[macvoiceover] Re: VoiceOver periodically repeating focus

  • From: Bryan Smart <bryansmart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:05:06 -0400

I'll try to adjust them separately to see what difference it makes.

Brightness = 0 is mostly fine for me, since I don't need to see the display, 
but another problem is that brightness doesn't stay at 0. Rebooting throws 
display brightness back to 100%. Also, sleeping and waking the MBP doesn't 
bring brightness up to 100%, but it takes it off of 0. There are some other 
situations when brightness automatically changes, but they aren't coming to 
mind at the moment. I think logging out and back in does, too. Wish there was a 
way to make the setting stick. 100% brightness will drain the battery fast, and 
I don't always catch it until it has been sucking down the battery for 20-30 


From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:23 PM
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: VoiceOver periodically repeating focus

you can have the display sleep without the screen saver, but come to think of 
it it might be sleep that does it too.  I'd have to check that one.  can you 
turn the color brightness to 0 or do you need to see it?

On Oct 21, 2009, at 11:52 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:

But I need the display to sleep on my computer. This is a MacBook Pro, and I 
don't want to drain the battery.

Shouldn't VoiceOver only make such an announcement when the screen saver comes 
on? Maybe VoiceOver talking interrupts the screen saver?


[mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:48 AM
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: VoiceOver periodically repeating focus

set your screen saver time out to never oops!

On Oct 21, 2009, at 12:38 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:

I've noticed that VoiceOver will, about every 2 minutes, repeat the current 
window or focus when I leave the computer unattended.

For example, if I'm in the finder with the focus on the Macintosh HD icon, 
every two minutes or so, VoiceOver will automatically say

finder, desktop, Macintosh HD, selected item.

This will happen over and over and over again.

This is on a new MacBook Pro. I have hardly any 3rd party software installed. 
Do I have an incorrect setting? Could this maybe have something to do with some 
sort of energy saver or screen saver stuff?


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