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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Firefox 57

Autumn Mist

Well, have you updated your Firefox? If so, how do you like it. I have it on my laptop and am trying to get used to it. It takes me much longer to test a theme when I am making one. So I haven't installed it in my desktop yet because of that. But I will soon, probably. Plus my laptop just installed the latest big Windows 10 1709 update and things have changed on that also....so I am getting used to that. Changes! I don't like change.

The user count isn't working at all with the technicians and developers trying to get everything updated and problems fixed. I know there must be a lot of new Firefox users, though because I am getting tons more reviews. I get an email when someone reviews a theme and I always try to reply to a review. So my email tone keeps beeping. But I am glad to have people using my themes. Makes it more worthwhile.

Our oldest great grandson went deer hunting with his great grandpa yesterday and they had a ball. And he spent the night with us.  He is taller than my husband now! Hard to believe he will be 13 early next year.  When he was born I didn't think I would live long enough to see him in his teen years...so I feel super lucky and grateful. Plus we have 4 other great grandkids we have got to know and love. 

 We got up early and I scrambled half a dozen eggs and made 5 waffles for the guys this morning because he had an lacrosse game. We got our shopping done early, too.  I knew town would be busy with shoppers the Sat. before Thanksgiving. This will be the smallest Thanksgiving dinner I have made and I know I will cook way too much. My recipes are all for too many people. 

I have found a few extensions that I really like for the new Firefox. InformEnter has been updated and I am very thankful for that. But he couldn't put all of the useful things into the new format so I really miss the right click and enter the info when I am submitting themes. I like Owl to make pages dark so they aren't so hard on my eyes. I also like Translate Now because a lot of the reviews aren't in English so I have to quickly translate and this is easy to use. One extension I wish and hope will be available is Tabs on the Bottom and so far that isn't available and the developer said he couldn't update it with the new format so I doubt if I get that one. I don't like the tabs up where they aren't as easy to see.  Of course you have to use Personas Plus to be able to change themes and your favorites are there and you can change the text color, etc. Another thing about  FF 57 I really like is you don't have to use the search bar, etc. All you have to to is type it in the space you would type a website and what every you searched for will come up. Plus you can get rid of the search bar and see more of your theme. Just click on Customize and pull the search bar down into the space. WaLa....no more search bar because you don't need it.  Let me know how you like the new Firefox!

Gonna get back to replying to some of the reviews. Have a great week end. 
Winter Finch

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Quantum Launch Day!

Hideaway Sunset

Well, today is the big day for Firefox! The new and faster Firefox is out now. I installed it on my laptop but not my desktop. The way I test my themes is not available on 57 yet and until they fix Personas Plus I won't install it on the desktop. I am working with them so hopefully they can fix it. For anyone else, it will work fine. So try it and let us know how you like it. 

There must be a lot of new Firefox users because I am getting so many more reviews than usual. A lot more. I try to answer each and every one so it takes a lot more time, but I think if someone can take time to write a review I can certainly take the time to reply.

We were supposed to go to our son's birthday party on Sunday and we thought we did!  BUT when the whole family sat down to watch a video...it was a HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSAY that came up. It was pictures of us, with the kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Every family member made a video with their wishes and thoughts. Clear down the the 4 year old! My gosh, it was so fantastic. I cried of course. It was just so beautiful and special.  And we had our first wedding cake! It was a pretty special cake with mountains, trees, flowers and a Seahawks emblem! I am quite sure the cake maker had never made one like it. Such a surprise because our anniversary was months ago and we thought we had celebrated it with a dinner out with the kids! They had a photographer there and I can't wait to see the pictures. I know I am always commenting on our family but this just proved me right. Our family is very special and loving. Our daughter in law went to so much work! I hope she knows how much we appreciated it and love her.

We have been having lots of rain and high winds and sounds like it will be that way all week. 

Try out the new Firefox and let me know how you like it. I would love to have it here, on my desktop but since this is where I have Photoshop installed, this is where I make the designs so I am hoping Personas Plus gets some extra things added to it so I can preview my themes. Sometimes I have to re-do a theme ten or more times to get it to look right and fit in that small space. 

Have a great week.

 Grandad's Barn


Friday, November 10, 2017

Busy November

Harvest Basket

I wonder if November has been as busy for everyone else as it has at our house. Normally everyone would think our lives are very boring, but at our age we kind of like boring! But hubby has been busy getting everything winterized and doing some hunting. I have been very, very busy with Firefox. Working on themes and keeping everything updated. The most helpful extension I have is InformEnter and I use it a lot and it saves a lot of time. The developer has been very busy updating it to the new format Firefox will be using when FF 57 is launched on November 14th. He has been updating it several times a day and it is working all right. Not quite as good as the original but that is not his fault. I am very appreciate of all his hard work. If you fill out a lot of forms, etc. this is a must have. You can find it at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/informenter/

Personas Plus was updated today but I had to go back to the old version because I couldn't get the preview to work. I HAVE  to use a preview to test my themes. And I test over and over so I hope the version for 57 will work for me when I update to that version. Footers will not be available for 57 because they are doing away with the add on bar at the bottom. It really isn't necessary and that just makes one less step for a developer. 

I use to use an extension called Color Picker and the developer isn't updating that one so I have to us the one for Web Developers and it isn't quite a good. Anyway it isn't for my use. 

I love Tabs on the Bottom and so far that extension isn't available either. I am also learning to use The Pocket. 

I loved Simple Night Mode but that isn't being updated, either. So I am using Owl and that is pretty good but not as easy as the Simple Night Mode. 

Monday I had a 2 hour eye appointment. And after that I couldn't see very well because of all the drops he used. I have extreme dry eye syndrome and the cataract surgery made it flare up again. (That is the reason I have been using an extension to darken the computer pages) I have to use a steroid eye drop for a month and then go back to see him. He could actually see the dry spots on my eyes.

Tuesday my husband had an appointment with his cardiologist and that took half the morning. Wed. we had dental appts. and yesterday we went to one of our great grandson's Veterans Day assembly and that was all afternoon with the driving, etc.

This morning we went to Costco to get a lot of things we needed. 

Tomorrow we go to our oldest son's home for his 60th birthday party. It is hard to believe he will be that old. I was 18 when he was born and I remember how excited I was. I wasn't worried about being a mother because I was almost 13 when my baby sister was born and since we lived on a big farm in Iowa, my Mom was busy outside a lot so when she was outside working I was taking care of baby sis and learning to cook! But time goes way too fast. 

If you read my blog, you may remember I mentioned our daughter losing her cat she had had for 19 years. Well, she has a new pet now. Last Sunday she showed up with a 2 1/2 year old Brussels Griffon called Lola. She is so happy with her and it is good for her to have something to take care of when she gets home from work. Her kids arranged the whole thing and all she had to do was go pick her up. You can tell in her voice how much happier she is. 

Well, I have killed enough time and have a few designs in my mind I want to work on. A lot of things on Firefox are kind of getting backed up because of the new version coming out next week. The user count hasn't worked for almost a week. There doesn't seem to be an Up and Coming page anymore. And if there is I can't find it!

I hope you are all excited about the new and hopefully improved Firefox that will be launched next week. I just hope everything goes well.

Have a great week end.

Dimensions in Circles