Re: latest Firefox and latest Jaws

Tom <tomcat509@...>

Using: W10 Home 64 bit with all updates.


Well, I posted the below message earlier today but the situation has been taken out of my hands. 


F F updated itself, although it was not supposed to, to the latest version and from a brief exploration, it seems to work ok with both Jaws 18.0.4321 and NVDA.


The latest version of Windoweyes is a complete flop though.





From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Sunday, 8 October 2017 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: latest Firefox and latest Jaws



Thanks to those who replied to my question regarding F F 57 andJaws.


As Jaws 2018 will be released before the end of the month, I’ll wait until then before doing anything about updateing FF to the latest version.






From: [] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, 7 October 2017 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: latest Firefox and latest Jaws


The latest JAWS 2018 public beta release includes enhancements needed to support the new version of firefox.


From: [] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: latest Firefox and latest Jaws



Some users on another list have suddenly started experiencing serious problems with Firefox and JAWS, but it is not clear what the cause is.  They have reported that web browsing has suddenly slowed down significantly, and some web pages will not load at all.  And they cannot even close Firefox once it has been opened, forcing them to perform a hard shutdown and reboot in order to restore things to normal.  It is possible That these users were automatically updated to FF 57, which has apparently undergone some major structural changes that may affect its compatibility with screen readers.  So I suggest sticking with FF 52 and avoid updating to FF 57.






From: Tom

Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:51 AM

Subject: latest Firefox and latest Jaws




Is the latest Firefox, version 57 I think,accessible with the recently released Jaws 18.0.4321? 


My current F F version is around 52 and thought it would be worth checking before updating especially now that Jaws 18.0.4321 has been installed.



If not, is the latest FF accessible with the soon to be released Jaws 2018?








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