Re: NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox


 

I agree, firefox is not as stable as it once was but the net well and if I have extra stuff running which I try not to but you never know what windows chooses to run.

On 1/06/2016 8:13 a.m., Gene wrote:
How do you know its NVDA? There are conditions where programs may do things that cause speech to stop temporarily and the fault is the program, not NVDA. It may or may not be useful to test with a different screen-reader but we can't assume the problem is an NVDA problem or a Firefox problem. and since crashes are evidently not occurring, there may not be any information available in diagnostic utilities. I don't know what sort of Firefox logs there may be.
But Windows has a reliabillity history utility that may tell you something.

Gene
----- Original Message -----


From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox


Shaun, primary issue is NVDA locking up/going silent.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, acceptance is versatile"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: 31 May, 2016 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox


Yes, sometimes firefox just takes ages to load and sometimes if you load
things up in quick succession it will crash and die.
Other times it will just run.
In between all this instability, it is actually still a stable product.
Now if it goes really bad, I am not sure what I will do, its got a good
extention security and other things in its favor and I really don't want
to scrap it.



On 31/05/2016 11:55 p.m., Jacob Kruger wrote:
Had firefox 43 here, since before new version of webvisum, you couldn't
install un-signed add-ons, but, also now just upgraded firefox to 46, and
this was since NVDA 2016.1 and 2016.2 RC1 both seemed to be locking up at
times, while working in firefox, with various sites' content.

Have also tried turning off/on the F123 add-on, in case it and NVDA wre
interfering with each other, but, doesn't seem to make a difference.

Could also maybe try uninstalling both F123 and webvisum add-ons, in
case, their form of interaction, etc. might be causing hassles, but,
thought might as well ask here if anyone has ideas on what to try?

And, when I say locking up, at times, it won't help alt-tabbing away from
firefox to another app, since NVDA will stay quiet, but, funny enough
what seems to help the quickest is to launch narrator, using windows key
+ enter key, since this is on my windows 10 64 bit machine.

Do you think there might be something useful in the NVDA log - NVDA + F1
right after NVDA starts speaking again?

Alternatively, any other thoughts/suggestions on what to try get rid of
this - besides browsing web content often enough, my primary job is as a
web developer, so I have to spend a lot of time testing/trying out
various bits of my own code output in a browser, and firefox is my
favourite for that part of it thus far, although I do, at times use both
google chrome and IE11 - that one crashes on it's own way too often to be
any form of feasible alternative, but, that's probably due to it not
really being meant to be used under windows 10 as such?

TIA

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, acceptance is versatile"




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