Bug 101860 - Fn or Enter keys not read by screen reader in menu item shortcuts on gtk2 (a11y)
Summary: Fn or Enter keys not read by screen reader in menu item shortcuts on gtk2 (a11y)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y-Linux GTK2
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Reported: 2016-09-02 13:27 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay)
Modified: 2016-10-25 20:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) 2016-09-02 13:27:48 UTC
1) Turn on orca screen reader
2) Open Writer
3) Press Alt+V to open the View menu
4) Scroll down to any of the items that have an Fn key and notice the key wont be read
5) Open the Insert menu and notice it will only say Ctrl when reading the shortcut for page break.

Build ID: 139d3b3e8b157c1f365f888126269f0902acbaa2
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-08-26_00:01:39
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2016-09-02 13:39:33 UTC
Hmmm, on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit en-US with
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 31dd62db80d4e60af04904455ec9c9219178d620
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group

NVDA 2016.2.1 reads the defined shortcuts and accelerator keys if set including any of the function keys.  Is this an Orca configuration issue?
Comment 2 Joanmarie Diggs 2016-09-02 13:45:47 UTC
No it is not an Orca issue. If you use Accerciser, you can select the menu item in Accerciser's object tree. Then in Accerciser's Interface Viewer Tab, expand Action.

Here's what I see for Field Shadings (Ctrl+F8):
click l;<Alt>vl;<Control>

And Styles and Formatting (F11):
click y;<Alt>vy;

Compare that with Full Screen (Ctrl+Shift+J):
click u;<Alt>vu;<Shift><Control>j
Comment 3 Aron Budea 2016-09-02 14:30:52 UTC
I went back to v4.0.0.3 (Ubuntu 16.04 + Orca), and the behavior was the same back then. Has this never worked properly?
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) 2016-09-02 17:15:49 UTC
So tested Windows and Gtk3 builds and they dont have this issue, so its limited to Gtk2 builds. Tested 4.2.8 and 3.3.0 and it didnt work there either.