This was reported on the Accessibility mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.accessibility/N6-7kUoT7OE Excerpt: I am using Firefox on a Samsung Tab S, along with both Talkback and Brailleback. About 50% of the time, after a page has fully loaded, Firefox refuses to respond to quick navigation keys that I press on my braille display's keyboard. For example, H to navigate to the next heading, or G to jump to the next graphic. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to nail down precisely when this happens, as it seems completely random. Navigation sometimes resumes if I close out Firefox from Recent Apps and then launch it again, but not always. -- end of excerpt -- As a follow-up, the following steps were provided: 1. I opened FF and clicked the web address shown at the top left of the menubar. 2. I navigated right one item to "Enter search or address:," and entered www.nytimes.com. 3. I Navigated down until focus was on "Main Menu" which is a link. 4. I tried pressing H for Heading, G for Graphic, and L for List, all of which are elements on this page. In all three cases, nothing happened. CC'ing MaxLi in case he's interested in taking a look, too.
I think this may be a dup of bug 1062016. If you could verify that the patch their fixes it.
Since that patch landed, I will send tomorrow's Firefox for Android Nightly build to Dan for verification. He is able to reproduce it more reliably than I can.
NI'ing myself so I don't forget.
If this is indeed fix, dup it as bug 1062016.
I am waiting for a reply from Dan who reported this issue, since he can reproduce it reliably while I cannot. I sent him the link to the latest nightly build of Firefox for Android, which includes the alleged fix.
Finally had a chance to revisit this. Unfortunately, this bug is still present in the Nightly builds, as well as in FF. I can recreate this issue 100% of the time when FF launches by selecting a previously visited link by pressing a corresponding routing key on my braille display, Brailliant 32. When the page loads, navigation keys do not function. However, if I instead activate the link from my tablet, navigation keys work as expected once the page loads. Hope this "late" addition helps. Dan
Further inquiries have not been replied to so far. Clearing the needinfo request and wait for reporter to update the bug if this still reproduces for them. I cannot reproduce on this end.
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