Guess who gets to use the Fox?
I'm not really upset about that, it makes sense. My idea, actually. She does most of the posting and commenting anyway, and I still use the Fox for surfing. I've just been keeping one IE window open in the background for UDOJ.
But I figured if I'm gonna use the beast, I'd at least use the NEWEST beast, with tabs and plugins. So I installed IE7 beta 3.
hmmmm.... not too bad. Definitely better. Pretty. It's got a handful of bugs, though. Annoyances, really.
First thing I notice is that all the blogspot blogs with images at the top are a little funky. The top image slips up under the blogger navigation bar. Didn't do that before.
But my main beef with it concerns the RSS feeds. Up in the new, smaller toolbar, there's a button for RSS feeds. Cool, I installed two such buttons in our FireFox toolbar, one for our blog, and one for BBC news, and it works great. In FireFox, when you are surfing around the web, and want to see what's up at another site, you hit the button, and a drop down menu appears with all the headlines appearing on the main page of the site your button is linked to. You can be anywhere on the web, hit the button, and see the latest posts at UDOJ or BBC News, and if you see one that catches your eye, you click the headline. Takes you straight to that story.
In IE7, somebody doesn't really get the point of the RSS feed. In IE7, the RSS feed button only gives you the feed for the site you're on. Well what's the point of that? Then, if you click the button, it takes you to a page that is basically just a white version of the page you just left, with all the formatting stripped out.
That's about the most useless thing I've ever seen in a browser. THE POINT of an RSS feed is so that I can see if there's anything new at a site WITHOUT having to go there. And if I'm already there, why do I need an RSS feed?
Somebody at Microsoft has been programming without their thinking cap on.
Which is par for the course.
At least it's pretty.