Re: firefox w/ latest jfw 2018.1808


JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

The ESR was still receiving security updates; hence Extended Support.

But the ESR has now moved on to version 60, just as they warned it would around this time last year.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: September 7, 2018 1:31 PM
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the problem is if you are still useing ff 52 esr you won't get security updates anyway. weather you have updateing turned off or not.
this goes with all older versions of firefox that have not been upgraded.

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2018 10:19 AM
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But, if you do that, I don’t think you’ll receive security and maintenance
updates either. Given all the vulnerabilities in browsers that are getting
reported these days (saw one about firefox just this morning), I don’t know
that that’s a good idea. I personally had mine set to ask me to update, but I
never deferred the updates for too long for this reason.









From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: September 7, 2018 1:08 PM
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You can go in to the options and turn off automatically update.





From: JM Casey <crystallogic@ca.inter.net>
Sent: September 7, 2018 10:40 AM
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Hey Bill.



Thanks for providing those links, but, unless I’m wrong, once installed, those
Firefox 52 versions will try to update to 60, which is the version the ESR
branch is currently on. This was what we were warned about last year; we could
continue to use ESR until September of 2018, at which point it would also be
switched to Quantum. This has now happened to me.









From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: September 7, 2018 3:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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Hi, Marty. In order for you to use JAWS with Firefox 60 and up, you need the
latest version of JAWS, which is JAWS 2018. JAWS 16, 17, and 18 are
incompatible with Firefox 60 and up. These versions of Firefox are called
Quantum. They contain a version of Sandbox which causes Firefox not to be able
to react with JAWS versions earlier than 2018. They had to do some intensive
reworking of JAWS to get it to function properly with the newer versions of
Firefox. In order for you to use Firefox with JAWS 18, you would need to
install an earlier version of Firefox ESR. I will provide a couple of links to
the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox ESR in case you wish to downgrade
your version of Firefox.



Firefox ESR 52, English US 32-bit:



Firefox Setup 52.0esr.exe



Firefox ESR 52, English US 64-bit:



Firefox Setup 52.0esr.exe





Bill White



billwhite92701@dslextreme.com







From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marty
Hutchings
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:54 PM
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HI, I am new to this group and am having a similar
issue with JAWS and Firefox. When I open Firefox, I get a message saying that
Tabs are incompatible with my adaptive software or my version of Firefox. I
have installed JFW 18 and Firefox 62. There is no problem using NVDA and
Firefox. What is going on here? Is it a Windows problem? I am still running
Windows 7.



Love in Christ
Marty Hutchings







From: Bill White



Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:42 PM



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Subject: Re: firefox w/ latest jfw 2018.1808







Hi. Another thing I have found is that, if you uninstall Firefox, old profiles
are left behind. So, I had to go into



Users\”Username”\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles



and delete all the old profiles which were left behind.





Bill White



billwhite92701@dslextreme.com







From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan
Hernandez
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 12:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: firefox w/ latest jfw 2018.1808





HI All,



I was wondering if you have noticed with firefox 61, and now 62 that jfw locks
up or I guess firefox locks up all of the time, it happens randomly, but it
happens so much that I made chrome my default web browser.



Has anyone experienced this?



Best,



Juan Hernandez

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