moderated Re: JAWS 2020 August Release: Frequent Crashes With Firefox 80
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Lol…yeah, meanwhile it seems like most NVDA users don’t have these problems..I wonder why that is? Coincidence? Like I said though, Firefox 8 seems stable at the moment on my desktop here, which at least is running JAWS still half the time or more (it’s an older version, too…)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: August 31, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS 2020 August Release: Frequent Crashes With Firefox 80
I spoke with someone at Freedom Scientific (or whatever they call it now) and she said they are well aware of Firefox crashing. She didn’t go into details but I gathered they don’t think it is a JAWS problem but rather something with Firefox. But again, she didn’t say that in so many words.
Using Win10 version 1909, JAWS 2020 for August and Firefox 80.
Recently someone else on this list reported crashes with Mozilla
Firefox. At the time I didn't know what to think about the problem but I
am now encountering this and I noticed it after Firefox updated to
version 80. After a short period of time of just navigating through a
Web page Firefox reports that the tab has crashed and presents me with a
button to restore the tab. These crashes are rather frequent. I only
have one extension running which is for Cisco Webex and I have disabled
this extension to see if this makes a difference. I'm not entirely sure
it's just a JAWS issue as I encountered this crash when testing with
NVDA although I so far haven't tried Firefox 80 with NVDA long enough to
determine if the crashing is happening as frequently. Have others
noticed this and is there a workaround for this?
Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019