November 28, 2009

Physical habits

At the company I work for an email went around asking us not to work in Explorer because of some new security threat that Microsoft hasn't patched yet. So here I am checking out my peeps in Firefox, which opens a new tab every time I link from my blog list to a blog. Once I have read a post and left a comment, I close my browser. And each time I think, AAAARG , I was supposed supposed to just close the one tab. Then I have to reopen my blogger dashboard and start over.

I've been doing this all morning. Apparently I am incapable of learning a new physical habit. Fortunately the kids are at their grandparents this morning so I have all the time in the world to be inefficient.

On a side note, if you're feeling a bit unfit (fat) after Thanksgiving gluttony, or starting to think about Christmas presents, check out these shake weights.



  1. **Snort** Oh my. That's some serious shaking!

    I know what you mean about Firefox. I use it all the time but it took me awhile to get used to closing tabs!

    I'm trying to avoid thinking about Christmas presents but I think that's a losing battle.

  2. Crazy how a little thing like a browser can throw us off, isn't it? I do the same thing with firefox and safari. Now, I think i am off to check out these weights...

  3. I reluctantly went over to Safari, and I like it. Don't seem to have the problem of which you write here. And I like the way it stores my IDs and passwords more effectively. Don't think I'll ever to back to IE.

  4. RE, "The Shake Weight": If the ergonomic physics behind that thing REALLY worked, every adolescent boy would be Mr. Olympia. Just saying. Thank you, I'm here all week!

  5. That's what happens on our regular laptop. It opens a new tab, not a new window. And I'm too stupid to remember.

  6. I just switched from IE to Firefox, too, and I know exactly what you mean. Once you get the hang of it, though, you'll love it. Much better and faster that Internet Explorer.

  7. re: firefox. Download the "TabMix Plus" extension and install it. Open the settings and pick some options about the opening/closing of tabs, specifically the one where you don't close the browser with the last tab. When I use FF, I can close the tab i'm on by selecting Cntl-W, but to close the whole browser, I have to hit Cntl-Shift-W. Saves me a lot of hassle.


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