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Why does Yahoo News look terrible in Safari?

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tomfromchicago Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 27, 2011 2:01 AM

Yahoo News does not format at all in Safari and looks terrible.  This has been a problem for a very very long time.  I speak of Safari on the Mac.

 

Here is what it looks like.  Just awful.  Can this ever be fixed?

 

 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 4 gigs of RAM, 15: Matte screen
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Dec 27, 2011 4:15 AM (in response to tomfromchicago)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

     

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It won’t solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

     

    The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether the problem is localized to your user account, or is system-wide. Enable guest logins and log in as Guest. For instructions, launch the System Preferences application, select “Help” from the menu bar, and enter “Set up a guest account” (without the quotes) in the search box.

     

    While logged in as Guest, you won’t have access to any of your personal files or settings. Any application you run will behave as if you were running it for the first time. Don’t be alarmed by this; it’s normal. If you need any passwords or other personal data in order to complete the test, memorize, print, or write them down before you begin.

     

    As Guest, launch the application(s) and test. Same problem(s)?

     

    After testing, log out of the guest account and, in your own account, disable it if you wish. Any files you created in the guest account will be deleted automatically when you log out of it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Dec 27, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to tomfromchicago)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

     

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

     

    The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login. First, disconnect all wired peripherals except keyboard, mouse, monitor, and Ethernet, if applicable. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account that has the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:

     

    • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
    • Press the power button.
    • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
    • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

     

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, perhaps including wireless networking on certain Macs. If you usually connect to the Internet via WiFi, and it doesn’t work in safe mode, connect using an Ethernet cable. If you can’t do that, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and perform a safe login, as follows: Enter your credentials at the login screen, then hold down the shift key and click the “Log in” button. Keep holding the key until the menu bar appears. In this mode, your login items, among other things, won’t load.

     

    In safe mode, test again. Same problem(s) now?

     

    After testing, reboot (if you booted in safe mode) or log out/log in (if you performed a safe login) as usual.

  • volenti38 Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    I am having the same problem as the original poster--same typical screen shot.

     

    I have carried out both of your suggested procedures.  In the first case (logged in as "guest") the problem disappears.  In the second case, the problem persists.  What is the next step?

  • volenti38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 28, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Hello.  I am wondering whether you have any suggestions as to the next thing to try after having tried your two suggestions above.  Your comments

     

    "In safe mode, test again. Same problem(s) now?

     

    After testing, reboot (if you booted in safe mode) or log out/log in (if you performed a safe login) as usual."

     

    seem to indicate that there may be a next step.  If not, please indicate that so that I won't get my hopes up.

     

    Thanks.

  • volenti38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to tomfromchicago)

    Did you ever find out how to solve this problem?  I have carried out both procedures recommended by Linc Davis.  When I log in as "guest" the problem disappears.  When I boot in safe mode (after disconnecting all peripherals), the problem is still there.

  • volenti38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to tomfromchicago)

    Thanks.  And so are Camino and Opera.  I don't get what's the matter with Apple.

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