"We were unable to save your preferecens..." (sic)

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After visiting the MegaMillions website (coincidence?), I kept getting a
small popup window with a title bar that said "Windows Internet Explorer"
and the exact message:

We were unable to save your preferecens. Please try again

The misspelled word and lack of period in the 2nd sentence don't look like
a professional app. It came up randomly but seemed to be related to closing
IE7 tabs. I don't recall setting any website preferences and it came up at
least once after I closed/restarted IE7. I am running Windows Vista.

What might this be?

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Seeing the same thing here on IE7, WinXP, but only when visiting
Yahoo! News. I've never visited MegaMillions.

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On Aug 14, 12:35=A0pm, aninfinityofmonk...@gmail.com wrote:
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I am getting this text in a box opening on my computer too (an old
thing, a desktop of my husband's I have to use b/c my laptop is in the
shop) but only when I open mail in Yahoo. I did look in Yahoo news
yesterday and today.

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The same message pop-up is newly occurring here today in an
otherwise previously very stable and clean Windows 2000 Pro
system using IE6.  See http://fsnowinc.com/Unable.giffor
the browser details.  This was not happening yesterday.



On Aug 14, 12:35 pm, aninfinityofmonk...@gmail.com wrote:
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I am getting this text in a box opening on my computer too (an old
thing, a desktop of my husband's I have to use b/c my laptop is in the
shop) but only when I open mail in Yahoo. I did look in Yahoo news
yesterday and today.



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I've had repeated instances of this message today when opening Yahoo
News stories in new tabs in Firefox3 on an XP Tablet PC.

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Yes, this message has appeared for me inconconsistently (not every time)
when opening News stories in Yahoo news.  Since it occurs in multiple
browsers (IE6, IE7 and Firefox3) then it is clearly not specific to any one
browser.  The pop-up message looks like a system message, but this is very
doubtful due to the mis-spelled word.  Even Micro$oft would not make that
blunder.



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After some experimenting, I am thinking this is a bug internal to Yahoo.

I tracked down Yahoo by phone and finally got to a real person who
guided me in making the bug report via help.yahoo.com

I was assigned Yahoo Reference Number 7724002 and they asked
to see screen captures.  So I did as they asked.  See my report at

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=21lleux&s=4




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It looks like my initial association with the MegaMillions site was timing
coincidence.

I was also on Yahoo! in other tabs and this may be related to a news video
bandwidth preference (vague recollection of clicking a setting). Most
likely a bug by a lazy speller who slipped a crippling typo in the code. I
haven't seen it pop up today.

Jack

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I had the same problem since last night, when opening any/all Yahoo
emails while in IE but not in Firefox.  I=92m using an AT&T Yahoo IE7
browser.

After googling the error messagewe were unable to save your
preferecens=94 I found that others had solved the problem by deleting
their entire IE browsing history which I did, including checking the
boxalso delete files and settings stored by add-ons=94.  The problem
is now solved.  Hope that works for others reading this.

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Thanks for the heads up Flowerchili9. Had a Facebook friend have the
same problem a couple of days ago, and there wasn't much out on Google
at the time. The only thing I saw was using the new Yahoo email.

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