Re: NVDA-2016.2 Slows Down with Firefox


I find that things for me move better by using separate windows rather than
tabs. Maybe try that as an option.
Options, general
Open new windows in a new tab instead
Make sure it's unchecked.
It may not fix things for you, but something to try. You can always go back
in and recheck it if you do prefer tab browsing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Fisher" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA-2016.2 Slows Down with Firefox

I don't think NVDA is slowing down, rather, Firefox, through its
latest updates, have begun to become less and less accessible. I am
not speaking from experience, however, because I do not face this
issue. Opening many tabs is not recommended in the first place.

On 6/7/16, Rob <> wrote:
System: Windows 7, NVDA 2016.2, Firefox, any version.
This has always been an ongoing problem, but it seems to be more prevalent
If you have a number of tabs open in Firefox, NVDA will begin to slow down
appreciably in the program. Responses to key presses are delayed and using
the browser becomes problematic and inefficient. The only solution is to
restart firefox.
In previous versions of NVDA, this decrease in responsivness took a while
manifest--sometimes I could work for a whole day and NVDA would not slow
down until the next.
However, now it barely takes six to ten hours for this slowness to occur.
The only way to reproduce this step is to to work in Firefox for a while,
with a number of tabs open.
I do not know if this same slowness occurs in Internet Explorer, Chrome or
I would like to know if others have experienced this decrease in
performance, and what--if any--solutions are available to counteract this

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