[Affected OS]: -Mac [Affected versions]: 44.* [Prerequisites]: 1. Install Firefox version 44.* 2. Outofdate notifications system add-on required configurations: 2.1 about:config set extensions.systemAddon.update.url to value "https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/3/SystemAddons/%VERSION%/%BUILD_ID%/%BUILD_TARGET%/%LOCALE%/release-sysaddon/%OS_VERSION%/%DISTRIBUTION%/%DISTRIBUTION_VERSION%/update.xml" 2.2 about:config set extensions.logging.enabled to value "True" 2.3 about:config Add string app.update.url.override with value "www.softvision.ro" 3. Set update preferences -> about:preferences#advanced and set Firefox updates to "Automatically install updates (recommended: improved security)" 4. Force system addons check : Open Tool/WebDeveloper/Web Console and run the snippet: " Components.utils.import("resource://gre/modules/AddonManager.jsm"); AddonManagerPrivate.backgroundUpdateCheck(); " In the Tools/ WebDeveloper/BrowserConsole a similar line should be listed: "addons.productaddons INFO Downloading from https://firstname.lastname@example.org to /tmp/tmpaddon" 5. Restart FF to install the OutOfDate System Addon - !!!! Do not open About:Support to check if updates are being downloaded --> use about:support 6.Enable VoiceOver: System Preferences -> Accessibility -> VoiceOver -> Enable VoiceOver [Steps]: 1. Open FF44.* 2. Start the VoiceOver tool 3. Focus the out of date notification bar [Expected Result]: The VoiceOver tool informs you that "Your Firefox is out of date. Please download a fresh copy." [Actual Result]: The VoiceOver tool doesn't informs you that "Your Firefox is out of date. Please download a fresh copy."
Similar question to bug 1291677: Is this expected to work as described? I found that VoiceOver will focus the "Get Firefox" button and read it properly. This matches other notification bars on Mac.
Please see comment https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1291677#c2 The VoiceOver does not read the bar, only the button. This behaviour is similar with the Adobe pop-up bar. Comparing to Windows it seems to me that this is a bug as well (Generic?)
This difference between platforms doesn't surprise me, but this bug may have been filed before as a generic bug and it would be nice to read the discussion why this is either intentional, or why this hasn't been fixed yet. If you could run a quick search and see if there's such a bug, that would be great. Otherwise, please file a new, generic platform bug. But we should go ahead and close this bug as this is not specific to our system addon. Thank you!