Can not type in text boxes: help please!

macOS & Mac Apps

Hi. There are some settings in the Fission menus that require typing, for example, you can set a section of the file to select by start and end time or set the playhead to a certain time by entering a time into a text box. However, VoiceOver will not let me type in these boxes. I have VO keys lock off. I have tried both with quick nav off and on. I even tried turning off VO, typing the text, then turning VO back on. When Vo came back on, the text boxes were still empty. Help please!



Submitted by dvdmth on Friday, December 5, 2014

Club AppleVis Member

I am not familiar with the app you're using, but here's an idea. Try performing a mouse click on the text box you're trying to edit. While VoiceOver is focused on the text box, press VO-Command-F5 to ensure the mouse pointer is on the VoiceOver cursor, then press VO-Shift-Space to do a mouse click. Now try typing, with Quick Nav turned off, and see if that helps.

Submitted by Jessica Brown on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hi. That did not let me type in the box. I think vo can't focus on the text box because vo does not see it as a text box so it is skipped over when navigating

Submitted by dvdmth on Friday, December 12, 2014

Club AppleVis Member

The only other suggestion I have is to try to get keyboard focus to the text box by using the Tab key, or Shift-Tab. If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid there may not be an accessible way to do it.

Submitted by Jessica Brown on Friday, December 12, 2014

Hi. Tab does nothing with VO on. Would I be able to tab to the box with VO off or does tab act differently with VO off? Also, Fission has a free trial version. Can someone please install it and have a look at it? I payed for the full version and would like to start using it. I am beyond the 30 day refund time.