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Those Firefox unknown issues


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Having seen a smattering of these reports on here, and knowing not everyone monitors the development list, I thought I'd post this post from Jamie from that list about this intermittent unknown announcement when using Firefox. its not an Nvda issue as such..

Okay. I can't reproduce this myself, but I've tracked down what's causing the issue thanks to the logs that have been provided. Thank you. This is due to a rather obscure Firefox bug which I've filed here:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322766



So I hope this will at least stop peoples hair falling out just yet!
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Hi brian


I had a quick look at the type of bug was that the one i mentioned about
on the nvda list? It would say unknown over and over and was pretty much
unusable


You could not even get to the menus or do any thing with the page.


it also made momozilla thunderbird unusable at that time. Same sort of
thing as mentioned with the browser.


the only way i was able to fix it was uninstall the browser, then use
the windows key + the letter R then type in %appdata% then pressed the
enter key.


I then found the mozilla folder for the browser then deleted it out.
rebooted then reinstalled mozilla fire fox then it was up and running
correctly. It also made mozilla thunder bird usable as well.


I could not get a bug report on that one and it has not come back since.


Gene nz

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On 11/12/2016 12:22 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Having seen a smattering of these reports on here, and knowing not
everyone monitors the development list, I thought I'd post this post
from Jamie from that list about this intermittent unknown announcement
when using Firefox. its not an Nvda issue as such..

Okay. I can't reproduce this myself, but I've tracked down what's
causing the issue thanks to the logs that have been provided. Thank
you. This is due to a rather obscure Firefox bug which I've filed here:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322766



So I hope this will at least stop peoples hair falling out just yet!
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That might have been due to an earlier bug where Mozzilla did not always remove the old code and replace it as I recall.
This appears to be a totally different problem with the children identifier numbers going positive when they should be negative No don't ask me either This is deep inside the API structure used by nvda to decide what a particular window is and how to handle it.The annoying thing about it is that some people don't seem to get it. It seems a routine to correct the problem is included already in 64 bit Firefox, but not in 32bit, and it makes me wonder if this is one of the reasons some people do not see it.

As I say, a bit outside of my pay grade or brain cell level.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene New Zealand" <hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Those Firefox unknown issues


Hi brian


I had a quick look at the type of bug was that the one i mentioned about
on the nvda list? It would say unknown over and over and was pretty much
unusable


You could not even get to the menus or do any thing with the page.


it also made momozilla thunderbird unusable at that time. Same sort of
thing as mentioned with the browser.


the only way i was able to fix it was uninstall the browser, then use
the windows key + the letter R then type in %appdata% then pressed the
enter key.


I then found the mozilla folder for the browser then deleted it out.
rebooted then reinstalled mozilla fire fox then it was up and running
correctly. It also made mozilla thunder bird usable as well.


I could not get a bug report on that one and it has not come back since.


Gene nz

.


On 11/12/2016 12:22 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Having seen a smattering of these reports on here, and knowing not
everyone monitors the development list, I thought I'd post this post
from Jamie from that list about this intermittent unknown announcement
when using Firefox. its not an Nvda issue as such..

Okay. I can't reproduce this myself, but I've tracked down what's
causing the issue thanks to the logs that have been provided. Thank
you. This is due to a rather obscure Firefox bug which I've filed here:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322766



So I hope this will at least stop peoples hair falling out just yet!
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<b>Check out the new location of my accessibility central website for NVDA tutorials, NVDA road tested programs, and other eyesight related topics.
http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/ If you would like to keep up to date with whats being updated on our website, you can also follow us on facebook by visiting
the following link https://en-gb.facebook.com/people/AccessibilityCentral-Net/100009727930216
Also, check out which New Zealand libraries have the NVDA screen reader available by visiting the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries