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What's up with in Firefox?

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  • Last reply by jscher2000

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The Yahoo homepage is completely different in Firefox than other browsers. I don't like way it looks and the bouncing header is annoying.

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Modified by guigs

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I know how to set a homepage. The issue is is completely different on Firefox than IE and Google Chrome. IE and Chrome show the normal Firefox shows a much different version but the content matches the page on other browsers.

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I'm not seeing an appreciable difference on (screen shots attached).

Could you test in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode.

If Firefox is not running: Hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox.

If Firefox is running: You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

and OK the restart.

Both scenarios: A small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Refresh).

Any improvement?

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I have tried that. I have included screenshots of There really doesn't seem to be a technical issue but completely different views. I haven't found an answer from Yahoo either

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What. Is. That.

Have you tried deleting your Yahoo! cookies? As a quick way to see what that might do, assuming you are using a regular browsing window, you can load the Yahoo home page in a private window. Either right-click the home page link and choose Open Link in New Private Window or launch the window using Ctrl+Shift+p and then navigate to Yahoo. Any difference?

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Are you blocking advertisements in Firefox? Are you logged in to Yahoo? If so, have you customized that page? Is it set as your homepage? - on my PC looks more like your screenshot than it does with jscher2000 screenshots. But I am only running 1600 x 900 resolution, so the spacing of the three columns differs from your screenshots. I don't use Yahoo for anything; no account to login with. Plus, I am using uBlock to block advertising - hence the Macbook image is missing.

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I do have adblockers but have removed them to see if that is the problem and it doesn't change anything. It is the same if I am logged in or not. However, I have a friend that just noticed that Yahoo is different on Firefox using his computer as well. I'm starting to wonder if it may have something to do with the Yahoo/Firefox agreement for Firefox to use Yahoo search by default. Maybe there is some other language for a new interface.

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Any results from the private browsing or delete cookies test? I ask because occasionally Google will enroll users in UI tests and you can exit the test by deleting your cookies.