Re: Google Chrome and jaws 14 beta

Adrian Spratt

Hi, Dave.

When I went to Firefox 15.01 yesterday, I was prompted to update an add-on.
That was simple enough, even though I've checked the automatic update
add-ons box. However, I then stumbled on a button to check for all add-on
updates. I determined that although most had already been updated, some must
be updated manually.

Three add-on/applications were not up to date, even though IE8 sees them as
updated. Two were Adobe Flash-related and the other was Java. Firefox gave
me a link to each update page, and I proceeded accordingly. Firefox's
performance improved immediately.

I emphasize how strange was the absence of updates of these three add-ons.
All my other add-ons were up to date, thanks to the automated updating
option. The three applications in question were up to date as far as IE was
concerned and the update programs I use for them. Moreover, Adobe Flash
Player 11 automatically updates itself, unlike previous AFP versions. (I'm
hoping that Firefox had only AFP 10 and that it, too, will accept automatic
updates from Adobe.)

You might want to go to Firefox's add-ons page and press the button to
update add-ons in case you have a similar situation.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Farfar Carlson
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 5:38 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Google Chrome and jaws 14 beta


I've used both Firefox and IE with the same application during a given day.
Firefox would lock up, or cause JAWS to crash after 20 minutes or so of
interaction. IE would usually run fine for three times as long.

I use Firefox because it does a better job working with all the forms and
elements than does IE. Reliability vs. Functionality.

I think it's JAWS, however that is just not happy with Firefox.

Firefox 15.0.1
IE 8.0.760
JFW 13.0.924

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Homuth" <>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 09:08
Subject: RE: Google Chrome and jaws 14 beta

I don't believe Chrome is built on the Mozilla platform, but I also don't
pay much attention to Chrome as the few times I've fought with it, I ended
up just removing it and using something else. I've noticed, though, that
I've been needing to refresh the screen more frequently when pages update
while using either Firefox or IE on a 32-bit XP system running JAWS 13, so
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of William Sallander
Sent: September 13, 2012 10:22 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Google Chrome and jaws 14 beta

Has anyone out there tried using Google Chrome with the Jaws 14 beta?
I've noticed that when going from one web page to another, I seem to need to
refresh the Screen to read the current page.
I also believe this might be happening with Firefox since it is my
understanding that both Chrome and Firefox are built on the Mozilla
I'm using the 64 bit edition of the beta on a vista machine.
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