[orca-list] Next biggest Firefox problem?
- From: Bill Cox <waywardgeek gmail com>
- To: Vinux Firefox Team <vinux-firefox lists quantummyst com>, Orca-list <orca-list gnome org>
- Subject: [orca-list] Next biggest Firefox problem?
- Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:25:24 -0700
We're still in bug hunting mode in Firefox, but I'm not as good at
finding really insidious bugs as blind users, because I normally cheat
and use my eyes. If there are any particularly unhappy problems in
using Firefox with Orca, let me know.
I'm pretty happy with Firefox now on my machine. I ran the JAWs demo
for 40 minutes yesterday, and the most glaring difference to me was
how snappy JAWs was. However, I can see the caret in Firefox, and I
can tell you JAWs often had no clue where it was! I think both of
these differences are mostly due to JAWs running in a "virtual
So, I would like to get the Vinux Firefox team looking into speeding
up access to Firefox. I don't know where the bottlenecks are now, but
it's hard to believe that on a 2 gigahertz machine that reading some
text and links could have perceptible delay, unless there are some
nasty N-squared loops or poorly chosen sleep and buffer delays. I
suspect some of this is already somewhat understood, so if you have
any advice for where to start, let me know.
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