Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Plugging in...

Black Friday, Black Browser

Plugging in...

Once you go black, can you ever come back? That question arose on Black Friday with an update from Internet Explorer 7 to Internet Explorer 8. Although version 8 has been around for quite awhile, a recent Tutor client updated to the more secure internet browser on Black Friday. Should have been easy.

And the updating was easy, the results however, left the client in the dark, with black text and black toolbars. It literally became "Black Friday". How does one participate in the much-hyped, online shopping day, if one cannot see anything on the browser toolbars?? Hmmm, Charlie Brown?

Turns out the Windows XP color schemes had a little conflict with the new Internet Explorer 8 toolbars. Lo and behold, once the color scheme was changed, anything BUT Windows XP classic, the dark changed to light, the black to white and Black Friday was once again, just a marketing phrase.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on?