Hi Bill,

Thank you for these instructions!  My JAWS cursor is now working with the
latest version of JAWS, Windows 7 and Firefox 36.0.1!

Maggi


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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-boun...@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Bill White via
Jfw
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:47 AM
To: Kimsan; The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS cursor with Firefox

No, you type Alt plus the letter L, and when the address bar comes up you
type about followed by a colon, and config without any spaces.

You will then be presented with a warning that you shouldn't change the
config file unless you know what you are doing. You need to uncheck the box
which says to display this message again next time. Then press the "I'll be
careful" button.

Once you have done this, there are three items in the config you need to
change.

I'll list them below.


1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.

2. Press Control-L to open a new link.

3. Type "about:config" and press Enter.

4. If you are presented with a dialog which warns you about the dangers of
making changes, Tab to the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button and press
Enter.

5. At this point you should be out of Virtual Cursor mode and on a filter
Edit Box. If not, turn off Virtual Cursor mode by pressing JAWS Key - z.

6. In the filter Edit Box type "direct2d.disabled".

7. Press Tab to get to the list of filtered entries and you should see one
called "gfx.direct2d.disabled" with a default value of False.

8. Press Enter to toggle this value to True.

9. Press Shift-Tab to get back to the filter Edit Box and type
"layers.acceleration.disabled".

10. Press Tab to get to the list of filtered entries and you should see one
called "layers.acceleration.disabled" with a default value of False.

11. Press Enter to toggle this value to True.

12. change:

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean true

to

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean false

13. Press Control-W to close the configuration window.

13. Restart Firefox.



Bill White billwhite92...@dslextreme.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan via Jfw" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
To: "'Mike B.'" <mb69ma...@charter.net>; "'The Jaws for Windows support
list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 8:51 PM
Subject: RE: JAWS cursor with Firefox


> Mike:
> How do I make that change? I remember a conversation aboot this topic 
> but ignored it, lol, now I need the refresher.  Do I just do CTRL l 
> and then type aboutconfig?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-boun...@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B. 
> via Jfw
> Sent: Friday, March 6, 2015 4:38 PM
> To: Bill White; The Jaws for Windows support list.
> Subject: Re: JAWS cursor with Firefox
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> Try changing the following in, about:config.
>
> This is the default setting:
>
> layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean true
>
> This is what I changed it to:
> layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean false
>
> With this line of text highlighted, press the application key to open 
> the context menu & press the letter, T, to toggle it to true or false.
>
> From:
> Harri Tuominen
> Hello!
>
> Perhaps you should change this value from "true" to "false" in about 
> config
> page:
>
> layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled
>
> I use Firefox 34.0 with JAWS 15.0.12085 and the JAWS cursor works 
> quite well.
>
> See also this discussion:
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1095971
>
> Harri
>
> Take care.
> Mike
> This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bill White via Jfw
> To: jfw mailing list
> Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 9:06 AM
> Subject: JAWS cursor with Firefox
>
>
> Does anyone know how to allow reading web pages with the JAWS cursor 
> in the newest versions of Firefox?
>
> I tried doing what someone advised in the following manner:
>
>
> Going to the about:config in Firefox,
> Change the
> "gfx.direct2d.disabled" with a default value of False.
> to true
> Change the
> "layers.acceleration.disabled" with a default value of False.
> to true.
>
> However this still only gives me a couple of graphic symbols when 
> trying to read with the JAWS cursor.
>
> Is there something else which needs to be changed in the newest 
> versions of Firefox to allow reading with the JAWS cursor, or is it 
> now an impossibility?
>
> Thank you.
> Bill White billwhite92...@dslextreme.com
>
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