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Bug 119788 - a11y: Distinguish between role STATIC and new role NOTIFICATION
Summary: a11y: Distinguish between role STATIC and new role NOTIFICATION
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y-Linux 117173
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Reported: 2018-09-10 15:13 UTC by Samuel Thibault
Modified: 2019-06-11 15:52 UTC (History)
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Description Samuel Thibault 2018-09-10 15:13:06 UTC
As a refinement for , it would be useful to use the NOTIFICATION atk role.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Edit->Find&Replace
2. Type some text in the find field
3. Type enter
4. Look at the role for the "Search key not found" widget in accerciser

Actual Results:
Role is "static" (in git master)

Expected Results:
Role should be "notification"

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
The use case is described in : in the find&replace dialog, for the screen reader to know that it should speak the search result, that widget should have role notification instead of just static.

Apparently Libreoffice does not have a notification role yet, but it could be introduced just like static was introduced in 4917430c1c5e8105987e81d65d31df21955ad60e . The remaining question is which MSAA or IA2 role that should be mapped to.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-10-03 15:47:50 UTC
-> NEW
Comment 2 Samuel Thibault 2019-06-11 15:52:34 UTC

“when this item becomes shown it [shall] emit object:state-changed:showing”