[Thunar-dev] Thunar and accessibility
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Nov 11 02:38:59 CET 2008
Quiring, Sam wrote:
> I am exploring the at-spi accessibility interface on Ubuntu. I created
> a simple dump program that displays data about the accessible components
> on my desktop. Thunar is running on my desktop. My dump program
> displays everything in the Thunar window, except it cannot find any data
> about the table of files in either "Detailed List" view or the "Icon"
> view. I have not tried the "Compact List" view. The dump program is
> able to dump information in the table cells for the Thunar Shortcuts
> side pane, so I am confident that the dumper is working.
> I first posted a query to the accessibility mailing list and they asked
> if the Thunar widgets used to display the content of the file view were
> possibly custom widgets? The point of that question is that all stock
> gtk+ widgets have accessibility info, if someone wrote a custom widget
> the accessibility info might not be working yet.
> So I thought I'd ask the Thunar developers about the state of
Yup, Thunar does indeed use custom widgets for the tree view and icon
view at least. I'm surprised Benny didn't add even some accessibility
support; I know I've seen code from him before that's done this.
Unfortunately, you've brought this up at a bad time. We're just
entering feature-freeze for our next major release, so likely this won't
get worked on for a while.
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