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Firefox is driving me crazy!

Mallard
 

Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie

 

Ollie,

           This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox.  If you use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache page.

           Try that and see if it resolves the problem.  If it doesn't at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.

Brian

Patrick Le Baudour
 

Hello,

One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether. I've been had by that several times those last weeks.

-- Patrick

Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking
on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille
display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could
be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens
with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something
in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie


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


I've recently noticed firefox occasionally starting with no padge, even if its set to have one
Its address  fiield is blank and it just sits there waiting. This also occurs if you update nvda, ie its the default browser for an update of a portable version.
 
It usually works the second time but of course you need to regenerate the new update for nvda to try it.
 
It seemed to start about mid way in the life of ff44, and has been there ever since. it does work sometimes. To me this is also alied to the occasional page not found or not available  with 5 or4 hundred codes
I was wondering if the newer ublock might be part of the issue, but have not figured out how to test this.
 Brian

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: [nvda] Re: Firefox is driving me crazy!

Ollie,

           This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox.  If you use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache page.

           Try that and see if it resolves the problem.  If it doesn't at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.

Brian

Gene
 

The problem appears to be some sort of mismatch between, evidently, the browse cursor and the link being clicked on.  We don't know what is being used as the Braille display.  We don't know if the person has or can test this with speech.  We don't know if the person has or can test this problem with another screen-reader.  There are many basic facts we need to know before proposing that time and effort be spent in trying various possible solutions. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 10:14 AM
Subject: [nvda] Re: Firefox is driving me crazy!

Ollie,

           This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox.  If you use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache page.

           Try that and see if it resolves the problem.  If it doesn't at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.

Brian

Mallard
 

Gene,

Gosh! I wrote very clearly that I usethe latest Next with Firefox 45.0, with BOTH a braille display and speech.

I have NO OTHER screen reader, except for older versions of NVDA, which produce EXACTLY the same result.
ON ALL WEB PAGES.

Il 09/03/2016 19:14, Gene ha scritto:
The problem appears to be some sort of mismatch between, evidently, the browse cursor and the link being clicked on. We don't know what is being used as the Braille display. We don't know if the person has or can test this with speech. We don't know if the person has or can test this problem with another screen-reader. There are many basic facts we need to know before proposing that time and effort be spent in trying various possible solutions.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:@britechguy>
*Sent:* Wednesday, March 09, 2016 10:14 AM
*To:* nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Re: Firefox is driving me crazy!

Ollie,

This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox. If you use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=How+to+clear+the+cache> page.

Try that and see if it resolves the problem. If it doesn't at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.

Brian

Mallard
 

Yes Patrick,
I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...

I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking with the left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I have to click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that something completely diffrent opens.

It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
Ciao,
Ollie

Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
Hello,

One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether. I've been had by that several times those last weeks.

-- Patrick


Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking
on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille
display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could
be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens
with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something
in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie




Gene
 

I don't recall your original message.  It is not included in the quoted material in this thread.  I don't use a Braille display and I don't know to what extent they are used with screen-readers or independently.  If I missed information you wrote, I'm sorry.  but since you have older versions of NVDA, the first thing I would do, if you can use speech is to try using NVDA with speech with the Braille display completely off or disconnected.  Unless you have done this, it appears to me that the Braille display hasn't been ruled out as the possible problem.  I'm not saying it is or isn't.  I'm saying that unless you have done something like this, we may not know.
 
Gene----- Original Message -----
----- Original Message -----

From: Mallard
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Gene,

Gosh! I wrote very clearly that I usethe latest Next with Firefox 45.0,
with BOTH a braille display and speech.

I have NO OTHER screen reader, except for older versions of NVDA, which
produce EXACTLY the same result.
ON ALL WEB PAGES.






Il 09/03/2016 19:14, Gene ha scritto:
> The problem appears to be some sort of mismatch between, evidently,
> the browse cursor and the link being clicked on.  We don't know what
> is being used as the Braille display.  We don't know if the person has
> or can test this with speech.  We don't know if the person has or can
> test this problem with another screen-reader.  There are many basic
> facts we need to know before proposing that time and effort be spent
> in trying various possible solutions.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 09, 2016 10:14 AM
> *To:* nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
> *Subject:* [nvda] Re: Firefox is driving me crazy!
>
> Ollie,
>
>            This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so
> many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing
> I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox.  If you
> use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the
> instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache
> <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=How+to+clear+the+cache>
> page.
>
>            Try that and see if it resolves the problem.  If it doesn't
> at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.
>
> Brian
>
>



Mallard
 

Thanks Brian,

Sounds interesting. And, in any case, it can't do any harm... I have Ccleaner; I'll run it right now.

