NVDA doesn't navigate ARIA menus properly #2025

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Jan 3, 2012 · 2 comments


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Reported by bgaraventa on 2012-01-03 19:28
After opening an ARIA menu, it's not possible to navigate the menu using the up/down/right/left arrow keys since standard buffer navigation remains enabled. Insert+Space has to be pressed to force NVDA into form type navigation before this functionality will work correctly.

Steps to reproduce:

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  2. Activate the Options menu button, then try to navigate using the arrow keys.
  3. The only way to make it work is to press Insert+Space to enable form navigation, tab to the Options button, then use the arrow keys. Otherwise NVDA navigates out of the menu causing it to close.

Comment 1 by jteh on 2012-01-04 02:00
What browser were you testing with? This seems to work correctly for me in Firefox 12pre with NVDA 2011.3, though there is some occasional intermittent dropping into browse mode which I'm still investigating. However, NVDA definitely switches to focus mode for me when I first press enter or space on the Options menu button.

Comment 3 by jteh on 2012-01-04 04:42
Intermittent switching to browse mode fixed in 1ec10de.
Milestone changed from None to 2012.1
State: closed

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