I’ve switched over from IE8 to IE9 on about half of my Windows 7 PCs, including two desktops and one of my laptops. So far, things have been going reasonably smoothly in the two weeks or so I’ve been using this new browser, but I have encountered one set of “interesting” problems (in the sense of the famous Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”). Curiously enough, these have to do with the very program in which I’m creating this blog post — namely, WordPress. In fact, I’m posting my blogs using Chrome these days because while the site operators know that IE9 is having problems, they haven’t yet figure out how to fix them.
Let me recount my current difficulties:
- I can’t access any of the toolbar elements at the head of the primary posting window (as shown in the following screen snippet). This is the usual method for controlling text, using bulleted or numbered lists, managing text alignment — and entering hyperlinks to attach to other Web pages. I can click on the icons and see them highlight to indicate they have been selected, but for some reson the associated actions that usually go with them don’t fire off and do their respective things.
- When I try to upload a graphic to illustrate my blog, I can launch the Explorer based download widget, access the file navigation and selection window, but when I click the Upload button, the widget display area goes all white, and essentially freezes in that state without every uploading anything.