Re: Upcoming Firefox version 4

  • From: "Douglas Richard Dexheimer" <drichardd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 04:14:07 -0600

Good morning.  When I opened Firefox I was prompted for an update.  This link 
says Firefox 4 is hear.
I hesitate to download the update until I hear I won't lose any accessibility 
features like Webvisum and bookmar creation.  How do I contact the FS employee? 
 If the update won't be worth it, how do I make this message go away when I 
open Firefox?  Thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nermin 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 11:33 AM
  Subject: Re: Upcoming Firefox version 4

  Hi all,

  no reason to worry too soon here, since there is a former FS employee from 
Germany on Mozilla's  Accessibility team.


  From: Adrian Spratt 
  Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 4:04 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Subject: Upcoming Firefox version 4

  Hi. Today's Wall Street Journal has an article about version 4 of Firefox 
that is about to be released. Speed and look appear to be the featured 
improvements. But the following passage makes me wonder about accessibility and 
whether screenreader users might be advised to wait before upgrading:

  Gone are the layers of tool bars, status bars, the bookmark bar. Instead 
there is a row of tabs-much like Chrome. Interestingly, Mozilla is sticking to 
the more traditional address box on the left and search box on the right like 
IE and Safari. Chrome has combined the search box and address box into one.  

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