Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is my new best friend! Let me give you a little history though. I've had Internet Explorer ever since I started using a computer. I've never used anything other than Internet Explorer and, okay I guess I'll be honest with you and prove my stupidity, until a few weeks ago I didn't know you could use anything other than Internet Explorer to get onto the internet.
For a while now there have been several blogs that I haven't been able to read like I used to. I'd click on the title of the blog in my dashboard and I would get a block that would come up saying the page couldn't be opened or operation was aborted like it meant serious stuff or something. I would then click on the title of the post and wait it out hoping for luck to strike and it go through. Sometimes it would...sometimes it wouldn't and it would usually take several times to get it to work. Sometimes I'd click and all I'd get was the left sidebar and the header but no posts at all. It was very frustrating. I was told by someone to try Google Reader and I did...it allowed me to read the posts but I couldn't figure out how to comment within there. I had a few people email me and tell me that they couldn't view my blog either. I'm not technically enhanced so I had no idea what to do. Then a few days ago my awesome friend Julie who always tries to answer my questions and designed my blog told me to try Firefox. I had no idea what it was but I had heard it mentioned a few times so I googled it just to see. I decided I would try it and I've been in heaven ever since.
I can open up all blog pages and view everything!!!!! I can even open my own blog and see it all!!!! It is soooo nice and it's even faster when it comes to loading other peoples blog pages. So for those of you out there that are having problems loading blog pages or can't get into certain blogs....I highly suggest that you try Firefox! The only thing I've found so far is that I can't download Flash Player into it. When I pull certain pages up it tells me that a plug in is missing and suggests I download Flash Player but when I go to do that I am not able. The Flash Player they suggest I download for Firefox is under a regular windows operating system and I have Vista. The player they suggest for Vista is for an Internet Explorer program. I need to go online to their live chat but I haven't been able to catch them yet. If anyone has Vista and Firefox and has any suggestions I would love to hear them. But other than that it is so much nicer!!!!!! I love being able to see all my blogs :)