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Yahoo is being foisted upon me

Yahoo is showing up when I search. I've wasted lots of time selecting Google as my default browser. Before this annoyance I was very happy with Firefox, now I'm going to… (read more)

Yahoo is showing up when I search. I've wasted lots of time selecting Google as my default browser.

Before this annoyance I was very happy with Firefox, now I'm going to see if I'm happy using Chrome.

Looks like you took a page from Apple & U2, another unpleasant foisting of garbage.

I'm so disappointed. And sad to stop using Firefox.

Asked by wasgreatnotanymore 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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cookie whitelist not working

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others. In the current version, 59.0.3… (read more)

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others.

In the current version, 59.0.3, I go to options, security and scroll down, I've added yahoo to my Exceptions to "allow" rather than "allow for session" and then set the general setting "keep until they expire". Now, this setup seems to be a way to whitelist only those sites I want to allow cookies, expiring others when I close FF -- as that's the most control I now have, the "ask every time" being gone. However, when I close FF and re-open, it hasn't kept the yahoo cookies as the exception implies it should.

How can I customize which cookies stay past the session and which don't?

Asked by ithinktfiam 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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How can I GET RID of YAHOO forever??

Have google as my default, but later get directed to Yahoo for errors etc. eg Error 999 and all sorts of other rubbish comes up. This only comes up on my laptop, not my o… (read more)

Have google as my default, but later get directed to Yahoo for errors etc. eg Error 999 and all sorts of other rubbish comes up. This only comes up on my laptop, not my other main computer - and is driving me mad! How can I ban & cancel any access to Yahoo forever from my Mac...does anyone know pls??

Asked by didds 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Cannot turn off autoplay in Yahoo. Used to work but doesn't anymore

I have done everything suggested on this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238091#question-reply Let me repeat: I've tried every suggestion. None work. H… (read more)

I have done everything suggested on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238091#question-reply

Let me repeat: I've tried every suggestion. None work. Has Yahoo gotten sneakier within the past few days? Anything else I can do? Running 63.0.1

Attached is a pic of my settings.

Asked by SHELLIEMAC0602 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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default search engine wont to change

the default for the search engine at first is Yahoo.com , so i changed to google (dot) com in option as a default search engine. i tried search something in search bar bu… (read more)

the default for the search engine at first is Yahoo.com , so i changed to google (dot) com in option as a default search engine. i tried search something in search bar but the default is still Yahoo.com . so that, i back to the option, and removed the yahoo (dot) com. tried search again, still yahoo as the default even i've removed and the default search was google icon.

Asked by ratnaMutyasari 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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I cannot get Firefox to play "yahoo" news videos

I use Yahoo as my home page but cannot get Yahoo new videos to play. I get a message saying there's an error and to refresh my browser. I do that but still it won't play.… (read more)

I use Yahoo as my home page but cannot get Yahoo new videos to play. I get a message saying there's an error and to refresh my browser. I do that but still it won't play. I can play the desired video in Chrome with no problem. Any ideas?

Asked by tlbock00 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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When I use "Email link", my default email opens but no link appears in it

Windows 7, Firefox 60.0.2, Yahoo email. For the last few days, clicking on "Email link" while on a web page does result in a blank email opening in my Yahoo email prog… (read more)

Windows 7, Firefox 60.0.2, Yahoo email. For the last few days, clicking on "Email link" while on a web page does result in a blank email opening in my Yahoo email program, but now there is no web page link in the body of the email.

Asked by Rorvig 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox jumps to Yahoo on any subsequent search; how do I ditch Yahoo?

I'm on a Mac desktop. For years, Firefox is my search engine, but suddenly, if I'm searching for a 2nd or 3rd topic on the internet, it's no longer on Firefox - it's on … (read more)

I'm on a Mac desktop. For years, Firefox is my search engine, but suddenly, if I'm searching for a 2nd or 3rd topic on the internet, it's no longer on Firefox - it's on Yahoo. Yahoo seems abysmal and doesn't provide a quality search. I just Googled and tried to follow some instructions, to remove add ons and turn Firefox on in "safe" mode. That didn't help - I still was pushed into Yahoo once I'd done my initial search on Firefox. I don't want to waste my time. Help! Thx.

Asked by Socialvelcro 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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why are we forced to have yahoo, can't open firefox directly

I have been using Firefox for a while on win7. I bought a new win10 laptop and installed Firefox and am trying to figure out how to delete your FORCED yahoo search that w… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for a while on win7. I bought a new win10 laptop and installed Firefox and am trying to figure out how to delete your FORCED yahoo search that was installed without my knowledge or permission. I can't get out of it and I can't open Firefox. I wouldn't mind using yahoo if it was a choice and not forced. I am totally not the only person who hates being forced to use software that we didn't choose, Current browser is MSN ie11.

