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Flickr issues with older browser?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by flamingfish, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Flickr recently decided that it would no longer play nicely with the outdated version of Internet Explorer that is on my computer at work. I can see my photostream, but can't pull up an individual photo or post a link. Updating the version of IE is not within my control and is not likely to happen.

    If anyone else has experienced this problem, is there a workaround? I tried the "Help" forum on Flickr, and found numerous threads from people with similar problems with a variety of browsers. However, the threads degenerated into invective against Flickr and bickering about Flickr's right to make changes and/or the merits of various browsers, without providing any actual help.

    If I have to bail on Flickr, what's a decent (free or cheap) alternative for storage with linking capabilities? If I start using a different site, is it feasible to move or copy my Flickr photos to the new site?

    I'm strictly an amateur/hobbyist, not looking for a way to publicize my work for sale.

    Thanks much!
  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Are installing alternate browsers an option? Chrome and Firefox come to mind if they are.
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    It could be worse. My work blocks flickr (and any other photo sharing site) as a security protocol. I guess you could use it to get data in and out of the company if you wanted. I'm glad this forum has started caching a lot of flickr embeds, otherwise I don't see them from work.

    One option you might try is the mobile site - m.flickr.com. Very low formatting in order to work on older phones, etc.

    Another is to use a portable edition of a modern browser. I know Opera has one: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/opera_portable

    Those can run from a USB or folder without requiring installation. Just be careful you aren't trying to circumvent controls your I.T. put in place, or it could get you in trouble.
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