Tag: Firefox

A vexing Windows 7 problem might have resolution

I’ve now got three different browsers on this Win7 box. Internet Explorer (aka Exploder), Google Chrome, and Firefox.

Now in Chrome and Firefox I note CPU swamping when I’m watching any flash based site. And h.264 and Silverlight are no joy either but they don’t cause as much of an issue as Flash.

I’m seriously considering reverting Flash versions to resolve this issue. Now we’ve always been told keep your software up to date for the reasons of security. But sometimes you just have to say ‘fuck it’ and go with an older version of the software because it can’t run on a 64 bit machine.

Now if I could only figure out why I can’t login to WordPress using two factor in Firefox 38. I key in my username and password and I’m prompted for the authentication code, which I plug in and WordPress blows me back to the login screen. So I’m using Chrome to post this article.

So now I have to use three different browsers – IE to access office based stuff, Chrome to access WordPress and FIrefox for everything else.

Abandoning Firefox for Chrome

For years I have been a Firefox evangelist. No more. Between problems with Flash player, Silverlight, random crashes of Firefox 26 etc. I’ve finally had enough. I consider Firefox now as bloated as Internet Explorer. It’s performance suffers with every new version. 

So I’ve long had Chrome installed on my machine. The one thing I still use Firefox for is the Sage newsreader. I don’t see it available for Chrome yet. But YouTube, Netflix, and WordPress as virtualnes.com are now exclusively used on Chrome. 

In addition I’ve noted Thunderbird in it’s latest incarnations gets more and more kludgy/klunky at Outlook. Perhaps Mozilla would be best served by stepping back and tightening up the release schedule. 

And each time Firefox has crashed I make the analogy to IE. I’m sure the folks at Mozilla don’t like that but maybe they need a new perspective. 

Yahoo Music doesn’t support Firefox or Opera

Well now, this is interesting. I know that Yahoo embraces OSS since the underlying mail service under their Yahoo Mail product is Qmail.

But try checking out their music casts. I recall that in the past they worked with Firefox. I’ve been noticing a lot of sites now enforcing the use of Internet Explorer. I’m sorry but Firefox now represents a large portion of the browser base, and it should be supported.

Or could it be that Microsoft’s crappy net services are now defined as the standard? In any case I smell an anti-trust rat here against Microsoft.

The error dialog

So I went ahead and clicked on their supported browsers:

Firefox and Mac not supported


Got a response back from Yahoo:

Hello Truthspew,

Thank you for contacting us about the problem you are experiencing with
Yahoo! Music services.

We regret you are having concerns with not being able to access
LAUNCHcast through FireFox. We’ll try to resolve this for you as quickly
as possible.

Although LAUNCHcast is not currently compatible with the OSX system or
the Mozilla, Firefox, Safari and Netscape 6-7 browsers, we do consider
your feedback regarding the features you would like to see. Our users’
feedback is a very important part of how our development team decides
which features to add to our services.

At this time there is no estimated date as to when this service may be
available using these applications.

We have forwarded your comments to our development team for review.

In addition, we have good news for you: the new Yahoo! Music Video
Player is now available. The new player is compatible with Mac and
Firefox (a browser alternative to Internet Explorer)