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Bug 99609 - Expert Configuration dialog does not correctly expose column names or row attributes
Summary: Expert Configuration dialog does not correctly expose column names or row att...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility, implementationError
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y Options-Dialog-Expert
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Reported: 2016-05-01 16:26 UTC by V Stuart Foote
Modified: 2019-01-15 15:56 UTC (History)
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Description V Stuart Foote 2016-05-01 16:26:40 UTC
The Tree list for the Expert Configuration dialog does not expose for assistive technology columns other than the Preference Name.

Also, and more troublesome, when using the search and results are returned just the top level Preference Name is exposed--but the actual rows holding each property are not accessible.

Preference name, Property, Type and Value foreach stanza are not exposed to assistive technology tools.

While understandably costly to provide for the whole tree, believe we should expose the column names and cell values when a valid search result is returned -- as is there is no accessibile event emitted and the attributes can not be reviewed or edited using AT.


Oepn a screen reader (NVDA on Windows)
Launch LibreOffice -> Tools -> Options -> Advanced: Expert Configuration
enter "org.openoffice.Office.Common/history" and search
cursor movment up and down in the result

only the first row of search results expose a preference name to AT

All other rows of search result render only their row number and an empty value for the preference name field

that each table row, would sound a column name [Preference Name|Property|Type|Value] and the value for each when occupied
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-05-09 10:24:10 UTC
Repro with NVDA.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3d27afd26f7b85c46a7c7d08498000b9dbcea1c8
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-09_02:42:15
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 2 Quentin Christensen 2017-10-23 05:00:43 UTC
Not strictly a fix for having the information automatically read, and this only works for NVDA, but you can read the other columns by using NVDA's "Move to next object" command.  Press NVDA+numpad6 in desktop keyboard layout or NVDA+shift+right arrow in laptop layout.  See for information on using Object navigation.

As noted that only works with NVDA.  I'm not sure if Orca or other screen readers have similar commands.