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jonnyt
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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:15 pm

I spend a great deal of time on Yahoo. Lately, in the last week or so, my
Firefox browser (latest version) is extremely slow or won't load any Yahoo pages.

Other sites seem to work just fine, btw.

At first, I thought maybe my ISP's searching program was being updated but then I
started surfing with Internet Explorer and it was working at normal speed.

I've never encountered a problem like this with any version of Firefox.

mattd7591

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:22 pm

try disabling plugins/ java script/ java and see if that helps
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jonnyt
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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:31 pm

And how would I do that?

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:35 pm

tools -->options
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jonnyt
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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:45 pm

Doesn't make a bit of difference.

mattd7591

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 6:47 pm

did u try in safe mode?
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jonnyt
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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 7:01 pm

nope. how's that done?

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 7:03 pm

This also seems to fix problems people are having with Yahoo.
1) Turning off the IPv6.
2) type about:config in the Navbar/address bar and hit Enter then look for
network.dns.disableIPv6 - right-click and toggle to true
3) Restart Firefox

Also if you have the Adblock extension check that nothing from Yahoo.com or ying.com isn't being blocked.
Same for any security software like a firwall or proxy.

If none of the above work try going through:
Standard diagnostic (Firefox) - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diag ... Firefox%29
Debian - "If you can't apt-get something, it isn't useful or doesn't exist"
Giant Debian sources.list | Debian upgrade script smxi | sysinfo script inxi

Guest
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Post Posted February 23rd, 2006, 7:44 pm

The Yahoo servers are horribly overloaded, especially the messageboard and chat servers. They keep on adding capacity but never seem to be able to catch up. It's not at your end. Expect weirdness.

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Post Posted February 24th, 2006, 1:02 pm

Guest: but he said it was fine in IE, but thta could be a coincedence.
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Firefox_user22
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Post Posted February 24th, 2006, 2:09 pm

I use win98se 500mhz proc 256 ram. No extenions or add-ons or software firewall. I have used Firefox for 5 months now and like it but it had been hanging and slow since installation and I could not close it down, had to reboot at least 3 times a day if not more often. I tried your suugestion of removing IPV6 and two days later I still have not had to reboot. Yahoo used to be very slow with lock ups but yahoo seems to be quicker. Even the news discussion boards are running smoother. I don't understand what the negative effect was of running IPV6 but things have smoothed out since I dissabled it. Can you explain simply what problem this was creating on firefox operation?
Thanks for your suggestion.
Firefox_user2 :D

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Post Posted February 24th, 2006, 3:27 pm

URL addresses (such as "www.google.com") have to be translated into IP addresses before your request can be sent out on the Internet. The computers that do this translation use a specific protocol. There are two versions for this protocol -- IPv4 and IPv6. Some of them apparently can't handle the newer protocol correctly, so you can tell Fx to make all lookup requests using the older version. Most people don't have any problem with this, however.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2006, 4:42 pm

I have the same problem. Pages load quickly in IE but not firefox. Most of the content is loaded in 1-2 seconds but then is still says connecting to us.bc.yahoo.com, or att.atdmt.com, or xcs.themis.yahoo.com, or others.

In Firefox
mail takes 23 seconds to finish loading
calendar takes 22 seconds to finish loading

In IE
mail takes 2 seconds to finish loading
calendar takes 2 seconds to finish loading

Can anyone suggest a fix or at least what is the problem.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2006, 7:32 pm

Check to see if you have a yahoo plugin in your about:plugins. If you do, delete npYState.dll . Yahoo messenger will still run fine if you have yahoo messenger. It was recently metioned that yahoo messenger puts a plug in that screws yahoo and firefox.

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Post Posted March 31st, 2006, 5:14 pm

Thank you for your response. I did delete npYState.dll but it did not change the time to load pages. Also I have seen this problem on three different computers (one of which does not have Yahoo messenger). If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate them.

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