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Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

Adrian Spratt
 

Yes, I see what you’re getting at. For Chrome settings purposes, you want in-line frames on. for website navigation purposes, to skip past ads, you want in-line frames off. The point remains that, ideally, when we consider a suggestion to change a setting to solve one problem, we should be aware of the consequences of the change.

 

John is correct. Obviously you can turn on in-line frames to change Chrome settings and return them to off when finished. It’s just something to remember to do, and again ideally, to remember why you had a certain setting in the first place.

 

Judging by my JAWS quick settings, the other item you mention, start/end frames, is checked by default.

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 9:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Hi Adrian,

 

You don't want In line frames turned off to navigate the Settings menu, it's supposed to be on.

 

In line frames show, should  be on.

 

Or, am I misunderstanding you?


Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 4:46 PM

Subject: Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Mike,

 

Good information, as usual, but users need to be aware of any downside. In this case, turning off in-line frames will subject you to ads that disrupt the flow as you read through articles, such as on the New York Times website.

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:48 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Chrome Menues Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Hi All,

Running Widows 7 Pro, Chrome, & Jaws 15 thru 17 latest.  When in Chrome if
you press the, Alt key, it opens a vertical view of the menues.  Well, in
J17 when I would arrow down to the, Settings Option & press enter to open, &
here is where my problems would begin in J17.  In J15 & 16 after pressing
enter on the Settings Option I can tab through all the various options but,
with J17 I had to turn the virtual cursor off, Insert + Z, before I could
navigate through this menu.  After some playing around in Jaws 17's Quick
Settings, Insert + V, I found that having these 2 settings set the way
they're shown below allowed me to navigate the Settings Menu with J17 using
the tab key just like with J15 & J16, without having to turn the virtual
cursor off.  This might not work for everyone but, it worked for me & it's
something y'all can try if you experience the same thing I encountered.
Here are the 2 settings as they should be:

Heading and Frame Options

Frame show start & end, should be checked.

In line frames show, should  be on.

Hope this helps others than myself.
Take care.
Mike


Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Adrian,
 
You don't want In line frames turned off to navigate the Settings menu, it's supposed to be on.
 
In line frames show, should  be on.
 
Or, am I misunderstanding you?

Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

Mike,

 

Good information, as usual, but users need to be aware of any downside. In this case, turning off in-line frames will subject you to ads that disrupt the flow as you read through articles, such as on the New York Times website.

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:48 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Chrome Menues Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Hi All,

Running Widows 7 Pro, Chrome, & Jaws 15 thru 17 latest.  When in Chrome if
you press the, Alt key, it opens a vertical view of the menues.  Well, in
J17 when I would arrow down to the, Settings Option & press enter to open, &
here is where my problems would begin in J17.  In J15 & 16 after pressing
enter on the Settings Option I can tab through all the various options but,
with J17 I had to turn the virtual cursor off, Insert + Z, before I could
navigate through this menu.  After some playing around in Jaws 17's Quick
Settings, Insert + V, I found that having these 2 settings set the way
they're shown below allowed me to navigate the Settings Menu with J17 using
the tab key just like with J15 & J16, without having to turn the virtual
cursor off.  This might not work for everyone but, it worked for me & it's
something y'all can try if you experience the same thing I encountered.
Here are the 2 settings as they should be:

Heading and Frame Options

Frame show start & end, should be checked.

In line frames show, should  be on.

Hope this helps others than myself.
Take care.
Mike


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I could read a couple of things by routing JAWS to PC, otherwise, could not read that PDF.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 5:51 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun,

Now I'm a bit confused, so we're going to have to walk each other through some of the details to see where our differences lie and whether there is something toxic going on between JAWS and Adobe Reader. Here is the IRS Form W9 <https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf> , straight from the source. It, like every other IRS PDF file I've ever dealt with, does not need to be OCRed because the thing is developed in Adobe Acrobat and as is should be readable by JAWS. Mind you, I don't have JAWS here but whenever I am able to do a search in Adobe Reader and find text that has indicated that it should be readable by JAWS. Now, I haven't worked with anyone as far as what JAWS may or may not read in regard to the fillable fields.

