universal access visual alert not working

Bug #1016683 reported by Edwin Grubbs on 2012-06-22
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This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Confirmed
Medium
Unassigned
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

If I turn on Visual Alerts under System Settings / Universal Access in the Hearing tab, the "Flash the window title" option only works if the window is not maximized, and the "Flash the entire screen" option does not work at all. I am using Unity 2D under 12.04.

With Unity 3D, neither "Flash the window title" nor "Flash the entire screen" works.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alan Bell (alanbell) on 2012-09-13
tags: added: a11y
Nicholas Skaggs (nskaggs) wrote :

Since the change to 3D it appears none of the visual alerts work properly in quantal.

Kate Foggo (katefoggo) wrote :

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and there is no visual alert working at all.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Setting importance to High since it "impacts accessibility of a core application".

Adding a Unity task. If we can't get Unity to support this, we should at least hide the Hearing tab in System Settings>Universal Access.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Hello, I have tested Edubuntu amd64 20130102 (md5sum:- 6633e94732da60de45f6abc5aced99df *raring-dvd-amd64.iso), on live usb persistent.

This bug is confirmed!

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1016683

tags: added: iso-testing
Vishnu Babykumar (yoheos) wrote :

Can confirm on my Ubuntu 13.04 x64 installation that none of the accessibility features except Orca work. Zoom/Visual alerts do not work. These features did work on Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 x64, so it seems to be somewhere linked to Unity. Please fix this bug as early as you can. Thanks in advance guys! Really awesome work you guys do and kindly bear with us when we demand/insist bug fixes without taking into account that you guys have lives of your own and are busy with engagements of your own. :)

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-08-21
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Alex Baggott (alex-baggott) wrote :

As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS I have tested this on 15.10 and the bug is still there.

tags: added: desktop-bugscrub-triaged
Dschoni (jonathan-schock) wrote :

As of 9.11.2016 - still open.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This is not really an issue with gnome-control-center. It is up to the desktop environment to support this feature and GNOME Shell supports it.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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