Re: Some questions about Firefox

  • From: "JM Casey" <crystallogic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:12:24 -0500


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 
  To: 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 

  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 
  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" 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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