Sunday, October 18, 2009

Can you see them? The widgets?

I have a short question. I need to find out if it is my computer or a general problem. Where my Good Reads widgets (and others) are supposed to be, I can only see empty boxes. If someone posts a video on their blog, I am unable to see it. Just see an empty box. I need to log on from work and see if its general or just my computer. Can you see my widgets?

18 comments:

mimbles said...

Yep, I can see the widgets.

Alessandra said...

I can see all your widgets, too. I use Firefox.

Louise said...

Thanks both. I just don't get it...maybe I should switch to Firefox.

Louise said...

And by the way, Alessandra, where've you been :-)

Beth F said...

I can see your widgets in FireFox too. Try FireFox or Chrome. Sometimes widgets are blocked by your firewall or security settings in your antivirus-type software.

Megan said...

I see widgets. I was expecting *not* to see them considering this is my dad's computer (fondly referred to as "the relic") running Windows 98 (horrors!) and Internet Explorer zero point ancient. Anywho - good luck with them! I know it's so frustrating when you're computer doesn't do what it should be doing.

Diane said...

Yes I see your widgets. I had some trouble posting Good Reads widgets at one time for some reason??

farmlanebooks said...

I can see them all on Internet Explorer - they look great!

Louise said...

Thanks for all your replies. It just gets more and more weird. I am on Internet Explorer, and it has always worked. But still I only see the empty boxes with a tiny icon in them designating that something is amiss. I just noticed that I get the same empty box with little icon on the MSN homepage with videos. I have to figure out if there is something wrong with my settings. But it is good to know that it is possibly just me being unable!

softdrink said...

I see them, too, and I'm using Chrome.

Good luck!

Louise said...

Well, I switched to Firefox and that did not make the widgets appear. BUT in all the empty boxes there was a little text saying: You need plug ins to see this, click here. Turns out that it was an update for Adobe Flash I had not been doing. And now, lo and behold, I can see it all. Now I just have to get used to Firefox.

Thanks all for your suggestions and THANKS FOR NOTHING INTERNET EXPLORER ;o) (I mean, why should it take me switching to Firefox to get told that I needed a plug in update?)

Dorte H said...

Oh, Louise, everybody knows widgets is a question of belief.

Close your eyes, tell yourself they are there, and when you open your eyes ... if you believe it strongly enough ;)

Suzanne said...

Ok, I'm also a widget watcher ...and I see widgets! I'm running Safari on my Mac...

Don't you just love your computer sometimes! Every once in a while I have trouble with my widgets on Blogspot. I wasn't sure where the problem was, but fortunately it always works itself out.

Suzanne

avisannschild said...

I can see your widget and I highly recommend a switch to Firefox. So much more user-friendly than Internet Explorer!

Louise said...

I am now on Firefox :o)

Dar said...

I see your widget. I too switched to Firefox and have had a lot less problems since then.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I am on Firefox and I can see them

Serena said...

firewalls can block the widgets on some occasions. I use firefox. Welcome to your first readathon