I've only been using it for a few hours, but it seems virtually identical to Firefox to me.
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You don't have to use anything you don't want to. I was a little skeptical about Waterfox myself, not being certain if it really was receiving proper updates for security and bugfixes as often as a major project like Firefox. It seems to be on the level, though, and so far it's working pretty damn well. It's not really just for you to call something a worthless piece of junk when you spent, what, all of five minutes with it?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: February 11, 2019 6:34 AM
Subject: Re: waterfox with jaws
I downloaded the portable version of Waterfox, but when I ranit, the interface contained a list of items which made no sense. There was nothing resembling a home page with a search edit field. So I chucked it into the Recycle bin. This worthless piece of junk isn't remotely similar to Firefox. No wonder hardly anyone uses it.
On 2/11/2019 3:00 AM, netbat66 wrote:
the problem is if i switch to another screen reader (n v d a) when
waterfox is running then go back to jaws it looks like the virtual
pc cursor is not working. it will still say it is on or off but this
has mo effect until i reload waterfox. then jaws will start working
also just like firefox the bookmark list will hang wheni open the
bookmark list for about 20 seconds.
i have to turn off the virtual pc cursor before i open it. then it
will not hang.
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sun day, February 10, 2019 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: waterfox with jaws
Hi Net bat,
I'm running the installed version of Waterfox, Windows 7 Pro with Jaws
16. When you start Water fox press, Alt + T, then, O, to open options.
Now tab to either, Options or Options Document, and down arrow to List
Box. Press enter on, List Box, now you can down arrow to the various
tabs in Tools / Options and you can tab through the settings for each
You can also open Waterfox and turn the virtual cursor off with,
Insert + Z, press, Alt + t, then, O, to open option. Now, tab 1 time
to the list of Options / tabs, arrow up / down through the list of
Options tabs and tab through the options tabs to change settings.
Take Care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message ----- From: netbat66
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:02 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.
with jaws as is.
and why are all the help options going to the firefox web page?
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 better.
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
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 article.
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
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.
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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