Science and Technology : What Does Firefox Have Against Yahoo?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I got rid of Internet Explorer and those god-awful annoying security alerts that warn me against the good guys while letting the bad guys sneak into my system. But now Firfox is giving me its own unique set of headaches. I have some email messages in my inbox at Yahoo that it just refuses to open. Every time I try to open them Firefox crashes completely

    I am going batty with all this.
     
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    You're not the only one River. My Yahoo Messenger crashed for some uknown reason when I had I E. Now my system experiences a complete "system shutdown" with Firefox. Completely freezing my notebook to the point where I can't even click start to "shutdown then restart". I have to unplug the wall unit just to get it to shut down. I would like answers too, as this is getting on my last nerve.

    Peace
     
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    oh dear!

    ... er ... :blush:

    It's not so much what firefox/open source has against yahoo/mainstream as it is the other way around: everybody wants everybody to "do microsoft" to the extent that too many things out there will not work with anything other than said beast-from-across-town (yeah; an hour bus ride/20 minute drive to redmond). So much so that I have seen mentions made of alternative browsers/apps, even those "ported" specifically to windows, not working quite right on windows that work fine on other platforms. Which versions of Firefox and yahoo messenger are you running?

    Let's develop a base-line from which to start troubleshooting.

    Are you both running xp with the latest service packs? Are you running "home" or "professional"? Since you've been able to do stuff, I will just assume that there is enough RAM. Have your puters been defragged lately? Has your system been scanned for malware? (My favorite four, of course: adaware, spybot, spywareblaster, avg ... which may, in fact, be conflicting with mcaffee/norton/ms.) How many other apps start up when windows starts? Do they really need to be running? Do you know why they are running? Would it really be that much of a time-sink for them to be started only when you want to use them? For that matter, how many of those apps that start when xp starts do the same thing? (aim/icq/yahoo; avg/norton/mcaffee; firewall(s) - with the firewall built in to the "security center", as well as the other "features" of the security center, there could be conflicts (of course there are; you are "expected"/"encouraged" to use the ms "solution") when using other apps that do the same thing.)

    River: are you able to read other mail in your inbox? Might it be that those emails contain formatting that Firefox chokes on? Do you get any sort of error message? Do you have Java enabled in Firefox? (microsoft has always used it's own unique "flavor" of java.)

    Oh dear! Do you get that "not properly shutdown" message when you restart? (At least once, restart and shut down normally.) When it freezes on you, will it respond to the keyboard enough for the "three finger salute" - ctrl-alt-delete? Were you getting the shutdown problems with IE? That first yahoo crash suggests that there might have been something going on before.

    And again, Brother Slowly to the rescue!! Good on you to hunt that question up and post the link for it! From that, it looks more like an issue of yahoo not being all that friendly ... which actually accords with the problems I keep running into whenever I do install/launch the messenger.

    (...hmmmm .... :thinking: maybe I should just accept that there are just too many issues with that mess to bother attempting to respond to windows issues anymore. It has always been a buggy platform with every "updrade"/"update" introducing it's own set of problems. ... hmmm .... :thinking:)
     
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    If you already had Yahoo installed before switching to Firefox you may have to un-install Yahoo, then reinstall it with Firefox as the default browser.

    Before making any changes, especially with internet browser and security settings I suggest that you copy all important files to a separate hard drive of flash drives.

    I recently installed a Norton program which then prevented me from accessing the internet. As a result I had to run the recovery program and lost ALL of my media files. I cannot explain how much time and money this has cost me. All of my music and multi-media files gone.

    I had switeched at one time to netscape and then firefox and ran into similar problems to the point I couldnt even access this site and then when I figured out the problem, switching back to internet explorer, I had problems with the macromedia flash and could not access chat or sites hosting my media programs. Could not even broadcast from my podsites.

    Sometimes when switching programs there are settings or components missing and problems occur. I was thinking about switching to firefox because I now am starting to have problems with the IE browser since updating. (My PC is not freezing up as much as before, that is the one positive.)

    A similar problem with my laptop. I cannot even log into yahoo or any other mail accounts.
     
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    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_crashes

    This link explains why Firefox crashes with yahoo. I know allot of people like Firefox, but its always good to have several browsers available, extensions are usually the problem with most browsers, the more extensions- usually the more problems. The less extensions the cleaner. Mozilla crashes too sometimes with graphic heavy pages. I usually toggle between Opera and Explorer.

    For protection against malcious adware or viruses, I think Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the best. Nothing should be able to install itself on your pc without Kasperky reporting it to you first. And its good for that, its like a Nosey gossiping Old lady.

    Also for those of you like myself with tons of important media files on thier pc, or important files in general. Always always always back up your entire hard drive. Doing so at least once a month will save you allot of time, energy and heartbreak. Sometimes its not enough to be able to restore, or roll back your system if something happens. You can use Norton Ghost or True Image to clone your entire hard drive to another one.

    Just get another hard drive, the same size you have now, and use the software to clone your hard drive. Keep the cloned drive in a safe place somewhere. Some ppl do this every single week. Cause you never know. If something terrible happens to your system, you wont have much to worry about, just pop in the cloned drive and go about your business.

    Do you know how many companies lose millions of dollars, or worse yet go out of business because of lost data?

    Peace fam
     
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