Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by herbwormwo » Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:10:45

When attempting to load
nothing happens. The page did load for a few days after I downloaded Firefox
but not any more. I downloaded the latest "nightly build a few days ago but
still no joy.
The page loads consistently on Internet Explorer and unreliably on Safari.
Running Firefox on OS 10 3. 8 with internal 56 k modem and PPP.
Can anyone advise please?

Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by Moz Champi » Wed, 06 Apr 2005 14:39:46

well, it loaded here on Firefox, but then you said it worked for a few
days for you too.

You say nothing happens when you try to load the page... what does the
status bar say?

um. the latest nightlies are test versions and may have more bugs than
release versions. they are 'cutting edge' technology and you may need
bandaids after use <g> They may or may not be reliable versions. For
reliability I suggest the release versions for most users.


Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by herbwormwo » Fri, 15 Apr 2005 00:22:36

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 06:39:46 +0100, Moz Champion wrote
(in article <Cwp4e.43544$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):

The status bar says Done.
I have just downloaded version 1.0.2 from version tracker, in case it was
the nightly build that was playing up.
I have tried using the bookmark which I put in when yahoo did load, a few
weeks back, I tried typing the address in manually, I tried variations on the
address for example, all result in a brief flashing in the red
X beside current headlines, and new yahoo doesn't page load! I even tried a
google search on
and Ireland, when I click on that I get "Done" but no newe page loads. I
remain looking at the google search page.
I tried typing the error message which I get in Safari (error 1011) and I
read about a lot of problems with yahoo. Maybe its Yahoo? However my friend
has the same OS and the same Safari and Firefox as me and he can access
yahoo ok. He has a different ISP to me.

Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by Moz Champi » Fri, 15 Apr 2005 06:42:22

Have you checked your computer for trojans?
Never mind, mac
Have you turned OFF any firewall to see if that is affecting it?
Have you checked to see that you are not using a hosts file?
Most likely not, mac
Have you checked to see if its a proxy cutting you off.
Have you turned off any AV programs, to see if they are affecting it?

The fact that you cant get there with two programs (Firefox and Safari)
indicate that its not a program fault, but a system one.
It may be in your system setup or may be in another program running in
the background.

Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by herbwormwo » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 02:50:49

n Wed, 13 Apr 2005 22:42:22 +0100, Moz Champion wrote
(in article <2ng7e.72707$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):

I tried turning off the OS X Firewall but nothing changed. I am running
Virex, I don't know how to turn it off and I don't want to! If it was Virex,
would I be able to access Yahoo with Internet Explorer?
As far as I know I am not using a proxy, none are selected in the system
preferences. I have just installed the new Yahoo toolbar and I still can't
get in. I get as far as the yahoo login page, which is more than I could do
before, I log in, then I get a blank page with a padlock on the bottom
I don't think it is a program fault per se, I think it is something in Yahoo
which Internet Explorer is allowing, and other browsers are not. It is
probably something fluctuating, as sometimes I can get in with Safari.


Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by Moz Champi » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:49:23

erbwormwood wrote:

Having Virex turned on and running all the time is basically a waste of
time with Mac OS X.

There are only 73 Mac specific Viruses known to exist (system 9x or
earlier), and NONE for Mac OS X!
All Mac AV software also detects the over 40,000 PC viruses out there,
buts thats just to prevent spreading them around to PC friends mostly.

If you dont run PC emulation software, and avoid Microsoft Word and
Excel (macro viruses) then basically you dont even need to scan anything
all the time.

Run your AV program when you have to open an attachment in email (after
quarintining it for a week) or on a download (again after a week wait)
and thats all you need it for. Anything else, on the Mac is simply
wasting cpu cycles.

I suggest you find out how to turn Virex off and at least temporarily do
so to see if it is impacting your access.
I dont think its a Yahoo! fault per se, because I can get to the pages
with no problem.

Points to something incorrect on your local computer or setup, or
perhaps your ISPs end (tho that wouldnt explain the IE success either)

Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by herbwormwo » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 17:40:12

n Fri, 15 Apr 2005 02:49:23 +0100, Moz Champion wrote
(in article <D4F7e.76646$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):

I am pleased to tell you that today for the first time in weeks I can get in
to Yahoo! I used the new Yahoo Firefox toolbar first and then tried my
bookmark, both worked. I like the toolbar. Unfortunately I need Yahoo as I am
addicted to a few of their Groups. I also use their webmail.
A few days ago I had filled in a form to Yahoo bout the problem, maybe they
addressed it. I can also load Yahoo on Safari this morning. However I will
wait and see if the access continues to be ok. Fingers crossed.
Virex still running, Firewall still on. Thanks for the info about Mac OS X
and viruses. I had heard such but I was not sure if it was true. The only
Microsoft product I use is IE and that only when I can't get into Yahoo on
other browsers.
I have experience of websites where the finished product looks different on
different browsers, due to some being more forgiving of code errors than
others. Maybe something like that is going on.


Yahoo will not load on Firefox

Post by herbwormwo » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:15:58

n Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:40:12 +0100, herbwormwood wrote
(in article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):

13.42 pm GMT: Yahoo now will not load on Firefox, or Safari. I have been off
line about 2 hours so I would love to know what has changed in that 2 hours.
Certainly nothing has changed on my system. Do you think it is worth me
contacting my ISP?