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[Firefox v89.0 64bit] Screen reader stops working with Firefox whenever Firefox is closed and reopened

Hello! I've been using Firefox with a screen reader for a few months now because I recently had issues arise with my vision and needed to get one. I use NVDA, which is a … (read more)

Hello!

I've been using Firefox with a screen reader for a few months now because I recently had issues arise with my vision and needed to get one. I use NVDA, which is a free screen reader, and before the update to version 89.0, it worked flawlessly, but the new update has created a unique issue that I haven't found a fix for.

Say hypothetically that I am using Firefox and my screen reader is working fine with it. If I close Firefox and then re-open it, all webpages, including the new tab page, can no longer be read by my screen reader. All it will speak is the tab title or the word "unknown" whenever focusing on the webpage. This also happens when the computer is first turned on. The only way I can temporarily fix the issue is by reinstalling Firefox via the latest installer I've gotten from Mozilla's site, and once the installer itself opens Firefox, it works again. If I close the program or restart my computer, I need to run the installer again to fix the issue.

This isn't too big of a deal for me, since it doesn't take long to run the installer and Firefox is reliable after that, but I could see this being a bigger issue for other people with vision issues if they aren't aware of the installer fix. Does anyone know of a solution for this problem? I know it's a rather specific issue that doesn't apply to a majority of Firefox users, but this is a notable accessibility issue that I wanted to bring up since there doesn't seem to be a permanent solution to the issue in version 89.0 of Firefox and nobody else has seemed to have reported the issue as of when I'm writing this.

Additionally, if this helps, my current installation of NVDA is marked at version 2020.4. If any more specific information is needed, please let me know and I will try to provide it as quickly as I can. I also don't know if this is necessarily an issue of Firefox needing to fix support with NVDA or if NVDA is the one I should be contacting about this, but just since I'm getting this odd behavior only when closing and re-opening Firefox, I wanted to ask here first.

Thank you!

Asked by parkman202 16 hours ago

Newest update did not display well and Firefox lost my passwords and bookmarks, so I restored to version 60, the last version to accept my saved profile

the mid June Best Upate Ever update did not display well (Top toolbar was 1/4 of page) Plus Firefox wanted to ditch my passwords and bookmarks in Refresh, so I panicked, … (read more)

the mid June Best Upate Ever update did not display well (Top toolbar was 1/4 of page) Plus Firefox wanted to ditch my passwords and bookmarks in Refresh, so I panicked, immediately shut of the internet and restored W10 to an earier date. I had a download of v46 but could only update to version 60, as it was the last version to accept my saved profile.

Will I have to stay with v60 forever now,? or is there a way to be upated again and not affect syncing a "refreshed" profile to my computer and phone. I really need my bookmarks and passwords. Oh, and has the display issue with W10 been fixed?

Asked by wdhc 9 hours ago

duckduckgo settings not saved.

Ok so duckduckgo is my default search engine but the problem is it's settings are not saved and i think there is some cookies problem. I kept 'Delete cookies and site dat… (read more)

Ok so duckduckgo is my default search engine but the problem is it's settings are not saved and i think there is some cookies problem. I kept 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' enabled but kept duckduckgo website as exception in it.. and i don't want to use their cloud save for settings.

thanks,.

Asked by okhereiam 9 hours ago

Command line options to Firefox

I can find no recent documentation on command line options for the Firefox Browser. All of the information on this appears to be out of date or just does not work any mor… (read more)

I can find no recent documentation on command line options for the Firefox Browser. All of the information on this appears to be out of date or just does not work any more (in the latest version June 2021). Is there any documentation on this anywhere that is correct for the current version of the browser? I am specifically trying to run firefox with command line options on Windows 10 but I do not see that that should make any difference. The only option I can get to work is starting firefox with a specific URL; even then I have to change the browser settings to get that to open a new window; because the browser settings override the command line option -new-window

Asked by ian.thomwohl 6 hours ago

Scroll speed when dragging url into bookmarks list

It's very convenient to drag a url from the address bar into a bookmark folder, unless the folder has a lot of entries, then scrolling the list by dragging the new bookma… (read more)

It's very convenient to drag a url from the address bar into a bookmark folder, unless the folder has a lot of entries, then scrolling the list by dragging the new bookmark off bottom or top of the list to look for the intended destination, is too fast & prone to drop off top or bottom.

I guess this is something to do with scroll physics ? but I tried a few hopeful looking possibles in about:config without success - very impressive all that, I had no idea.. but... it would make my work easier if I knew what to adjust.

There are three regions where the cursor has different effects. In the central region - where bookmarks and folders are displaye -, moving the cursor does not cause scrolling. In the top & bottom regions the cursor causes scrolling up and down respectively. I imagine there is a parameter to control the proportionality between the distance from cursor to region-boundary & scroll-speed. Is this how it works ? Can I adjust that, or is there some other way to make this interaction more controllable ?

