Re: waterfox with jaws

JM Casey

I'm not sure actually. I only saw a 64-bit version. If it doesn't work,
you'll know when you try to install it; you'll get an error and it will
exit, most likely.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mike Rogers
Sent: February 11, 2019 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: waterfox with jaws

Does Waterfox work with 32 bit. That's what my computer is. I've
downloaded it but don't want to install unless this is the case.



On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:24:38 -0500
"JM Casey" <jmcasey@...> wrote:

I've only been using it for a few hours, but it seems virtually identical
to Firefox to me.

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?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> 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.

-----Original Message-----
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
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 tab.

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.
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 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
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 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 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

Sent from Mail
for Windows 10

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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