Bug 74470 - ACCESSIBILITY: OS X the Format Paragraph dialog causes VoiceOver to go into a crash loop when open
Summary: ACCESSIBILITY: OS X the Format Paragraph dialog causes VoiceOver to go into a...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 72408
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All macOS (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: a11y-macOS
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Reported: 2014-02-03 19:09 UTC by Marco Zehe
Modified: 2015-06-20 11:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Marco Zehe 2014-02-03 19:09:53 UTC
1. Install 4.2.0 release onto OS X Mavericks.
2. Run it and switch on VoiceOver with CMD+F5.
3. Create a new Writer document.
4. Open Format menu, Paragraph... menu item.

Result: The dialog that opens makes VoiceOver go silent. Sometimes, one hears the repeating VoiceOver start sound, indicating that VoiceOver is restarted due to it having crashed.

5. Press Escape to close the dialog.

Result: VoiceOver restarts once more and then stays on.

I've also observed this in other dialogs when focus is on certain elements, like in the PDF export dialog, although for obvious reasons I don't know what the element says. You'll see it when you tab through the dialog.

I can also not test this on a current 4.3.0-dev build, since that immediately freezes when opening a new Writer document when VoiceOver is running.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2014-02-03 20:02:44 UTC
Roman, Boris ???
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2014-02-04 01:59:55 UTC
Tweaking the title a bit. And, could an OS X VoiceOver user confirm with Accessibility Inspector/Verifier.
Comment 3 Niklas Johansson 2014-02-22 15:35:20 UTC
I can confirm it, but I also would say that I believe it is the same issue as I reported in the bug fdo#72408 [1]. When you open the Paragraph dialog you usually land on a textbox and as I reported VoiceOver restarts it self or as you describe it goes into a crash loop. Since no one has confirmed my bug I wont mark this as a duplicate but I will set the Version field to since it's an earlier version and I've seen the issue there as well.

[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72408
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:03 UTC
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Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 11:12:19 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 72408 ***