I just downloaded the above linked form W9 and opened it in Acrobat Reader DC. I have searched for the phrase "income tax return" and it can be found at two locations. I have filled in the first two fields, Name and Business Name, respectively, and was allowed to save the form. When I close Adobe Reader DC entirely and then open the FW9 file that I saved all information I've entered remains there.

If I hit a single tab once the file opens that places me in the first fillable filed, Name in this case, and each successive tab takes me to the next fillable field, whether that's a text/edit box, check box, etc. My guess is that once one has focus on the fillable fields that is where it stays unless one uses the F5 command to shift focus back to the PDF document text, that's worth a try, anyway. Here is the latest collection of Adobe Reader DC keyboard shortcuts <https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/keyboard-shortcuts.html> . In a particularly perversely funny twist the keyboard shortcuts for accessibility are available on this page but the direct link to them is hidden unless you hit "show more." Of course, a search on accessibility will get you there, too. That being said, the regular keyboard shortcuts may be far more pertinent.

It would probably help us both if we know we're talking about a specific version of JAWS and a specific version of Adobe Reader. I would hope that those who create fillable PDF forms would be taking accessibility into consideration (particularly government forms) and that there is some marriage of JAWS and Adobe Reader that would announce what those fields are when you land in them (which, of course, means that field names or alternate text were assigned by the coder).

Brian


Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

john.falter
 

Then I suggest that after the chrome settings are fixed, return JAWS frame settings to their original position.


On 12/28/2015 7:46 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:

Mike,

 

Good information, as usual, but users need to be aware of any downside. In this case, turning off in-line frames will subject you to ads that disrupt the flow as you read through articles, such as on the New York Times website.

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:48 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Chrome Menues Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Hi All,

Running Widows 7 Pro, Chrome, & Jaws 15 thru 17 latest.  When in Chrome if
you press the, Alt key, it opens a vertical view of the menues.  Well, in
J17 when I would arrow down to the, Settings Option & press enter to open, &
here is where my problems would begin in J17.  In J15 & 16 after pressing
enter on the Settings Option I can tab through all the various options but,
with J17 I had to turn the virtual cursor off, Insert + Z, before I could
navigate through this menu.  After some playing around in Jaws 17's Quick
Settings, Insert + V, I found that having these 2 settings set the way
they're shown below allowed me to navigate the Settings Menu with J17 using
the tab key just like with J15 & J16, without having to turn the virtual
cursor off.  This might not work for everyone but, it worked for me & it's
something y'all can try if you experience the same thing I encountered.
Here are the 2 settings as they should be:

Heading and Frame Options

Frame show start & end, should be checked.

In line frames show, should  be on.

Hope this helps others than myself.
Take care.
Mike





Re: Chrome Menus Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

Adrian Spratt
 

Mike,

 

Good information, as usual, but users need to be aware of any downside. In this case, turning off in-line frames will subject you to ads that disrupt the flow as you read through articles, such as on the New York Times website.

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:48 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Chrome Menues Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

 

Hi All,

Running Widows 7 Pro, Chrome, & Jaws 15 thru 17 latest.  When in Chrome if
you press the, Alt key, it opens a vertical view of the menues.  Well, in
J17 when I would arrow down to the, Settings Option & press enter to open, &
here is where my problems would begin in J17.  In J15 & 16 after pressing
enter on the Settings Option I can tab through all the various options but,
with J17 I had to turn the virtual cursor off, Insert + Z, before I could
navigate through this menu.  After some playing around in Jaws 17's Quick
Settings, Insert + V, I found that having these 2 settings set the way
they're shown below allowed me to navigate the Settings Menu with J17 using
the tab key just like with J15 & J16, without having to turn the virtual
cursor off.  This might not work for everyone but, it worked for me & it's
something y'all can try if you experience the same thing I encountered.
Here are the 2 settings as they should be:

Heading and Frame Options

Frame show start & end, should be checked.

