Re: Mandatory advisory: when Firefox 57 lands, do NOT check "prevent accessibility services" checkbox


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It is really silly that we went through all that grief a while back to support multi processors and hopefully speed it up to end up scrapping all that work and going off on a new tack which is worse, at least until they reinvent their wheel next time.
As a matter of interest, is there any sign of Chrome going down this road as well?
I'm also wondering if there might be some third party out there making a browser based on the old Gecko engine that we could use instead.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mandatory advisory: when Firefox 57 lands, do NOT check "prevent accessibility services" checkbox


Hi,

If unchecked, it'll behave like old versions (usable, although slower).

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron
Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mandatory advisory: when Firefox 57 lands, do NOT check
"prevent accessibility services" checkbox



Hi Joseph,



So if you leave that checkbox unchecked, how accessible is Firefox Quantum
then?





On 10/25/2017 11:34 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

Well, the tests ended so fast.



The following is a community-based advisory that is mandatory for you all to
listen up and follow:



If Firefox 57 is set to prevent accessibility services, you won't be able to
use Firefox at all. The following NVDA features will fail:



* Browse mode and focus mode
* Web browser features such as elements list and first letter
navigation commands
* Object navigation and review modes
* OCR functionality



ADVISORY: when Firefox 57 lands, DO NOT check "prevent accessibility
services" checkbox in Firefox options. By default, this checkbox is
unchecked.



Technical: NVDA uses mixture of code injection and accessibility API
routines to access Firefox. However, when accessibility services are turned
off, Firefox enters a mode where the UI and browse mode functionality will
not work with screen readers. This means no announcements regarding menu
bar, no toolbar navigation feedback, no feedback when you type into address
bar, no browse mode and so on. The only way to restore it so far is
disabling the checkbox described above until NVDA finds a way to interact
with Firefox Quantum.



Cheers,

Joseph





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