How to Switch Back to Old Yahoo Home Page

Tue, Sep 29, 2009, by Sasha Brown

Web Talk

Sometimes when you think something is supposed to be for the good, it is the other way around.

I have been having a warm time dealing with yahoo and the new home page that they introduced. The reason for this new page, I cannot seem to see the great benefit except that it is very complicated and hard to use. I am positive 99% of the people reading this article will agree when I say, “forget the new page and in with the old”.

The purpose of the new home page was to bring in more accessibility. You can access other features like face-book and Flickr. The only problem to the users is that it is not easily accessible at all. It is crowded and it looks like cartoon said one user.

 

Yahoo advertises their new home page like this; “take a sneak peek at the new yahoo home page”. The only problem is, when you take that peek, if you do not know how to use a computer, you cannot get out of that peek trap.

 

In switching back to the elderly yahoo web page, it is not as complicated as it seems. There are more than one ways to get back to the old home page. Here are the few:

  • Go to the “tools” “internet options” clear the browser cache of cookies and temp files, and it will bring you back to the original http://www.yahoo.com instead of http://m.www.yahoo.com but first you have to RESTART the computer. If you do not restart then it will not stay. After restarting use this link http://www.yahoo.com to get back to yahoo classic.
  • You can also go to the bottom of the new page and under About Yahoo, click Return to the classic homepage. Very easy.
  • Block the new home page. Go to >Tools>Options>Privacy>Cookies>Exceptions
    Type in the link http://m.www.yahoo.comPress Block> or simply go to start>control panel> network and internet connections> internet options> privacy>sites>. Copy the website address from top of the homepage and paste it there or just write it and PRESS BLOCK and OK .
  • Go to the “tools” “Internet options” and check to see if your home page has change in the window then delete cookies, Delete files, and Delete history and it will bring you back to the original http://www.yahoo.com instead of http://m.www.yahoo.com

These are the few ways & I am sure there’s others but only the geniuses can tell you more. From what was mentioned, you can be sure that you are now WELCOMED BACK!

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  1. martie Says:

    I agree keep things simple.

  2. Avaxier Says:

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing!

  3. harry Says:

    thank you for the tip. my boyfriend dont like the new yahoo page . and i can not switch to old yahoo. but now its a peace of cake. thank you.

  4. dave Says:

    What hassel might be better to change home page

  5. Alan Says:

    tried. but its not working !

  6. jay Says:

    Thanks for the info very helpful!!!!

  7. yahoogeek Says:

    Patched!

  8. Sasha Brown Says:

    Since Nov. 11 2009 Yahoo made some adjustments to their site as they found out that we had a way to change back to the old site. They took off the option at the bottom of the page which said switch back to classic homepage. You can still use the other options.

  9. Anthony Says:

    If you click page options and click go to compact view it kinda sorta switches back to the old page…

  10. cess Says:

    just go to option on your yahoo mail then click switch to yahoo mail classic. Fallow this link it will tell you what to do..
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/settings/settings-22.html;_ylt=AmsvjaD_VGY9Doz1_f57_WF7zSN4

  11. christopher de jesus Says:

    i want to return back to my old yahoo messanger becouse all my friend yahoo email are there

  12. Joan Says:

    this is too complicated for me give back the home page I am used to using.

  13. charles gilliland Says:

    I cn’t find my e-mail adress when i forward an e-mail

  14. jan brandon Says:

    i do not like the new yahoo, i am 70 years old ..i say keep it the way i i was taught to use it; please put it back, ty

  15. Mishack Nkhatu Says:

    Letters are very small and I can’t see them. Basicly, there are normally two Internet pages but now is only one.

  16. Clare Says:

    But my e mail went to the newer version like overnight. I want it back to my yahoo classic e mail. How do I get it back?

  17. catherine barfield Says:

    i don’t like the new yahoo home page. i want my old yahoo home page back

  18. Betty Gillespie Says:

    i want to return to the old yahoo page, tell me how.

  19. Michael Vincent Says:

    I like my classic Home Page from Yahoo. What happened to it ? I was used to it. This is like Medicare. No one ask me if I wanted it they just took the money for it. No one ask me if I wanted Social Security yet they just took the money for it. Do we no longer have a choice in America? Must we be like sheep. Give me my home page back.

  20. Jim Kamen Says:

    Just found the answer. The old home page was still on my laptop. I copied the URL which is “cm.my.yahoo.com” . Don’t know if it makes a difference but I was logged in on yahoo when I entered the URL.

    Good luck to all.

  21. Joey Alizio Jr Says:

    Hey! This Is How You Switch Back To Yahoo! Classic Mail..
    Mozilla FireFox..
    ThiS Is Easy And Fun…
    ToolS.. OptionS.. Content..
    Disable Javascript..
    Boom! Go To Your Yahoo! Email..
    Refresh The Page..
    Switch Back To The ClaSSIc Yahoo! Mail..
    That You Love The Most!

    Go Back!
    Don’t Forget To Re-Enable Javascript!

  22. albert lawrence Says:

    do not like the yahoo they have now want the old back

  23. Lawrence Fetter Says:

    It seems all to complicated for me . At 80+ nothing comes easy anymore. Why can’t people just ask if we want a change and not force the change. I don’t know if I will ever be able to get my old info back. I am very unhappy. Larrry

  24. PAT UDERMAN Says:

    because of the “new change” I cannot get into my email the easy way I did before/MY PASSWORDS FOR DIFFERENT SITES WERE IN MY FOLDER OPTION (ALL I HAD TO DO IS POINT TO EMAIL AND A PARTIAL LISTING OF EMAILS APPEARED/AND I WAS ABLE TO CLICK TO GET IN WITHOUT MY PASSWORD HASSLE/ALSO NOW I CANNOT FIND MY PASSWORDS EASY/THUS I CANNOT EVEN DO THE THINGS I ABSOLUTELY NEED TO DO/ PLEASE FIVE ME THE EASIEST WAY TO GET BACK TO THE OLD HOME PAGE!!!! SO I CAN RETRIEVE PASSWORDS I REALLY REALLY NEED/

  25. HENRY L, AGUILAR Says:

    GET ME BACK TO MY OLD HOMEPAGE AND QUIT TRYING TO CHANGE IT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PLEASE !!!!!!!!!

  26. William Seguin Says:

    get me back to my old home page please…….

  27. kathleen Says:

    i don like it i like what i had all the stuff is gone im angry when they did the email i chose what i had before i want it back because it was personal indivisual now its blah they should fix it

  28. Suzie Kelley Says:

    REALLY hate the latest Yahoo home page updating. I had my home page set with my favorite things (my sports teams scores; my hometown weather; my stock portfolio; etc. Now I have rolling photos flashing by, WAY to crowded a page. Sometimes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

  29. maryannbabiarz Says:

    never had problems with the old classic homepage or email.the new version won’t let open my mail since early in August, but yahoo “new version” is working on the problem. Please before I die get me back to the old version so i can read my mail. Oh, maybe i should try a new web that lets you read your mail. AOL, google, Windows etc. If you have any pull , the help would be appreciated. Thanks

  30. donald Says:

    i dont like this new homepage give me my pld page back please

  31. BUZZ SIMS Says:

    DEC 3, 2012 7:10 PM my old yahoo page changed on me sunday dec 2,12. i called verizon sharing they could not figure it out. so today DEC 3,12. THIS IS HOW I GOT MY OLD PAGE BACK AND IT WORKED RIGHT AWAY! 1. GO TO MENU, THEN CLICK ON THE COMPUTER. 2.GO TO LOCAL DISK THEN RIGHT CLICK THE MOUSE AND GO TO PROPERTIES THEN CLICK, THEN YOU WILL SEE LOCK DISK THEN DISK CLEAN UP.(CLICK ON ALL USERS OR FILES CLEAN UP. 3. AFTER THE CLEAN UP. GO BACK YAHOO AND THE OLD PAGE WILL BE BACK..

  32. alan Says:

    If yahoo doesn’t quit changing my home page see ya,adios, syinara;good bye forever

  33. sheila Says:

    Hi my name is sheila , I want to Thank you so much for been there for all of us you really help me so much i could not get rid of bing it would not stop how i can stop him now . now i can stop all of the bug for good . Thank you

  34. Jdean Says:

    I agree with all complaining about the new yahoo !!!!!!!!!
    I too want my old classic back
    But like the other Senior users I know very little about changing
    by using some of the suggestions. Iam always afraid I’ll loose
    everything

    CAN SOME ONE TELL ME STEP BY STEP ONE SIMPLE WAY BACK TO MY OLD CLASSIC YAHOO?????????

    thanks I know its easy for all you younger folk who grew up on
    computer…. Now please help us older yahoo classic folks.

  35. Mark Says:

    Agree with Jdean
    Seniors need step by step for going back.
    Using Mac through Safari

  36. Moana Davis Says:

    I tried using your instructions but none of the stuff you are talking about came up under tools. There were no options. Give better instructions that actually work please.

  37. nate Says:

    i have tried all the stuff to change back to the other yahoo homepage but nothing works i even tried leaving them a message and so far nothing

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