Re: Firefox 40 question

Gerald Levy

Yes, I have noticed the same behavior with Firefox 40, and it seems to crash or freeze more frequently than previous versions. I'm so fed up with Firefox 40 that I installed the portable version of Firefox 35, which seems to be more stable andJAWS friendly. Keep in mind that unlike IE, you can have multiple versions of Firefox on your PC simultaneously.


-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Solowoniuk via Jfw
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:12 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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