dash +orca does not speak the names of application icons

Bug #1066157 reported by Alan Bell on 2012-10-12
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OEM Priority Project
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Fix Released
High
Luke Yelavich
5.0
New
Undecided
Unassigned
6.0
Won't Fix
Undecided
Unassigned
7.2
Fix Released
High
Stephen M. Webb
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Luke Yelavich
Trusty
High
Stephen M. Webb

Bug Description

[Impact]
Screen reader support for dynamic content in the Dash is enabled.

[Test Case]

(1) Enable Screen Reader (System Settings > Universal Access > Screen Reader)
(2) Press Super + A to bring up the Applications lens of the Dash
(3) Navigate displayed content
(4) Choose an application for preview
(5) Press Esc until the Dash is closed, repeat steps 2 to 4

You should hear the application description and preview description.

[Regression Potential]

Some new code deals with processing pointers: the usual problem potential of dealing with pointers in C code applies.

[Other Info]

This patch for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was cherry picked from the Ubuntu "Vivid Vervet" dev release where it has been in public use for some time without apparent regression.

Related branches

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Reproduced, high since it's an a11y issue.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 6.10.0
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.10.0 → 6.12.0
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.12.0 → 7.0.0
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1066157

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.0 → 7.0.1
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.1 → 7.2.0
Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

After further investigation, I have found there is a race condition somewhere, which results in stale information about the dash with regards to accessibility used by the screen reader. I am able to trigger a refresh of the information after using some of the screen reader's review features, and when doing so, I can navigate the results on the dash without issue.

My investigation continues.

Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2014-03-20
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.0 → 7.2.1
Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2014-04-10
Changed in unity:
assignee: Luke Yelavich (themuso) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Rob Whyte (fudge) wrote :

What steps did you use to view the dash results?

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.1 → 7.2.2
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.2 → 7.2.3
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.3 → 7.3.1
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-01-26
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.3.1+15.04.20150227-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.3.1+15.04.20150227-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Draw osk above unity shell. (LP: #1413165)
  * Remove FontSettings.*. Add the possibility to specify the font size
    and the font weight without chaning the default font name. Fix lp
    886478. (LP: #886478)
  * Remove unitydialog plugin.

  [ Luke Yelavich ]
  * Explore children when a view or layout is added (LP: #1066157)
  * Move the unity a11y present environment call
  * Set focus to FALSE on window deactivation (LP: #1066157)
 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:38:19 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-11
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-18
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Stephen M. Webb (bregma)
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-18
description: updated
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Alan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

* enable proposed repository & install unity package.

$ LANG=C apt-cache policy unity libunity-core-6.0-9 unity-services
unity:
  Installed: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1 0
        400 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main i386 Packages
     7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1.1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages
     7.2.0+14.04.20140416-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages

libunity-core-6.0-9:
  Installed: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1 0
        400 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main i386 Packages
     7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1.1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages
     7.2.0+14.04.20140416-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages

unity-services:
  Installed: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1 0
        400 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main i386 Packages
     7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1.1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages
     7.2.0+14.04.20140416-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages

[CHECK: Test Case]
Change locale to english by language selector.
(1) Enable Screen Reader (System Settings > Universal Access > Screen Reader)
(2) Press Super + A to bring up the Applications lens of the Dash
(3) Navigate displayed content
(4) Choose an application for preview
(5) Press Esc until the Dash is closed, repeat steps 2 to 4

---> You should hear the application description and preview description.
Read repeatedly and may not read.
Is it a problem of the operation speed? or hardware spec?

I made a mistake comment #7.
---> You should hear the application description and preview description.
Read repeatedly and may not read.
Is it a problem of the operation speed? or hardware spec?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is correct.
---> Hear the application description and preview description.

PS. Preview description is read twice and may not read. (item name: Recentry used, installed, Dash Plugins)
Is it a problem of operation speed? or problem of hardware spec?.
Is this setting correct?

I installed ubuntu 15.04 daily build on virtualbox and confirmed it.
---> I was able to confirm the same state.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.2.4+14.04.20150316-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Avoid running potentially dangerous code paths when the screen is
    locked. (LP: #1410582)
  * Ungrab the shoutdown dialog as soon as possible. (LP: #1398287)
  * Use COMPIZ_METAKEY where needed. (LP: #1363534)
  * disabled Pointer Barriers during lockscreen (LP: #1401911)
  * disabled markup for VolumeLauncherIcon quicklist menu items (LP:
    #1413411)
  * enable Dash, Hud, and session dialogs over full screen window (LP:
    #1159249, #860970, #1413773, #1404486)
  * made unity unlockable if user is in nopsswdlogin group (LP:
    #1413790)
  * skipped the animation of BGHash on startup to prevent unwanted fade-
    in (LP: #1241757)

  [ Luke Yelavich ]
  * extended accessible exploration of the Dash dynamic content (LP:
    #1066157)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * MenuManager: make sure menus are always shown when mouse is over
    them or when the always-show-menus option is on (LP: #955193,
    #1390562, #1374942, #1312137)
  * PanelService: use gdbus to notfy upstart of service start/stop (LP:
    #1302955)
 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:30:35 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Luke Yelavich (themuso)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
Ara Pulido (ara) on 2015-06-01
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Fix Released
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