Re: IE vs. "Chrome"

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

There are no effects on other applications.
Chrome is a much faster browser, sites will load faster and there are many more extensions available.
The same Jaws commands work with Chrome, e.g. all the quick nav keys for finding buttons, form fields, headings etc. and also things like Jaws Key+F7 for a links list etc.
I suggest you go to Settings and sign in with your Google account after you install Chrome as this will sync any information like what extensions are installed etc. across devices or if you ever get a new computer.
If you use Favourites a lot you may not like Chrome, its bookmark manager is in some ways less intuitive to use as Favourites in IE.
You can get Chrome by going to, go to the very top and use "b" to find the "Download Chrome" button.
Installing Chrome does not mean you can't use IE any more, you can make either browser your default but use the other if needed. I use Chrome 99% of the time, but still may fall back on IE or Firefox occasionally. For example, on my Bank of Montreal Mastercard website Jaws will not read me my Mastercard transaction details if I use Chrome. This is a table and Jaws will read me the headings like transaction date, posting date, description and amount, but then there is nothing else. With IE and Firefox I can use proper table navigation to read this information.
I think it is a good idea to start to get used to Chrome since IE is no longer being developed and it is just being maintained for now, a few more years and it will most likely go away completely.
Firefox also works with the latest Jaws 2018 update and some people prefer it over Chrome,but Chrome is definitely the big browser out there when it comes to market share.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of David Pearson
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:46 PM
Subject: IE vs. "Chrome"

Hello all:

Using Dell desktop(Windows7), and current version of Jaws. Browser is
currently I.E.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of changing to "Chrome", how would I
make the switch, and are there any negative ramifications (concerning other
pc programs) to doing so?

Thank you,

David S. Pearson

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