Browser h*ll

Ok, hate IE, have for ever.  Only have it on the computer cause there are things that just don’t work right on other browsers.

Usually use Firefox (latest greatest updated version, bleh).  Except ever since the last update Firefox insists on loading some pages from the cache instead of from the server, and so things aren’t updating right (like, when I head over to the Gun Blog Blacklist, and it shows me post listings from two days ago….) unless I force Firefox to reload by holding shift while clicking refresh.  And I can’t find the setting to tell it to auto clear the cache when I close the browser (haven’t actually dug that hard yet, its been one of those weeks months).  Grrrr

Have Chrome, but I’m pissed at Google, so I prefer not to use it, but Firefox locked up for 15minutes when I forced it to clear the cache, so I want to download Opera to play with, except when I try to download the install file Chrome tells me Opera is an evil virus that’s going to kill my system (ok, I paraphrased). 

Finally get Opera installed, attempt to log into to Blogger to make this post…..and Opera freezes up and I end up Ctrl-Alt-Del to make it go away (Windows has a fix would you like to see it? There’s an updated version of this program availilble…..BS I JUST DOWNLOADED THIS VERSION, arg).

At about that point Firefox unfroze and I could vent my frustration to the world.

All this after attempting to install the latest greatest version of Yahoo Messenger cause the version I was using broke, and it took a half an hour because first it wouldn’t download (check your firewall settings, reboot and try again), then it downloaded but wouldn’t install (so I turned off the virus scanner too), and then it wouldn’t download again…..(so I turned everything back on and tried again, and PRESTO it downloaded and installed no problem)

Remind me again while I like computers??

6 Comments

  1. Comment by purplemagpiesnest:

    FWIW: I only use Private Browsing with Firefox (Ctrl-Shift-P), so the cache gets cleared every time I exit the browser. Haven't had any problems with FF freezing up since I've made that a habit. YMMV. (I have an old Dell laptop that gets persnickety when I update software.)

  2. Comment by Ruth:

    Used to use private browsing all the time. Don't recall why I stopped……

  3. Comment by Rauðbjorn:

    If I might inquire, what OS are you using?

  4. Comment by Ruth:

    Windows XP, we've got 7 in the house, I keep meaning to upgrade, but I'm really not looking forward to learning how to manage 7…..

  5. Comment by joated:

    “Remind me again while I like computers??”

    Because they help you waste time even faster than reading a novel?

  6. Comment by Ruth:

    that too!!