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So there I was struggling with Google Chrome again on Tuesday evening until I decided to switch back to Firefox where I found everything back to normal. If my readers will remember a week or so ago I was having trouble with Firefox as they had upgraded their version which stopped a couple of extensions from working. It was a waiting game until those issues were resolved by the developers of those extensions. In the meantime I had switched to Google Chrome and all was well until Tuesday when things started going wrong. I found I had lost one toolbar and couldn’t find a way to reinstate it, though it hadn’t been disabled or wiped off the computer. I find Chrome settings really awkward and far from being straightforward. Even if I do succeed navigating the settings there is no button provided to save any changes as it supposedly does it automatically. I think having to click to save changes is better for at least you can see something happening. In any event I couldn’t get Chrome to display the toolbar. Another problem that had developed with Chrome was that it refused to return me to my selected home page but kept returning me to another. In the end I’d had enough so switched to Firefox in the hope that the previous problems had been sorted, they had so now I am using it again. Why can’t things just go smoothly for once? I am now wondering how long it will be before other changes put a spanner in the works. I suppose I shouldn’t grumble for we have come a long way since the days of ‘Comp-u-serve’. Does anyone remember that service offered by Commodore Computers back in I think it was 1980? It was an early version of Internet shopping though at that time the Internet hadn’t been invented. I had two home computers in those days, a Vic 20 and a Commodore 64 which had by today’s standards extremely limited computing power. It is said that some smart cards have more power that the Vic 20 had! Having said that, the early space capsules were operated with less computing power than those early computers. Despite the advances we have made in computer hardware we are often let down by the software running them. One day I suppose people will look back to today and laugh at what we had to work with. I wonder.

Shirley Anne

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