VoiceOver fails to focus on message textfield when selecting a conversation in Messages

Category
Messages
Severity
Minor

Description

When selecting a conversation in Messages with VO-Space, VoiceOver focus no-longer jumps to the message textfield as expected. However, keyboard focus still appears to jump to the field, meaning you should be able to select a conversation and start typing. In order to edit or interact with the text, however, you must route the VoiceOver cursor to the keyboard focus by pressing VO-Shift-F4, or VO-Function-4 if you're using a Mac with a Touch Bar.

Bug First Encountered

macOS 11.1

How often the bug occurs

Always
Apple feedback #
FB8928644

Status

Active

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