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Re: Worst Browser Ever, but could be the best.

On 11/09/2017 11:18 AM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/8/2017 2:55 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 11/08/2017 11:49 AM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/7/2017 2:27 PM, Christian Riechers wrote:
On 11/7/17 7:13 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/6/2017 4:34 PM, Mark12547 wrote:
In article <VJCdnbZ5RKlBUZ3HnZ2dnUU7-IednZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
 lynnmcguire5 @gmail.com says...
I filed a bug on the ads burning cpu and ram but nothing
has happened.

I'm the "Mark" that participated in that Bug report
(comments 14 & 16).

I remember back three decades ago installing an ad blocker
because "rich content" ads were consuming too many
resources and blocking the rendering of the web page until
the "rich content" had finished playing. It's ironic that
today ads are still consuming too many resources, even
when our Internet connection is 100,000 times faster, as
well as faster and larger computer systems.

At least that bug report got a priority of P3, which means
they haven't forgotten about it yet. I doubt it will get
any traction before the teething problems of the Firefox
Quantum 57 rollout is complete.


One of the resolutions might be to include a minimal ad
blocker inside FireFox.  It is time.

What prevents you from simply installing an ad blocker? It's
not like there's no choice.

Not everyone has the expertise to do so.

That's really hard to believe.

Would your mother know how to ?

No, but if I showed her how to install add-ons she'd be able to do it
from then on.

She always regretted not learning to deal with computers while she was
at work (she retired at 78), so she was older than that when we forced
the computer on her.  As I mentioned previously, solitaire is an
excellent introduction to computer usage for seniors.  They get mouse
skills and a higher comfort level.  The value of email is obvious, and a
browser can be used to find recipes for restaurant food etc.

It's really hard to learn something you're not interested in no matter
what age you are.

I used to help my grandmother with Windows 95.  Now that was a real
test of love as she did not have a clue but she could read email.

I would think that Thunderbird or equivalent would be a much easier way
to read email than gmail on the web (which I loathe and despise) but I
could be wrong -- I started out with Netscape .9 and went on from there,
so it's what I'm used to.

Cheers, Bev
   "Not everyone can be above average so why
    shouldn't we be the ones to suck?"
             --Anonymous School Board Member
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