Automation/accessibility support?



  • Hello there! New here but loooong time (v6-12) Opera user :) [b]I was wondering if there are any plans for adding support for the Microsoft automation/accessibility API ([url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Active_Accessibility]MSAA[/url] back then, [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_UI_Automation]UIA[/url] now).[/b] I've tested every single Windows browser I could (and there are some weird ones, believe me :P) and they all give automation/accessible access to the UI. Until now. Because anything inside a Vivaldi window is invisible for this API :( I know Vivaldi UI is one of its novelties but, is lack of automation/accessibility the price for it?


  • Moderator

    Oh yes, Accessabilty and a11y is important and Vivaldi does not ignore it.
    It will be implemented soon.



  • Hello again.

    I've seen I can "turn on accessibility" by going to vivaldi://accessibility, but the change is not persistent (it's off every time I restart Vivaldi). Is there any way to make it persistent?


  • Moderator

    That is a temporary setting; in Opera/Chrome/Chromium it does not stay after restart.

    I can test it, but running with commandline parameter
    –force-renderer-accessibility
    may help.



  • Hello again.

    Indeed, the –force-renderer-accessibility command line switch allows me to access everything I need from the Vivaldi window via MSAA (oleacc.dll). I can live with that for now :P

    I don't know if it's supposed to be slower with that on, but I haven't noticed :)

    Thanks a lot for the help!
    Antonio


  • Moderator

    Ah, fine it worked! :)

    I thin i later versions this will be activated by a setting in Vivaldi.


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