Re:, and JAWS 7.0, stick with the tried and true!

  • From: "Steve" <k8sp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 12:15:52 -0500

Well, Amazon isn't an easy site to navigate, and it has been difficult for some time because they insist on putting a bunch of extraneous junk on it.

Be that as it may, I find the site to be incomplete and therefore don't recommend it to others.

I have noted some differences in JFW 7 versus earlier versions. Interestingly, on, there is a button to add an item to the cart. Doing all the usual tricks with JFW 4.51 (clicking on the button, left-mouse clicking on the button) didn't add the item to the cart. Apparently, there was a problem with the JFW virtual cursor (read: active accessibility?). When I disabled this and linked and linked around to finally find the button, a press of the spacebar activated it.

After trying that with JFW 4.51, I went back to the same site with JFW 7 and it worked flawlessly.

Today, I went to and searched for a music CD and got the results with no problem using JFW 4.51. I have not tried it with 7.0, assuming that I'd get the same problems that many of you experienced. Since somebody else reported it working fine with Version 5.0, I guess it reinforces the idea that it is a good practice to keep an older version of the program around in case FS introduces some bugs in newer versions that have yet to be squashed.


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