If It Ain't Broke ...........

  morddwyd 20:49 08 Aug 2011

Surfing quite happily for many months, all serene, no problems, until I chanced on a glowing review of Firefox 5 in this months PCA.

I'll have some of that, I thought.

Duly downloaded, installed, fired up and fifteen seconds later I'm into the two hour routine of uninstall, Ccleaner, find my original download file, reinstall and configure the original version.

How many times has it been said on here "If it ain't broke..."?

How many times have I said it myself?

No fool like an old fool!

  octal 21:03 08 Aug 2011

I think we've all done that in the past, now-a-days I'm a little more patient and let the developers iron all the bugs before I install. I must admit, Linux is useful as I can load in my local account and if I don't like it I just delete it without doing any harm. I tried FF5 but I couldn't see the point in changing at the moment seeing as some of the add-ons are not supported in it yet.

  Menzie 21:22 08 Aug 2011

That was the mistake I made with Firefox 5, the browser itself has been great but I miss having Mcafee Site Advisor which isn't compatible as of the last time I checked.

I have had to switch to WoT and Avast has installed something similar too but it just isn't the same as what I am accustomed to.

Thankfully No Script and Flashblock works which are my two main plug-ins for Firefox that I just cannot surf without any more.

  woodchip 21:51 08 Aug 2011

You should have done it when Win 95 was the norm, it would have been a all night job

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:54 08 Aug 2011

Running XP? FF5 known not to work with XP

  Forum Editor 23:44 08 Aug 2011

"No fool like an old fool!"

Perhaps you're being a little hard on yourself?

We're all human, and it's sometimes difficult to resist the lure of that shiny new thing from the shiny new shop. When it comes to software it's reasonable enough to think that version Y will be an improvement on version X, but the truth is, the millions of subtly different hardware and software combinations out there are the final arbiters of what's good and what's not so good.

I recently had to uninstall IE9 and reinstall IE8 because my bank's slick new online banking site didn't work with Chrome or IE9 - it wouldn't let me in.

When I suggested to the online team that spending squillions on a new banking site which didn't work with one of the world's most popular browsers was a bit of an embarrassment they had to agree. That didn't mean they did anything about it, but at least they saw my point.

I can totally sympathise with your point of view.

  Condom 00:09 09 Aug 2011

It isn't just Firefox as Windows Live updated itself a couple of days ago and now shows users first and last names when chatting to friends or family in Messenger. No nicknames or just first names anymore. Who in their right mind thought of that one?

  wiz-king 06:34 09 Aug 2011

15 seconds! That's a fair trial.

  morddwyd 08:02 09 Aug 2011

"15 seconds! That's a fair trial."

It was broke.

I fixed it!

  caccy 17:09 09 Aug 2011

"If it ain't broke" I,m thinking of taking a chance and upgrading to DOS 3.3!!

  SparkyJack 12:04 10 Aug 2011

FF5 did advise me that certain plugs-in would not work- so I was able to abort the install.

When ever an update comes in and if it works I copy the download to a folder of similar programs in my external drive.

So if I have to revert- because of a subsequent problem -I know where to find it.

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