Keyboard entry and voiceover response sluggish

macOS & Mac Apps


I was wondering if anyone else was having any problems with VO and typing. I'm finding that from time to time VO can be very sluggish after writing a word, it's only a delay of perhaps quarter of a second but it's very noticeable when trying to write something out pretty quickly. I have also noticed that space doesn't always work. Was just waiting an email and it happened on a couple of occasions.

Another problem I've found is that sometimes deleting has no VO feedback, this seems to be tied in with the sound effects stopping after my computer has gone to sleep and re-awoken. The only way of fixing this is to restart VO, which really shouldn't have to happen.

I'm on a MB air, late 2013, it really shouldn't be lagging.

Anyone else with the same issues and any work arounds?

VO, in my opinion, has become more bugg, less responsive and less intuative recently. Still having issues with reading emails, sometimes the VO J thing works, other times it doesn't. This isn't on.



Submitted by Igna Triay on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I have noticed this as well. I have a mb pro 2014 it shouldn't be laging. Has anyone told apple about this? have a

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Would appear to be system wide and not confined to VO. It's actually doing it now. It's very annoying indeed, but I think it's something just freezing up the entire computer as it apparently makes the screen hang too.

I'm also getting weird issue with VO repeating a line from the safari window when I'm in a different app, very odd. I've let apple know about this one.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Probably a new bug in OS el capitan. I don't remember this happening in OS Yosemite.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I already emailed Apple accessibility about this bug. Hope it can be fixed. It is a very Annoying bug.

Submitted by smhy on Thursday, November 5, 2015

I have had the problem too with hardware keyboard entry being sluggish. I appear to have accidentally fixed the problem by doing the following: go to settings, general, accessibility, keyboard, and then turn off key repeat under hardware keyboards. I am not sure what disability this feature was meant to address, probably a motor skill issue, but it's new in IOS 9. Basically, it causes the IOS device to wait a fraction of a second to see if you are going to hold down the key to repeat the key entry, or not. This is not well-integrated with VO, but it is apparently turned on automatically. Not the best UI choice on Apple's part.