VoiceOver doesn't work with out of date notification bar




Widget: Cocoa
2 years ago
2 months ago


(Reporter: Ovidiu, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox48 affected, firefox49 affected, firefox50 affected, firefox51 affected)


(Whiteboard: tpi:+)



2 years ago
This bug was filed after bug 1291684. 

Also please see the Note from below. 

[Affected OS]:

[Affected versions]:


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://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/system-addons/outofdate-notifications/outofdate-notifications-1.2@mozilla.org.xpi 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

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 Focus the out of date notification bar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The VoiceOver tool informs you that "Your Firefox is out of date.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The VoiceOver tool doesn't informs you that "Your Firefox is out of date.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."

Note: I also tried with Adobe Flash with FF Nightly 51.0a1(2016-08-09), here are the steps:

1. Set Flash to ask-to-activate in about:addons.
2. Open any website with Flash content, for example cnn.com.
3. Activate the Accessibility from System Preferences

From the Adobe Flash bar only the "Continue Blocking", "Allow", and close buttons are readed by the Accessibility feature, I think also the text "Allow http://edition.cnn.com to run Adobe Flash" should be readed by the Accessibility application.


2 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1291684


2 years ago
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: tpi:+

Comment 2

2 years ago
testing to see how bad this is across the browser ui.
Flags: needinfo?(twalker)
Priority: P1 → P3
VoiceOver on Mac 10.11 and latest Nightly 51.0a1, 20160822030424, generally, work ok together.  There are bugs, this report is a minor one.  I think P3 is correct.
Flags: needinfo?(twalker)


2 months ago
See Also: → bug 1380027
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