In line frames show, should  be on.

Hope this helps others than myself.
Take care.
Mike


Re: Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Page

Nermin
 

Hi Brian and all,
 
thought I’d mention that Adobe DC cannot display some documents that Reader 11 is able to show us without any problem.
 
It seems that Adobe DC is far more stringent when it comes to homouring some of the PDF properties embeded into a file, one of them being “Allow access for screen readers” or similar wording. When this is flagged “false”, JAWS will not display the file, no matter what you try, whereas Reader 11 gives us access to the document.
Technically speaking, Adobes implementation may be correct, but from an accessibility and advocacy point of view, this behaviour is more than questionable and should be communicated to Adobe immediately.
It cannot stand unchallenged since I feel this is discriminating behaviour.
 
Regards,
Nermin
 


Chrome Menues Navigation Settings & Jaws 17

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

Running Widows 7 Pro, Chrome, & Jaws 15 thru 17 latest.  When in Chrome if
you press the, Alt key, it opens a vertical view of the menues.  Well, in
J17 when I would arrow down to the, Settings Option & press enter to open, &
here is where my problems would begin in J17.  In J15 & 16 after pressing
enter on the Settings Option I can tab through all the various options but,
with J17 I had to turn the virtual cursor off, Insert + Z, before I could
navigate through this menu.  After some playing around in Jaws 17's Quick
Settings, Insert + V, I found that having these 2 settings set the way
they're shown below allowed me to navigate the Settings Menu with J17 using
the tab key just like with J15 & J16, without having to turn the virtual
cursor off.  This might not work for everyone but, it worked for me & it's
something y'all can try if you experience the same thing I encountered.
Here are the 2 settings as they should be:

Heading and Frame Options

Frame show start & end, should be checked.

In line frames show, should  be on.

Hope this helps others than myself.
Take care.
Mike


Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Page

 

I just thought I'd post this since I began digging through my collection of materials related to JAWS (and other screen readers) and Adobe Reader.


Here is the Accessibility Page for Adobe Acrobat DC.  I imagine the two links with the titles, Acrobat DC accessibility features and Acrobat DC accessibility FAQ will be of the most interest to end users.  They put together a reasonably useful document entitled, Accessing PDF documents with assistive technology: A screen reader user’s guide, as well.


Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

 
Edited

Gudrun,

          Now I'm a bit confused, so we're going to have to walk each other through some of the details to see where our differences lie and whether there is something toxic going on between JAWS and Adobe Reader.    Here is the IRS Form W9, straight from the source.  It, like every other IRS PDF file I've ever dealt with, does not need to be OCRed because the thing is developed in Adobe Acrobat and as is should be readable by JAWS.  Mind you, I don't have JAWS here but whenever I am able to do a search in Adobe Reader and find text that has indicated that it should be readable by JAWS.  Now, I haven't worked with anyone as far as what JAWS may or may not read in regard to the fillable fields.

          I just downloaded the above linked form W9 and opened it in Acrobat Reader DC.  I have searched for the phrase "income tax return" and it can be found at two locations.  I have filled in the first two fields, Name and Business Name, respectively, and was allowed to save the form.  When I close Adobe Reader DC entirely and then open the FW9 file that I saved all information I've entered remains there.

          If I hit a single tab once the file opens that places me in the first fillable filed, Name in this case, and each successive tab takes me to the next fillable field, whether that's a text/edit box, check box, etc.  My guess is that once one has focus on the fillable fields that is where it stays unless one uses the F5 command to shift focus back to the PDF document text, that's worth a try, anyway.  Here is the latest collection of Adobe Reader DC keyboard shortcuts.  In a particularly perversely funny twist the keyboard shortcuts for accessibility are available on this page but the direct link to them is hidden unless you hit "show more."  Of course, a search on accessibility will get you there, too.  That being said, the regular keyboard shortcuts may be far more pertinent.

