How Many Browsers Does One Blogger Need?

Three so far!

Microsoft Edge

My computer came loaded with Microsoft Edge and I’ve used it for everything including blogging.  Until it became increasingly buggy.  First, I started losing my credentials when reading other blogs which caused my comments to show up as ‘Anonymous.’    Next, and even more annoying I can no longer upload pictures when creating a post.  And more recently I’m finding glitches with comment notifications.

Chrome

Okay, fine.  I’d already switched to Chrome to solve the anonymous problem and I’ve been using it to load pictures.  So it had become my browser of choice for blogging. Until today that is, when I opened my blog in Chrome and found that the font had shrunk making it hard to read.  Sigh.

Firefox

Enter Firefox!  Rather than log a case with WordPress I thought – what the heck – let’s try another browser!   So yes indeed I downloaded Firefox and I now have three – count ’em  three! – browsers on my PC to use when one or the other of them causes me heartache.

I’m using Firefox to create this post – so far so good. The font is what I like, I’m able to upload my pictures and my credentials are working on other blogs.

I hope there is not a fourth browser in my future!

Now before I leave you I want you to know that I accomplished this amazing feat this morning while being continually harassed (excuse me,  entertained) by my office helper, you know the one.

That will be all for now.

~ Susanne

20 Comments on “How Many Browsers Does One Blogger Need?

  1. I have never uses Microsoft Browsers. They are plagued with slowdowns and updates, as well as the advertising that they generate every time you click on a link. This new PC came loaded with Edge, but I haven’t so much as clicked on it to launch it. I have used Chrome for a number of years now, and it’s a case of so far, so good. I use it to remember my passords, and it ties in well with Gmail too.
    But, I also have Firefox installed as a ‘back up’, in case I have a day like your one. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks for your comment! I have grown increasingly unhappy with Microsoft browsers. I think Chrome and Firefox are the best. I was surprised when I had a Chrome glitch this morning in the blog. My only question now is which browser to make my default.

  2. The size of the font in Chrome can be made larger by holding down CTRL and working the wheel in the center of your mouse. If that doesn’t work, delete Chrome from your PC and than reinstall it. Don’t worry about losing anything from your old Chrome. Everything will reappear in the new install.

    • Thanks for the tip. I’ll try it. My PC has been shutting down of late with error messages and this time when it came back up Chrome had changed for some reason. I’d like to get a new PC but this one isn’t even 2 years old yet!

  3. I hope Firefox works for you. I’ve been using it for years and I’m happy with it. There are occasional wee glitches, but nothing major and nothing ongoing. I used to use Safari until Apple made it harder and harder to have any privacy with it. Chrome would be my last resort since I try and avoid ‘be evil’ Google as much as possible, which is pretty much impossible, but there you go.

    • Thanks for the feedback! When I did a search it seemed Firefox got the best reviews. It’s hard switching between them as some apps don’t recognize you and make you log back in. So I need to figure out which one I like the best and make it my default.

  4. I also use all three browsers, cycling between them depending on what I need to do, when everything runs slow it is also good to clear the cache.

    • Good idea about clearing the cache. I forget to do that. I think for now I’ll use Firefox for blogging and the others for things I’ve saved in my favorites…

  5. 🙂 In my case, I use two web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

    I use Mozilla Firefox for online photo editing services like Canva and Befunky.

    The blogging aspect is done strictly on Google Chrome.

    Also, I believe that a blogger must have an additional web browser in case one of their web browsers becomes problematic (It does not hurt to have a spare browser).

    • Thanks for your comment. I hadn’t heard of this particular search engine before so I did a bit of research on it. Apparently, it’s true – search and they plant a tree! 🙂

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