Windows Explorer changed the layout of my MSN homepage

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Oliver Costich, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. I upgraded to Windows 7 and all was OK . I ran Windows Update and
    installed something for Windows Explorer. Now the layout for my
    homepage, my.msn.com is completely different. It removed most of my
    content and put in a lot of MSN junk. It also lost all my stock
    listings.

    Now the weird part: Firefox still sees my.msn.com the way it was
    before. What happened and how do I fox it?
    Oliver Costich, Nov 5, 2009
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  2. [Forwarded to MSN Discussion newsgroup via crosspost]

    PS: Your lucky the my.msn.com page even opened! See this ongoing
    discussion:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.msn.discussion/browse_frm/thread/3c58a11d0d1bdd47
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Oliver Costich wrote:
    > I upgraded to Windows 7 and all was OK . I ran Windows Update and
    > installed something for Windows Explorer. Now the layout for my
    > homepage, my.msn.com is completely different. It removed most of my
    > content and put in a lot of MSN junk. It also lost all my stock
    > listings.
    >
    > Now the weird part: Firefox still sees my.msn.com the way it was
    > before. What happened and how do I fox it?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 5, 2009
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  3. Oliver Costich

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    You are not alone. It is happening with no rhyme or reason as to operating
    systems and browsers. See these recent threads.

    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...1db89864d73a?hl=en&q=author:

    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...298ebe0ab803?hl=en&q=author:
    --

    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Oliver Costich" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I upgraded to Windows 7 and all was OK . I ran Windows Update and
    > installed something for Windows Explorer. Now the layout for my
    > homepage, my.msn.com is completely different. It removed most of my
    > content and put in a lot of MSN junk. It also lost all my stock
    > listings.
    >
    > Now the weird part: Firefox still sees my.msn.com the way it was
    > before. What happened and how do I fox it?
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 5, 2009
    #3
  4. "Oliver Costich" <> wrote in message news:...
    >I upgraded to Windows 7 and all was OK . I ran Windows Update and
    > installed something for Windows Explorer. Now the layout for my
    > homepage, my.msn.com is completely different. It removed most of my
    > content and put in a lot of MSN junk. It also lost all my stock
    > listings.
    >
    > Now the weird part: Firefox still sees my.msn.com the way it was
    > before. What happened and how do I fox it?



    What happens if you use the Firefox User-Agent with IE instead?
    E.g. you could do that using the User-Agent Picker tool available
    from a link in this page:

    http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx

    Note that the UAPick tool requires IE8 but your OS includes that level
    of browser functionality by default.

    In fact, I understand that Firefox can also spoof User-Agent strings
    so perhaps you could do it that way too.

    Then any differences you would note in what was sent to the browser
    could only be due to Cookies or what Firefox was using which was cached
    but had changed (but was still being allowed to be used by the same URL)
    You could confirm that what was arriving was identical by tracing
    each case using Fiddler2.

    There might still be differences to note in the rendering however. ; )


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 5, 2009
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