Re: Some questions about Firefox

  • From: "Yadiel Sotomayor" <yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:49:53 -0400

?The latest version of firefox is 3.6.12. There's a 4.0 in beta form, but 
haven't tried it since I don't know if the add-on I have on firefox will work 
on it yet. In my opinion, is a lot better than IE8 will ever be. IE9 is a whole 
nother matter, but since you said you have XP, I won't go into details.

Firefox 3.6.12 works beautifully with jaws. I use it to navigate facebook and a 
whole of "fancy" sites like you mentioned. No problems at all. Firefox used to 
crash around once a couple of weeks on XP, but since I upgraded to win 7, I had 
no problems.

I don't like add-ons. But I have one that any blind person shouldn't be 
without. It is called websome. It solves capchas without sighted assistance. 
You just press a keystroke and it will do the rest. When it is done, it will 
say, "capcha contents has been added to the clipboard". You just paste whatever 
websome gave you on the editbox and 99.9 percent of the time the capcha is 

I really like firefox, but since I upgraded to IE9 I have been forgetting about 
it. IE9 is 10 times better than IE8 and since my university's website doesn't 
open on firefox, I am using IE a lot more. But you will have no problems with 



From: JM Casey 
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:24 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Some questions about Firefox

Hello everyone,

So I'm pretty sick of Internet Explorer and its foolish foibles. I'd like to 
get on board with Firefox at last, but the last time I attempted this with JFW 
was years ago, and it simply didn't work very satisfactorily.

Now I have Jaws 11 and windows XP, and I'd like to ask you folks what the 
latest version of Firefox I can use might be that will work pleasantly with my 
Jaws version. I'd also like to know:

If the programme generally works smoothly and has scripts designed comparably 
to the Explorer ones, so that it works efficiently with Jaws
Whether the programme crashes frequently, like Explorer seems to do on "fancy" 
If there are any add-ons or plug-ins that you people use and find worthy that I 
might also try. I know of Noscript and I think I'll definitely be getting that 

ANy thoughts? Recommendations?


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