Description of the issue:
Highlighting text and pressing the speak shortcut does not always speak the highlighted text.
Steps to Reproduce:
- In macOS settings > Accessibility > Speech, check “Speak selected text when the key is pressed”.
- Go on a website (Twitter for example)
- Select text*
- Press speech shortcut (option + escape by default)
* Different ways of selecting text will yield different results.
- Selecting all text with command + a will usually speak just the first word on the document.
- Selecting a paragraph of text by double-clicking it will speak some other part of the website (unpredictable on which part - sometimes the previously highlighted > speech-ed paragraph?)
- Selecting a portion of a paragraph by click and dragging will usually speak what is highlighted.
If I can’t get the highlighted text > speech shortcut to work, I’ll copy it, paste it in the URL bar, highlight the URL bar, and then use the speech shortcut.
macOS should literally read everything that is highlighted when pressing the speech shortcut. This feature worked fine on Chrome; I only started to notice this bug after switching to Brave.
Reproduces how often:
It depends on the website I am on. Text to speech works fine on Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube no matter how I highlight the text, but on a lot of blogs, I get this bug.
Operating System and Brave Version:
macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Brave 0.68.132 Chromium: 76.0.3809.132 (Official Build) (64-bit)