Re: Firefox Question


Sharon
 

How do you even go to an internet address in Firefox? Having used IE, I do not know where to start. I only want to read web pages and save a few pages using Firefox but the keystroke combinations in the keyboard shortcut lists seem confusing to me, like window, tab, file. Can someone give me the basics? How do I open a web address like in IE I use control o. and How do I save a file. In IE it’s lalt-f a.

Thanks.

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Question

 

This should be good enough for me, Bill.

 

I just like to be able to control what happens with downloaded files, rather than having them automatically go into my downloads folder, where I then have to search for them.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Question

 

What it will do is say, "What should Firefox do with this file. There will be two "radio" buttons. If you arrow up and down, one will say open file, the other will say save file.

----- Original Message -----

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:24 PM

Subject: Re: Firefox Question

 

Bill:

 

I just did this, so the next time I get an e-mail with a link to a file, I’ll see whether it askes me to save or download the file.

 

At least I should have more control this way.

 

Thanks much.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Question

 

Hi, Tom. In the Firefox General Options, there is a couple of check boxes which say either, Save Files To Downloads, or if you arrow down, Ask Me Where To Save Files.

 

If the choice is on Ask Me Where To Save Files, it not only asks you where to save the file, it also allows you to open the file instead of save it.

----- Original Message -----

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:32 PM

Subject: Firefox Question

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I have a question about something I have noticed since the last firefox update to Firefox 47.0.

 

It used to be that when I clicked on a link to a file that was included in an e-mail, Firefox would go directly to the involved file, and I could read the contents of the file right there in the Firefox  browser.

 

Now, whenever I click on such a file, the file automatically gets placed in the downloads folder on my computer.

 

The confusing thing is that this happens without any indication from Jaws.

 

My sighted wife tells me that there is a blue downloads arrow at the top of the screen that you can click on to open the file.  But, of course, I don’t have a clue about that arrow, and how it can be accessed.

 

I have noticed the same pattern if I manually copy and paste the link to the involved file into the Firefox Browser.

 

I’m curious if anyone else has seen this new behavior, and if there are any settings I can change to get things back to the way they used to be.

 

Thanks as always!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 



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