          It would probably help us both if we know we're talking about a specific version of JAWS and a specific version of Adobe Reader.  I would hope that those who create fillable PDF forms would be taking accessibility into consideration (particularly government forms) and that there is some marriage of JAWS and Adobe Reader that would announce what those fields are when you land in them (which, of course, means that field names or alternate text were assigned by the coder).  It also looks as though Adobe Reader itself has some limited capability for reading of forms sans JAWS, but you'd have to play with that to see if it's functional as far as filling in a fillable PDF that you know has a text layer already and doesn't need to be OCRed.

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi Dave: Well, I was able to fill out the form if I turned JAWS off and had my reader tell me where I'd landed, and I could read that form with JAWS and Adobe DC, so I know you're supposed to be able to fill that form out. I just wanted to figure if I could have done it with pdf Exchange Viewer.

Take care,



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Carlson [mailto:dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:15 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun,

It may be that the resultant OCR is not a form that you can fill in and send back.

I've tried to use the forms mode with my copy of Adobe Acrobat 9, and while it allows me to tab to fields and enter text, JAWS likes to crash after just a few attempts -- and does so consistently on JAWS 16. Have not had a chance yet to try it with JAWS 17.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gudrun Brunot" <gbrunot@centurylink.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 01:40 PM
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?


Hello again: I tried opening the W9 file, and I hit the keystroke to OCr it,
and I heard the process start. After a few seconds, I heard the name of the
file. I hit alt-f and s to save it with text layers. Still, nothing appeared
on the braille display or could be heard with JAWS as I tried moving inside
the file. So, after the OCR conversion, what should one do to fill out the
form? Should I reopen the file?


Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

I'll jump in here hoping that what I add will make some sense since the
participants so far clearly have a good grasp of the last two releases of
Adobe Reader and the OCR capabilities of JAWS.

Since many of the PDF files that my clients use are of fairly substantial
page count, and they need to be referenced again and again, having to do OCR
processing more than once can really slow their lives down. I do not know
of any version of Adobe Reader (the free versions) that has any built in OCR
capability. This is why I have introduced them to PDF-XChange Viewer
<http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip> (this link is the direct
download link for the ZIP file used to install that software). While it
does not consistently "play well" with JAWS in all respects, it is simple to
use the built in OCR scanning function to take a PDF that was originally
scanned as an image file, create a text layer from the images, and save it
back to the original PDF file as a unit. Then you can open it as many times
as you like in the future without needing to go through any OCR process
again. Since I know that JAWS is written to "play well" with specific
programs I encourage them to use Adobe Reader to actually do their reading
of the PDF files that they do OCR processing on and save with PDF-XChange
Viewer.

What follows are the step-by-step instructions that I give to my clients who
need to have the capability to do permanent OCR on PDFs they'll be referring
to repeatedly with PDF-XChange Viewer:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PDF-XChange Viewer

Used when you receive a PDF that was originally scanned without Optical
Character Recognition. For reading stick to Adobe Reader.

1. Open PDF-XChange Viewer from your start menu or desktop, wherever you
chose to create the shortcut(s).

2. ALT+F, O Open a file, you’ll need to know where it is and navigate
there in the Open Dialog, which is very much like Windows Explorer.

3. CTRL+SHIFT+C Perform optical character recognition on the file.
This will be quick for small files, 20 pages or less, but will take some
time for very large files, hundreds of pages. Listen for the process to
complete.

4. ALT+F, S Save the file over itself with the OCR text now included.
If you wish to save the file under a different name and keep the original
use ALT+F, A Save As to do this instead.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Dave...
 

Gudrun,

It may be that the resultant OCR is not a form that you can fill in and send
back.

I've tried to use the forms mode with my copy of Adobe Acrobat 9, and while
it allows me to tab to fields and enter text, JAWS likes to crash after just
a few attempts -- and does so consistently on JAWS 16. Have not had a chance
yet to try it with JAWS 17.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gudrun Brunot" <gbrunot@centurylink.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 01:40 PM
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?


