Disabling browser add-ons, plug-ins, or extensions

Third-party browser tools may interfere with the functions of some Yahoo features. Don't worry! It's easy to uninstall or turn them off.


Internet Explorer

Version 9

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools | Manage Add-ons.
  2. Highlight the add-on you want to disable.
  3. Click Disable.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Version 8

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under "Browsing," uncheck Enable third-party Internet browser extensions.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Firefox

Verified through version 21

  1. In Firefox, select the following menu options (depending on your operating system):
    1. PC: Select Tools | Add-ons (or Extensions).
    2. Mac: Select Firefox | Add-ons (or Extensions).
  2. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, select the Extensions tab.
  3. Click Disable or Remove next to your desired extensions.
    Note: Firefox extensions can always be reinstalled through the Firefox Extension Library.
  4. Close and restart Firefox.

Safari

Verified through version 6

  1. In Safari, select Safari | Preferences.
    In older versions: Select Safari, Edit, or Tools | Preferences.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Uncheck Enable Plug-Ins.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Close and restart Safari.

Google Chrome

Verified through version 21

  1. In Chrome, click the menu button Three horizontal lines | Settings.
    -The "Settings" window opens.
  2. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings.
  3. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  4. Under "Plug-ins," select Block all.
    Note: To customize permissions for specific websites, click Manage exceptions.
  5. Click Done.
  6. Close and restart Chrome.

Note: If you're running a browser other than those listed here and would like more information about turning off add-on or plug-ins, refer to your browser's support website:

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