78.02 which is now the latest
version, also crashes, I mostly use the new Chromium
based Edge for the most part.
"He that cannot forgive others
breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,”
and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of
ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that
while I have regretted not granting grace to others,
I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward
It crashed occasionally before
78.0.1 but it was a tolerable level of wankiness. This
update is definitely unveiling something nasty.
Mozilla apparently had a twitter back and forth trying
to reproduce this bug and it was a tricky one to both
find and solve. I guess we wait for next update, which
with FF…should be soon.
For what it’s worth, I have JAWS
2020 and I have stopped using Firefox for the most
part because it crashes frequently. I spoke with tech
support at Freedom Scientific who told me they are
well aware of it.
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:43 PM
Subject: Any thoughts on getting latest
version of Firefox (78.0.1) to work better with
older JFW (2018)?
Hey folks. Yes,
I know JAWS 2018 is behind the curve, now, and that
an upgrade would be beneficial. However, I’m not in
a position to upgrade at this time. At the risk of
running a huge struggle to continue using outdated
software, I would like to know if anybody has any
ideas of configuration settings that might make
Firefox less crashy using this screen-reader. I know
its’ an issue between interaction with JAWS and
firefox and, frankly, always has been since the
advent of Quantum. I tested this with nVDA (2019.3
and 2020.1) and it’s a lot less crashy. In fact I
have failed to make Firefox crash even once using
this other screen-reader. I know some users of JAWS
2020 have reported crashes, too, but I’m unable to
test that currently and at a guess, newer versions
of JFW should probably work better as well as NVDA.
Anyway, since I’m not looking to downgrade firefox
and not quite ready to either upgrade or give up JFW
for the web browsing experience, in part because it
works so nicely with my Focus braille display, just
wondering if there are any flags/options I can alter
(firefox’s “hidden” advanced settings page
containing literally thousands of configurable
options) that might help me have a smoother
experience. Right now, since FF updated to 78.0.1 a
week or two ago, everything from wikipedia pages to
my old wisp’s webmail is crashing tabs. This only
happens when jFW is running.
NB: I’m aware of
other browsers and use them, so no need to suggest
just switching browsers. Thanks!!