Re: thunderbird 78.5.1 accessibility configuration


When you are in the field, you hear something like left arrow to select, enter to edit, delete to delete. If you select an address and want to add another, right arrow and you will be in the edit area, where you started. You can write an address or use autocomplete. Press enter to add the address.
You are working with a structure where the addresses are presented iin a row running right and left on the screen rather than in a list that goes up and down. Movement follows form. In this case, you left and right arrow, rather than move up and down.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 5:23 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunderbird 78.5.1 accessibility configuration

I don't use JAWS. I don't hear control w with NVDA. As far as the extra
field, you are evidently seeing a field that shows after you type an address
and tab once. If JAWS doesn't read what is said in that field, it is a
problem with JAWS. The field says something like one address, left arrow to
select. The field is there because you haven't actually placed the address
in the field until you tab once. You are now in the field with the address
and you can work with it there. When you tab again, you are in the subject
line. This won't change. It's just a different way of presenting the to
line and having it function slightly differently.than previously.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 4:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunderbird 78.5.1 accessibility configuration

Hi Group:

Since I have updated to the new Thunderbird 78.5, it has changed a
little for me. When I go to send an email, there is an extra box before
the subject. I forgot what it says but I just tab to subject and then
it seems to be fine. Is there any way to get rid of this? I have also
noticed when I hit F7 to spell check, when it lands on a word that isn't
spelled right, it will tell me and then it will say control W when I tab
and it never did before. It seems to have these added things that
aren't necessary. Do any of you know if there will be another update to
correct this or are we going to just have to deal with it? Thanks in
advance for any help on this matter. I'm currently using the newest
Jaws which is Jaws 2021.


On 12/5/2020 11:14 AM, David Mehler wrote:

I just did a Thunderbird upgrade. I'm running v78.5.1 with NVDA
v2020.3. It seems as if this new Thunderbird overwrote my previous
configuration, my accounts are still there but it seems to be bringing
up a lot of extra boxes, adverts, web pages, etc. I was wondering if
anyone had a thunderbird taming setup?


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