Hello again: I tried opening the W9 file, and I hit the keystroke to OCr it,
and I heard the process start. After a few seconds, I heard the name of the
file. I hit alt-f and s to save it with text layers. Still, nothing appeared
on the braille display or could be heard with JAWS as I tried moving inside
the file. So, after the OCR conversion, what should one do to fill out the
form? Should I reopen the file?


Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

I'll jump in here hoping that what I add will make some sense since the
participants so far clearly have a good grasp of the last two releases of
Adobe Reader and the OCR capabilities of JAWS.

Since many of the PDF files that my clients use are of fairly substantial
page count, and they need to be referenced again and again, having to do OCR
processing more than once can really slow their lives down. I do not know
of any version of Adobe Reader (the free versions) that has any built in OCR
capability. This is why I have introduced them to PDF-XChange Viewer
<http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip> (this link is the direct
download link for the ZIP file used to install that software). While it
does not consistently "play well" with JAWS in all respects, it is simple to
use the built in OCR scanning function to take a PDF that was originally
scanned as an image file, create a text layer from the images, and save it
back to the original PDF file as a unit. Then you can open it as many times
as you like in the future without needing to go through any OCR process
again. Since I know that JAWS is written to "play well" with specific
programs I encourage them to use Adobe Reader to actually do their reading
of the PDF files that they do OCR processing on and save with PDF-XChange
Viewer.

What follows are the step-by-step instructions that I give to my clients who
need to have the capability to do permanent OCR on PDFs they'll be referring
to repeatedly with PDF-XChange Viewer:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PDF-XChange Viewer

Used when you receive a PDF that was originally scanned without Optical
Character Recognition. For reading stick to Adobe Reader.

1. Open PDF-XChange Viewer from your start menu or desktop, wherever you
chose to create the shortcut(s).

2. ALT+F, O Open a file, you’ll need to know where it is and navigate
there in the Open Dialog, which is very much like Windows Explorer.

3. CTRL+SHIFT+C Perform optical character recognition on the file.
This will be quick for small files, 20 pages or less, but will take some
time for very large files, hundreds of pages. Listen for the process to
complete.

4. ALT+F, S Save the file over itself with the OCR text now included.
If you wish to save the file under a different name and keep the original
use ALT+F, A Save As to do this instead.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hello again: I tried opening the W9 file, and I hit the keystroke to OCr it, and I heard the process start. After a few seconds, I heard the name of the file. I hit alt-f and s to save it with text layers. Still, nothing appeared on the braille display or could be heard with JAWS as I tried moving inside the file. So, after the OCR conversion, what should one do to fill out the form? Should I reopen the file?


Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

I'll jump in here hoping that what I add will make some sense since the participants so far clearly have a good grasp of the last two releases of Adobe Reader and the OCR capabilities of JAWS.

Since many of the PDF files that my clients use are of fairly substantial page count, and they need to be referenced again and again, having to do OCR processing more than once can really slow their lives down. I do not know of any version of Adobe Reader (the free versions) that has any built in OCR capability. This is why I have introduced them to PDF-XChange Viewer <http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip> (this link is the direct download link for the ZIP file used to install that software). While it does not consistently "play well" with JAWS in all respects, it is simple to use the built in OCR scanning function to take a PDF that was originally scanned as an image file, create a text layer from the images, and save it back to the original PDF file as a unit. Then you can open it as many times as you like in the future without needing to go through any OCR process again. Since I know that JAWS is written to "play well" with specific programs I encourage them to use Adobe Reader to actually do their reading of the PDF files that they do OCR processing on and save with PDF-XChange Viewer.

What follows are the step-by-step instructions that I give to my clients who need to have the capability to do permanent OCR on PDFs they'll be referring to repeatedly with PDF-XChange Viewer:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PDF-XChange Viewer

Used when you receive a PDF that was originally scanned without Optical Character Recognition. For reading stick to Adobe Reader.

