Re: Extra verbosity in Thunderbird
I also have the status bar of Thunderbird showing in the program's main window and I don't observe the described behavior. But I'm reading messages from the main window of Thunderbird (via the message list and the message pane). Most screen reader users seam to read messages in a separate window. And we come to the main thing here - the option to show/hide the status bar in Thunderbird is independent for the separate Thunderbird windows like the main window, the optional separate window for message reading, the message composer window, etc. So, if you've disabled the status bar from within Thunderbird's main window, it will not affect its behavior for the message reading window and it will probably still be visible in it. And if you're reading messages from within that message reading window, this may be why you still hear those messages - the status bar is still shown for the message reading window.
Mind you, this automatic speaking of status bar messages should
not be happening even with the status bar shown It was fixed for
the main window of Thunderbird, but not for the other windows like
the ones for message reading and for composing a message. This
should be reported to and fixed by the Thunderbird developers. Has
anyone done that? If not, I may do it these days. The only place
that I find this automatic speaking of status bar messages useful
is in the a"Advanced Search" window, where thanks to those
messages I know the status of the performed search, without
needing to manually read the status bar.
На 31.8.2020 г. в 22:07, Hope Williamson написа:
Yeah I have the same issue. It's pretty annoying. Especially when it