Firefox Quantum? I Don’t Think So.

These months that have five Thursdays in them put me in a predicament of sorts. What do I write about that I haven’t even touched on before? On the other hand, what do I really have to complain about? There are bloggers who find something to write about every day of each week of the year. Still, it does throw me for a loop sometimes. I’ll keep on trying to come up with a theme for this week that doesn’t appear every month. In the meantime, I hope you like the topic I found for this one.

original image by Lordcolus @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lordcolus/

I downloaded it the minute I got the notice about it in my email inbox. It loaded onto my hard drive quickly so, naturally, I thought I was all set. I clicked on the shortcut icon that was placed on my desktop.

When the browser came up, I shrugged my shoulders. It wasn’t any faster popping up than the prior version. Also, it came up in the smaller frame, which means I had to click on the square icon in the right upper corner. Sure, sometimes I like the smaller screen but that’s when I have another program up on my desktop. I’m sure there are those who prefer the smaller screen all the time. I’m just not one of them.

There I was looking at this blank page on the internet wondering when the browser was going to show me the Mozilla site or something, anything. It stayed the same, a blank page. I tried clicking on Weather Bug, which was in my lineup of the bookmark bar. Nothing happened!

This is Mozilla’s super cool browser? I got offline and fumed for a couple of minutes. I deleted the desktop shortcut, opened up Internet Explorer, and headed for Google. I really do not like Internet Explorer but I have a couple of apps that are linked to it. Now I know there’s another reason to keep it. When all else fails it will probably work, just a little slower is all. I downloaded Chrome again [my 5th time with it] and got it up and running. There are aspects of it I don’t particularly like but there is something I don’t like about a lot of things. At least it works and it’s faster than Edge or IE.

I think it was about four days later when I received the list of news items from Pocket in my inbox. There it was; Mashable had a piece on the brand new Firefox Quantum. I read Monica Chin’s article hoping it would say something about fixes that were needed. Sorry, Monica, but I’m disappointed in what you offered. Most of it was quotes and rephrasing of what Nick Nguyen, the vice president of Mozilla, had to say about his newest baby.

Still, after reading it, I redownloaded the exe file and reinstalled it thinking maybe now that the Window updates had gone through, maybe the stupid browser would work.

It didn’t!

It was the same as before. That futile blank page was staring back at me. I, once again, tried clicking on Weather Bug. Nothing! I tried clicking on my own blog. Nothing!

As I cussed under my breath, I jumped offline and when straight to the control panel. I quickly found the file, programs and features. I scrolled down the list of my programs until I came to Mozilla. Two programs for Firefox sat there. I uninstalled each, calling it an SOB each time I clicked on the uninstall button.

I want nothing more to do with that company until they confess to all of their idiotic mistakes and blunders… and give me some assurance they’ll get it right.

 

“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.”
Eric Hoffer

 

20 thoughts on “Firefox Quantum? I Don’t Think So.

  1. I was almost feeling your pain. I was ready to pull the plug in Firefox. Several sites that I used to view in it had started misbehaving, including many WordPress blogs where I couldn’t see the pictures.

    The upgrade launched automatically, and to my surprise, it’s running well at home and at work.

    If you try it again, make sure you’re not downloading it through a third-party that preloads it with a bunch of junk.

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    1. I think I’m going to stay away from Mozilla for a while. As much as I dislike the thought of using Chrome because of how Google tries to monopolize, I’m going to stay with it until Mozilla realizes the havoc they have caused with this so-call solution of theirs.

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    1. Jacqui, don’t download it. Keep the one you have if you like it as a backup. I got rid of all my old exe files a while back so I can’t even install the prior version.

      I’m so glad I saved you from having the headache. With your problems with migraines, you didn’t need this one. :/

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  2. Hello! I have just caught up with your blogging. I’m ashamed I had to go back so far. I like how you are talking your way through writing. I also see you doubting yourself, but you can do this! Oh….Google Chrome is the only thing I use. Never had any problems.

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      1. Yes, I am using a Chrome Book. I like it but there are things such as a delete button that isn’t visible, you have to hit two buttons at the same time to delete something. For blogging and surfing the internet I really like it.

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        1. Thanks for the info. I’m supposedly getting a new laptop for Christmas except husband with be taking me to the store to pick it out. Chromebook is one I’m interested in so I’m gathering opinions about it.

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  3. Glynis, you are so far advanced in this digital world. I threw a notepad across the room a few days ago because of some small technical problem I couldn’t resolve. Can I tell you how much I loved throwing that notepad? Low tech solution to high tech problem still not fixed. Ha ha ha.

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    1. 😛 Shari, according to my brother, I’m still in elementary school when it comes to technology. I’m not one the throw things. Instead, I cuss up a storm as I stomp away from the computer to find something else to do while I calm down. 😈

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  4. I tend to stick with Chrome. At work we use MACs so I was using Safari. They all have limitations, but I got used to Chrome so I stick with it.
    BTW, love the new look of your website, Glynis 🙂

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    1. I think I’m going to stay with Chrome, at least for a while. The home icon isn’t in the place I’m used to but I’ll get used to it.

      The new look will be changing real soon, Luciana. It was just something to do for December. I am hoping I can stick with the new look I’ve picked out for a while because I really do need to find something that will be my “brand”.

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