Tag Archives: Firefox

Fire IE: trick Dragon and websites into thinking you’re using Internet Explorer (sometimes)

I noticed recently that some sites I used at work didn’t display properly in Firefox, whether I had Flash enabled or not. At home, I couldn’t read the comments on sites that used the Disqus commenting system. They worked fine … Continue reading

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Change size of Firefox text cursor

In Windows itself, I’ve set the keyboard focus rectangle and keyboard cursor to be thicker than normal. (Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see, under Make things on the screen easier to see.) … Continue reading

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Dragon 11.5 with a Lenovo ThinkPad T420, Flash, and a few considerations

O yeah, I owe reviews. Handy is rusty. The retaliation for speaking up for myself continues to be nasty and subtle and draining. This is not a post-ADA world. So, as I’m taking a snow day and dictating over the  … Continue reading

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Improve Dragon’s autoscroll in Firefox: Yet Another Smooth Scrolling

I’ve written before about how to change the auto scrolling speed/length in Dragon 11 using the Mouse settings in the Control Panel. However, if you only use auto scrolling for reading pages in Firefox, there’s an add-on that does the … Continue reading

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Dragon 11 Premium review: mostly improved

I hadn’t been writing about speech recognition lately because my assistive technology budget, as well as my spare time, had to address mobility and ways to rest my voice. However, as I’ve said, gift cards are wonderful things. They paid … Continue reading

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Tab Utilities revisited: tab widths, new tabs, accessibility

Tab Utilities was recently made compatible with Firefox 4. I’ve written about it before as a way for speech recognition users to open bookmarks or links in new tabs, but the changes to about:config make it worth mentioning again for … Continue reading

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Use your computer without a mouth or mouse

From the stats: “computer without mouth” and “firefox without mouth.” You don’t need your mouth to use a computer or a browser unless you use the following: Speech recognition A mouthstick A bite or sip/puff switch or other breath control … Continue reading

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