My Web Browser Rant

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December 2, 2013 at 09:02:46
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate sp1/32bit, Pentium 4_2.5GHz / 1.5 GB
Seems these days there is less reason to update. Try IE 11. Went back to IE 10 when I discovered there isn't a setting for "always dial my default connection" on the connection tab in the internet options. For me that is a deal breaker. Have Opera 12.6 & 18.0. Sticking with 12.6 because of all the customizing options. These are all gone in version 15 to 18 which is based on chromium. If I wanted that, I would be running google's browser. Seems to be a step backwards with the developers of Opera. How the mighty have fallen! :(

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#1
December 2, 2013 at 12:18:08
Interesting read. Do you know the situation on Firefox by any chance?

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#2
December 3, 2013 at 09:20:46
Never tried Firefox myself. Been using Opera because I am on dialup and I can disable on the fly images showing on a webpage if I want to. Too much trouble since Opera 15. Takes four step to stop images from showing like wise if I want them to appear. Pre version 15 Just click on "Show Images" button to change to "No Images" or "Cached Images". This all from the tool bar. So simple. Version 15 and up you have to go to a settings page. Two steps just to get to that. Another step to get to the area were the image setting appears. What a pain. I make use of an third party ad blocker & popups to stop loading those banner ads.

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#3
December 3, 2013 at 10:22:58
You know, I sometimes think that those who produce technology have never tried to use it (or use anything for that matter).

I don't use Google Chrome but I do use their homepage, so that I can search immediately from that. Goodness knows what they have now done to it. It has far too many quite different steps when you are trying to find images, UK version (where I happen to live), maps, and every other feature. It's inconsistent and a glorious muddle IMO. It's not that you can't get to the features, its just that one might imagine someone had sat down and worked out the most awkward way to reach each of them.

I prefer Google's search engine but have to admit that the Bing homepage is much neater and instinctive. Unlike Google all the features are available "before" you search, not just most of them.

Sorry, I'm digressing, but I think this sort of thing is similar to the browser issue. We don't really need mouse practice.

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#4
December 3, 2013 at 11:29:44
Oops version number of the last decent opera should read 12.16. When I first install the new version after they left the previous build "12" I and others were shocked . Read the opera forum. Comments I read were made that they weren't pleased with the new build. Sure opera never did have a big following. Originally opera was a pay for browser. I came by it by it when they had a free trail. Don't remember what version number it was but I was impress by it. After that they offered it free since than. You could do all kinds of customizing to it. Improvements came to it with new builds. Mouse gestures. Built in dictionary. Still exists with the newest builds but lost so much more. I think the new version of opera is like spare tire in todays cars. Today all they give you is a temporary spare. What happened to the full spare? Step backwards.

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#5
December 3, 2013 at 11:37:03
Really digressing now LOL.
"What happened to the full spare"

I'm a full spare wheel/tire fan but I think the reasoning goes like this:

1. Cost on the price of the car (not too much one can say about that).

2. Environmental and fuel usage. Could in part be controversial but the weight of a proper spare does come into the fuel equation to some extent.

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#6
December 4, 2013 at 04:18:12
Hi Derek - the new style mini does not have a spare wheel at all.

Crazy!!!

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#7
December 4, 2013 at 08:16:17
Mike.
Yes that is what they are trying to invoke - seems they assume you are a member of the AA, RAC or whatever.. Otherwise you have to use a messy repair kit on the side of the road that doesn't always work out too well. Tricky if you have a blow out. I think there is a lot of resistance to this idea so maybe they'll get the message (or maybe not).

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#8
December 4, 2013 at 10:48:06
I prefer Chrome. Updates itself and virus-ridden Adobe Flash automatically for people that don't keep their software up to date.

Some will argue that Google transmits info to the government, but as we know with the NSA backdoor so does Windows. If the government wants it, they'll get it.

Face it, the internet is a centralized area where the government has complete access to your life, from your electric bills and bank accounts to Facebook. The government doesn't need to rely solely on Google.

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