Fantastic Mr Fox

No, I am not going to review the marvelous children’s story by Roald Dahl today. Instead I am going to write about how happy I am with the Mozilla Firefox browser I have just updated to.

For the past few weeks I had been having increasing problems on WordPress.com. The font kept changing and rechanging, pages either would not open or would be only half open and there were several options that just would not operate for me at all. A notification from WP told me I needed to update my browser but I was uncertain about that advice.

In part, this was because my laptop is gaining in years and with so many hackers and bugs and beetles around to infect computers I was unsure about where the problem lay.
I also learnt that because I am running the ancient Windows XP operating system that I could not upgrade my Internet Explorer version…

Today I took the leap and went from Internet Explorer to the Firefox system and things have shaped back in to good working order on WP and a few other website’s I was having strange moments with.

So a nice move for now and WP is no longer causing me frustration and irritation. I’m glad about that.

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8 thoughts on “Fantastic Mr Fox

  1. Russell

    Thanks for the comments. I often feel that my Internet Explorer computer is not my own. There is always something happening to it over which I don’t seem to have very much, if any, control. Things change more or less daily. Maybe its time for me to do the same thing. You might want to have a look at this:

    since you are now using Firefox.

    Thanks for your thoughts. As always; useful, interesting, compelling, touching…

    Russell

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks for the link Russell. So far Firefox is operating well and allowing me to move about WP and websites more smoothly. I think the laptop may need some work or to be replaced. But step by step on that. Thanks for your positive feedback, I appreciate it. Hearing from readers is an enriching part of blogging.

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  2. realruth

    I’m glad to hear this has worked for you. I’ve been having trouble with WordPress too. A couple of weeks ago I tried Firefox and it didn’t seem to make any difference. Maybe I’ll try again now.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      I am relieved that it worked Ruth. I am always a bit reluctant to play around with things related to the computer. WP kept telling me via notifications (top left of screen) that my browser was no longer supported and to update it. I can’t update to the latest Internet Explorer because I am only running Windows XP apparently. I hope you get your niggles with WP sorted – it helps when things flow smoothly.

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      1. realruth

        OG, I tried Firefox last night, but it didn’t solve the problems. e.g. Drafts are no longer visible on Dashboard although the heading is there. I’ve learned to work my way around the problems, but it’s a pain. I have wondered whether the fact I now have so many posts (1,875) means WordPress are trying to oblige me to have a paid account, which I resist.

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        WP do seem to “tinker” with our blogging infrastructure all the time. Rather like Facebook. The Dashboard page does seem to change a lot from time to time.

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