Many thanks. You're full of good suggestions...
Ciao,
Ollie

Il 09/03/2016 17:14, Brian Vogel ha scritto:

Ollie,

This is a pure SWAG on my part, but I've encountered so many bizarre problems caused by cache corruption that the first thing I'd recommend is that you clear all browser cache in Firefox. If you use CCleaner it will work (and a bit faster) or you can follow the instructions on the Firefox Clear Cache <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=How+to+clear+the+cache> page.

Try that and see if it resolves the problem. If it doesn't at least we can eliminate cache corruption as the root cause.

Brian

Dejan Ristic
 

Do you have it maximized? It's happened to me when I use it minimized. As you say, the unit reads a link, but as far as clicking is concerned, something different comes into view. Have you tried the focus mode to click on a link and/or a button in? I use the very one when I fail to activate a button or a link.

On 3/9/2016 5:01 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie


.

Chris
 

hi,

the best way to sort this is to start from scratch with a new firfox profile with the default profile

if that works then you  know where the problem lies

this can be easily done by backing up your profile folder in x:\users\profile name\appdata\roaming\mozilla

then delet the folder and restart firefox

it should then start with no extensions and default profile

it sounds like an extension that may be at fault so dont install all at once just try one at a time

good luck anyway

Chris



On 09/03/2016 20:01, Dejan Ristic wrote:
Do you have it maximized? It's happened to me when I use it minimized. As you say, the unit reads a link, but as far as clicking is concerned, something different comes into view. Have you tried the focus mode to click on a link and/or a button in? I use the very one when I fail to activate a button or a link.

On 3/9/2016 5:01 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie



.







 

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm, Chris <chrismedley@...> wrote:
the best way to sort this is to start from scratch with a new firfox profile with the default profile

This, or doing a Firefox refresh, which accomplishes the same thing, was what I'd suggest as thing to try #2 after clearing cache.

There are a number of very simple things one can do that often eliminate problems like this one and they take so little time they're worth just trying.

Brian

Chris Mullins
 

Have you tried the same web page in a different browser and got the same
results?

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Mallard [mailto:mallard@...]
Sent: 09 March 2016 18:34
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Yes Patrick,
I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...

I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking with the
left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I have to
click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that
something completely diffrent opens.

It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
Hello,

One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in
focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for
example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether.
I've been had by that several times those last weeks.

-- Patrick


Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up
clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers
on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem
could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing
happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might
be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie





Mallard
 

Yes, and no....
Only Firefox behaves that way. Chrome doesn't, for instance, but I'm not very much at ease with it yet.
I'll have to switch over, if FF keeps on playing up this way, though.

Ciao,
Ollie

Il 09/03/2016 23:05, Chris Mullins ha scritto:
Have you tried the same web page in a different browser and got the same
results?

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Mallard [mailto:mallard@...]
Sent: 09 March 2016 18:34
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Yes Patrick,
I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...

I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking with the
left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I have to
click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that
something completely diffrent opens.

It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
Hello,

One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in
focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for
example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether.
I've been had by that several times those last weeks.

-- Patrick


Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up
clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers
on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem
could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing
happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might
be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie








Gene
 

You are discussing how Firefox behaves on your machine.  If Firefox behaved this way in general, you would see an avalanche of complaints and questions about it.  I have no idea what the problem is.  Is it a firefox problem or a screen-reader problem or a Windows problem on your specific system?  No systematic testing has been done to make a determination.  Since lots of editions of Firefox portable are available and since you can have as many on a machine as desired, I would suggest trying the latest and see how it works.  then go back to one that you know worked on your machine and try that.  You may remove or keep as many different versions on your machine as you like. 
 
Something appears to be interfering with the calibration of
Browse mode to the actual location of links on the page.  I doubt it's malware but that, too, cannot be ruled out. 
 
I have no objection to using Chrome but Chrome isn't perfect either.  I much prefer the Firefox interface.  I am not happy that, for example, history in Chrome is a web page interface.  There are lots of things that are web page interfaces in Chrome that are not in Firefox.  I can work with them but I find it easier and more intuitave to work with things such as lists in Firefox. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Mallard
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Yes, and no....
Only Firefox behaves that way. Chrome doesn't, for instance, but I'm not
very much at ease with it yet.
I'll have to switch over, if FF keeps on playing up this way, though.

Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 23:05, Chris Mullins ha scritto:
> Have you tried the same web page in a different browser and got the same
> results?
>
> Cheers
> Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mallard [mailto:mallard@...]
> Sent: 09 March 2016 18:34
> To: nvda@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!
>
> Yes Patrick,
> I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...
>
> I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking with the
> left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I have to
> click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that
> something completely diffrent opens.
>
> It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
> Ciao,
> Ollie
>
>
>
>
> Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
>> Hello,
>>
>> One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in
>> focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for
>> example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether.
>> I've been had by that several times those last weeks.
>>
>> -- Patrick
>>
>>
>> Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
>>> Hello list,
>>> For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.
>>>
>>> When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up
>>> clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers
>>> on my braille display or that is read by the synth.
>>>
>>> Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem
>>> could be solved, but no... Still the same.
>>>
>>> I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing
>>> happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might
>>> be something in Firefox.
>>>
>>> Has anyone experienced someghing similar?
>>>
>>> Ciao,
>>> Ollie
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




Mallard
 

Gene,
Of course I'm discussing how FF behaves on my machine!!!
Can you imagine me discussing how it behaves on yours???? lol rofl...

I'm submitting a problem I'm experiencing, and asking whether anyone else has had similar situations and, in any case, an possible suggestions as to how to overcome this.

In any case, no problem.
I'll take care of it and won't bother you anymore.
Thanks.
Ollie

Il 10/03/2016 17:47, Gene ha scritto:
You are discussing how Firefox behaves on your machine. If Firefox behaved this way in general, you would see an avalanche of complaints and questions about it. I have no idea what the problem is. Is it a firefox problem or a screen-reader problem or a Windows problem on your specific system? No systematic testing has been done to make a determination. Since lots of editions of Firefox portable are available and since you can have as many on a machine as desired, I would suggest trying the latest and see how it works. then go back to one that you know worked on your machine and try that. You may remove or keep as many different versions on your machine as you like.
Something appears to be interfering with the calibration of
Browse mode to the actual location of links on the page. I doubt it's malware but that, too, cannot be ruled out.
I have no objection to using Chrome but Chrome isn't perfect either.
I much prefer the Firefox interface. I am not happy that, for example, history in Chrome is a web page interface. There are lots of things that are web page interfaces in Chrome that are not in Firefox. I can work with them but I find it easier and more intuitave to work with things such as lists in Firefox.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Mallard <mailto:mallard@...>
*Sent:* Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:30 AM
*To:* nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Yes, and no....
Only Firefox behaves that way. Chrome doesn't, for instance, but I'm not
very much at ease with it yet.
I'll have to switch over, if FF keeps on playing up this way, though.

Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 23:05, Chris Mullins ha scritto:
Have you tried the same web page in a different browser and got the same
results?

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Mallard [mailto:mallard@...]
Sent: 09 March 2016 18:34
To: nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Yes Patrick,
I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...

I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking
with the
left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I
have to
click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that
something completely diffrent opens.

It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
Hello,

One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in
focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for
example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether.
I've been had by that several times those last weeks.

-- Patrick


Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up
clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers
on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem
could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing
happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might
be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie












Mallard
 

Thanks Chris.
Will take care of that. Sounds valuable.
Ciao,
Ollie

Il 09/03/2016 21:11, Chris ha scritto:
hi,

the best way to sort this is to start from scratch with a new firfox profile with the default profile

if that works then you know where the problem lies

this can be easily done by backing up your profile folder in x:\users\profile name\appdata\roaming\mozilla

then delet the folder and restart firefox

it should then start with no extensions and default profile

it sounds like an extension that may be at fault so dont install all at once just try one at a time

good luck anyway

Chris



On 09/03/2016 20:01, Dejan Ristic wrote:
Do you have it maximized? It's happened to me when I use it minimized. As you say, the unit reads a link, but as far as clicking is concerned, something different comes into view. Have you tried the focus mode to click on a link and/or a button in? I use the very one when I fail to activate a button or a link.

On 3/9/2016 5:01 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie



.



Chris
 

I hope it works for you Ollie

Chris :)


On 10/03/2016 17:35, Mallard wrote:
Thanks Chris.
Will take care of that. Sounds valuable.
Ciao,
Ollie




Il 09/03/2016 21:11, Chris ha scritto:
hi,

the best way to sort this is to start from scratch with a new firfox profile with the default profile

if that works then you  know where the problem lies

this can be easily done by backing up your profile folder in x:\users\profile name\appdata\roaming\mozilla

then delet the folder and restart firefox

it should then start with no extensions and default profile

it sounds like an extension that may be at fault so dont install all at once just try one at a time

good luck anyway

Chris



On 09/03/2016 20:01, Dejan Ristic wrote:
Do you have it maximized? It's happened to me when I use it minimized. As you say, the unit reads a link, but as far as clicking is concerned, something different comes into view. Have you tried the focus mode to click on a link and/or a button in? I use the very one when I fail to activate a button or a link.

On 3/9/2016 5:01 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello list,
For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.

