Webvism


Gene
 

Unless this has changed, and I haven't heard that it has, you can use
Webvism with an old version of Firefox, the last being 5X versions. You can
get a portable version of 5X and still use your current browser for general
browsing, only using the 5X version where necessary for captchas. Many
captchas are now solvable with audio challenges but some aren't.

I would think that if Webvism had stopped working, it would have been a
lively topic on blindness technology-related lists.

I think that, even though the topic is locked on the main list, this should be made known with no further discussion allowed on the list.

Gene


 

Gene,

          I'll be happy to add what you've mentioned in that topic while keeping it locked from further discussion.  I'll copy and paste your opening paragraph, with attribution.

          Per the group rules, which I'll bend when absolutely necessary, only software currently in support is to be discussed on the main group.  Firefox 5X isn't, and there is no current version of Firefox (or even recent one) with which Webvisum works.  I also thought I recalled the server(s) they employed having gone offline, but I could be entirely incorrect about that.

           For all practical intents and purposes, Webvisum is dead.
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     ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Gene
 

I checked a little while ago and their web ;page is still up and I'm sure that if they became unavailable, it would have been widely discussed by those who still use it.

I'm pleased that you will make the information available on the main list.

I wonder how many captchas it can still solve. I don't know how many traditional letter and number captchas are still used as a percent of captchas.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:04 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Webvism

Gene,

I'll be happy to add what you've mentioned in that topic while keeping it locked from further discussion. I'll copy and paste your opening paragraph, with attribution.

Per the group rules, which I'll bend when absolutely necessary, only software currently in support is to be discussed on the main group. Firefox 5X isn't, and there is no current version of Firefox (or even recent one) with which Webvisum works. I also thought I recalled the server(s) they employed having gone offline, but I could be entirely incorrect about that.

For all practical intents and purposes, Webvisum is dead.
--


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041


Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


David Goldfield
 

Rumola is a captcha solver which I've used for years. It is not free but its fees for captcha solving credits are more than reasonable. As I haven't used it in the past year I'm not sure if it works but you can go to the above link to try it out. It stopped working on Firefox after that browser switched over to what it called Quantum starting with version 57, if memory serves. However, it supports Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, such as Edge and Brave. Setting up an account was quite a pain in the neck but this addon is well worth it if you do need to regularly deal with captchas, assuming that it still works. Please do not write to me privately with support questions as I am not able to provide one on one support.
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/9/2020 2:04 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Gene,

          I'll be happy to add what you've mentioned in that topic while keeping it locked from further discussion.  I'll copy and paste your opening paragraph, with attribution.

          Per the group rules, which I'll bend when absolutely necessary, only software currently in support is to be discussed on the main group.  Firefox 5X isn't, and there is no current version of Firefox (or even recent one) with which Webvisum works.  I also thought I recalled the server(s) they employed having gone offline, but I could be entirely incorrect about that.

           For all practical intents and purposes, Webvisum is dead.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

     ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore



Gene
 

I recall seeing one or more discussions on other lists awhile ago that it isn't in existence any longer.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 11:12 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Webvism

Rumola is a captcha solver which I've used for years. It is not free but its fees for captcha solving credits are more than reasonable. As I haven't used it in the past year I'm not sure if it works but you can go to the above link to try it out. It stopped working on Firefox after that browser switched over to what it called Quantum starting with version 57, if memory serves. However, it supports Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, such as Edge and Brave. Setting up an account was quite a pain in the neck but this addon is well worth it if you do need to regularly deal with captchas, assuming that it still works. Please do not write to me privately with support questions as I am not able to provide one on one support.
David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/9/2020 2:04 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Gene,

I'll be happy to add what you've mentioned in that topic while keeping it locked from further discussion. I'll copy and paste your opening paragraph, with attribution.

Per the group rules, which I'll bend when absolutely necessary, only software currently in support is to be discussed on the main group. Firefox 5X isn't, and there is no current version of Firefox (or even recent one) with which Webvisum works. I also thought I recalled the server(s) they employed having gone offline, but I could be entirely incorrect about that.

For all practical intents and purposes, Webvisum is dead.
--


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041


Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 12:24 AM, Gene wrote:
[In regard to Rumola - A captcha solver for Chromium-based browsers] I recall seeing one or more discussions on other lists awhile ago that it isn't in existence any longer.
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As do I, and I think there was a time when they were kinda sorta in a limbo state.  But they're showing up on the Chrome store now.  I still have the Rumola extension installed for very rare testing purposes, but have had it in Chrome since well before "the limbo era" and haven't used it at all recently.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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