Re: Firefox 40 question

Jane Withers <pitre4@...>

I attempted to use Firefox a year or so ago and had difficulty. Was told by Freedom Scientific that it didi not work well with JAWS.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Russell Solowoniuk via Jfw
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:12 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Russell Solowoniuk
Subject: Re: Firefox 40 question

I am finding that Firefox 40 keeps switching from one open tab to another without me doing anything but reading a page. It’s quite annoying. It also takes a very long time to load some web pages.

Is anyone else finding Firefox switching tabs on its own?


On Aug 31, 2015, at 6:06 PM, Gennie Eachus via Jfw <> wrote:

Yes, Have had this problem for several days. Firefox keeps crashing and has
to restart. Control-l let me type one web address, but when I tried
control-l for another address, it wouldn't work.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler via
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:48 PM
To: Jaws users list <>; 'The Jaws for Windows
support list.' <>
Cc: Tom Behler <>
Subject: Firefox 40 question

Hello, everyone.

Typically, with Firefox, I use the control L command, after which I can
paste a web site address into the edit box, and hit enter. I'm then able to
open The web site from that point.

However, I'm finding that the control L command no longer works with
Firefox 40.

Has anyone noticed this change, and are there good work-arounds?

I have gotten to the point where I actually prefer Firefox to Internet
Explorer for accessing and navigating web sites, so this apparent change in
Firefox behavior is somewhat disconcerting.

I'm using Jaws 16 and Windows 7 here.

Thank you.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

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