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Bug 67919 - AXMenuButton's should implement AXShowMenu
Summary: AXMenuButton's should implement AXShowMenu
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y-macOS
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Reported: 2013-08-08 20:08 UTC by Boris Dušek
Modified: 2020-01-23 04:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Boris Dušek 2013-08-08 20:08:46 UTC
Currently it's impossible to show menu of AXMenuButtons with VoiceOver.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Find some enabled AXMenuButton - e.g. the "New" button in Writer toolbar (usually top-most left-most button in the toolbar area)
2. Move VoiceOver cursor to it (e.g. by turning VoiceOver on by Cmd-F5 and then pressing F6 once to land on "New selected menu button"
3. Try showing the button's menu (as opposed to pressing it)

Actual results:
There is no way, VO-Shift-M does nothing, VO-Space presses the button

Expected results:
There is a way - VO-Shift-M shows the button menu as opposed to pressing the button with VO-Space

Tested on OS X 10.8.4 with LibreOffice master (39a78087890fb9255a5e47220bac6cfb956fcfe0)

Implementing the AXShowMenu action to show the menu it the way to go.
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2014-12-01 14:45:42 UTC
This works for me with Ctrl-Down arrow on OSX 10.10.1 and LO 4341
Comment 2 Boris Dušek 2014-12-03 19:45:04 UTC
(In reply to Alex Thurgood from comment #1)
> This works for me with Ctrl-Down arrow on OSX 10.10.1 and LO 4341

Ctrl-Down is not the way VoiceOver user is supposed to invoke context menu. The way to do that is VO-Shift-M (which invokes AXShowMenu action). Besides VoiceOver, AXShowMenu action can be used also by UI testing/automation tools.

My wording in original bug report was a bit improper as it may have implied that if there is *any* way to show the context menu (like Ctrl-down arrow), the bug should be closed. What I really meant is that AXShowMenu should be implemented so that the user interface works for VoiceOver user the way they are supposed (and used to) to use it.

So until AXShowMenu action is implemented and VO-Shift-M works with VoiceOver, this bug has to be kept open.
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2014-12-05 14:32:57 UTC
Reopened is for bugs that are allegedly fixed by known code changes which don't work, so setting this to new instead.
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 03:37:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:40:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Boris Dušek 2017-01-03 19:53:02 UTC
Still reproducible with:

macOS 10.12.2
LibreOffice 5.2.4
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-01-04 03:35:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-01-23 04:17:40 UTC
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