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moderated Jaws and firefox


Jim L
 

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Jim,
This is a known issue for both Vispero as well as Mozilla. Mozilla is definitely aware of these problems and I was able to assist them in filing one of the issue reports regarding these crashes. Some users are experiencing no problems when using JAWS and Firefox and I would love to know what's different with their machines. For me, I also experience noticeable performance issues during page loads. This is just one more reason why I stopped using Firefox and switched to a Chromium-based browser.
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/25/2020 8:05 PM, Jim L wrote:

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 



Jim L
 

Thanks for letting me know your experience David.

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, 26 November 2020 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and firefox

 

Jim,
This is a known issue for both Vispero as well as Mozilla. Mozilla is definitely aware of these problems and I was able to assist them in filing one of the issue reports regarding these crashes. Some users are experiencing no problems when using JAWS and Firefox and I would love to know what's different with their machines. For me, I also experience noticeable performance issues during page loads. This is just one more reason why I stopped using Firefox and switched to a Chromium-based browser.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/25/2020 8:05 PM, Jim L wrote:

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 

 


Tom Behler
 

Jim:

 

I have had similar crashing issues with Firefox on this Windows 10 PC ever since Jaws 2020.

 

For this reason, I now use Firefox as my secondary browser, and Google Chrome as my primary browser.

 

Google Chrome seems to be much more stable, and crashes much less frequently.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws and firefox

 

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 


JM Casey
 

It was crashing a bit a couple of Firefox versions back, but for me, it seems prettys table now. It still loads pages slower and is generally less “snappy” than chrome, but Chrome tends to crash if I leave the window for a good amount of time and then return to it – Chrome is comletely unresponsive. This seems *fairly8 consistent actually. Firefox is just a bit off a slow browser it seems, but it’s pretty dependable for me on my Windows 10 machine running JAWS 2018 and NVDA 2020.2. There are definite advantages to using both though. I’m certainly using Chrome more than I used to.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: November 25, 2020 08:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws and firefox

 

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 


Jim Pursley
 

I find that Firefox 83 and JAWS 2021 work fine, though I'll experience an occasional crash.  I find FF faster than Edge, surprisingly, when loading pages.  I've also found that browsers and apps load faster using the desktop icons than using alt/control and a letter to open them. 


I have found that FF works best on some sites while Edge Chrome works better on others.  In particular, page material is occasionally presented differently in the two browsers.  All the more reason to have at least two browsers.

On 11/26/2020 2:09 PM, JM Casey wrote:

It was crashing a bit a couple of Firefox versions back, but for me, it seems prettys table now. It still loads pages slower and is generally less “snappy” than chrome, but Chrome tends to crash if I leave the window for a good amount of time and then return to it – Chrome is comletely unresponsive. This seems *fairly8 consistent actually. Firefox is just a bit off a slow browser it seems, but it’s pretty dependable for me on my Windows 10 machine running JAWS 2018 and NVDA 2020.2. There are definite advantages to using both though. I’m certainly using Chrome more than I used to.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: November 25, 2020 08:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws and firefox

 

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 


Tony
 

I’ve had the opposite experience with browsers.  I used to use FF but it was getting very slow on most pages.  I was advised to switch to Chrome which worked for s few months until some site changes were made.  It would only load some pages on a main site on Windows 7 and none on Windows 10.

 

I ended up using Chrome for part of the site and FF for the rest on the older Windows 7 machine.  Fortunately, the site was changed again and now workds in Chrome and Windows 10.

 

Both Chrome and FF seem to gobble memory if allowed to sit idle for a while.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and firefox

 

Jim,
This is a known issue for both Vispero as well as Mozilla. Mozilla is definitely aware of these problems and I was able to assist them in filing one of the issue reports regarding these crashes. Some users are experiencing no problems when using JAWS and Firefox and I would love to know what's different with their machines. For me, I also experience noticeable performance issues during page loads. This is just one more reason why I stopped using Firefox and switched to a Chromium-based browser.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/25/2020 8:05 PM, Jim L wrote:

Heya folks,

 

Just recently went to Windows 10 and have found firefox crashing with that latest Jaws 2020 where it did not crash on my Windows 7 PC, anyone else having this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim