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Blank Virtual Buffers Continue in JAWS 8.0 Build 1163 Update

March 8, 2007 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

After running the new updated JAWS 8 build 1163 since last Wednesday, I am forced to conclude that issues persist with blank virtual buffers in Adobe Reader 8, Internet Explorer 7 and Outlook Express 6. The issue is encountered more and more frequently the longer JAWS runs. They disappear for a time once JAWS is restarted, only to begin recurring after several hours to a day or so of frequent use. I do observe the problem seems to be presenting itself with significantly less frequency than it did in build 423. It is my hope that Freedom Scientific will be able to find and fix this bug in the next JAWS update. Karen is still running JAWS 7.1 with Internet Explorer 6 due to the existence of this bug. For most blind technology users, I continue to recommend sticking with JAWS 7.1 for the present time.

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