreader by pressing CTRL-S (or by using the mouse), the screenreader is telling a fixed time (what will be a wrong time after a while) when you navigate to the time dropdown menu.

How to reproduce:
- Boot up the pc and wait until lightdm comes up
- press CTRL - S to start the screenreader
- wait one or two minutes
- navigate to the time dropdown menu
- the screenreader tells you a wrong time.

Tested with: Ubuntu 12.04

Harmen H (harmenh) wrote :

Short addition: The time the screenreader tells you will never change if you try it again a few minutes later.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Does it work on the desktop? it's either an indicator-datetime issue or a focus issue on the unity-greeter

affects: lightdm → indicator-datetime
Harmen H (harmenh) wrote :

I tried it on the desktop after logging in, but the voice only tells something I understand as "window". The voice isn't telling any time at all.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

LightDM should set the keyboard focus in such situations. I'm not sure how Orca works, but I guess it reads the focused widget.

Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Incomplete
Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

There are 2 bugs here:

1) In Unity the indicator is read as "window", no time is read at all.

2) In the unity-greeter, it reads the time once, say 6:33 and then when you go back later at say 6:34, it still says 6:33. I'm not sure how that's a focus issue, maybe more like an update issue.

I'm resetting the state back to New for the indicator-date-time since no reason was given for making it incomplete and no additional information was requested.

ii indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2
ii unity-greeter 0.2.8-0ubuntu1.1

Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Confirmed
Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :


Orca (screen reader) says the current time+"menu" when clicking on the clock in unity-greeter

Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

I cannot repro what I said for item 1) above, I think something had crashed when that happened.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - screenreader is telling wrong time
+ Screenreader is telling wrong time
no longer affects: unity-greeter
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