locked Re: Thunderbird talking way too much

David Goldfield

Hello. Is this bug you are referencing on Bugzilla or on NVDA's Github? Would you mind providing a direct link to the bug? I'd be happy to add to it if such additions are needed.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019


On 4/9/2020 6:22 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
well I have reported this

Bug 1628891 - Thunderbird talks to much.

You can add to this with your replies and comments, go nuts and put your bit.

Thunderbird like firefox and a few other things do have their base in the chromium engine.

That actually does bring up something, I wander if there are any other chrome or chromium like email clients with similar interface to thunderbird.

On 10/04/2020 9:56 am, David Goldfield wrote:
Also, hiding the status bar only solves the problem of the extra information being spoken when you delete a message. There are other occasions where unwanted speech will still occur.

If this issue has not been reported in Bugzilla I am more than willing to do so but I confess I won't have time to do this until Saturday at the earliest. The real solution is to do this. Since this seems to primarily affect NVDA I'm wondering if NV Access might be able to release an interim update which works around this issue. Ideally, the developer of the software should be the ones to correct issues like this and, once the issue has been properly reported, I predict that this will happen. However, sometimes screen reader developers may choose to see if a workaround can be added to an update to their product and I'm wondering how feasible this might be for NV Access. Filing this issue in their github certainly wouldn't hurt. Worst case scenario: they may not be able to correct it on NVDA's side of the house or it may take more resources than they can invest but it can't hurt to try.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019


On 4/9/2020 3:45 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

OK, you can hide the status bar, but then you won't have it readable until you show it again.

On 4/9/2020 12:46 PM, matthew dyer wrote:

I just ran into this same problem.  Try this.  Go the view menu and right error to the toolbars and enter on status bar to hide it and this should saulve your problem.  Thanks.


On 4/8/2020 2:56 PM, Mary Otten wrote:
Hi all,

I just updated Thunderbird, and all of a sudden, it is talking way too much. For instance, each time I delete a message, I hear about how that message was deleted and added to trash, or some such. There are other announcements as well, rendering the experience entirely too verbose and inefficient for getting through email. I'm using the latest nvda, and as far as I know, there haven't been changes to the mozilla apps enhancements add on which I have been using without incident until now. My t-bird version is 68.7.0; it just updated to that.


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