I do see combo boxes on many other sites--including within
On 3/24/2022 7:33 PM, Gene wrote:
just realized that you may not see combo boxes in other sites with
this problem. I can't think of sites with combo boxes off the top
of my head but if you go to others you know have them, I wonder if
you see them. At any rate, this sounds like a corruption in
On 3/24/2022 5:57 PM, Gene wrote:
think there is a corruption in your Firefox. Try using Firefox
portable or uninstalling and reinstalling the installed
version. This is an illustration of why I advocate using
Firefox Portable. If an odd problem occurs, no trouble
shooting, no time spent uninstalling and reinstalling, just
delete the program by deleting the folder containing it, and
copy it from a good backup.
I haven't had this specific problem but I did have one that may
relate to yours in terms of something being corrupted.
I won't go into details here because it would take a bit to
explain, but I had a crashing problem with Firefox. I figured
out and corrected the problem but after one crash, one web page
wasn't displaying properly and I couldn't see some content. I
deleted the currently used copy and copied a good backup to the
place where the copy I deleted had been. That solved the
On 3/24/2022 9:30 AM, Ron Canazzi
I am not certain if this is an NVDA issue at all or if there
is some odd setting in Firefox that I have misconfigured so I
apologize in advance if this turns out to be totally unrelated
to NVDA. Here's the problem.
A few days ago, when I logged into amazon.com, unlike the past
several years and unlike almost everyone else I have referred
this to on other blind oriented technical lists, I no longer
see a combo box for searching when using Firefox Browser
latest update. In the recent past, I would see a combo box for
searching, highlight it, choose a department and then fill in
a search term and click go for the search.
A few days ago, this combo box disappeared and I now see at
the very top of the virtual browse mode window a button that
says 'open menu.' When I click on this, I still see no combo
When using the Edge Browser--latest edition--I still see the
combo box and as was the case in Firefox until recently, I see
at the very top of the virtual browse mode window a link that
says: 'skip to main content.'
I have been exploring settings in NVDA and Firefox for the
past hour and a half )(this writing) and I can't see that
there is anything significantly different in the settings for
display or text or anything else between Edge and Firefox.
Could this be an issue with the website itself? Is there some
obscure setting in Firefox that I am missing? Is NVDA not
handling this page correctly as it did in the past?
In particular I would like to ask a sighted person who can
scope out the page and see if anything has changed in the past
few days or weeks. Do you see a menu at the top of the page
or a skip to main content link?
I asked the people at the Amazon disability line to scope this
out and they do not see a combo box on the main page. But as
mentioned above, most other blind people still see the combo
box. This is with both Edge and Firefox.
So I would appreciate any help in solving this issue.
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