I can't access my page ... all I get is a "ping" sound

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  1. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 20 months ago

    All I get is a ping sound on my Firefox  -- but if I right click my mouse and click on "Open New Window" I get the page. Also ... all of a sudden my computer doesn't recognize me and makes me read those hard to read letters and numbers. My Google Chrome seems to work OK (but I need to use both simultaneously.

    1. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      William . . .I could have told you a month or two ago, but the issue had not arose. I had Chrome for a little while, but after some intense research on Chrome and how experts rated it . . .well, I went  back to I.E. and Firefox the updated version.
      And have left Chrome be. Experts said for some reason there were a lot of "bugs" with Chrome including a change in how your desktop icons look and that one did it for me. I am used to one way that works. I do not have the time (or strength) to continuously change looks, passwords, etc.
      If I were you, I would dump Chrome.

      1. profile image59
        minameshilposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        cool

  2. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 20 months ago

    It's Firefox that's giving me the trouble. Google Chrome is working -- but I agree about the passwords, etc. I'm beginning to think it's more trouble than it's worth trying to keep making the changes these computers demand. That goes for my iphone and satellite radio and TV as well. It's ridiculous.

    1. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      @ William, I wish you the Very Best. I have been where you are at right now. Why don't you go online and try to find a Customer Support 800 number for Firefox?
      I did for my HP Deskjet printer. I had to get serious with the first scammer, but the number on the search page below his fake number WAS the one I should have called in the first place.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 20 months ago

    Firefox can be a pain in the neck!   I prefer it to Chrome but I had to give up on it, because Firefox just kept having too many problems. When I did my research I found a lot of similar complaints.

    Most people use only one browser - Chrome and Firefox do exactly the same things so there's no need to use both.  You may even be causing some conflicts by having them both open at the same time.

    1. William F. Torpey profile image75
      William F. Torpeyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I absolutely need to use both Firefox and Chrome simultaneously, Marisa. I've been doing it for years and it is VERY convenient. It would take me much longer to accomplish my computer tasks if I were restricted to just one (So much so that I would give it up entirely if I were restricted to just one.)

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Now you've got me really curious, I'm wondering if I'm missing out on a clever trick now!  Can you explain why it's so useful?

  4. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 20 months ago

    Yes. Particularly on my sending of birthday greetings. On Firefox I have a list of Facebook friends who have birthdays each day. I click on them one by one.  I begin by pulling up the Facebook page of the first friend listed. Then I go to Chrome and pull up the CompuSmart page that lists all the celebrities that have birthdays that day. Out of the many listed I select a few of the best known celebrities.  I now have haave of my screen showing the Firefox page showing my friend and the Chrome page showing the celebrities. The I type my birthday message to my friend and list the names of those celebrities I've chosen and pulled off the Chrome list. Here's one I sent today:

    Happy Birthday, Kathy. You share your birth date with such luminaries as actor Art Carney, singer Dixie Lee, actor Gig Young, journalist Walter Cronkite, comedian/columnist Will Rogers and 81 other celebrities listed on this Website:

    Celebrity Birthdays on November 4
    Below are all the 86 famous people born on November 3. Ideal B irthday Gifts Abby Lewis was born on November 4, 1910. American act...
    Share
    IBIRTHDAYWORLD.BLOGSPOT.COM

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      ....so the problem is that you can't get a list of your Facebook friends on Chrome, and you can't get a list of celebrities with birthdays on that day on Firefox?

      That doesn't seem right.  All you need to do is open a new tab or a new page on Firefox and open Compusmart there.  Then you can switch between the tabs or pages, just like you are switching between Firefox and Chrome now.

      Except you can't right now because Firefox isn't working, oops.  The other option would be to move the list of Facebook friends over to Chrome of course.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image75
        William F. Torpeyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, Marisa. That works. Thanks.

 
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