Re: How to find the stable version of Firefox won’t be automatically updated


Joe Paton
 

Hi Mary,

at least, on this system, Jaws and window-eyes failed spectacularly with
the 64-bit FF 52 ESR version. I recall NVDA working better, but I did
not perform in depth evaluations.


32-bit was ok with JFW 20 18 and window-eyes. .

I think there may be trouble ahead with ff 57 or 58, as security
weaknesses are being blocked in the canvas. Don't understand it, don't
even know if it will effect screen readers, but it might.




On Sun, 5 Nov 2017 11:41:06 -0600
"Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:

I doubt there is much difference. We'll see what others have to say but if it were me, I'd use the 32 bit version because I don't know about add on compatibility with the 64 bit version. I also doubt there is any significant difference in performance between the two versions. But I'm basing those opinions and comments on very little information. I remember when Internet Explorer came outwith its 64 bit version that there were incompatible add ons and a lot of people used the 32 bit version for awhile.

Gene
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From: Mary Otten
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 11:32 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to find the stable version of Firefox won’t be automatically updated


Thanks, Jean. I found the 64-bit version, which is what I assume I should use for new windows 10 64-bit machine.
Mary




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On Nov 5, 2017, at 9:17 AM, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:


Look for Firefox ESR (extended release).

Gene
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From: Mary Otten
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How to find the stable version of Firefox won’t be automatically updated


Hi all,
I went looking for the stable version of Firefox, the one that’s not going to auto update to number 57 when it comes out. I did find an off-line installer for version 53 on the website. I thought I remembered somebody saying that version 52 was what I wanted. But I’m not finding that. Does this go by another name? I’m hoping to find an off-line installer that I can put on a thumb drive and give to the person that I want to have stuff installed on this new PC before I bring it home.
Mary


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