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Posted by 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.

It seemed to do the trick, though not immediately. It still thought about it for a minute, then everything clicked into place. I still can’t say I’ve noticed any major change in speed, but everything was working. Well, not quite. For some reason, the Excite page wouldn’t load. Rather, it wouldn’t load if I tried putting in my username and password, saying I either had javascript turned off or wasn’t accepting cookies. That was an issue I’d been having before, so I went into options to check things, and noticed that the options menu looks different. Still, I found what I was looking for, which turned out to be a list of websites that were immediately blocked by Firefox, and one of those sites was Excite. I deleted that, and Excite came alive once more.

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!

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Sometimes Mitch all we need is a swift kick to get ourselves into gear, and then once we overcome a few stumbles things seem to work out.

I’m glad you’re up and running again.

That download status looks cool, I think I might get me some of that.

September 22nd, 2008 | 1:48 AM
gina:

I remember when I first tried upgrading to Firefox 3 I had problems too. The second time it went much more smoothly. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I answered your question in comments just now.

ginas last blog post..Review: True Blood Episode 1-3

September 22nd, 2008 | 1:51 AM

I reckon it’s a conspiracy Mitch, and Gina just proved it. You’re giving commentluv preference to women over us blokes. That’s it isn’t it? lol

Sires last blog post..Sire, The Wandering Bard

September 22nd, 2008 | 2:11 AM
Mitch:

Sire, it must be Andy’s doing with the CommentLuv and the women! 🙂

As for the other piece, well, I tend to be slow at times with new technology, but I get there eventually.

September 22nd, 2008 | 8:23 AM
Mitch:

Hi Gina,

You had the same issues as me, eh? I wonder why it worked that way for some and for others it worked perfectly from the beginning. At least we’re both good now.

September 22nd, 2008 | 8:24 AM