Closed Bug 1655784 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

VoiceOver does not track the cursor in the address field, works in edit fields on the web.


(Core :: Disability Access APIs, defect, P1)

Firefox 81



82 Branch
Tracking Status
firefox81 --- fixed
firefox82 --- fixed


(Reporter: MarcoZ, Assigned: eeejay)



(Whiteboard: [Mac2020_2])


(1 file)

After bug 1654679, the arrow keys now speak the character the caret moves across. However, this does not yet work when in the URL bar. There, it will always only speak the first character as before.

Assignee: nobody → eitan
Pushed by
Return correct collapsed selection range on inputs. r=morgan
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 82 Branch

The patch landed in nightly and beta is affected.
:eeejay, is this bug important enough to require an uplift?
If not please set status_beta to wontfix.

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Flags: needinfo?(eitan)

Comment on attachment 9172535 [details]
Bug 1655784 - Return correct collapsed selection range on inputs. r?morgan

Beta/Release Uplift Approval Request

  • User impact if declined: VoiceOver users will have difficulty entering text in the address field.
  • Is this code covered by automated tests?: No
  • Has the fix been verified in Nightly?: Yes
  • Needs manual test from QE?: No
  • If yes, steps to reproduce:
  • List of other uplifts needed: None
  • Risk to taking this patch: Low
  • Why is the change risky/not risky? (and alternatives if risky): This is a minor two line fix.
  • String changes made/needed:
Flags: needinfo?(eitan)
Attachment #9172535 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?

Comment on attachment 9172535 [details]
Bug 1655784 - Return correct collapsed selection range on inputs. r?morgan

Approved for 81.0b5.

Attachment #9172535 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+
Flags: qe-verify+
QA Whiteboard: [qa-triaged]

I'm trying to do the uplift verification. Could you please provide me with some str?

Thanks, Flor.

Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)
  1. Turn on VoiceOver.
  2. Start Firefox.
  3. Focus the address bar and start typing something.
  4. Use left and right arrow and listen to what VoiceOver reads. It should speak the character the cursor passes over. It works on my Nightly as expected.
Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)
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