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Hi Richard,

I can reproduce the behavior you describe, though the lag is only about 4-5 seconds in my case.

I'd suggest to create 2 bug reports in Bugzilla to keep track of this:

* one bug report for the slowness (the first two aspects you mention)
* one bug report for the full "accessibility hierarchy of the cell" being announced

More technically: I've taken a first look at the first one. It seems that a significant amount of time is spent on retrieving/generating an accessible description of involved accessibility objects.

For the second issue: To my understanding, screen readers usually only announce the "hierarchy" of a focused object up to the point from which it's different from the previously focused object. One potential explanation for the current behavior could be that for some reason it's not exposed to NVDA that the previously selected cell is a "sibling" of the one selected afterwards, or somehow focus is on another accessibility object in between.

Both issues require a closer analysis from a development perspective, so unfortunately I currently have no idea what you could do from a user perspective to avoid this.

Both issues don't occur when just navigating through the spreadsheet using the arrow keys (i.e. without making any changes) or when using the Orca screen reader with the gtk3 VCL plugin on Linux.

Kind regards,

On 16/12/2021 18.49, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

I am using Windows 10, LibraOffice 7.2.4 and NVDA 2021.3.  with Calc, there
is a great amount of sluggishness, as outlined below:

- With a spreadsheet open, each time I enter a number into a cell, there is
like a 15 second delay before NVDA responds with the number entered.

- When using the enter or arrow keys after entering a number into a cell to
move to a new cell, it takes like 15 seconds before NVDA responds.

- Generally, after performing any of the two above actions, the full file
path and file name is spoken.

I do not have any special settings in either NVDA or LO.  When using JAWS
and Excel, I experience none of this sluggishness.  What is causing this?



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