it runs exactly like firefox once you reboot it the first time.
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i also find that web pages load allot faster. so far jaws speech has not randomly paused for 10 seconds all the time like firefox 65 does.
you have to reboot waterfox after it has been loaded because it detects your screen reader first and tells you accessibility is parcialy disabled. i forget what the buttons are like reboot. once you do this it will open with the waterfox home screen. which you can change in the tools/options menu.
then it will run the same as firefox.
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:33 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 again.
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 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?
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.
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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