Re: waterfox with jaws

JM Casey


Because of all the talk on this list and other related ones about Waterfox, I just decided to give ita  try today.

When you first activate it, there is an alert that pops up saying accessibility is only partially available and that a restart is required. At this point, virtual buffer/cursor etc will not work. But a restart did indeed enable these features. I think this can be done manually but for some reason I cannot access the accessibility tab in the options/preferences, though I can see it’s there. Oh well, it is working now anyway.


So far, after going to a few sites, I’m pretty impressed with the speed. I’m not sure if it is really that much faster than Firefox, but it’s good to have options, anyway. It’s there now if I need it.


From: <> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: February 10, 2019 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: waterfox with jaws


Hi all!

I use JAWS 2019, and Waterfox worked as is, right out of the box.

I am not sure why you are not getting the same result.

Hopefully, it will work better for you by turning on the accessibility. I did not know there were features you could turn on and off.

Sometimes, to read what I type in an edit box, I have to press the command to read line twice.

There is a little funkiness in there, but I don’t mind that at all.

Have a great one.

David Moore


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From: JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: waterfox with jaws


No add-on.

But I'm just trying it, and it looks like accessibility features are disabled by default. Try restarting.


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From: <> On Behalf Of netbat66

Sent: February 10, 2019 5:02 PM


Subject: waterfox with jaws


do you need a add on to make it accessible?

i am trying the portible version and few of the jaws options work as is.

with the virtual pc cursor onedit boxes, headings read to end etc. don’t work with jaws as is.

and why are all the help options  going to the firefox web page?




Hi Liz!


The best browser to use with JAWS, for me, has been a browser called:




It was developed in 2012, and it is a spin off of Firefox, but it works tons



It can use all of the classic Firefox plugins, and it is so very fast.


JAWS never messes up in Waterfox. It is kept up to date, and it is very secure.

A new update just came out.


Water fox has an interface that is almost like the old Firefox.


It has a spell check built in and everything.


It has a reading mode where you can get the clutter off the page, and read the



The reading mode is built in.


You just press:


Alt+CTRL+R to put a web site into reading mode.


With JAWS, I would say that Waterfox is my favorite browser.


You can just do a Google search for Waterfox.


What I like as well, is the ability to download a portable version of Waterfox.


I love running a portable version, that I keep on the computer, because you do

not have to install it on the computer. Also, if you keep the portable version

on the computer, you can create a short cut on the desktop just like you can

with installed programs.


I hope this helps.


Take care, Liz.


David Moore




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From: Liz and Hope

Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:43 PM


Subject: The best internet browser to use with JAWS.






I am going to be receiving some in depth computer training in preparation for

vocational training services. Since Internet Explorer is no longer secure, what

is the best browser out there that is JAWS friendly? I have used fire fox in

the past, but as of late I have heard mixed views about fire fox.


Liz Ulrich and leader Dog hope






















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