moderated Jaws 2023 and Firefox


Audiobookfan
 

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

Thanks,
Jeff


Curtis Chong
 

Hello:

I am not experiencing these problems. Firefox is working fine on my system.

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2022 2:22 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious
sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a
combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down
arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works
as it should.

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly,
can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

Thanks,
Jeff


Abdulla Luqman <abdulla@...>
 

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan
Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

Thanks,
Jeff


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

JAWS hasn't worked well with Firefox for several years. However, the Firefox nightly builds have new code which provides better performance with JAWS.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

 

NVDA Certified Expert

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abdulla Luqman
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox
Importance: High

 

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan

Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

 

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adrian Spratt
 

Hi David,

 

I agree that Firefox has been an off-and-on problem for years, which is why I rarely use it, but lately it had worked well for me. Today’s experience was of an entirely new order.

 

--

My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

JAWS hasn't worked well with Firefox for several years. However, the Firefox nightly builds have new code which provides better performance with JAWS.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

 

NVDA Certified Expert

 

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive news, events and information regarding the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abdulla Luqman
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox
Importance: High

 

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan

Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

 

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gerald Levy
 


As far as I'm concerned, Firefox hasn't worked well since version 52 ESR, the last version that worked with Webvisum and the only version I now use.  Why can't Mozilla leave well enough alone?  It's bad enough that they screwed up Firefox, but they have also screwed up the latest version of Thunderbird as well, and a lot of TB users have been  complaining on other lists about the loss of first letter navigation and the confusing new interface in the address book. 


Gerald



On 12/5/2022 6:00 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:

Hi David,

 

I agree that Firefox has been an off-and-on problem for years, which is why I rarely use it, but lately it had worked well for me. Today’s experience was of an entirely new order.

 

--

My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

JAWS hasn't worked well with Firefox for several years. However, the Firefox nightly builds have new code which provides better performance with JAWS.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

 

NVDA Certified Expert

 

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive news, events and information regarding the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abdulla Luqman
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox
Importance: High

 

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan

Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

 

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JM Casey
 

I don’t use Thunderbird, but I actuallyg ot along great with firefox until very recently – like sometime in the past couple of months. Yes, it became very slow. But I didn’t think this was due to the advent of Quantum. I never used 52 ESR and while it was always slower than chromium-based stuff, it was mostly fine for me, and happily kept it as my default browser.

But sometime around v100 or maybe a version or two after, the slowdown started to become really noticeable. I don’t know what this really has to do with; I noticed it runs a lot faster with uBlock origin extension running, which seems sort of normal (less ads, less tracking, less retrieving data from other sites on the web when you visit a page), but I don’t notice that level of difference with Chrome.

Ah well. I’ll still use firefox from time to time, but not as much as I used to, since any page that’s long and complicated just takes forever and eventually, especially if more than a couple of tabs are open, will grind the pC to a standstill, make screen-reader stop working, etc.

In Chrome I can have 50 tabs open and the damn machine runs pretty much perfectly.

It’s a shame as Firefox is a nicer alternative to chromium-based browsers, but I’m not willing to die on that particular hill.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: December 5, 2022 06:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

 

As far as I'm concerned, Firefox hasn't worked well since version 52 ESR, the last version that worked with Webvisum and the only version I now use.  Why can't Mozilla leave well enough alone?  It's bad enough that they screwed up Firefox, but they have also screwed up the latest version of Thunderbird as well, and a lot of TB users have been  complaining on other lists about the loss of first letter navigation and the confusing new interface in the address book. 

 

Gerald

 

 

On 12/5/2022 6:00 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:

Hi David,

 

I agree that Firefox has been an off-and-on problem for years, which is why I rarely use it, but lately it had worked well for me. Today’s experience was of an entirely new order.

 

--

My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

JAWS hasn't worked well with Firefox for several years. However, the Firefox nightly builds have new code which provides better performance with JAWS.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

 

NVDA Certified Expert

 

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive news, events and information regarding the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abdulla Luqman
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox
Importance: High

 

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan

Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

 

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

 

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis Chong
 

Might be helpful to tell me what website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abdulla Luqman
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2022 3:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2023 and Firefox
Importance: High

I am running Jaws 2023 and it does not read combo boxes, any help?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Audiobookfan
Sent: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 12:22 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2023 and Firefox

I just upgraded from Jaws 2022 to Jaws 2023 and am experiencing serious sluggishness when browsing with Firefox. I was also unable to activate a combo box to make a selection. It would enter forms mode, but alt-down arrow would not open the combo box. I reloaded Jaws 2022 and all works as it should.

Has anyone experienced either of these problems, and more importantly, can anyone offer any fixes for either of them?

Thanks,
Jeff