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[Fixed] app store no longer screenreader accessible

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[Fixed] app store no longer screenreader accessible

Portableapps platform 16.0
windows 10 64-bit
JAWS 2019

I just installed portableapps 16.0 on a usb harddrive and was disappointed to discover that the app store context menu is no longer readable by the JAWS screenreader.

When I click (press space/enter) on apps, the context menu pops up but jaws can't read any of the items in the menu.
When I perform the same steps on portableapps 14.0 (the last version I have available, the context menu is completely accessible and reads fine.

I would appreciate it if this could be fixed because there are a lot of applications I would like ot run portable.

John T. Haller
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Option Selected?

Do you have the "Screen reader-friendly selections in updater and app directory" option checked within Options - Advanced?

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Yes I have the screenreaeder

Yes I have the screenreaeder option checked. That wwas the first thing I thought of Smile

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Updated Version, No More Context Menu

Have you tried the updated version released yesterday? I noticed that the app list wasn't always working as a tab stop, so I made some changes to the way it enters that page in the updater and app store. Next is disabled until a selection is made and the app list is specifically set to have focus by default which seems to ensure it continues to work as a tab stop.

The context menu only handles select all select none and isn't normally used. It's a leftover part of the component we use, not something I specifically implemented, plus it's a bit wonky and doesn't work quite right. If it's failing with JAWS now, I'll look into a way to hide it.

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