Re: Concerning Waterfox and installation

JM Casey
 

If you don't specifically select the 64-bit version of Firefox, the 32-bit one will be the one that installs.

I read the stuff on the Waterfox page there and it's just baffling, because Firefox at least claims to have a 64-bit version, and indeed, that's what I have installed -- when I access the "about" screen, here's what I get:
65.0.1 (64-bit)

I have had 64-bit Firefox for at least a year.

So, either Mozilla is making a false claim, or Waterfox is distorting the truth somewhat.

Having said all this, I'm still impressed with the speed of Waterfox at this moment.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: February 12, 2019 5:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Concerning Waterfox and installation


all i know is when i downloaded version 64 bit it installed the 32 bit version on my windows 64 bit computer.
i was also going by what the waterfox web site says as of jan 2019 that the consumer version of firefox was still 32 bit.
https://www.downloadcrew.com/article/25911-waterfox




-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:58 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Concerning Waterfox and installation

What do you mean by this? Firefox has both a 32 and 64-bit version. I run the 64-bit version of Firefox because I have a 64-bit machine. Are you claiming that the 64-bit version of Firefox does not actually take advantage of 64-bit architecture? That's an honest question because I have never heard such a claim before.



-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
netbat66
Sent: February 12, 2019 1:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Concerning Waterfox and installation

it is going to run faster because it is useing the 64 bit format. not 32 bit like firefox.
other then this both are the same. all the menus and shortcuts are the same.
falso jaws does not pause randomly for about 10 seconds, waiting for the screen to refresh like it does with firefox because it is refreshing the screen faster.

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Concerning Waterfox and installation



I don’t know if it’s better. It does seem to be running faster than firefox does on my system at the moment. It also apparently can use multi-process architecture like Firefox does now. I believe it is compatible with some of the old add-ons that no longer work in the re-designed Firefox. If you have old add-ons that you want to use, therefore, I think that could be one of the strongest arguments for using this programme, but I personally am not really running any add-ons at the moment, not even noscript, which started to be a pain in the arse to use.



From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: February 12, 2019 1:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Concerning Waterfox and installation



is waterfox better than regular firefox? if so, why is this?

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