2623 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2008 3:10 PM by BigDogues
The problem is that Hotmail doesn't play well with others. Microsoft has constructed their web site so that it works only if it detects the IE browser, which you're obviously not using. The only way to overcome that is to go to the Develop>User Agent menu and select an IE browser there. After you do, the page should reload automatically and show the content.
But a long-term solution would be to not have your start page be anything having to do with Microsoft. You could make it news.google.com, your local newspaper, or even a blank page.
Ok I did find the check box to turn on Develop.
I selected Agent> IE 7.0 and it worked! http://www.msn.com/ opens.
But when I close Safari we are back to the same issue.
Safari resets the Agent to Default (automatically chosen)
How do you have Safari stop reverting back to Default?
Also the Disable Cashes Check mark resets. I had luck empt cashes and the page
This issue only started (won't load http://www.msn.com/ (blank page))
Unfortunately, I can see no way to choose a Default User Agent other than Automatically Chosen; if there is a way it's probably a matter of altering the application code itself, which is very dangerous and could likely result in Safari not running at all.
You can always choose Empty Cache from the Safari menu if you need to reload that page again, but other than that, you're probably better off not making it your home page.
I have the same problem with my MSN homepage not loading and haven't been able to find a fix for it yet. I did however find a blog page that works well for getting around the hotmail thing. Go to http://winliveid.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!AEE1BB0D86E23AAC!138.entry?wa%3dwsigni n1.0&wa=wsignin1.0 and click the hotmail button on the Windows Live menu bar. That usually gets me in without a problem. It's an extra step to check your mail but at least you're not waiting for Safari to error out loading the hotmail page every time. I saved this page in my favorites and use it everyday to check my mail instead of the MSN home page.