I get around.
*Ahem* Because I do desktop support work along with updating this phenomenal blog, I see a lot of user environments–faculty, staff, and student alike. The one thing that really grinds my gears is when I see a bunch of toolbars on people’s Internet Explorer from Google, Yahoo, MSN, Jesus, Buddha, and the rest of them. Not only do they cause you to lose browsing space, they’re just eyesores.
Here is Figure 1:
Now I know that some of you do make use of your Google/Yahoo toolbar. But, from my experience, most of you unintentionally install it, thus making your browser looking clunky. In the installation process of most free applications (esp. the ones from Google or Yahoo, of course), they will ask you if it’s okay to install the toolbar for your browser.
Here is Figure 2:
When you install applications, please make sure to read every window they throw at you before you hit that “Finish” or “Done” button. Although the image has “Install the free Google Toolbar…” chosen, that is not the path you want to take. You’ll be my best friend if you choose “Don’t install the Google Toolbar…”. You want to be my best friend. This is just one good way to a pleasant browsing experience, provided you aren’t click-happy and catch a virus because something looked shiny on the website.
Stay classy, Emory Law School
P.S. Firefox is a WAY better browser than Internet Explorer. CHANGE we can believe in.
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