Asked by dragonmagic 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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How has Yahoo wormed way into my LT & pops up & becomes search engine instead of my home page & while using a open Google page itself for search?

I did add clip grab & combo cleaner but I do not know if they snuck Yahoo in but I can not get Google to pop up as home page & as of this week & I can not get… (read more)

I did add clip grab & combo cleaner but I do not know if they snuck Yahoo in but I can not get Google to pop up as home page & as of this week & I can not get to a new google search at all as it goes right to yahoo.

Asked by Jimheo9a 3 years ago

Last reply by user633449 3 years ago

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Latese update replace personal Home Page with Yahoo. I don't want it.

Since the latest Mozilla Firefox update (a couple days ago, I believe), whenever I open Firefox, I get a Yahoo search page that I do not want. If I go to settings and rep… (read more)

Since the latest Mozilla Firefox update (a couple days ago, I believe), whenever I open Firefox, I get a Yahoo search page that I do not want. If I go to settings and replace the Home Page URL with my desired web page, I am okay during that session. If I leave my computer and come back later and open Firefox, there is that Yahoo search page again.

How can I get rid of it for good?

thanks, len

Asked by the2ndabi 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can't login to yahoo or BBC iplayer from Firefox anymore. Why?

Last night I had trouble logging into BBC iplayer. The help desk there thought it was a browser problem. Today I can't access my yahoo mail either. I can log in to my y… (read more)

Last night I had trouble logging into BBC iplayer. The help desk there thought it was a browser problem. Today I can't access my yahoo mail either. I can log in to my yahoo account but it won't show me my mail. When I try to click on the link to mail it tells me it can't connect me - because of a browser problem. Please help.

Asked by WXYZABCD 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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I cannot remove yahoo from the New Tab function, and solutions seem to be for Windows, not Macs. Help please!

I have tried the About:Config Newtabs.url solution and it has not worked, nor has resetting default search, nor refresh Firefox. It still returns to Yahoo just for New T… (read more)

I have tried the About:Config Newtabs.url solution and it has not worked, nor has resetting default search, nor refresh Firefox. It still returns to Yahoo just for New Tabs (not for the Home page). Can anyone help me for MACS??

Asked by paulwolpe 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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No matter what I do in options I can't get rid of Yahoo ...

Just reinstalled Firefox on new computer -I like Firefox but am thinking i will change browser as no matter what changes i make it always reverts back to Yahoo search htt… (read more)

Just reinstalled Firefox on new computer -I like Firefox but am thinking i will change browser as no matter what changes i make it always reverts back to Yahoo search

http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/hm?eq=U0EeCFZVBB8SRggRJAtZBF1EFRgWIQ0MTA0VEgcOeABaURRGQgQbJltdWFtFEQAFIk0FA18DB0VXfWFoKB8fHGZXNV1BMlwQU1ZLF1BWBVYG

Asked by musicport 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to remove yahoo from the configuration

I have used firefox as webbrowser ever since it exists. Always in combination with google as search engine. I have also installed this combination at several friends. No… (read more)

I have used firefox as webbrowser ever since it exists. Always in combination with google as search engine. I have also installed this combination at several friends. Now I am faced with the fact, that my configuration is permanently overridden with the Yahoo-engine. I know how to overide this again by using the about:config file. It works for me for some time, than I am switched back to Yahoo again. I dislike the feature, that configurations are overridden by somebody elses will, because I cannot be sure, why this is: ist it by intent or is it a virus or a another malware. I have learned, that this is by intent. But not mine. Can you please advice me how to make sure that my config-file can be kept persistently in the status I have defined it.

Would be great to hear from you.

Kind regards

A customer

Asked by fwoerndle 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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my Yahoo email is not operating correctly on Firefox, it is on Internet Explorer; what's up?

when I delete an email or close a tab which was created by clicking on a link, the whole page goes blank--no inbox, outbox, etc. I then have to click on the home page, s… (read more)

when I delete an email or close a tab which was created by clicking on a link, the whole page goes blank--no inbox, outbox, etc. I then have to click on the home page, start a new tab, then click on mail.

also, the address suggestion feature is not working. if I type "Bill" it used to give me several addresses to choose from. now there are no suggestions so I have to scroll through the address book to select each individual.

Asked by AllenT 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago