Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Sep 22, 2008
Okay, I wrote that last post about upgrading technology, and indicated the issue I had with Firefox 3 the first time I loaded it. I decided that, since I was turning over a new leaf, that I would go ahead and reload Firefox 3 and work my way through issues I had back in July.
And, of course, I had issues. For one, it just wouldn’t work at first, and I’m not sure why. None of the pages would load, and I was frustrated as all get out. I closed the program, waited a few beats, then opened it back up; nope, nothing yet. So I decided to reboot the computer, hoping that might help.
And I had two other surprises. This time, not only was my Google toolbar right where it had been with Firefox 2, but all my add-ons worked. I only had to update one of them, that being Colorful Tabs. I did add a couple, though, one being Read It Later, which I’d had at some point in the past:
I also added Download Status, which puts a bar at the bottom of your browser rather than that big window that pops up when you’re downloading something. I tested that earlier this evening and I like that, as it only shows up when you’re downloading something, otherwise your status bar is clean.
So, now I’m totally upgraded on the main computer, and things seem to be working pretty well. I still have to do the laptop, but I have time for that. I wonder who this new person is,… oh yeah, it’s me!