[macvoiceover] Re: Voiceover saying busy all the time

I insist, this cannot possibly have to do with RAM. I use a mini with 1gb of ram and a 2.0ghz core2 duo and it really does work well. I've used it for youtube and all kinds of things. Maybe we should give Apple the serial numbers for computers where VO works well and computers where it doesn't. I really don't know what it can be, but it doesn't seem as though it has to do with RAM, at least not for me...

On Oct 23, 2009, at 12:43 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:

VoiceOver says that a program is "busy" basically when that program is doing a lot of work and it isn't responding to VoiceOver's requests for info about what it is displaying.

Put another technical way, the program is frozen/not responding. On Windows, this would be like when a program is doing lots of work, or becomes stuck, and the screen reader can't read anything from the window because of this. VoiceOver doesn't seem to get stuck like many of the Windows screen readers when applications freeze, but, when the applications freeze, it blocks VoiceOver from reading anything in their windows.

This happens to me a lot in Safari, particularly when on sites like Hulu that show video content. When the flash player on the page is running, it seems to bog down Safari/make it respond slowly, VoiceOver responds slowly, and I hear "Safari busy".

I have a MacBook Pro (2.5Ghz dual core and 4GB of RAM), so I don't know how much more computer you're supposed to throw at it to make it run smoothly. Maybe flash player is just a terribly written plug- in, and no amount of CPU power and memory will help.

Bryan

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From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:macvoiceover- bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Amanda
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:55 PM
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Subject: [macvoiceover] Voiceover saying busy all the time

Hi,

I've just installed Snowleopard on my new Mac. I've noticed that over the last day or so, Voiceover has been saying "busy" quite a lot, particularly when opening Safari and Itunes. Is there anything I can do about this?

Amanda

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