Re: Some questions about Firefox

  • From: Arnaud <arnaudb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:39:03 +0100

do you really a fox to beat the fire? not a good idea if you ask me dude.

Le 10/01/2011 03:42, Yadiel Sotomayor a écrit :
No unwanted scripts huh? Now that sounds promising. Can it stop let's
say, quicktime from loading automatically when I enter a website? Some
websites when quicktime loads turn into hell. They are super slow to
work. Sometimes, they stop working at all, or maybe that is jaws. Either
way, I hate when that happens. On IE9 (not on IE8, again, just a
browser) I have the option to allow quicktime to run only on that
website and only for that session and if it turns into maple sirup, I
can just close the tab and re-open it again and don't allow quicktime to
run. On firefox on the other hand, it loads quicktime automatically and
when it ask you you must select if to activate it permently or not at all.

*From:* JM Casey <mailto:crystallogic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Sunday, January 09, 2011 10:12 PM
*To:* jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* Re: Some questions about Firefox

Thanks for the response. Pretty horrible that your university's website
is broken and won't work on a real browser, but what can you do? I'm not
interested in IE 9 and, as you imply, it won't work with my OS anyway.
Thanks for the FIrefox tips; that all seems very promising. By the way,
noscript is an add-on that blocks unwanted scripts, pop-ups and so on.
It works beautifully on my sighted friend's computer.
Anyone else?

    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* Yadiel Sotomayor <mailto:yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
    *To:* jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *Sent:* Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:49 PM
    *Subject:* Re: Some questions about Firefox

    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 correct.
    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 firefox.

    *From:* JM Casey <mailto:crystallogic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *Sent:* Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:24 PM
    *To:* jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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" pages
    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 one.
    ANy thoughts? Recommendations?


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