Cannot read Web site elements with physical mouse in version 33 while using Window-Eyes screen reader.




Disability Access
4 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: John, Unassigned)


33 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0
Build ID: 20140923175406

Steps to reproduce:

As someone with some usable vision, I use both key commands and the physical mouse to access info on sites. Moving the physical mouse over text should give me an audible reading of the text. I lost that function when updating to version 33. Downgrading to version 32 brought the mouse over reading function back. The makers of Window-Eyes tell me something has changed in Firefox, such as .a possible broken code

Actual results:

This morning I tried the newest update to see if this issue has been resolved, but it has not. So I'm back to version 32 again.

Expected results:

I would like to be able to use the physical mouse in Firefox to help me access information on sites. Internet Explorer used to let me do this, but it hasn't for quite some time now, which is why I primarily use Firefox.

Comment 1

4 years ago
David, same issue as the zoomtext thing?
Component: Untriaged → Disability Access
Flags: needinfo?(dbolter)
Yes I think so :(
Flags: needinfo?(dbolter)
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