1. Open PDF-XChange Viewer from your start menu or desktop, wherever you chose to create the shortcut(s).

2. ALT+F, O Open a file, you’ll need to know where it is and navigate there in the Open Dialog, which is very much like Windows Explorer.

3. CTRL+SHIFT+C Perform optical character recognition on the file. This will be quick for small files, 20 pages or less, but will take some time for very large files, hundreds of pages. Listen for the process to complete.

4. ALT+F, S Save the file over itself with the OCR text now included. If you wish to save the file under a different name and keep the original use ALT+F, A Save As to do this instead.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun Brunot
 

Thank you, blessed Brian. I shall try the W9 file using your very clear instructions.

Gudrun


Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

I'll jump in here hoping that what I add will make some sense since the participants so far clearly have a good grasp of the last two releases of Adobe Reader and the OCR capabilities of JAWS.

Since many of the PDF files that my clients use are of fairly substantial page count, and they need to be referenced again and again, having to do OCR processing more than once can really slow their lives down. I do not know of any version of Adobe Reader (the free versions) that has any built in OCR capability. This is why I have introduced them to PDF-XChange Viewer <http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip> (this link is the direct download link for the ZIP file used to install that software). While it does not consistently "play well" with JAWS in all respects, it is simple to use the built in OCR scanning function to take a PDF that was originally scanned as an image file, create a text layer from the images, and save it back to the original PDF file as a unit. Then you can open it as many times as you like in the future without needing to go through any OCR process again. Since I know that JAWS is written to "play well" with specific programs I encourage them to use Adobe Reader to actually do their reading of the PDF files that they do OCR processing on and save with PDF-XChange Viewer.

What follows are the step-by-step instructions that I give to my clients who need to have the capability to do permanent OCR on PDFs they'll be referring to repeatedly with PDF-XChange Viewer:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PDF-XChange Viewer

Used when you receive a PDF that was originally scanned without Optical Character Recognition. For reading stick to Adobe Reader.

1. Open PDF-XChange Viewer from your start menu or desktop, wherever you chose to create the shortcut(s).

2. ALT+F, O Open a file, you’ll need to know where it is and navigate there in the Open Dialog, which is very much like Windows Explorer.

3. CTRL+SHIFT+C Perform optical character recognition on the file. This will be quick for small files, 20 pages or less, but will take some time for very large files, hundreds of pages. Listen for the process to complete.

4. ALT+F, S Save the file over itself with the OCR text now included. If you wish to save the file under a different name and keep the original use ALT+F, A Save As to do this instead.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: grammatical issues

Adrian Spratt
 

Equally gracious, Douglas. Not that I'm a judge, let alone a moderator, but this post also deserves appreciation. Now we can go back to muddling through JAWS.

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

i see your point, sorry. karim is a new name for me, so i wasn't sure of the gender. i'll try to be more respectful and understanding of other people's traits. take care.

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 28, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Cindy Ray <cindyray@gmail.com> wrote:

I think that what I am saying is off topic, but I think this is rude and intolerant behavior on the part of American English speaking people. First off, English is clearly a second language for Karim, who may well be a male. It is possible that this person is struggling to learn the language. I can't see the treatment of this person being helpful in any way. We can all figure out what Karim wants if carefully reading the messages. If we can't, then let someone else do it.
Respectfully,
Cindy Lou Ray


-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 11:55 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file too.

Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
Refresh Firefox…

On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and reinstall
firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it; what
about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot username/password"
on
pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.


Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>

Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
implemented
by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
access
your computer.



Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
Firefox, such
as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for
users on
Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.



You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:



1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
press Enter.



. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
appear.
Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.



2. Search for

dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode

in the list of preferences.



3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.



4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.



5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
effect.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player


where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
Logue via Jfw
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Robert Logue
Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player

I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
Didn't
know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do we
disable
or set to ask to activate?

