Re: suggestion: giving google chrome a try Performance degradation in current Firefox

Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>


I just notice when I went into google chrome K that at times It would report the link 2 times.  This i noticed more in a list.

The version of google chrome K is Version 53.0.2768.1 canary

I just went into the about section and that read out ok and it seemed I could arrow up and down that section as well.

Where I noticed it read out two times was on the following website at

Jumping down by lists then using the letter K in nvda should be able to give you the result. I do not think there is a graphic for each link. the version of NVDA is 2016.2.1 and I am using a windows 10 machine.

Gene nz

On 19/06/2016 11:54 AM, Kevin Chao wrote:
How do NVDA users like the recent Chrome accessibility improvements?

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 8:45 PM Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:
Most of the 5 issues that Felix reported on this list and that I filed via have been fixed and the latest the changes may land is in Chrome Canary build on Monday.

On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:

Based on previous report, I filed 5 bugs on

* [a11y] NVDA - navigating reports previously focused item+currently focused

* [a11y] NVDA Moving through a paragraph in an edit field line by line will invariably announce the entire paragraph

* [a11y] NVDA reports "unknown" with disconcerting frequency - 3+ times until Tab-key is pressed

* [a11y] Autocorrection isn't reported by NVDA and moves caret unexpectedly

* [a11y] Backspace doesn't speak in contentEditables (e.g. message body in Inbox or GMail)

Please star/comment!

On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 8:11 AM Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:
On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 5:32 AM Felix G. <constantlyvariable@...> wrote:
Great! Indeed it looks like some things got ironed out.
Great that you've noticed some improvements within the week of them being reported on this list! :) 
For example, the document seems to reliably get NVDA's attention after pressing enter in the address field.
Excellent! Actionable feedback drives improvements. 
That's very good news. However, I'm not switching by a long shot.
View it as relative, not absolute switch. It's another tool in toolbox. 
Backspace doesn't speak in edit fields,
Is this *all* or a specific edit field(s)? If ladder, step to reproduce, please. Thanks! 
text I type sometimes gets scrambled
Same as above. Example with repro steps. What was done right before the "scramble" and what indicates that this "scramble" happened? 
because the caret doesn't move
Does NVDA report something indicating this? 
as expected when Chrome thinks it should autocorrect
Is there NVDA feedback for this? 
something, and it still says "unknown
Example with repro steps. 
" with disconcerting frequency
Examples that quantifies this frequency. e.g. I did xyz and it said "unknown" 3/5 times.  
. Moving through a paragraph in an edit field line by line will invariably announce the entire paragraph
Examples and repro steps. 
. And on it will still announce what previously had focus
Is this when using TAB, NVDA quick-nav, or Inbox keyboard shortcut?  
rather than what just gained it.
Sorry for sounding more disappointed than I wanted to sound, but this is Google's own website with Google's own browser, so I was expecting that all of the basics would be covered.
It's about progress and there is no such thing as perfection... It'd be good if you're able to provide detailed specifics with repro steps using Chrome Send Feedback.
Still, here comes the positive ending note: Signing in works beautifully now. That's something I had been struggling with for a long time so as far as that's concerned I'm delighted.
Great about progress, but let's push forward with ensuring improvements where needed happen for NVDA!
Kind regards,
Felix Grützmacher

On Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at 14:02 Mallard <mallard@...> wrote:

But what happens with Captcha solving in Chrome?


