Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca

If you haven’t noticed yet, Firefox 3.5.4 hit the web last night. For accessibility, this brings one major fix all of our Linux and Solaris users will appreciate: Certain comboboxes such as the “Security Question” one on the GMail signup page, were broken in the initial releases of 3.5. When you arrowed, Orca would not speak the newly selected item. This was a regression from 3.0 where this worked.

We initially fixed this for Firefox 3.6 alpha and now also backported the fix to the 3.5 branch.

This entry was posted in Accessibility, Firefox, Orca. Bookmark the permalink.
Skip to top

Comments

7 Responses to Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca

  1. Twitter Comment


    rt @MarcoZehe: New blog post: #Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with #Orca : [link to post]

    Posted using Chat Catcher

  2. Twitter Comment


    Marco Zehe: Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca: If you haven’t noticed yet, Firefox 3.5… [link to post]

    Posted using Chat Catcher

  3. Twitter Comment


    RT @MarcoZehe New blog post: #Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with #Orca : [link to post] fantastic thx

    Posted using Chat Catcher

  4. Twitter Comment


    RT @MarcoZehe New blog post: #Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with #Orca : [link to post]

    Posted using Chat Catcher

  5. elleica says:

    i use firefox. it’s way better than other browsers. and i’m glad that there’s a new update available.

  6. Pingback: Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca « AccessTech News

  7. Pingback: Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca « The BAT Channel

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>