<AWT Dev> <Swing Dev> [12] JDK-7124285: Nothing heard from VoiceOver regarding the status of the progress bar

Alexey Ivanov alexey.ivanov at oracle.com
Thu Nov 8 18:35:40 UTC 2018

Hi Sergey,

On 08/11/2018 17:51, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
> On 08/11/2018 08:30, Alexey Ivanov wrote:
>> What Sergey found is not general purpose but rather accessibility 
>> tool shortcuts. In that case, progress bar is still not accessible 
>> when using Tab, is it?
> This bug is not about access of the components using Tab,
> but about access information from the components using some native 
> a11y tools,
> and each tool has its own way to access such components.


The bug report uses Tab key in Steps to Reproduce.
This could have caused confusion that Tab key should be used to select 
progress bar.

At the same time, making progress bar focusable also makes it more 
accessible: as soon as the progress bar receives input focus, its value 
is announced by VoiceOver.

There was a suggestion [1] to call setFocusable(true) in JProgressBar 
That feels wrong, doesn't it?

[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/awt-dev/2018-October/014486.html


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