On 26/02/2021 14.55, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
I am using Windows 10, NVDA 2020.4 and LO 7.1. In several places, like in
Calc's formatting toolbar, there are things called a "drop down button."
How do you activate them, and what is the expected functionality? To
further, on this toolbar there is a drop down button for "Borders." I have
tried pressing "spacebar" and "enter" on it, but nothing seems to happen
(activation). What I expect to happen is some sort of a pick list of types
of borders would appear; such as single underline, double underline and so
So, how do you activate a drop down button, and what is its functionality?
you're doing exactly the right thing and your expectation is correct,
but unfortunately there seems to be another accessibility bug here.
I just tested this with NVDA. Pressing the space or enter keys enables a
popup where you can select between different border types (e.g. "no
border", "border only on the left", "border on all four sides",...), but
the screen reader does not announce what is selected or say anything
when changing selection using e.g. the arrow keys.
Do you want to create a bug report in Bugzilla for this? Otherwise I can
do that as well.
As a workaround for now, the corresponding functionality should also be
available in a dialog instead, e.g. for your example with the borders.
this is accessible like this:
* select cells
* right-click (or press "menu" button/Shift+F10
* select "Format Cells"
* navigate to "Borders" tab
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