Il 02/04/2016 09:52, Nimer Jaber ha scritto:
> Hello,
> I am very happy to say that my issues at least have been addressed,
> and that browsing with Chrome and NVDA is the best it has ever been.
> On 02-Apr-16 02:40, Kevin Chao wrote:
>> Please retry with latest build of Chrome Canary... Accessibility
>> improvements went in!
>> On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 4:08 PM Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...>
>> wrote:
>>     Hello,
>>     Please find my answers below. I am hoping that some of these
>>     issues are just the way that my specific configuration is set up.
>>     On 27-Mar-16 17:55, Chris Mullins wrote:
>>>     Hi Nimer
>>>     Just a few questions:
>>>     Can I establish if you  are using Chrome or Canary?
>>     Canary
>>>     What is ChromeVox?
>>     Chromevox is Google's screen reading option that a user can
>>     enable while using Chrome or Chrome OS.
>>>     What is the status of the ‘automatically run say all on page
>>>     load’ in  the NVDA Browse mode dialog?
>>     Unchecked.
>>>     What is the status of the ‘automatic focus mode for focus
>>>     changes’ in  the NVDA Browse mode dialog?
>>     Checked
>>>     What is the status of the ‘automatic focus mode for caret
>>>     movement’ in  the NVDA Browse mode dialog?
>>     Unchecked
>>>     I have   Chrome and Canary and don’t get the same as you re
>>>     pressing tab to see the content in either version of the browser
>>>     The quick navigation keys operate when you are in browse mode
>>>     and I’ve not had trouble with them in standard web pages with
>>>     eiter browser but there is a problem with them in the settings
>>>     page of Chrome but they seem to work OK in the Canary settings page.
>>>     The chrome menu reads perfectly in chrome but there are a couple
>>>     of gaps in the Canary version after Zoom and Edit entries.
>>>     Cheers
>>>     Chris
>>>     *From:*Nimer Jaber [mailto:nimerjaber1@...]
>>>     *Sent:* 27 March 2016 22:37
>>>     *To:* <>
>>>     *Subject:* Re: suggestion: giving google chrome a try [nvda]
>>>     Performance degradation in current Firefox
>>>     Unfortunately, Chrome accessibility has a bit of a ways to go. I
>>>     wish it didn't. I wish I could reliably use Chrome without the
>>>     strangeness that persists, but I can't. With Canary, some menu
>>>     items are not read out by NVDA, but are by Chromevox. Others are
>>>     read out by NVDA and not by Chromevox. I don't want two screen
>>>     reading packages running. When navigating the web and going to a
>>>     new web page, I seem to have to push tab after a new page loads,
>>>     otherwise NVDA doesn't seem to see the content on the page. When
>>>     doing a search on the Google page and when navigating around
>>>     Chrome in general, pressing H to navigate by heading only works
>>>     sometimes, but sometimes locks up until I again press tab to
>>>     force it to get back to the content. The sign-in process in
>>>     Chrome does not work with NVDA. I needed to use Window-eyes to
>>>     get it to read the content. JAWS was also unable to read it. And
>>>     I will post another thread about this, but Hangouts doesn't work
>>>     very well. the Hangouts app seems to be totally inaccessible to
>>>     next branches of NVDA and Canary. And the keyboard shortcuts
>>>     that Google outlines in their manual at
>>> don't
>>>     work when navigating to
>>>     <>, and the article doesn't specify
>>>     where exactly these shortcuts are supposed to work. Actually
>>>     many hotkeys that Google outlines interfere with
>>>     browser-specific hotkeys. So I would be happy to transition to
>>>     using Chrome, as Firefox is becoming awful, but that would mean
>>>     a huge loss of productivity for me. So if you have been able to
>>>     get Chrome to work more reliably, I am interested in which
>>>     version of Chrome and which version of NVDA, as well as any
>>>     settings changes that you have made for your specific set-up. If
>>>     this is localized to just me, I am willing to do some
>>>     troubleshooting, but on three computers Chrome's behavior seems
>>>     to be the same. About the only improvement I have seen to Chrome
>>>     Canary is that NVDA reads out a few additional menu items that
>>>     it wasn't reading before. I might try resetting Chrome back to
>>>     default settings and removing all plugins to see if that has any
>>>     effect, but this installation of Chrome is pretty new, so I'm
>>>     not sure if that will help or not.
>>>     Thanks.
>>>     On 3/27/2016 4:05 PM, Scott VanDeWalle wrote:
>>>         Hey.
>>>         I've been using chrome now for a couple of weeks now i believe.
>>>         It is pretty good for the most part.
>>>         hth
>>>         Scott
>>>         On 3/27/2016 9:20 AM, Peter Beasley wrote:
>>>             My problem with Firefox is that I am no longer able to
>>>             use the BBC iplayer. Every time I try to listen to
>>>             something, I get a message telling me that the Adobe
>>>             flash plugin has crashed. This particular plugin is up
>>>             to date and I have been having this problem since early
>>>             December. I know this is not anNVDA issue but would be
>>>             greatful if anyone has any ideas on how I can sort this
>>>             out. I have been using Firefox as my primary browser now
>>>             for nearly 9 and a half years.
>>>             *From:*mk360 <mailto:mk.seventhson@...>
>>>             *Sent:*Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:31 PM
>>>             *To:* <>
>>>             *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Performance degradation in current
>>>             Firefox
>>>             I've in firefox 45.0.1 and all is working fine.
>>>             El 27-03-2016 a las 8:46, Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William
>>>             escribió:
>>>                 I see no problem with NVDA. I recommend you go onto
>>>                 google and search for about:config that can help
>>>                 improve firefox performace and that pretty helps.
>>>                 Kevin Chao 於27/3/201610:13 寫 道:
>>>                     One of Chrome's strengths is performance...I
>>>                     experience 0% lag with MVDA when interacting
>>>                     with modern web apps.
>>>                     On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 5:11 PM Supanut
>>>                     Leepaisomboon <supanut2000@...> wrote:
>>>                         I noticed performance issues with Firefox as
>>>                         well, but not just with NVDA, but Jaws as
>>>                         well, especially on Facebook where the
>>>                         browser lags. Firefox seemed to perform
>>>                         poorly on my Surface 3, despite not having
>>>                         any addons installed.

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