Re: FireFox Issues Discussion


Gene
 

What version of Firefox are you asking about?  The options dialog was changed when Quantum was released.  if you are still using version 52ESR, the instructions are very different. 
 
If you are using version 52.ESR, open tools, then options.
Tab once to get into a list of categories. 
Down arrow seven or eight times to advanced.  If you get stuck and can't move beyond a certain category, up arrow once then start down arrowing again.
Once you are at advanced, tab two or three times to general. 
Right arrow until you get to updates.
Tab through and look at the options.
The option about determining how the browser will handle updating is a list of radio buttons.
After you set it, there is no ok button.  Changes take immediate effect.  This is actually a web page like interface that looks like a dialog.  So do whatever you want as though you were on a web page and want to go to another page, shut down the browser, whatever you might do while on a web page to leave it and close the browser or do something else with it.
 
Gene

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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2018 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] FireFox Issues Discussion

thanks all, but when i go to tools then options in ff
i am not seeing the option to turn off updates
could u all tell me whare it is found?
thanks
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Subject: Re: [nvda] FireFox Issues Discussion


> Yes that is exactly why I am still using windows 7 and have waterfox on
> it. I do still have firefox 52, but as of the end of August no security
> updates are being offered for that version.
>
> Waterfox is 64 bit only, so no good on 32 bit versions of windows.
>
> To me as long as you do not have anyone is click happy on your machine and
> scan it regularly and do not visited dodgy sites anything more threatening
> than tracking cookies or maybe bundled rubbishware are unlikely.
> Be mindful of the discussion about Ccleaner only being safe in its
> portable guise though.
> You may find that soon many web sites may not work well with the older
> Firefox, needing Chrome based, Edge based or Quantum based browsers. This
> might affect Waterfox, but may not if they spoof the data it sends to the
> web site to pretend to be a later version of firefox.
> Brian
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Russell" <david.sonofhashem@...>
> To: "nvda" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:26 PM
> Subject: [nvda] FireFox Issues Discussion
>
>
>> Hello Group,
>>
>> OK, I have learned a couple things since posting eight or so hours ago.
>>
>> - I have FF 52. I now get one of those Do you want to allow FireFox to
>> install .... when going into use Mozilla FireFox, tab to the no answer
>> and it allows me to conduct business as usual. I can live with that.
>>
>> - I also saw Davy's notice about what the update concerns, but am
>> reluctant to accept it because of what occurred before and was
>> generally described in previous posts.
>> - I was able to do my work and other ordinary routine today without
>> too much hassle.
>> - I have three versions of NVDA on my computer, but not sure how to
>> tell which is the latest working one. I use a desktop not a laptop
>> computer.
>> - I set Security Essentials to do a full scan and spyware check during
>> my breakfast time Friday and the computer does not have to be on for
>> that to occur.
>> Thus for now, going to leave things as they are until a better doable
>> resolution comes along. I have some major projects forthcoming, and
>> cannot afford to have my computer disabled.
>>
>> --
>> David Russell
>> david.sonofhashem@...
>>
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