I'd be grateful for a reply, but even if not, I want to express my gratitude for the great work of this project. It is amazing to see the resilience of open software against the tsunami of commercially driven development - good though some of that is. It almost gives me hope for humanity ;-> Thank you all

Asked by tom218 5 hours ago

Lost BOOKMARKS - how to recover them ...?

Hi: Can anyone help me to recover BOOKMARKS which I've found missing after today's starting my Firefox Browser/Thunderbird and trying to use one of the BOOKMARKS: this i… (read more)

Hi: Can anyone help me to recover BOOKMARKS which I've found missing after today's starting my Firefox Browser/Thunderbird and trying to use one of the BOOKMARKS: this is for the first time I've lost them just by opening the Program after I've about 3 weeks ago Upgraded my Windows 7 to Version 10 - under Windows 7 they were working properly without any 'accidental loss'. Question: - is it possible to use the Bookmarks-Back Up file to re-install them - IF NOT, what is the other way to reliably re-install them ...? My PC-system is: Windows 10 Home, Ver 10.0.19042 (20H2), CPU; Intel Pentium D 935 3.20Ghz (dual core), x64-based processor, 32-bit. I'd greatly appreciate any SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS how to accomplish this. Tony H.

Asked by thorsak 5 hours ago

how to restore deleted profile with saved personal data after reseting password without saving keys.

Windows was corrupted forcing me to do a clean install on which then I needed to restore everything but forgot my Firefox login password. Later on realizing that I lost m… (read more)

Windows was corrupted forcing me to do a clean install on which then I needed to restore everything but forgot my Firefox login password. Later on realizing that I lost my personal data after resetting the password, I lost all my data unfortunately not saving my keys before.

Is there anything I can do do get my old profile back with my data restored from the servers?

Asked by hseq.moni 5 hours ago

Firefox is unable to display Ä Ö Ü

Hello there. I have a 'funny' problem since last night. Fierfox in default mode is unable to display Ä Ö Ü on certain websites. It's a fresh installation without any Add… (read more)

Hello there. I have a 'funny' problem since last night. Fierfox in default mode is unable to display Ä Ö Ü on certain websites. It's a fresh installation without any Add-Ons. When entering troubleshooting mode it can display it. So the thing is: something is altering the displaymode of websites betwine modes.

where do I find the variables that do this in the config - or worse in the registry?

Asked by Yijare 4 hours ago

bing search

When I type anything into the Location Bar or search that is not a website address, Google search would provide me with search results. Now Bing has taken over as the def… (read more)

When I type anything into the Location Bar or search that is not a website address, Google search would provide me with search results. Now Bing has taken over as the default search engine and I want Google back. How do I specify Google as the default search engine for Location Bar searches? (I have already removed Bing from the Search Bar list.)

Asked by jerry.basham 3 hours ago

I cannot find the "download buttton" to use to download articles.

I cannot find the "download buttton" to download articles. I see many icsussions of it and its "icon" but nowhere do I see it. I run Windows 10 Please tell me what pag… (read more)

I cannot find the "download buttton" to download articles. I see many icsussions of it and its "icon" but nowhere do I see it. I run Windows 10 Please tell me what page I should look on. THANKS, Wm

Asked by Wm.Norris 2 hours ago

Google News

2021Jun14 In Firefox 89.0, Google News main page 'Headlines' only loads 'Top Stories'. All other categories, e.g., U.S., Business, Entertainment, Technology, Sports, etc.… (read more)

2021Jun14 In Firefox 89.0, Google News main page 'Headlines' only loads 'Top Stories'. All other categories, e.g., U.S., Business, Entertainment, Technology, Sports, etc., do not appear as categories. They do appear on left hand column of Main page but when selected they display message 'Uh-oh, something went wrong. Please try again.' with a Reload link. Reload opens category but has no effect on what displays on Main page 'Headlines'. This problem does NOT exist when using Chrome - Google News works as usual in Chrome.

Asked by rockyj 1 hour ago

Lost shortcuts from New Tab

Lost Shortcuts (2 rows) from Firefox new tab... How do I get them back... Shortcuts is activated in options, still no "icons" to launch my most used websites Help will be… (read more)

Lost Shortcuts (2 rows) from Firefox new tab... How do I get them back... Shortcuts is activated in options, still no "icons" to launch my most used websites

Help will be appreciated... jmb.mtl@gmail.com

JMB

Asked by JMB_Mtl 1 hour ago

Latest Win 10 update upset Firefox.

I have two problems since installing Win 10 update KB5003637 on June 11. FIRST, I get the "Firefox is not your default browser" dialog box every time I open Firefox. Win… (read more)

I have two problems since installing Win 10 update KB5003637 on June 11. FIRST, I get the "Firefox is not your default browser" dialog box every time I open Firefox. Windows Settings shows that Firefox IS my default browser. I have restored Windows default (Edge) and re-set to Firefox, but I still get the "not default browser" message. SECOND, when I have Firefox open and click on a link in an email, instead of the link opening in a new tab, it opens a second, "generic" version of Firefox; one that does not have my Bookmarks or Passwords.

Asked by Bill 1 hour ago