[regression] Launcher is silent to screen reader users

Bug #949448 reported by Alan Bell
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
High
Andrea Azzarone
5.0
Fix Released
High
Łukasz Zemczak
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Andrea Azzarone
Precise
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

[Test Case]
1. In the g-c-c, go to Accessibility and enable the orca screen reader
2. Restart compiz or logout/login.
3. Press alt+f1 to enter keynav in the Launcher
4. Move around the Launcher
   -> Orca should read the Launcher elements and their quick-list menu items

[Regression Potential]
No obvious regression potential.

Original description:

the launcher is now silent to orca, including the quicklists in the 12.04 beta

Related branches

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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

video showing the launcher not working
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DFVpVN21MbY#t=110s

this is running a fully updated 12.04 with the unity team ppa

Attila Hammer (hammera)
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

when did it last worked for you? Alan can you please specify that ?

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → New
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

it is broken in unity3d, but works in unity2d. It was working in 3d earlier in the year, not sure exactly when. I believe they have given up on accessibility for unity 3d now and are launching the 2d session by default for screen reader users.

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Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

I can confirm and (maybe) I know how we can fix with the next SRU. But I need to talk with Alan on IRC.

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 5.12.0
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
summary: - launcher is silent to screen reader users
+ [regression] Launcher is silent to screen reader users
Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in unity:
milestone: 5.12.0 → 5.14.0
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
description: updated
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.12-0ubuntu2

---------------
unity (5.12-0ubuntu2) quantal; urgency=low

  * Cherry pick upstream fixes.
    - Fix UnityViewWindow background when blur is disabled (LP: #989291)
    - App icon on the Unity Launcher lost track of running
      instance (LP: #772063)
    - No launcher icon or Alt+Tab entry for Gimp windows (LP: #995916)
    - Locked smuxi launcher icon does not indicate smuxi running
      status (LP: #999820)
    - Fix dash search field hidden by tooltips (LP: #978030)
    - Launcher is silent to screen reader users (LP: #949448)
    - Fix 3D apps running much slower under Unity (LP: #987304)
    - Reduced number of calls to ResultViewGrid::QueueDraw
    - Reduced number of calls to BGHash::RefreshColor
 -- Alan Pope <email address hidden> Wed, 23 May 2012 18:10:49 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Alan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you test the candidate update, it will not be deployed as a stable update until the fixes are confirmed to work and that's one of the bugs that's remaining as verification-needed

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

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.12-0ubuntu1.1

---------------
unity (5.12-0ubuntu1.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Cherry pick upstream fixes.
    - Fix UnityViewWindow background when blur is disabled (LP: #989291)
    - App icon on the Unity Launcher lost track of running
      instance (LP: #772063)
    - No launcher icon or Alt+Tab entry for Gimp windows (LP: #995916)
    - Locked smuxi launcher icon does not indicate smuxi running
      status (LP: #999820)
    - Fix dash search field hidden by tooltips (LP: #978030)
    - Launcher is silent to screen reader users (LP: #949448)
    - Fix 3D apps running much slower under Unity (LP: #987304)
    - Reduced number of calls to ResultViewGrid::QueueDraw
    - Reduced number of calls to BGHash::RefreshColor
 -- Alan Pope <email address hidden> Wed, 23 May 2012 18:10:49 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
milestone: 5.14.0 → 6.0
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
description: updated
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