[Thunar-dev] Thunar and accessibility
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Nov 11 10:30:48 CET 2008
On Nov 11, 2008, at 02:38 , Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Quiring, Sam wrote:
>> I am exploring the at-spi accessibility interface on Ubuntu. I
>> a simple dump program that displays data about the accessible
>> on my desktop. Thunar is running on my desktop. My dump program
>> displays everything in the Thunar window, except it cannot find any
>> 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
>> if the Thunar widgets used to display the content of the file view
>> possibly custom widgets? The point of that question is that all
>> gtk+ widgets have accessibility info, if someone wrote a custom
>> 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.
I worked on a11y support for ExoIconView, and it did even work to some
degree, but I couldn't get it to work properly due to various gtk bugs
IIRC, hence I dropped it from libexo. The tree view should work just
fine, it's just a stupid GtkTreeView.
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