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Yahoo overrides my homepage setting


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#1 mardy

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

I use OSX Yosemite on iMac and Chrome browser.  I've set my home page to my.yahoo.com but even if I change this, it doesn't matter.  I always get a Yahoo news page like www.yahoo.com/a-bunch-of-tagged-on-settings, and I can't change this no matter what.  How can I get rid of this page on startup?



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

Search for Extensions -> veehd plugin -> Options ->

deaktivate the Option "Override Tabs"

 

hope this help,

-dante



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

Thank you, dante12, for your post.  The veehd plugin is not listed among my extensions.  

However I do notice I have Yahoo Extension.  Perhaps if I disable this?

Well, I'll do it and see what happens. 



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:35 PM

Well, that seemed to do it.  I no longer get that Yahoo news page which is good.

Thank you for suggesting I look at Extensions which I should have done right away.

So, I think my problem is solved.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

Glad to hear. :-)



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 12:07 AM

I had a similar problem but managed to get Yahoo7 off my Home Page but now if I do a search on my default hame page = Firefox search, the search appears on a Yahoo7 page!!!!!  Don't know what to do.  Any help appreciated. :smash:  Maggie300



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

Sorry for late answer. On the right side of the Address-Bar you have a smaller bar where you can select the search engine like google for example. Is yahoo selected on this bar? If so click on the triangle and select another search engine.

 

Furthermore you have the possibility to manage the search engines (see at bottom on the bar). You can remove or add new engines if you want. Check, an tell me it this help.

 

Greetings,

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:20 AM

Dante12 you are brilliant!!!!!!

 No where else have I seen this mentioned, and I have searched and searched for a solution. Thank you for fixing the problem and stopping me from thinking I have been hacked...much appreciated :) :bananas:



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:50 PM

On an associated topic: in the fallout of the Lenovo Superfish debacle, it has been reiterated that Yahoo is a common source of malware PC and Mac alike. Google "yahoo malware" to learn more.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 01:32 AM

That's a big point why you should use ads blocker, flash and script control. This are essential things that needed if you are using the web.

 

On an associated topic: in the fallout of the Lenovo Superfish debacle, it has been reiterated that Yahoo is a common source of malware PC and Mac alike. Google "yahoo malware" to learn more.






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