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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 11:06 AM CST
People give me thumbs up for posts sometimes but when I try to give thrumbs up it never works for me. Nothing happens when I hit the green thumb. The count never goes up. Sad
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jun 6, 2013 12:19 PM CST
I hate to even mention this, but I had XP and when it crashed, my computer guy told me he would not put XP in the new machine because after one of the months, if I remember it was April, XP support was going to be non existent. I had no alternative but to go with Windows 7 and that is pretty close to XP and most of your XP stuff works with it. He said I would not be happy with Windows 8. I have used Firefox for years and love it. IE gave me so much trouble I found it much easier to use Firefox. This is just my comments from experience for what it is worth. You need to do what you are comfortable with. I am 84 and I am very comfortable with Windows 7 now and Firefox and I was an XP person for many years. AND, i do not do change very well. nodding
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 6, 2013 11:10 AM CST
Uh, oh. Rita, are you using Internet Explorer? When you click on the thumb, it should turn black and the number in quotes next to it should go up.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 11:22 AM CST
dave said:Most of the advanced features at ATP aren't supported by IE.


Oh well. That is the only thing I have noticed that doesn't work for me.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 6, 2013 11:21 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Most of the advanced features at ATP aren't supported by IE.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Sorry, but I will just have to live without the thumbs up because I am not going to change my browser.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 6, 2013 11:10 AM CST
Newyorkrita said:People give me thumbs up for posts sometimes but when I try to give thrumbs up it never works for me. Nothing happens when I hit the green thumb. The count never goes up. Sad


You're using Internet Explorer aren't you? A lot of things on this site don't work with IE including the thumbs up.

wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Yes. I do use Internet Explorer. But Thumbs up doesn't work. Crying
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Jun 6, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Internet Explorer hates ATP.....or is it vice versa? Hilarious! Try Firefox. You'll never go back!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 6, 2013 11:31 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Rita, using IE is a bad idea for numerous reasons. You may not want to switch but eventually you will find the WWW is pretty much worthless without changing. IE is ancient and most people on the net have already abandoned it.

Check this out:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/18552/12_reasons_not_to_use_i...
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Dave, I went and read your link. Then I Googled How to use Google Chrome. I have no idea what all those directions are for. I would never use any of them. I am afraid I am not very computer savey. My operating system is XP and I find the new Windows ones much too confusing.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jun 6, 2013 11:52 AM CST
I like the 'thumbs' notifications. I'd never noticed that I had a bunch of 'thumbs' received....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 6, 2013 12:03 PM CST

Rita...I use XP and IE and the thumbs up works for me? odd In fact I just gave you one and the thumb turned black...I assume you got it
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jun 6, 2013 12:16 PM CST
>> Oh well. That is the only thing I have noticed that doesn't work for me.

Using IE7, I could not get any of the "list" features to work.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 12:23 PM CST
gingin said:
Rita...I use XP and IE and the thumbs up works for me? odd In fact I just gave you one and the thumb turned black...I assume you got it


Thank you for the thumbs up. Yes, I did receive it.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jun 6, 2013 12:25 PM CST
JB said:I hate to even mention this, but I had XP and when it crashed, my computer guy told me he would not put XP in the new machine because after one of the months, if I remember it was April, XP support was going to be non existent. I had no alternative but to go with Windows 7 and that is pretty close to XP and most of your XP stuff works with it. He said I would not be happy with Windows 8. I have used Firefox for years and love it. IE gave me so much trouble I found it much easier to use Firefox. This is just my comments from experience for what it is worth. You need to do what you are comfortable with. I am 84 and I am very comfortable with Windows 7 now and Firefox and I was an XP person for many years. AND, i do not do change very well. nodding


Thank JB, very good to know. I will think on this. nodding

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Jun 6, 2013 12:36 PM CST
I was really a mess when I thought I had to make all the changes and fortunately my computer guy has known me for many years and he works with me and my computer ignorance. I have learned by doing and the one book Windows 7 for Dummies is helpful. The terminology is what throws me since I have no idea what they mean half the time. I have the same problem with my smart phone. God, I think I have lived too long since all this new stuff is coming out and so many changes. Believe me I know how you feel Rita. Confused
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2013 12:39 PM CST
My Daughter and Grandchildren solve my computer, phone and cable T.V. problems. I would be real trouble without them...in more ways than one.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jun 6, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Just be glad you missed out on Vista! Eeeeek! Windows 7 is very easy to get accustomed to if you're used to XP, although I still have a little trouble finding things in the Control Panel. And Firefox as well is an easy switch. I don't know anything about Chrome, tho. Hmmm, JB, I'm still running XP on my old computer upstairs. Sounds like I may be in trouble.......
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 6, 2013 12:49 PM CST

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Thumbs up on Firefox, easy install, easy to use! http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
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