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I recently downloaded and installed the Safari 3.0 beta, and since then my Yahoo Messenger has been acting up. Anytime I would message someone and the window would fill up to the point where it would normally keep scrolling down....but instead, after the Safari install, the scroll bar would keep going back to the top instead of continuing down after either I or the other person I'm chatting with would message each other. To check if Safari caused the problem, I uninstalled the beta, and now my Yahoo messenger is acting normal again. I guess there are some issues with the two programs right now. Anyone else experience this?
 

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It did the same thing to me, so I'm going to have to uninstall Safari 3. I haven't done much digging around yet, but I suspect Safari 3's installation may have modified part of the operating system, changing the behaviour of a shared library or object that's affecting how Yahoo Messenger (and possibly other software) work. I don't like the idea of application software being able to modify the operating system for that reason - changes can propegate out to other areas with interesting results.

-Rob K.
 

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I did the uninstall too, and everything returned to normal. Apple was certainly fast to issue a patch for the Windows version of Safari; I'm hoping they'll be fairly prompt to deal with the bugs in the Mac version as well, especially since this one is a huge hit to the usability of other software as well.

-Rob K.
 

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I did the uninstall too, and everything returned to normal. Apple was certainly fast to issue a patch for the Windows version of Safari; I'm hoping they'll be fairly prompt to deal with the bugs in the Mac version as well, especially since this one is a huge hit to the usability of other software as well.

-Rob K.
It's beta software, what do you expect? I haven't gone to 3 and don't plan to do so until the final gets released.
 

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It's beta software, what do you expect? I haven't gone to 3 and don't plan to do so until the final gets released.
My honest expectation is that it'll be fixed, either in the final or possibly sooner in another beta revision released before the final. That is the point of beta software, isn't it? To identify problems so that the maker (Apple in this case) can fix them, right?

I downloaded the beta, I tested it and found what appeared to be a bug, I discovered others had the same problem, and then I returned my system to a stable configuration and sent feedback. I'd say that's a pretty average test cycle for a piece of beta software. I don't see any problems with what I did or wrote.

-Rob K.
 
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