[macvoiceover] Re: Fwd: losing focus

  • From: Marcy Weinberg <rhymingmom1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:07:07 -0400

Hi, Chris,
Well, I'm trying out each of the things you spoke of. I tried vo plus l on a line in your email and it read it just fine. I'm replying to your email and fully expect to be right back on your mail fwith the blank filled in with reply with sent. When I delete mail, either from the message table or from within a message, I land right back in the message table at the spot where the message was. When in text edit, and I have more than 1 file open, if I command w out of a file, it asks me if I want to save the changes that is if there are any, and then closes that file and lands me in the other open file. I realize this is not helping you solve your problem, but I wanted you to know my experience with these things. I have a fabulous macbook aluminum, and as I know I've mentionned, it's about 2 and a half months old. it did have to have the os reinstalled, but that didn't change any of the things I just mentionned, though I did einstall my backed-up home folder which was on an external hard drive. I hope you can get this annoying issue solved, as I realize how frustrating it must be! And I hope my info helps at least a little instead of frustrating you even more. Marcy
On May 27, 2009, at 9:45 AM, Chris Hofstader wrote:


I sent the message below to this list yesterday and received no response. I'm not sure if it got to you guys or if no one has seen the problem.

this losing focus issue has me going a bit nuts and to reproduce it all I need to do is close or delete an open message in Mail so it's not exactly one that's very obscure on my MacBook 13. I don't use Mail on our iMac so don't know if I can make it happen over there.

Please help, I'm going nuts with this one.


Begin forwarded message:

From: Chris Hofstader <cdh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: May 26, 2009 11:25:34 AM EDT
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: losing focus


This happens most often in Mail but it also shows up often enough in textEdit to warrant a mention.

When, in Mail, I send, close or delete an open message I occasionally find myself back in the message list where I would expect to be. In textEdit if I Command+TAB I also find myself back where I'd guess I belonged. The operative word above is "occasionally" as, more frequently than not, I find myself in some random location in the message list, sometimes in the mailbox list and in textEdit, sometimes on the close or minimize button.

I have all of my cursors tracking each other but that's been the case for months.

When we added our new iMac 24 to our collection, I moved my music collection off of my MacBook 13 with its puny hard drive and onto a terrabyte external hanging off of the iMac. Oddly, freeing up a bunch of HD space seems to have made my focus problems worse.

In Mail, I now expect to find myself in some random spot in the message list but it's getting very frustrating as, if I take a phone call on my land line that lasts long enough for something odd to happen, it will and I'll need to jump through hoops to get back to my spot in an often long and important email.

Also, using VO+L will often read a random line far from my caret.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.


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