I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
about. I'll paste it below without comment.

Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help


(Redirected from
Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)

Flash protected mode
is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
enabled by
default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.

Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
users on
Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.



On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
problem.

I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
most of my issues.

Brad

On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on my
iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my win7
computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago. Trying
again...

What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:

That should work. I thought you were going to say the buttons
weren't
reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
Firefox.
Flash reads
better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
Flash is
disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
Firefox
is blocking
access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of Flash.
If
it's
crashing, that's a beast of another color.


Brad
brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>


On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
afp? on
some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
video
streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
popup
saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
may
not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
uninstalling
and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
feedback.
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Re: grammatical issues

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

Too many mistakes. Some spellings wouldn't even be spelled wrong by dictation. I won't say more on this.
Cindy Lou Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 1:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

good point. or it maybe some other smart device, like a tablet. and/or using dictation.



On 12/28/2015 2:33 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Everyone is assuming that Karim is using English as a second
language,and maybe this is indeed the case. But isn't it also possible
that he is composing his messages on a touchpad-style smart phone
rather than a computer with a full-size keyboard and thus cannot easily
edit them for grammatical accuracy, or is simply not taking the time or
effort to do so? A few members on other lists to which I belong are most
defintely American-born English speakers, yet their messages are often
full of grammatical and spelling errors, especially when they end with
the tag line, "sent from my IPhone".

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: judith bron
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

This is a jaws list. There are blind people from all over the world
subscribed to it. Not everyone speaks American English and even if they
do a GED is not a requirement for membership to this list. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the
correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary
of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her
messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct
spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid
confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable,
what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown,
unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my
holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config
file too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe
flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started
last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and
reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it;
what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot
username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially
true for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is
do we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question
on my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on
my win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago.
Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the
buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of
Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Brad Martin
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>> My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
deals:
>>>>>>> facebook.com/ucoupons <http://www.facebook.com/ucoupons>
>>>>>>> My SmarterBucks signup link <http://bit.ly/1w5FCPu>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: grammatical issues

Mario
 

good point. or it maybe some other smart device, like a tablet. and/or using dictation.

On 12/28/2015 2:33 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Everyone is assuming that Karim is using English as a second
language,and maybe this is indeed the case. But isn't it also possible
that he is composing his messages on a touchpad-style smart phone
rather than a computer with a full-size keyboard and thus cannot easily
edit them for grammatical accuracy, or is simply not taking the time or
effort to do so? A few members on other lists to which I belong are most
defintely American-born English speakers, yet their messages are often
full of grammatical and spelling errors, especially when they end with
the tag line, "sent from my IPhone".

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: judith bron
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

This is a jaws list. There are blind people from all over the world
subscribed to it. Not everyone speaks American English and even if they
do a GED is not a requirement for membership to this list. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the
correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary
of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her
messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct
spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid
confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable,
what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown,
unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my
holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config
file too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe
flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started
last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and
reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it;
what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot
username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially
true for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is
do we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question
on my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on
my win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago.
Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the
buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of
Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>>>>>>
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Brad Martin
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>> My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
deals:
>>>>>>> facebook.com/ucoupons <http://www.facebook.com/ucoupons>
>>>>>>> My SmarterBucks signup link <http://bit.ly/1w5FCPu>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: grammatical issues

Gerald Levy
 

Everyone is assuming that Karim is using English as a second language,and maybe this is indeed the case. But isn't it also possible that he is composing his messages on a touchpad-style smart phone rather than a computer with a full-size keyboard and thus cannot easily edit them for grammatical accuracy, or is simply not taking the time or effort to do so? A few members on other lists to which I belong are most defintely American-born English speakers, yet their messages are often full of grammatical and spelling errors, especially when they end with the tag line, "sent from my IPhone".