When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers on my braille display or that is read by the synth.

Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem could be solved, but no... Still the same.

I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might be something in Firefox.

Has anyone experienced someghing similar?

Ciao,
Ollie



.













Gene
 

it's unfortunate that many people are so quick to take offense.  they don't even take into account that someone may misunderstand a message and that communication by e-mail at times is subject to misunderstandings.
 
I misunderstood part of what you said in your message.  Perhaps hostility should not be resorted to so quickly. 
 
You may want to try to solve the problem.  And/or you may want to seriously consider the following comments.  What I am describing may save work and problems in future.
 
I haven't worked with profiles.  I don't use installed versions of Firefox because it is so easy to keep a backup copy of the portable version in case some odd problem occurs.  I find using portable versions of Firefox to be superior.  For one thing, they are very easy to transfer to other machines.  For another, keeping a backup copy on the same machine allows you to very easily and quickly replace a version that has become corrupted with a back up version. 
 
Also, you can back up things like book marks and very quickly transfer them to the backup copy if it doesn't have the current file. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Mallard
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!

Gene,
Of course I'm discussing how FF behaves on my machine!!!
Can you imagine me discussing how it behaves on yours???? lol rofl...

I'm submitting a problem I'm experiencing, and asking whether anyone
else has had similar situations and, in any case, an possible
suggestions as to how to overcome this.

In any case, no problem.
I'll take care of it and won't bother you anymore.
Thanks.
Ollie




Il 10/03/2016 17:47, Gene ha scritto:
> You are discussing how Firefox behaves on your machine.  If Firefox
> behaved this way in general, you would see an avalanche of complaints
> and questions about it.  I have no idea what the problem is.  Is it a
> firefox problem or a screen-reader problem or a Windows problem on
> your specific system?  No systematic testing has been done to make a
> determination.  Since lots of editions of Firefox portable are
> available and since you can have as many on a machine as desired, I
> would suggest trying the latest and see how it works.  then go back to
> one that you know worked on your machine and try that.  You may remove
> or keep as many different versions on your machine as you like.
> Something appears to be interfering with the calibration of
> Browse mode to the actual location of links on the page.  I doubt it's
> malware but that, too, cannot be ruled out.
> I have no objection to using Chrome but Chrome isn't perfect either.
> I much prefer the Firefox interface.  I am not happy that, for
> example, history in Chrome is a web page interface. There are lots of
> things that are web page interfaces in Chrome that are not in
> Firefox.  I can work with them but I find it easier and more intuitave
> to work with things such as lists in Firefox.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Mallard <mailto:mallard@...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:30 AM
> *To:* nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!
>
> Yes, and no....
> Only Firefox behaves that way. Chrome doesn't, for instance, but I'm not
> very much at ease with it yet.
> I'll have to switch over, if FF keeps on playing up this way, though.
>
> Ciao,
> Ollie
>
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> Il 09/03/2016 23:05, Chris Mullins ha scritto:
> > Have you tried the same web page in a different browser and got the same
> > results?
> >
> > Cheers
> > Chris
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mallard [mailto:mallard@...]
> > Sent: 09 March 2016 18:34
> > To: nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox is driving me crazy!
> >
> > Yes Patrick,
> > I do use K and Shift+K too, but it happens anyway...
> >
> > I've even tried bringing the mouse to focus, and double-clicking
> with the
> > left mouse button on the numpad... The best that happens is that I
> have to
> > click or press enter twice on a link to activate it, the worst is that
> > something completely diffrent opens.
> >
> > It started midway through the life of FF44, and it's still here in 45...
> > Ciao,
> > Ollie
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Il 09/03/2016 17:24, Patrick Le Baudour ha scritto:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> One thing to be careful of is to make sure nvda only has a link in
> >> focus - I usually use k and shift-k to do that. When there is, for
> >> example, a bullet then a link, then it may open something altogether.
> >> I've been had by that several times those last weeks.
> >>
> >> -- Patrick
> >>
> >>
> >> Le 09/03/2016 17:01, Mallard a écrit :
> >>> Hello list,
> >>> For a week or so now, Firefox is driving me crazy.
> >>>
> >>> When I click on a link on a webpage, for some reason I end up
> >>> clicking on something different from the one I had under my fingers
> >>> on my braille display or that is read by the synth.
> >>>
> >>> Today I even upgraded to Firefox 45.0 to see whether the problem
> >>> could be solved, but no... Still the same.
> >>>
> >>> I'm using the latest Next snapshot of NVDA, but the same thing
> >>> happens with an older version of NVDA (2015.2), so I think it might
> >>> be something in Firefox.
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone experienced someghing similar?
> >>>
> >>> Ciao,
> >>> Ollie
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