Re: A general non-jaws question...
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Hi John. Welcome to the list and all that.
The ESR just stays behind the current regular release by a year, while keeping security updates. That means that anything that was broken when the ESR came out will probably not get fixed for another year, whereas Mozilla will attempt to apply a fix to some problem that’s discovered as soon as they can on the regular version. Of course, there’s no guarantee that a regular version firefox update won’t break something else, but generally, unless there’s a reason to stay on the ESR branch, like, I don’t know, difficulty in applying all updates at once to a network where the computers all have different requirements, I wouldn’t really stick to it. The reason a lot of people switched to it after firefox 57 came out was that at that time the ESR was still at version 52, and JAWS didn’t yet work with the new model of Firefox that began with 57. Now that Firefox ESR is at version 60 and has been for quite a while now … I personally don’t see any point in sticking with that branch. Anyone with a JAWS version older than 2018 is pretty much out of luck and won’t be able to use Firefox at all, unless they stop all updates from happening … not such a smart thing for security reasons.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of John Esak
Sent: May 1, 2019 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] A general non-jaws question...
Thanks to everyone who answered my Firefox question… Unbelievably, I have not tried the latest full version of Firefox, and that actually may be a solution. The things that were wrong with it or year ago and a little bit more than a year ago may have been fixed… You’re quite right.
I will download a copy and see if it fixes this major problem for me and if it does that’s a very good solution. I felt tied to the ESR because the person who told me about it says it fixed many other jaws problems too and I just took her word on that.
I had very bad luck with chrome about a year ago and more but I have to admit it was with earlier versions of windows like seven and even earlier XP. It’s funny how one gets a bad taste in their mouth on any particular app, and it takes a while for us to try it over again. I was slow learners that is.
I will always keep trying chrome, but as I said I specifically called the Google folks about for five weeks ago to see if one particular problem could be fixed… I believe it was with Facebook, and they said no not at this time but that they were working on it.
So again I went back to Firefox and then have the problem with one drive.
This list by the way is so helpful, I am very happy to a found it… about 15 years ago or more actually I was on the jaws scripting list for quite a while and had been doing a reasonable amount of scripting to fix small problems, but since then I am retired, and all I do now is make music, record, and have fun. Sometimes it’s fun to program, and that includes jaws Script thing… But on the whole The stairs I am much preferring canned and ready to go, fully working programs.
But seriously, thank you for such a nice and well mannered list… Helpful, friendly people are always so nice to come up on.
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