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: judith bron
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

This is a jaws list. There are blind people from all over the world subscribed to it. Not everyone speaks American English and even if they do a GED is not a requirement for membership to this list. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file
too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and
reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it;
what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot
username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true
for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do
we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on
my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my
win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago.
Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the
buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of
Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>> My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
deals:
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>>>>>>> My SmarterBucks signup link <http://bit.ly/1w5FCPu>
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Re: grammatical issues

douglas richard dexheimer
 

i see your point, sorry. karim is a new name for me, so i wasn't sure of the gender. i'll try to be more respectful and understanding of other people's traits. take care.

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 28, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Cindy Ray <cindyray@gmail.com> wrote:

I think that what I am saying is off topic, but I think this is rude and intolerant behavior on the part of American English speaking people. First off, English is clearly a second language for Karim, who may well be a male. It is possible that this person is struggling to learn the language. I can't see the treatment of this person being helpful in any way. We can all figure out what Karim wants if carefully reading the messages. If we can't, then let someone else do it.
Respectfully,
Cindy Lou Ray


-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 11:55 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file too.

Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
Refresh Firefox…

On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and reinstall
firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it; what
about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot username/password"
on
pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.


Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>

Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
implemented
by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
access
your computer.



Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
Firefox, such
as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for
users on
Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.



You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:



1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
press Enter.



. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
appear.
Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.



2. Search for

dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode

in the list of preferences.



3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.



4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.



5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
effect.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player


where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
Logue via Jfw
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Robert Logue
Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player

I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
Didn't
know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do we
disable
or set to ask to activate?

I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
about. I'll paste it below without comment.

Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help


(Redirected from
Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)

Flash protected mode
is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
enabled by
default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.

Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
users on
Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.



On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
problem.

I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
most of my issues.

Brad

On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on my
iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my win7
computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago. Trying
again...

What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:

That should work. I thought you were going to say the buttons
weren't
reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
Firefox.
Flash reads
better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
Flash is
disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
Firefox
is blocking
access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of Flash.
If
it's
crashing, that's a beast of another color.


Brad
brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>


On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
afp? on
some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
video
streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
popup
saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
may
not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
uninstalling
and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
feedback.
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<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
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Re: grammatical issues

judith bron
 

Agreed!

-----Original Message-----
From: Cindy Ray [mailto:cindyray@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:59 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

I think that what I am saying is off topic, but I think this is rude and intolerant behavior on the part of American English speaking people. First off, English is clearly a second language for Karim, who may well be a male. It is possible that this person is struggling to learn the language. I can't see the treatment of this person being helpful in any way. We can all figure out what Karim wants if carefully reading the messages. If we can't, then let someone else do it.
Respectfully,
Cindy Lou Ray


-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 11:55 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it; what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago. Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Brad Martin
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>> My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
deals:
>>>>>>> facebook.com/ucoupons <http://www.facebook.com/ucoupons>
>>>>>>> My SmarterBucks signup link <http://bit.ly/1w5FCPu>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: grammatical issues

judith bron
 

This is a jaws list. There are blind people from all over the world subscribed to it. Not everyone speaks American English and even if they do a GED is not a requirement for membership to this list. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on
architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's
settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only
way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article,
we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you
can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
Each setting, or preference, is given a name and stored as a
string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
has a Boolean value, it'll just switch from true to false or vice
versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
all changes take effect immediately, so if you want to be
absolutely certain a given change is in effect, be sure to close
and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
Some of them have to be created manually. If you want to add a new
preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
supply the name and value.* *Before you begin *
*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
tweaks. This is especially true for changing the network settings.
If you habitually visit sites that don't allow a large number of
connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
from raising the number of connections per
server.*
*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
release of Firefox, the need for tweaking any of the
performance-related config settings (like the network settings)
may dwindle as Firefox becomes more self-tuning based on feedback
from real-world usage scenarios. In short, what works now may not
always work in the future -- and that might not be a bad
thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
(FEBE). It backs up not only the prefs.js file but just about
every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it; what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
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>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago. Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
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>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
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