Have my web-browsing uses changed?
Last week, Harley started a thread about annoying IE 9 pop-ups. Recently, Firefox’s 16.0 had a security leak that was apparently patched up most quickly. But it wrinkled quite a few foreheads!
On an old Dell Latitude (“made for Windows 2000”), I have Win98-SE and it’s Firefox 4.02 works fine. Some websites hate it, but I don’t like them either!
I am aware that my web-browser USES are no different now than they were lo those years ago.
I want to get to my choice of websites quickly. Without annoying pop-ups. I have never once asked for animations or video-ads, crawler menus or shadowy streaming sales pitches floating across the screen.
I don’t even like tabbed browsing, which is anti-multi-tasking. Oh - it’s multi-tasking for the CPU. But it’s NOT multi-tasking for humans because, in a tabbed environment, I can’t ‘see’ other tabs. I am looking at one and only one display. Single tasking. “Just like I did on DOS with dial-up BBS’s.”
In the multiple-instances browsing, however, I can resize different windows and actually see multiple websites - using whatever I want, when I want. TRUE multi-tasking for the user.
I want some security. I have “money” sites that I work with. If I didn’t have secure browsing, then I guess I’d have to walk over to the bank. Humans have done that for a few centuries. Maybe we still could?
That security is nice for emailing and passwords, though. I mean, if someone’s going to threaten politicians in MY name, I want to do it. I have plenty of good reasons for doing so, too. Like every world citizen does.
But my uses for a web browser? What about yours? Any significant new-uses in your web-browsing behaviors because of the velocity of version number changes?