The age of the favourites bar…

Remember Internet Explorer 6? I do. It was the browser which defaulted to a favourites bar that was never much use as I could see, but we kept it anyway. When Internet Explorer 7 appeared, it was more minimalist than an empty white room, and I hated it, re-instating ‘6’ very quickly. After a couple of days, I scolded myself for being stupid, and installed ‘7’ again, but with no favourites bar showing. I adopted Netvibes as my start page, filling it all up with junk for the most part. Well, you never know, do you, and junk has its … Continue reading The age of the favourites bar…

Microsoft Edge..

Well, I am still using it for 99% of all website transactions, but alas it does not play ball with all sites. Apparently, Microsoft is making progress with it, extensions and whatever else being promised, but so far only available in previews. For other sites, I fall back to Firefox which despite quirks does manage to show relevant pop-ups etc. for Android use, it is also my preference, beating Google Chrome hands down in every sense. Why people use Google Chrome beats me. So, Microsoft, lets see these Edge improvements in the production Windows 10 installations, PLEASE?

Internet Explorer 11..

.. has become very slow to respond to anything over the last few days, and as slow as I can be, IE is worse. I now have Edge running again, and it is way faster at the moment, so all is well until the next round of updates. I used to like Update Tuesdays. At least you could brace yourself for the event. These days, updates sneak up on you.. 🙂

Microsoft Edge 0 – Internet Explorer 1.. Final score

Guess who is back using Internet Explorer 11? Yep.. me. I have had enough of Edge appearing in a variety of different sizes every time that I start this PC up or come out of sleep/hibernation. Firefox was given an outing BUT it only shows the name of the website in the current tab. All of the others appear blank. Very strange. So, the old stager wins again despite claims from many that it is crap. I have never thought it was, and until somebody can give me solid proof that it is and that the others are better, I … Continue reading Microsoft Edge 0 – Internet Explorer 1.. Final score

Internet Explorer 11 is going west..

.. eventually, and with improvements made to the Edge browser being included in the latest build, I have decided to give it another try. So far, it has not annoyed me, a quantum leap away from a time when it did, so I will continue to use for a while at least or until it annoys me.. 🙂 The main annoyance was a failure to display pages which were, to all intent and purpose, totally harmless. IE 11 rarely fails to display pages, but having it close unexpectedly and sometimes quite often is annoying. 🙂

Problems, problems, problems..

.. no, not challenges. These are problems created by others and beyond any control by me other than IGNORING them. Problem #1.. no 1511 update.. I don’t have it, have not been offered it, and don’t want to re-install Windows 10 just to get it. Will I be offered it eventually? You think that I should know that? Nobody tells me anything. There are instances where you will definitely not get it unless you make changes, see the Ghacks newsletter. Needless to say, I don’t fall into any of the three categories. 🙂 Problem #2.. A phone unlocker utility doesn’t … Continue reading Problems, problems, problems..

Favourites for Edge..

When Edge first appeared in beta, IE 11 favourites would not import as a matter of course, and this is what I was telling people who asked. Times change and favourites can easily be imported manually by going into Edge’s settings, the three dots, and ‘import favourites from another browser’.. It’s that easy.. 🙂

Surfing is not much fun..

.. especially at a time when it should be. I remember years ago when Internet pages were text only and it could be slow then,  but only because the modems in use were painfully slow. I have a gateway capable of 100mb, but with pages loaded down with adverts and other crap, sometimes I just get too frustrated to bother. Some ads open almost full screen and the only way to close them is to shut the host site down. Ha, and you think that I am going to buy ANYTHING from you for making me do that???? Web Advertisers … Continue reading Surfing is not much fun..

Browser silliness..

Mozilla is not happy. Microsoft has set Microsoft Edge as the default browser, and to add insult to injury, Edge sets Bing as the main search engine. Boo hoo hoo. Like any of the this will make the slightest difference to the millions who hate Bill Gates, Microsoft and any browser the company produces. A funny story: While I was in rehab, I just had my Netbook sporting a fairly raw install of Windows 10. So, I wanted to connect to Wi-Fi there, but Microsoft’s Edge wouldn’t display the popup for me to complete the job. I had to use … Continue reading Browser silliness..

Patch Tuesday for Windows and 10..

Is this the first official Patch Tuesday for Windows 10? You can read about what it does here. There is a reboot involved but it doesn’t have to be immediate. Personally. I prefer immediate, and not because I am never doing anything important. I like to get things done and out of the way.. 🙂