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ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS

[General] New ATT.NET home page

Did any body else get stuck with it.I wound up with it this A.M. and don't like it.Any ideas on how to get back to the old one ?


nobody9900

@sbcglobal.net
Yes I woke up with it in Wis also and HATE it.


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
I looked around on the support page and it doesn't look like we can go back either.So much for choices.


NormanS
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reply to ndt
said by ndt:

Did any body else get stuck with it.I wound up with it this A.M. and don't like it.Any ideas on how to get back to the old one ?

I never use the ISP portal page. I like this one best:

file://localhost/D:/Norman/Pictures/0-9,%20A/~gap/Top/top417.jpg

Loads quickly, easy on the eyes. Sorry, the page I got that one from changes weekly. But you can find the latest "Top" page here:

»www4.ocn.ne.jp/~gap/index.html

Click on the image to enter.

You can find any of a number of substitutes. I've always liked:

»www.excite.com/

Or find a site which matches your interests. I set this one for my mother:

»www.saratogafederated.org/

Or roll your own.
--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
Thanks Norman,I'll check them out.


nobody9900

@sbcglobal.net
reply to ndt


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
Aha, it worked.Wonder how long that'll keep working.I'll use it while I can,though. Thanks


nobody 9900

@sbcglobal.net
You can open multiple tabs everytime your computer signs on if you like by doing this.

Go to Control panel
Internet Options
General tab
Home Page.

You can enter something like this:
»att.my.yahoo.com/
»yahoomail.com/
»www.google.com/ig?hl=en

It will open a seperate tab for att, my mail and google.

Hit apply after you enter your sites and then hit ok.

Hope this helps


NetFixer
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reply to ndt
said by ndt:

Aha, it worked.Wonder how long that'll keep working.I'll use it while I can,though. Thanks

My link to the ATT/Yahoo! portal page (from my own local web server menu page) is »my.yahoo.com/ and I also still see the old ATT/Yahoo! page. YMMV




FWIW, my own local ISP/Portal/Webmail links page looks like this:



--
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We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
reply to nobody 9900
Thanks Fellas..Very Helpful

MSM007

join:2012-09-13
Bristol, CT
reply to NetFixer
Thanks NetFixer, your link took me back to my new homepage. I can live with the new homepage if the stupid weather app worked right. By default it gives you the weather of the city att thinks your in, which is usually where the DSL server is, which for me is not the same city I live in, meaning with the new homepage I'm doomed to having to change from my "actual" location (a city I'm never in) to my default location, which is my actual location.


burris
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join:2000-08-22
Miami, FL
reply to NetFixer
I use "my.yahoo.com" (without the http in the url) page to stay on my old original yahoo.
Try it without the http...see what happens for you.
Even when I open a new page and type in the http, only my original yahoo comes up and the http goes away, which is what I want.

No rest for the weary.

Johnny1001

join:2012-09-13
Hollywood, FL
reply to NetFixer
I too didn't like the new att.net home page. I tried the »my.yahoo.com/ link and it worked!! Thanks for the help. I now have my original home page back.


nwrickert
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reply to NetFixer
said by NetFixer:

My link to the ATT/Yahoo! portal page (from my own local web server menu page) is »my.yahoo.com/ and I also still see the old ATT/Yahoo! page.

Thanks. That works.

I hate the new page. It's good to get back to the old one, though I'm not sure if it will last.
--
AT&T Uverse; Zyxel NBG334W router (behind the 2wire gateway); openSuSE 12.2; firefox 15.0


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reply to burris
said by burris:

I use "my.yahoo.com" (without the http in the url) page to stay on my old original yahoo.
Try it without the http...see what happens for you.
Even when I open a new page and type in the http, only my original yahoo comes up and the http goes away, which is what I want.

That action is going to be browser specific. My normal browser is SeaMonkey, and with that browser if I don't prefix an http url with "http://" it is automatically inserted (even if I really meant to use the "ftp://" prefix, but forgot it).

Whether your browser automatically inserts it or even displays it in the address field, it is there anyway if you are using a url that needs the http protocol. The "http://", "ftp://", "telnet://" and other prefixes are how the browser knows what protocol to use for the url.

For example, shown below is a screen capture of http://digconsys.com:




And now, here is a screen capture of ftp://digconsys.com:




As you can see, without the proper prefix, the browser would not know which protocol to use (and which actual site to access).
--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


L Smith

@sbcglobal.net
reply to ndt
The "att.my.yahoo.com" worked until this morning. In fact, their service rep was unaware of the new chance and help me restore my original home page last Friday. It now loads the new home page and they say there is nothing they can/will do. Yet another way to dislike ATT. It's a bunch of mindless ads, very slow to load and I want my old home page back, too!


nwrickert
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At least for the present, you can remove that "att." from the url to get the old page. I have edited my firefox bookmark appropriately.

I don't know how long that will last.
--
AT&T Uverse; Zyxel NBG334W router (behind the 2wire gateway); openSuSE 12.2; firefox 15.0


shyguy123

@pldt.net
To get back the old home page view, logon to »my.yahoo.com
you should see the old customized home page there. I don't know how long it will stay though because yahoo will be using the new look in the future


trouard
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join:2000-08-11
Baton Rouge, LA
reply to ndt
This also just changed on my AT&T home page and I found a comment about the website section and I wrote them a pretty long and a little nasty message about what they could do with their new home page and I begged them to go back or at least let all members who want to go back, let them do so. I think if all of us from AT&T would write a comment about the new home page, we might have a chance of slim and none, but I think it is well worth a try. Don't you?


trouard
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Baton Rouge, LA
reply to Johnny1001
Hey Thanks a bunch Johnny. It took me back to my original home page where I keep everything I am interested in, in perfect order. Don't know how long it will stay, but it works GREAT!! Thanks a bunch for your post. Try it you AT&T guys like me that hate the new att page. Good job.....


trouard
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Baton Rouge, LA

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reply to ndt
Dis regard this post and read my next post. I made a mistake and do not know how to delete it.


trouard
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reply to ndt
Just open internet explorer, click on Tools, then internet options and remove att from your home page and that should bring back your old home page. It worked great on mine. I hope it works for you.


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
said by trouard:

Just open internet explorer, click on Tools, then internet options and remove att from your home page and that should bring back your old home page. It worked great on mine. I hope it works for you.

I did that a couple of days ago.So far,so good.Hope we can keep it that way.I also wrote them and complained.


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said by ndt:

said by trouard:

Just open internet explorer, click on Tools, then internet options and remove att from your home page and that should bring back your old home page. It worked great on mine. I hope it works for you.

I did that a couple of days ago.So far,so good.Hope we can keep it that way.I also wrote them and complained.

I hope that you didn't mention in your complaint that you can still access the old ATT/Yahoo! portal site using »my.yahoo.com because that would probably just inform them that they forgot to kill that backdoor entry point.
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We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


trouard
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Baton Rouge, LA
No sir. Never mention it to them because I did not know about it then lol They won't hear from me. Crossing our fingers, huh?


ndt

join:2008-08-22
Picayune, MS
I didn't mention it either.