Browser Updates Needed What to do when you can’t get where you were going to. Recently when doing some work online, I realized that my default browser was not working properly. On some sites it did, and on others, it would not allow pages to load correctly. The result was that in one case, I couldn’t enter information on an invoice in an online business book-keeping application I use, and in another, I couldn’t get anything to post on the company’s Facebook page. I spoke to one of the technicians in the office and learned that you should make it a point to update your browser. Now many of these have automatic updates but when an “aging” browser, like Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge need updates, you often have to do them manually. So, if you are experiencing odd issues with missing content on web pages, or the inability to get to where you have previously been able to go, it may be time for a refresh and new update to your favorite internet browser (see our list below of the top 10).
Be advised, sometimes the update itself makes your browser incompatible until any needed fixes are worked out. Updating your browser is an important step in ensuring that your protected. In an ever-changing world in the land of digital, stay aware, stay informed and call us if you need an IT company that can help you stay on top of these changes.
As an extra bonus this month, here are some directions for how to update Google Chrome.
Get a Chrome update when available. Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update: 1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, look at More. 3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored: • Green: An update was released less than 2 days ago. • Orange: An update was released about 4 days ago. • Red: An update was released at least a week ago.
To update Google Chrome:
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click More .
3. Click Update Google Chrome. • Important: If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
4. Click Relaunch.
The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.
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