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
Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan