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Yahoo! Chat on IE5 problems - anyone else?
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SpiffyGuyC
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Mar 31, 2000, 04:49 PM
 
I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced difficulty with IE5 and Yahoo! Chat - please let me know if so, and if there is a fix. Thanks!
     
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Mar 31, 2000, 08:35 PM
 
Yahoo Chat has had a lot of problems the last few days, so your issues might not be IE-related.

That said, I have indeed found that IE 5 has some annoying behaviors w.r.t. Yahoo Chat... first of all, everything freezes while the applet is loading. Once it's running, it seems I have to click twice to get almost anything to work, like the "More" button. It's like the first click pops the dialog box up, but it takes a second click to bring it to the front. Same with chatting; you have to click twice in the little box where you type, because the first click just activates the left side of the screen.

I don't know whether these things are Yahoo's fault or MS's; it may be that Yahoo has a lot of non-standard stuff going on, or that they figured out how to make it work in IE 4.5 but haven't put in IE 5 workarounds yet. (For the record, I've NEVER gotten Yahoo Chat to work in Netscape.)

Until the dust settles, I'm still using 4.5 for sites that seem shaky with 5.0.
     
SpiffyGuyC  (op)
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Apr 1, 2000, 12:13 AM
 
I agree. The problem is definately IE5, as Y!Chat works fine on 4.5. Unfortunately with 5, the main chat window does not appear where it should - I only get the lower corner of it at the top of my browser. Frustrating.
     
HotDog
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Apr 1, 2000, 03:12 PM
 
Yahoo hates Mac users. They offer no support for the Mac.

Check out:

companion.yahoo.com
and
TrueSync

None are availabe for the Mac. This sucks.

Alex
     
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Apr 2, 2000, 07:24 PM
 
Yep, Yahoo seems to quite dislike us... More on this:
http://messenger.yahoo.com : extended features only for PCs http://chat.yahoo.com : Voice chat, but only on Windows http://financevision.yahoo.com : simply works only on Windows http://my.yahoo.com/ticker.html: Newsticker, only for Windows http://games.yahoo.com/top/review.html : Yahoo Games Reviews: no Mac Coverage

[This message has been edited by ppps (edited 04-02-2000).]
     
meme23
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Apr 4, 2000, 01:02 PM
 
YES!! I noticed this too. MSIE certainly does not work for me in Yahoo Chat.



Yeah Yahoo Chat often does not work for NN either, but MSIE has some severe problems.



I like MSIE a lot (and I really hate to admit that) but I now only use it to get an approximate idea of how fonts size differently for MSIE users when I make my web sites.


There are many great ideas in MSIE 5, but too many things do not work right and I cannot waste my time with it.


jonathan


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gMan
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Apr 5, 2000, 05:31 AM
 
I am VERY annoyed about Yahoo neglecting Mac users altogether, especially seeing as it's so popular. How hard would it be to hire a few developers to create decent Mac versions of their software?

[This message has been edited by gMan (edited 04-05-2000).]
     
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Sep 1, 2000, 12:12 PM
 
I'd like to encourage anyone who uses (or would like to use) Yahoo services on a Mac to participate in their "User Research" program: http://promo1.yahoo.com/usability/bi...gi?source=main
     
davcomp
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Dec 18, 2000, 04:03 PM
 
all you need to do is go to Apple's website and download the ABSOLUTE newest versions of their MRJ. and it works like a charm! even 9.0.4 DOES NOT inclue the newest MRJ. once you download and install it you should have no problems other than a slight freeze while IE starts the MRJ up. but other than that it works GREAT! still though, yahoo sucks for not having a DECENT messenger program!
Drew - GO BOILERS!
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Dec 18, 2000, 04:53 PM
 
use icab for Y! chat/games. IE5 crashes too often. basically IE sucks
     
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Dec 18, 2000, 09:16 PM
 
The latest version of MAC OS Runtime for Java (MRJ 2.2.3) does nothing to help IE 5 in Yahoo chat. The Chat Applet has never loaded using IE 5.

Because I hate bloated programs, I use Netscape 4.08 Standalone as a backup browser. IT WORKS PERFECTLY WITH YAHOO CHAT. The Chat Applet loads every time, no freezes or disconnects.I'm even using that buggy Bluelight free internet access.
     
   
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