Re: Firefox 57 etc

Tony Ballou


Another alternative to possibly ponder here, in recent months I've been
using sea monkey with NVDA and it works great.  For those who are not
aware, this is an online suite of programs from Mozilla, which combine
an HTML editor, web browser, and Email client. It is accessible with
NVDA has a myriad of keyboard shortcuts, and if you know Firefox and
Thunderbird, you've basically got the game won.  Just a thought.


On 11/3/2017 6:00 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
With regard to this version of  Firefox, and in addition to what
Joseph posted about it. Here is what me acting as the average unaware
updater found.
After installation only the menus work, no content on the page is
readable, you cannot go into any browse or focus mode. You just here
Now there may well be some kind of setting that can be altered, I do
not know, to achieve what he got, slow but functioning. I could not
find any option for this. Not only that but it seemed to lose almost
half of my bookmarks as well.

So unless they fix this on the release version anyone trying to use
Firefox 57 when it comes out with the latest version of nvda, and I am
up to date with the master branch here, will not be able to do so
unless they know how to make it work.
If these people are employees then they will probably need the
permission of an admin to reinstall a version like 55, and turn off
auto updates. I have reinstalled 52 in actual fact and got my
bookmarks back as well as functionality. To my mind the makers of
Firefox at the current state of play should be able to see if
screenreading software is on a machine in a similar way to Adobe
reader or Jarte does, and prevent it from updating to an unworkable
I cannot understand why they have not done this.

Anyone care to comment?

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