Bug 55695 - Writer not generating window.activate when focus is returned.
Summary: Writer not generating window.activate when focus is returned.
Status: REOPENED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
PreBibisect
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y-Linux
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Reported: 2012-10-06 14:59 UTC by Miria Grunick
Modified: 2017-07-31 17:25 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Python script that listens for window.activate events (258 bytes, text/x-python)
2012-10-06 14:59 UTC, Miria Grunick
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Description Miria Grunick 2012-10-06 14:59:14 UTC
Created attachment 68161 [details]
Python script that listens for window.activate events

Writer is not returning a window.activate event when the focus is returned by Alt-Tab. You can see the window.activate events generated with the attached python listener.

To reproduce:
1. Open Writer. 
2. Alt-Tab away from Writer to another window.
3. Alt-Tab back to Writer. No window.activate event is generated for Writer.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-06-02 02:43:08 UTC
We need to know:

What operating system?
What version of libreoffice?

Has it been tested on a new stable release (preferably version 4)?

What real impact does this have on anyone?

Marking as NEEDINFO - please answer these questions and then mark as UNCONFIRMED if the problem still exists - if it doesn't mark as WFM.


Thanks for your patience, apologies it took so long for someone to respond to your bug report
Comment 2 peter.v 2013-10-18 11:19:24 UTC
This is still an issue. I am currently running gnome 3.10 with orca 3.10.1 and libreoffice 4.1.2.
I can do the following
- locate a writer icon in the gnome dock or elsewhere
- activate the icon

what happens
libre office writer window opens but I am not notified that something has changed giving an impression focus is still on the writer icon in the dock.

What is expected
writer document window should notify ATK that it has gained the system focus somehow. For example while opening gnome applications like gedit, gnome calculator etc I am correctly notified to the fact they have been launched with a proper focus indication.
Comment 3 Michael Stahl 2013-11-16 16:03:59 UTC
confirmed by comment #2
Comment 4 Niklas Johansson 2014-05-13 16:57:22 UTC
Started bisecting this issue and noticed that the issue was the same in version 3.5.0 as it is in the current version.

I also noticed that if you open a new document from within LibreOffice the new document will receive the window.activate event, but the first document will continue to not receiving the event.

And the issue is not isolated to Writer the issue is just the same if the first document you open is a spreadsheet, drawing, ...
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2014-05-13 17:55:51 UTC
Per comment updating above info
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:41:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) 2016-09-13 12:13:41 UTC
(In reply to peter.v from comment #2)
> What is expected
> writer document window should notify ATK that it has gained the system focus
> somehow. For example while opening gnome applications like gedit, gnome
> calculator etc I am correctly notified to the fact they have been launched
> with a proper focus indication.

Works fine for me on Ubuntu 16.04, Libreoffice 5.3 master gtk2 and gtk3 builds, Orca 3.20.3.
Comment 8 Alex ARNAUD 2016-12-02 11:43:24 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #7)
> (In reply to peter.v from comment #2)
> > What is expected
> > writer document window should notify ATK that it has gained the system focus
> > somehow. For example while opening gnome applications like gedit, gnome
> > calculator etc I am correctly notified to the fact they have been launched
> > with a proper focus indication.
> 
> Works fine for me on Ubuntu 16.04, Libreoffice 5.3 master gtk2 and gtk3
> builds, Orca 3.20.3.

On LibreOffice 5.2 GTK2 the problem still appears. It looks like Orca has created a work around for this issue.

I mark the bug as reopened.
Comment 9 Alex ARNAUD 2017-07-31 17:25:44 UTC
Dear all,

On Debian Sid with LibreOffice 5.4 I can only reproduce this issue with VCL GTK2, not with GTK3.

Best regards.