As some of you may remember, I have been reluctant to move from IE 10 to IE 11, because of problems I had last summer with IE 11 in terms of being able to enter text into text boxes on web sites that I access.
However, since I now have been forced to upgrade to IE 11 due to no Microsoft support for IE 10, I decided to take the leap today, and install IE 11.
I installed IE 11 from the .exe file that I downloaded and saved from the Microsoft web site, and the installation seemed to go well.
I also was pleasantly surprised to find that my internet favorites had all been preserved, even though I had saved my favorites folder as a back-up, in case something went wrong.
However, this is where the good news ends.
I’m now back to having the same text-entry problems I had last summer. I had my sighted wife watch while I ttried entering text into edit boxes, and she tells me that my main cursor does not move when I try to do so. As I enter text, Jaws speaks the text, but it is not entered into the web form. I have Jaws set to manually enter forms mode, so I know I’m in forms mode, since I get the higher-sounding click whenever I hit enter.
I have made sure all add-ons, extensions, and toolbars are disabled, but so far, no joy!
Last summer when I had this issue, I worked with Freedom Scientific Technical Support, with the Microsoft Accessibility hotline staff, and with another well-experienced Jaws user from this list, and we could never solve the issue.
At least I have Firefox now as my main internet browser, and that works fine!
If anyone has any other suggestions of things for me to try, please send them my way.
I am extremely frustrated with Internet Explorer at this point!
Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan