I've been looking into an issue on Mac. I thought it was a failure with paste, that's certainly what it looks like if you're a VoiceOver user. But the problem is actually with VoiceOver itself. And it doesn't happen all the time. But here's what I experience.
While viewing a website, I decide to send the URL in an email message. I press Command+L to jump to the address bar. The URL is selected by default. I press Command+C to copy. I switch over to a mail message I'm composing and press Command+V. Through all this, VoiceOver feedback indicates everything is working normally.
But when I use my arrow keys to review the text in the message body, the pasted URL isn't read by VoiceOver. It's as if nothing was pasted.
Upon further investigation with the indispensable aid of my sighted spouse, the URL actually is being pasted. She can see it there just fine. So the problem appears to be that VoiceOver is not reading the pasted text.
And the really weird thing is, even after I stop and restart VoiceOver, it still won't read the pasted text.
It's not just a problem with the Mail app. I've seen the same behavior when pasting into TextEdit. And the problem isn't specific to pasting URLs either. It can sometimes happen when posting regular text.
Anyone else see anything like this?