FW: [win10] Critical advisory: do NOT update to Fall Creators Update if you plan to use JAWS 2018 with Edge due to performance problems
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For those testing JAWS 2018 (especially those testing support for Edge) and if you happen to be a Windows Insider (or thought about upgrading to upcoming Fall Creators Update), be sure to read the below notice to the end, as it WILL affect everyone at one point or another. Thanks.
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Subject: [win10] Critical advisory: do NOT update to Fall Creators Update if you plan to use JAWS 2018 with Edge due to performance problems #ADVISORY #JAWS #WinTenDev
The below advisory is rated “critical” as it will affect ALL JAWS 2018 users who plans to use Microsoft Edge in Fall Creators Update. Thus, I recommend folks to forward this to other forums, mailing lists and what not, as well as raise a red flag with MS and VFO:
CRITICAL ADVISORY: major performance issues found when using JAWS 2018 with Edge under Fall creators Update builds, with one report stating JAWS and/or Edge crashes:
JAWS 2018 adds support for Microsoft Edge, the browser that ships as part of Windows 10. Support for Microsoft Edge, especially the new EdgeHTML rendering engine, is crucial when it comes to supporting certain universal apps, as they will use the rendering engine used by Edge to display web content. However, some users have reported performance problems when trying to use JAWS 2018 with Edge under Fall Creators Update preview builds, ranging from delay in feedback to at least one report of JAWS and/or Edge crashing, with performance issues confirmed in subsequent testing. Although these are possible due to beta status of JAWS 2018, part of this is due to changes to Edge code introduced in several Windows Insider Preview builds for the upcoming feature update to Windows 10.
Reason for rating this advisory “critical”: