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Re: NVDA and windows 10 safe mode

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

I don't thin the latest 10 needs the hack it already loads rudimentary sound drivers .
I have hacked 7 and that seems to work rather well.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@...>
To: "Nvda List" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and windows 10 safe mode


I remember it was a registry hack, but narrator should be able to do this for you now. Don’t ask me how by the way, I am just reporting what I heard and what I remember.

On Jul 7, 2018, at 10:06 AM, Don registry, Jr. <donaldrisavy@...> wrote:

Someone a while back mentioned something about being able to use NVDA on the windows 10 safe mode and would talk.
So wondered how does someone get that to work if possible with the latest NVDA?
Thanks.
Don




Re: say blank lines

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

The only reason I edit cursor wise in messages is to try to see spellings or perhaps to find out why an apparent link is not a link even when seen in html.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] say blank lines


I believe there was such an option. But again, are you regularly down arrowing through messages and if so, why?

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

From: Brice Mijares
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 3:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] say blank lines


Thanks for the info. No, I don't want to loose the word space. If I
remember correctly, there was an option in Window Eyes that you could
check or uncheck to prevent it from echoing blank lines. Maybe in the
future NVDA will have this setting as well. thank you.
On 7/7/2018 12:33 PM, Gene wrote:
You can cause blank not to be spoken by using the speech dictionary in
NVDA. I don't know how much information you need. do you know how to
use the dictionary? Put the word blank in the field where you place the
original item. Then type a space in the pronounced as field.
But if you do this, the word blank will never be spoken anywhere.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, July 07, 2018 12:18 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] say blank lines

I'm not sure if you can. I'll try an experiment. But why are you down
arrowing through messages? Are you using speak to end? Blank won't be
spoken.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, July 07, 2018 8:21 AM
*To:* nvda <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] say blank lines

How do I go about preventing NVDA from saying blank when going through
email using the down arrow? And why do some people insist on putting a
blank line between sentences? thanks



Re: say blank lines

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One idea of course might be to have a setting in the nvda prefs that said If a read only edit field do not say blank lines.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Vogel" <@britechguy>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] say blank lines


You might try tweaking symbol pronunciation for the symbol "null". That's the only thing I can find where "blank" is what's said. That poses dangers if you actually need to edit a document and care about paragraph breaks.

The main reason for putting a blank line in is for a paragraph break. I know of one regular on one of these groups who has the idiosyncratic formatting habit of making each and individual sentence set apart from the next by a blank line, but it's certainly not standard practice.

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Re: say blank lines

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Not sure they do. If you maximise the window do you still get them, if so then its just the way the text is formatted.
If you do a say all it never says blank.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brice Mijares" <bricemijares@...>
To: "nvda" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 2:21 PM
Subject: [nvda] say blank lines


How do I go about preventing NVDA from saying blank when going through email using the down arrow? And why do some people insist on putting a blank line between sentences? thanks


The new branch now works

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Just to say that the latest beta snap has successfully updated master this time.
Brian

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Re: Searches in Outlook 16 and 365

Jonathan COHN
 

Try using control E to start a search the shift  F6 to get back to the list of folders. Hope this is the question you were asking.


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of ely.r@... <ely.r@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:08:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Searches in Outlook 16 and 365
 

It appears as though Windows has provided a new better way to search for a desired message. It has added a constellation of options to the search field. It is possible to tab through these, but I have not succeeded in figuring out a keyboard path to the sorted mailbox list. Using Magnifier, I can click on it, but has anyone figured out the keyboard steps to getting there?

I have searched for a way to revert to the earlier and much simpler search tool, but with no luck.

This is not an NVDA issue, as the problem is true for other screen  readers. Another example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t’ fix it.”

Rick

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ick Ely

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451 Rocky Hill Road

Florence, MA 01062

&413()  727-3038


Re: NVDA 18.2.1 and bluetooth audio issue

Chris O'Brien
 

@Mark – thanks for verifying. I wanted some validation that it wasn’t a localized issue involving my machine.

 

Do you know if NVDA is aware or if a bug report has been issued? Also, did your issue start in v2018 also?

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 18.2.1 and bluetooth audio issue

 

Hi yes I have the same problem,

Using the latest version of NVDA and windows 10

With all updates

If I have my NVDA coming out of  my speakers

And I am  listening to music through my blue tooth headset

Soon as I switch over my Bluetooth headset to  NVDA I lose all sound

Mark.

 

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From: Chris O'Brien
Sent: 07 July 2018 22:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 18.2.1 and bluetooth audio issue

 

As of release 18 I have been having issues pushing NVDA output to my Bluetooth headphones on my Windows 10 laptop. All audio output from the laptop is successfully sent to the headset (including JAWS output) except for NVDA which plays from the laptop speakers. Interestingly enough, when I toggle the earphones off the audio stops playing on the desktop.

Has anyone else experienced a similar issue?

 

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Re: I've had it with Firefox

Jonathan COHN
 

One thing i have noticed is when a developer uses off screen text with a background image associated link infirefox then NVDA usually cannot click it.


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of The Wolf <hank.smith966@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:25:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
 

one thing that I did not like about water fox and I don't know if it is water fox or my machine or something that I am doing wrong but I would select a folder to put my book marks in and it would revert to the default is

it does not save my choice eg

lets say I want to put something in the book marks called other book marks

I would go to add the site to favorites I would then tab and select other book marks and then add the site to the folder
when I wold go do do the next site it would revert to what ever the default book mark folder that it uses
so I am unable to tell it to put book makrs in to a spasific folder where firefox if I tell it to use other book marks for my favorites then it would all ways put the sites in to that folder until I go and change it where water fox refuses to save the settings
Hank
On 7/7/2018 3:17 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

I’m the one who started this tread weeks ago and for the record NVDA is the reason why I posted what I did. I am successfully still uing Waterfox.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:00:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
 
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.




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NVDA and Tootle books

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Hi,

 

Is there any way to have NVDA read Google Books?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 


Re: NVDA 18.2.1 and bluetooth audio issue

Mark <mark@...>
 

Hi yes I have the same problem,

Using the latest version of NVDA and windows 10

With all updates

If I have my NVDA coming out of  my speakers

And I am  listening to music through my blue tooth headset

Soon as I switch over my Bluetooth headset to  NVDA I lose all sound

Mark.

 

Tune in to the number one station on the web TAFN radio
http://tafn.org.uk/listen
Or for our catch up service on demand http://www.tafn.org.uk/on-demand
or for our upcoming weekly schedule
http://www.tafn.org.uk/radio
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Registered UK Charity: #1108043.
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From: Chris O'Brien
Sent: 07 July 2018 22:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 18.2.1 and bluetooth audio issue

 

As of release 18 I have been having issues pushing NVDA output to my Bluetooth headphones on my Windows 10 laptop. All audio output from the laptop is successfully sent to the headset (including JAWS output) except for NVDA which plays from the laptop speakers. Interestingly enough, when I toggle the earphones off the audio stops playing on the desktop.

Has anyone else experienced a similar issue?

 

Chris O’Brien
Accessibility Officer
416-818-9411
ami.ca
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Re: I've had it with Firefox

 

one thing that I did not like about water fox and I don't know if it is water fox or my machine or something that I am doing wrong but I would select a folder to put my book marks in and it would revert to the default is

it does not save my choice eg

lets say I want to put something in the book marks called other book marks

I would go to add the site to favorites I would then tab and select other book marks and then add the site to the folder
when I wold go do do the next site it would revert to what ever the default book mark folder that it uses
so I am unable to tell it to put book makrs in to a spasific folder where firefox if I tell it to use other book marks for my favorites then it would all ways put the sites in to that folder until I go and change it where water fox refuses to save the settings
Hank
On 7/7/2018 3:17 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

I’m the one who started this tread weeks ago and for the record NVDA is the reason why I posted what I did. I am successfully still uing Waterfox.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:00:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
 
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.




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Re: I've had it with Firefox

Lino Morales
 

I’m the one who started this tread weeks ago and for the record NVDA is the reason why I posted what I did. I am successfully still uing Waterfox.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:00:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
 
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.




Re: I've had it with Firefox

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

Gene,


That's kind of what I suspected.


Thanks for the verification.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 06:11 PM, Gene wrote:
If you can't line up properly when in forms mode, then this is a firefox problem because when not in browse mode, you are interacting directly with the page.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

OK, Gene, so, I just tested even with NVDA doing as you said, and yeah, that isn't working either. I can't even give you a particular site to test, as it's happening 95% of the time regardless the URL.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 06:00 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.






Re: I've had it with Firefox

Gene
 

If you can't line up properly when in forms mode, then this is a firefox problem because when not in browse mode, you are interacting directly with the page.
 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

OK, Gene, so, I just tested even with NVDA doing as you said, and yeah, that isn't working either. I can't even give you a particular site to test, as it's happening 95% of the time regardless the URL.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 06:00 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.





Re: I've had it with Firefox

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

Gene,


Again, thank you for your help.


That's just it. I dont' really know exactly what my beaf is about Chrome. I agree. Browsing is almost exactly the same. Usability wise, I don't really have much trouble with it. For some reason though, maybe it's just a psychological thing, being I've been now such a long time die hard Firefox guy, that maybe subconciously, it just feels really weird using another browser. I don't honestly know. It's admittedly the strangest thing. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I can't. It just feels a little bit wonky to me using chrome for some bizarre reason.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:58 PM, Gene wrote:
If you are seeing this behavior with NVDA and JAWS, it sounds as though Firefox isn't allowing the buffer to line up properly or to work properly with the control you are working with in the buffor.  Go to the control you want to work with, turn off the virtual PC cursor or browse mode, and read the current line to see where you are.  If you are in the right place, work with the control and see what happens.  If you want to move to the control, try doing so and work with it. 
 
There is almost no difference browsing between Firefox and Chrome.  If you explain specifically what you object to or have problems with, we might be able to help with the Chrome problems.
 
If it is too cumbersome to work with Firefox until the problem is corrected, itmight be worth trying to see what you object to in Chrome and how we might lessen or remove the problems. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Crap!


Forgive me.


I thought this was on the Win10 list, not NVDA.


This being said, I'm still seeing this as well with NVDA.


Pardon my carelessness.


Chris.


On 07/07/2018 01:48 PM, Lenron wrote:
> I must agree it works great for youTube
>
> On 7/7/18, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
>> I actually hate chrome on windows. I dunno what it is. It’s fast but to me
>> feels sticky and clunky. I will only use chrome for youtube as that’s when
>> it in my humble opinion works the best.
>>
>>> On Jul 7, 2018, at 1:29 AM, Angela Delicata <angeladelicata@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Firefox is too slow for me: i have abandoned it for Chrome which is far
>>> better and Ithink usable too.
>>>
>>> If you try Chrome, you will no longer want to use anything else.
>>> Just a suggestion of course.
>>>
>>> Il 06/07/2018 19:00, Dave Grossoehme ha scritto:
>>>> You could have a valid point on video cards or even sound cards.  It's
>>>> known that different processors make a difference on what software is
>>>> running
>>>>
>>>> Insider Dave
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 6/29/2018 4:52 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
>>>>> Hi Gene,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This whole issue with Firefox is odd, but since I have seen no
>>>>> complaints about Firefox sluggishness or unresponsiveness from sighted
>>>>> people, the issue has to be somehow related to screen reader usage
>>>>> and/or the way JAWS, NVDA and other screen readers interface with
>>>>> Firefox under very complex conditions.  I am still wondering about video
>>>>> card or internal video chips conflicts. I know everyone at Freedom
>>>>> Scientific/VFO used to get mad at me when I worked for them every time
>>>>> something like this would happen with a program--wherein some people had
>>>>> no issues and others had several issues.  I would bring up video
>>>>> card/chip conflicts of issues and they would yell at me that all such
>>>>> issues involving screen readers (in the words of the old gospel song) it
>>>>> was all settled long ago.  Still, I wonder!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/29/2018 5:10 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>>>> this discussion needs perspective, in my opinion.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Which version of firefox is inefficient with memory?  According to a
>>>>>> review I read of the new Firefox, it is much more efficient with
>>>>>> memory.  and efficient or not, no browser is going to require that a
>>>>>> computer have 4 or 5gb of RAM to work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> and the slowness is, as far as I can reasonably infer, because of
>>>>>> unresolved accessibility issues.  Since there are very conflicting
>>>>>> reports, with some people being very pleased with the new Firefox and
>>>>>> others not, we'll have to see how things work out over time.  Something
>>>>>> unknown is evidently causing a wide disparity.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you read reviews by sighted reviewers, the new Firefox is very fast
>>>>>> and is now a realistic competitor to Chrome.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regarding privacy, according to one or two reviews, Firefox is now
>>>>>> better at protecting privacy, or providing options to do so, than
>>>>>> Chrome.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Waterfox is based on an ESR version of Firefox.  it's a small operation
>>>>>> and how well it will keep up with security fixes that are necessary is,
>>>>>> as far as I can see, not known.  How will it keep up in general?  If it
>>>>>> bases itself on ESR versions of Firefox, and with a new ESR version of
>>>>>> Firefox coming out within about a week or less, are all the advantages
>>>>>> you like in Waterfox going to disappear?  the new ESR version of
>>>>>> firefox, on which Waterfox is based, will be a quantum version.  We'll
>>>>>> see what it is like and how people comment on it here.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There is, at present, far too much that isn't known about future
>>>>>> developments.  A strong antiFirefox bias predisposes against making the
>>>>>> best choices in future and may cause people not to pay attention to
>>>>>> future developments as soon as they might, thus, perhaps, delaying
>>>>>> benefiting from future advantages.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
>>>>>> <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:31 AM
>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Blimey, I only have 8 gigs of ram. You can with the resource monitor
>>>>>> add on
>>>>>> see very clearly that Firefox is not very efficient at processor or
>>>>>> memory
>>>>>> use most of the time. I have an I5 and its been unthrottled too.
>>>>>>   Brian
>>>>>>
>>>>>> bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>>>> Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>> Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>> briang1@... <mailto:briang1@...>, putting
>>>>>> 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>> in the display name field.
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@...
>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@...>>
>>>>>> To: "nvda list list" <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:37 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yeah I'm not. I'm on what ever was released last Tuesday or updates for
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> public. It's quite fast here, but the 32 gigs of ram probably help a
>>>>>> bit. I
>>>>>> woudl just  check for updates and stuff.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...
>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That’s odd cause its not snappy here and I’m running Insider builds.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>>> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>> on behalf
>>>>>>> of Sarah k
>>>>>>> Alawami <marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>
>>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>>>
>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:18:18 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda list list
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have. And no I  do not run firefox on the mac. I can't. But yeah
>>>>>>> firefox
>>>>>>> is  snappy  on my win 10 64 bit machine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 11:31 AM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...
>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@... <mailto:linomorales001@...>>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How slow is it for you? You are running a Mac right? Have you ran on
>>>>>>>> an
>>>>>>>> actual PC 64 bit running WIN 10?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>>>> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>> on behalf
>>>>>>>> of Sarah k
>>>>>>>> Alawami <marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>>>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:29:17 PM
>>>>>>>> To: nvda list list
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'll sticke with FF Loving it over here. I go between that and
>>>>>>>> chrome.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 10:46 AM, Lino Morales
>>>>>>>>> <linomorales001@... <mailto:linomorales001@...>
>>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...
>>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Well like I said in my subject line I’ve had I
>>>>>>>>> with firefox. Every site is slowith NVDa even the mobile FB site. I
>>>>>>>>> bit
>>>>>>>>> the bullet and downloaded Waterfox. Seems to work much better. May
>>>>>>>>> I’ll
>>>>>>>>> wait ti FF 70 and see how fast that will be. So long FF. Me and WF
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> Edge are good buddies.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
>>>>> They ask: "How Happy are You?"
>>>>> I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>





Re: I've had it with Firefox

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

OK, Gene, so, I just tested even with NVDA doing as you said, and yeah, that isn't working either. I can't even give you a particular site to test, as it's happening 95% of the time regardless the URL.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 06:00 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.





Re: I've had it with Firefox

Gene
 

I'm not sure and since the thread now includes NVDA, I answered in another message concerning NVDA as well.  If the suggestions I made don't work, I'm not sure if I have other suggestions but since the topic has been broadened, my next answer is now on topic.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.




Re: I've had it with Firefox

Gene
 

If you are seeing this behavior with NVDA and JAWS, it sounds as though Firefox isn't allowing the buffer to line up properly or to work properly with the control you are working with in the buffor.  Go to the control you want to work with, turn off the virtual PC cursor or browse mode, and read the current line to see where you are.  If you are in the right place, work with the control and see what happens.  If you want to move to the control, try doing so and work with it. 
 
There is almost no difference browsing between Firefox and Chrome.  If you explain specifically what you object to or have problems with, we might be able to help with the Chrome problems.
 
If it is too cumbersome to work with Firefox until the problem is corrected, itmight be worth trying to see what you object to in Chrome and how we might lessen or remove the problems. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

Crap!


Forgive me.


I thought this was on the Win10 list, not NVDA.


This being said, I'm still seeing this as well with NVDA.


Pardon my carelessness.


Chris.


On 07/07/2018 01:48 PM, Lenron wrote:
> I must agree it works great for youTube
>
> On 7/7/18, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
>> I actually hate chrome on windows. I dunno what it is. It’s fast but to me
>> feels sticky and clunky. I will only use chrome for youtube as that’s when
>> it in my humble opinion works the best.
>>
>>> On Jul 7, 2018, at 1:29 AM, Angela Delicata <angeladelicata@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Firefox is too slow for me: i have abandoned it for Chrome which is far
>>> better and Ithink usable too.
>>>
>>> If you try Chrome, you will no longer want to use anything else.
>>> Just a suggestion of course.
>>>
>>> Il 06/07/2018 19:00, Dave Grossoehme ha scritto:
>>>> You could have a valid point on video cards or even sound cards.  It's
>>>> known that different processors make a difference on what software is
>>>> running
>>>>
>>>> Insider Dave
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 6/29/2018 4:52 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
>>>>> Hi Gene,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This whole issue with Firefox is odd, but since I have seen no
>>>>> complaints about Firefox sluggishness or unresponsiveness from sighted
>>>>> people, the issue has to be somehow related to screen reader usage
>>>>> and/or the way JAWS, NVDA and other screen readers interface with
>>>>> Firefox under very complex conditions.  I am still wondering about video
>>>>> card or internal video chips conflicts. I know everyone at Freedom
>>>>> Scientific/VFO used to get mad at me when I worked for them every time
>>>>> something like this would happen with a program--wherein some people had
>>>>> no issues and others had several issues.  I would bring up video
>>>>> card/chip conflicts of issues and they would yell at me that all such
>>>>> issues involving screen readers (in the words of the old gospel song) it
>>>>> was all settled long ago.  Still, I wonder!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/29/2018 5:10 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>>>> this discussion needs perspective, in my opinion.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Which version of firefox is inefficient with memory?  According to a
>>>>>> review I read of the new Firefox, it is much more efficient with
>>>>>> memory.  and efficient or not, no browser is going to require that a
>>>>>> computer have 4 or 5gb of RAM to work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> and the slowness is, as far as I can reasonably infer, because of
>>>>>> unresolved accessibility issues.  Since there are very conflicting
>>>>>> reports, with some people being very pleased with the new Firefox and
>>>>>> others not, we'll have to see how things work out over time.  Something
>>>>>> unknown is evidently causing a wide disparity.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you read reviews by sighted reviewers, the new Firefox is very fast
>>>>>> and is now a realistic competitor to Chrome.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regarding privacy, according to one or two reviews, Firefox is now
>>>>>> better at protecting privacy, or providing options to do so, than
>>>>>> Chrome.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Waterfox is based on an ESR version of Firefox.  it's a small operation
>>>>>> and how well it will keep up with security fixes that are necessary is,
>>>>>> as far as I can see, not known.  How will it keep up in general?  If it
>>>>>> bases itself on ESR versions of Firefox, and with a new ESR version of
>>>>>> Firefox coming out within about a week or less, are all the advantages
>>>>>> you like in Waterfox going to disappear?  the new ESR version of
>>>>>> firefox, on which Waterfox is based, will be a quantum version.  We'll
>>>>>> see what it is like and how people comment on it here.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There is, at present, far too much that isn't known about future
>>>>>> developments.  A strong antiFirefox bias predisposes against making the
>>>>>> best choices in future and may cause people not to pay attention to
>>>>>> future developments as soon as they might, thus, perhaps, delaying
>>>>>> benefiting from future advantages.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
>>>>>> <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:31 AM
>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Blimey, I only have 8 gigs of ram. You can with the resource monitor
>>>>>> add on
>>>>>> see very clearly that Firefox is not very efficient at processor or
>>>>>> memory
>>>>>> use most of the time. I have an I5 and its been unthrottled too.
>>>>>>   Brian
>>>>>>
>>>>>> bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>>>> Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>> Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>> briang1@... <mailto:briang1@...>, putting
>>>>>> 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>> in the display name field.
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@...
>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@...>>
>>>>>> To: "nvda list list" <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:37 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yeah I'm not. I'm on what ever was released last Tuesday or updates for
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> public. It's quite fast here, but the 32 gigs of ram probably help a
>>>>>> bit. I
>>>>>> woudl just  check for updates and stuff.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...
>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That’s odd cause its not snappy here and I’m running Insider builds.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>>> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>> on behalf
>>>>>>> of Sarah k
>>>>>>> Alawami <marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>
>>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>>>
>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:18:18 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda list list
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have. And no I  do not run firefox on the mac. I can't. But yeah
>>>>>>> firefox
>>>>>>> is  snappy  on my win 10 64 bit machine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 11:31 AM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...
>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@... <mailto:linomorales001@...>>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How slow is it for you? You are running a Mac right? Have you ran on
>>>>>>>> an
>>>>>>>> actual PC 64 bit running WIN 10?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>>>>>> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>> on behalf
>>>>>>>> of Sarah k
>>>>>>>> Alawami <marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>
>>>>>>>> <mailto:marrie12@... <mailto:marrie12@...>>>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:29:17 PM
>>>>>>>> To: nvda list list
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'll sticke with FF Loving it over here. I go between that and
>>>>>>>> chrome.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Jun 28, 2018, at 10:46 AM, Lino Morales
>>>>>>>>> <linomorales001@... <mailto:linomorales001@...>
>>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...
>>>>>>>>> <mailto:linomorales001@...>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Well like I said in my subject line I’ve had I
>>>>>>>>> with firefox. Every site is slowith NVDa even the mobile FB site. I
>>>>>>>>> bit
>>>>>>>>> the bullet and downloaded Waterfox. Seems to work much better. May
>>>>>>>>> I’ll
>>>>>>>>> wait ti FF 70 and see how fast that will be. So long FF. Me and WF
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> Edge are good buddies.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
>>>>>>>>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>> for
>>>>>>>>> Windows 10
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
>>>>> They ask: "How Happy are You?"
>>>>> I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>




