Re: Yahoo Webmail & Shockwave Flash Crashes?
- The quick answer is "perhaps" you can use NoScript on Yahoo! Mail and *not* elsewhere... But NoScript works by giving permissions to individual elements, and I'm not sure if it works the way you want. For instance, if you block ads.google.com on one page, I think it is usually blocked on all pages. But there are settings that are page or site-specific. If you have Firefox (or a variant, such as Pale Moon which is designed for Windows specifically), you should be using some of the add-ons already.
The Wikipedia article on NoScript should be here:
More information about NoScript, directly from the publisher:
I don't know if NoScript exists for any browsers other than Firefox and its variants (I use Pale Moon myself) but I think there are clones for the different browsers.
Good luck! -- John
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "G Pollara" <gpollara@...> wrote:
> Thank you, that seems like a good suggestions. Can you use NoScript
> selectively on Yahoo Mail but not other web pages?
> From: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> Sent: 11 August 2012 07:16
> To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Yahoo Webmail & Shockwave Flash Crashes?
> Using Firefox, the NoScript and FlashBlock add-ons short-circuit things like
> Flash-based ads. If the ads can't load, they can't run or crash. If you're
> running Firefox without NoScript at mininum, you're simply not browsing
> In Chrome, I had problems with Flash crashing. A little web research and I
> learned that Chrome has a version of Flash built in, and it can conflict
> with the Adobe Shockwave Flash tool. I think if you type about:settings or
> about:plugins you will load a page where you can see these internals. You
> can disable either one, or both, and see if that fixes anything.
> Internet Explorer has its flaws. There are a few good reasons to keep it and
> to use it - mostly, as far as I'm concerned, if you have to visit Microsoft
> web sites such as Update. That said, it makes for another option for
> browsing. If you are having problems, trying different browsers can help
> pinpoint the problem - sometimes. But be sure you are on the latest version
> of IE you can for your OS version, and that you keep current with the
> Microsoft Updates and patches.
> Clearing your cache MAY NOT solve problems with flash ads crashing, but it's
> another thing to try if nothibg else seems to be working. Plus, closing and
> restsrting the browser might work. And rebooting the computer, sometimes a
> full power off "cold" restart, not just a restart, is required to get things
> I think most of the time we can simply do without the flash objects, so
> disabling Flash directly, or blocking those parts of the page with
> Flashblock or NoScript, is a pretty good approach. Some web content,
> unfortunately, is designed with Flash, so disabling Flash completely can
> break a page.
> I'm not sure what tools are available for Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc. but
> there might be script blockers even if NoScript isn't available.
> Good luck!
> -- John
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Y-Mail%40yahoogroups.com> , Suzi
> <s.olsen2@> wrote:
> > I'm using Firefox right now and I haven't had that happen.. YET.
> > I hope it stays that way.
> > *Suzi*
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> > From: Chris B <chrisjbrady@>
> > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Y-Mail%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 4:49 AM
> > Subject: [Y-Mail] Yahoo Webmail & Shockwave Flash Crashes?
> > Yahoo mail has increasingly become unusable due to the Shockwave Flash
> adverts at the top of each page. Many times - even when just scrolling the
> inbox of emails - Yahoo mail completely seizes up and refuses to respond.
> Then after many minutes a message comes back stating that the Shockwave
> Flash plugin has crashed. After this Yahoo mail flies. This happens on all
> browsers - Chrome, IE - which I use most (but also , Safari, Opera, Firefox
> / Mozilla, etc.) How can I stop the Flash Shockwave plugin from slowing down
> Yahoo mail to the point of unusability, and stopping the adverts from being
> downloaded. Thank you.