Ummm, why yes I think I will get on the soap box today… how lucky can you get?
I have to say… I am not in love with Windows 7… not in the least!
And yes, I am old and therefore I do not like change (especially when nothing is broken) however, I do know once i get used to it (I am told) I will like it. Not gunna happen…but I also know I have no choice………which is what REALLY ticks me off!
*land of the free* but I can’t choose what I want…what’s so free about that?
Ok before I get too far off base I ‘ll choose something *small* to bitch about……. Explorer 9. below is what my IE looks like….. please notice the address bar..
…. or I should say… Lack Of.
Ohhh my! will you look below! A REAL address bar! One that you can read the address in! One that lets you see the WHOLE address so that you can see if you happened (which is most likely) to have made a typo! Wow, now why would anyone NOT want to see what they have typed in an address bar?? Beats me! I know I make typo’s but if I can’t see it I can’t fix it… dumb butts that made a small address bar!
While we are on the address bar… look at that below… what the hell is it? what happened to my very long list of places I was at the other day?????? Now I only get the last 5? what the hell good is history and favorites to me? If I want favorites I’ll open my favorites list! I want my LONG LIST of places I've been all week long dammit!
Next: my Google search bar… it’s always been a good thing for me. I can type in a word I want to search or even a question I want to find an answer to…
Excuse me?! I type one letter and the whole freeking page changes?!! With one letter they think they know what I want? Get real …let me type what I want ! And I want my normal Google bar in the middle where it belongs! And i don’t want all that crap below !
Ahhh and then there’s the favorites list… anyone remember that for many MANY YEARS it was on the left side? (and yes I know I can pin it on the left side) But please tell me how moving it to the right side helped any???? it’s still a favorites list..nothing much changed EXCEPT some A.Hole decided to move it..for no apparent reason!
I want my old IE back… does anyone know if I can put an older version of IE on Windows 7? (I really do NOT like windows 7!)
And I will never understand why everything made for computers gives us NO CHOICE what so ever! Oh, I know they want to sell their “new and improved” versions…but why does it have to be forced on us??
I read some articles before I decided to write this post and I even checked out FoxFire….and they all say the same things: how those that tested Beta versions would tell them what was right and wrong and what they liked and didn’t like…. ummmm, excuse me but to my knowledge the only people who test Beta versions of anything are the YOUNG and or the TECHY type…so things get changed/ fixed/ and moved….but they leave out CHOICE. Why don’t these companies make the *bigger and better* programs but also give a choice of having a *plain and simple version* for those of us who are no longer YOUNG or not TECHY types? Once again we are left out to dry.
I remember when I first got on to a PC. Back then there was, a very popular program called AOL… it was advertised as “USER FRIENDLY” …and I have to admit that since I didn’t know *boot up* from someone booting me in the butt… AOL was truly “user friendly” (I am not saying everyone should or did love aol)… a term everyone has forgotten because, bigger is better,…but not in the eyes of everyone.
So soon, everyone will have to be a Tech Guru in order just to open the *simplest program*… how sad that always the oldest and the not so bright people are left behind because no one can offer *plain and simple* or a *user friendly* version as a choice to all the fast growing technology.
Ok.. I am off the soap box…but I really do want to know if an older version of IE can be put on windows 7…so if anyone knows ..please let me know. (It probably can’t…just because that would be considerate !)