Re: I've had it with Firefox

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

Gene, how in Thunderbird would I extract your personal e-mail address from your post to the list?


Seeing I was mainly discussing JAWS, not NVDA, I boobooed. I didn't read the e-mail headers correctly, and thought this was on a totally different list which sometimes discussez JFW. I consider my message further to be off topic for this list.


I'd like however to try your suggestion, and if it doesn't work, e-mail you privately so we can keep trouble shooting... that is... of course, if you're OK with that.


Alas, thank you for your help.


Chris.



On 07/07/2018 05:53 PM, Gene wrote:
With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.




Re: I've had it with Firefox

Gene
 

With JAWS and not with NVDA?  Maybe you should use NVDA with Firefox for a time and JAWS with it only if necessary for some reason. 
 
Also, your problem may be that JAWS isn't lining up what is in the buffer with the actual control you want to work with.  Try the following:
Press the left mouse button instead of enter.  Don't route anything or change to any other cursor than the virtual PC cursor.  Just press the left mouse button instead of enter.
 
I have one or two other suggestions that might help but if this one solves the problem, trying the others won't be necessary.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I've had it with Firefox

I'm coming in on this thread extremely extremely late, so forgive me if
this's been already mentioned. I have managed to get so much mail in my
inbox these last few days of abscence, that I can't possibly go through
everything quickly.

One thing with JAWS 2018 and the latest build of Firefox 61 that I'm
seeing is an issue where you'll be on something which is clickable like
a link, or a dropdown, or something of sort. You either hit enter, or
space bar, and the stupid dad blamed thing either won't do anything at
all, or more 9 times out of 10, it will jump me focused on to my
taskbar. In fact, one time, I hit enter on a link, not even a mailto:
link, and the stupid thing opened my Windows 10 Mail app.

Excuse my language, but, what the hell!

Absolutely this didn't used to happen, and honestly, I can't remember
when it started. Ever since Firefox decided to go Quantom, things have
just totally totally gone down hill with it. I get that VFO is doing
their best with what they have to fix things, which I appreciate. In
their defense, I get totally that they're trying, but I wonder how much
of this is really VFO breaking things, vs. how much is Mozilla breaking
things. I'm inclined to think more the ladder.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of Chrome on the Windows platform,
maybe on Android, and on the mac, but not Windows. I'm not totally sure
why, but yeah... It's not something I can put my finger on. I just don't
care for it.

Anyway, I'd be curious if any of you all have seen this behavior as
well. I'm told that supposedly, I'm not the only one experiencing this.

Chris.