locked Re: is firefox quantum now works well with nvda without any crash or major issue?

JM Casey

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: July 6, 2020 1:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] is firefox quantum now works well with nvda without any
crash or major issue?

I have seen significant Firefox instability on a single Windows 7 system
that I help someone with routinely.

It will often freeze and stop responding, usually on first tab open, to the
point that I gave him a desktop shortcut with a shortcut key, that kills any
Firefox process when pressed.

It doesn't seem to matter if the system is newly booted, has been running
for a while, or if this is the first FF session of the day, or the third, or
the second locking up one in a row.

I can't find any pattern to it, except that it seems to happen more often
than not.

Latest Firefox, and updated Win 7 (as updated as it gets, anyway).

It is a pro-bono remote support situation, so I can't really do much to
diagnose and deal with this, but I just wanted to point out at least one
"complaint" with Firefox on Win 7.


On Sun, 5 Jul 2020, Gene wrote:

First, you can't use Firefox 51 forever. Old browsers gradually work
with fewer and fewer sites. Try the latest version of Firefox and see
if it crashes or not on your Windows 7 system. You can try the
portable version since that alters nothing on your system. You can
continue to use your beloved years out of date dangerous version if
you wish and evaluate the current portable version. Many people are
using Firefox, the latest one, and I've seen no pattern of complaints.
While I don't use firefox much, I haven't had problems with more recent

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