Any Flash and IE user do some test for me?
Posted on 2011-10-27
On Hotmail, Yahoo, and other sites, there are display ads. On Hotmail and Yahoo Finance, for example, they are on the right side of the webpage. The ones on Hotmail are rectangular and maybe 5 inches top to bottom. The ones on Yahoo are more square, and around the middle of the page on the right.
If you have IE 9.0 and Adobe Flash, go to Yahoo dot com.
Click on finance and then enter a stock symbol, such as IBM.
Once you get to the quote screen, change the symbol a couple times to AAPL, or GOOG.
Or on the left side, click on headlines, or charts, etc.
Or just reload the page at the top.
When you go from the finance page to a stock quote, and move around, the display ads on the right will change.
Same way on Hotmail. If I click on the inbox, or the deleted box, or the sent box, the ads on the right side change.
Let me know what is happening when you move around on Yahoo Finance, as far as these ads.
I do not know what you are getting, but starting last week, these ads, that are on the right side of the pages (on Hotmail, Yahoo, and other sites) are showing themselves, for an instant, on the left side of the page. Once they flicker-flash-blink-show themselves, for this 1/2 of 1 second, they are seen on the right side of the page, like normal.
I asked a question about it already and got no fix.
The fix found by me, was to remove Adobe products from my system.
Also I tried a new copy of IE 9.0.
Once I removed the Air, Flash, and Acrobat the "left side for an instant" ads, stopped, and the ads appeared on the right side of the web pages, like normal.
But, I needed Acrobat and downloaded a new copy.
Then I needed Flash, so I got a new copy, Flash 11.0.
Well the "left side of the page ads" are back again.
This does not happen on any of these sites, using Firefox.
What is causing IE 9.0, and Adobe Flash, and most sites I frequent, to display the ads like this?
Someone said the fix was to stop using the internet. (?)
Removing Flash was one fix.
So, what about IE and Flash is causing this?
There are not pop-ups, as I know pop-ups. Pop-ups to me, open in a new window. These ads appear to have a destination on the right side of the page, but get displayed for a split second, on the left side.
Other terms, used in the other thread were, "imbedded" and static."
If you have Adobe Flash and IE, I would appreciate you going to Yahoo Finance and move around a few times, and see if the ads are normally displayed for you.
If you have Hotmail too, even better. Just click inbox, then sent box, etc. The ads will change, of course, with each action, but on my system, and only starting last week, the ads flash on the left, before landing on the right side, where they are, if I do the same actions, on the same web pages, using Firefox.