Friday, June 12, 2009

Firefox & Internet Explorer......a debate on the internet....

First off, this is NOT going to be a prim-related post....sorry!....but for a bit of time I'm going to revert to my nerdy side & talk a bit about Internet Explorer & Foxfire...I promise to TRY to not bore you..and HOPEFULLY HELP a few!

Now, I have been a LOYAL follower for YEARS to Internet Explorer...Never even peeked at anything else.....no need to...no issues....

With a NEW computer came a NEW version of Internet Explorer....and within the past month, automatic downloads for updates for Internet Explorer (courtesy of Microsoft)....
GREAT! Right???....

WRONG!

SUDDENLY, I had issues that I've never had BEFORE the updates OR with older issues of IE....The MAJORITY of the issue was with a LOT of blog sites......It was random..Some days these sites would be a-ok...Other days I would get an error message that the page couldn't work or somethingorother.....or the page would only partially load (for example, on my friend Beth's site, a lot of times I would only see her background & sidebar info & NONE of the posts)....

Soo, I'm thinkin' it HAS to be me....Then I do a little digging...

Come to find out I was NOT ALONE!! AND this apparently has been going on for a while with IE...a problem to which I've read they've been well aware of for a looong time & haven't done anything...

Well this week I have a new download & I hold my breath & think maybe...???

NOPE.

While on one of the few blogger sites that WOULD load right for me, I discovered this lady had the same problem....Her solution? Mozilla Firefox..

I read their reviews....checked out what they had to offer...and STILL held my breathe...

BUT tonite was the LAST straw! I downloaded Firefox. WHICH was VERY easy to install AND saved ALL my bookmarks & everything!! AND it's super-fast!! A few things a wee bit different than IE, but nothing I can't deal with!

SOME "PERKS" of Firefox:
*One-click bookmarking (very cool)
*Faster speed (YIPPEE)
*Zooming In & Out on webpages ~ SEE HERE
*Higher Security
etc.....

Soo any of you out there having problems with blogger pages or other funky pages, there IS an option!!

Ok.....off my nerd box... :)

6 comments:

Me & My House said...

I always have issues with MS. Period and not just IE...the whole package lately. It's always locking up and having to "resolve the problem". Anyhow, I use Google Chrome as my search engine now...it works fabulously!

Pots 'n Prims said...

You have a whole point there! My new computer has taken me from Windows XP Pro to Vista..and there are quite a few "issues" with that...which could at some point result in a HUGE blog post! LoL
I'll have to look into Google Chrome too..Doesn't hurt to have a backup ~ just in case!!
Thanks for stoppin' in!
lisa

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

I had to switch to mozilla firefox because I couldn't get into my own blog!UGH!...Still trying to learn it all...I hate change, but it is a lot faster!!!

Raggedy Angel said...

Thank you...I have to make a change to, I am sick of being aborted from my blog! Beth

STITCHINPRIM said...

So someone else was having the same problems as me... Internet Explorer always was popping up that it had quit working... so I click off and try again... after toooo long fooling with that nonsense, my webhost told me she had switched from IE to Foxfire so I thought...if it's good enough for Donna, it's good enough for me.. so I quickly downloaded Foxfire and have had no problems with it.. so I know where you are... "been there, done that!"
Blessings,
Maurine

katie said...

Wow who knew. I thought it was me or my computer. Just got it back from the shop and still have a "Not Responding" issue with Internet explorer only in my gmail account. Have done all the things they say to do. I don't know how to save all my favorites, so might just go to google chrome, they keep offering it, but I'm kinda chicken. Be brave can it be any worse.
katie