…one man's contribution to the Weeeeerly Wild World
Yahoo! has kindly (sarcasm included) changed their sign in process to a two-stage/page affair (affecting also Flickr). No longer do both the username / E-mail and Password boxes appear on one page – meaning you have to fill in the first box, click Next / press Return, and then fill in the Password field before clicking Sign in / pressing Return.
I’m not sure what the benefit or purpose of this is, but I suspect it perhaps aids tablet-users, as lots of seemingly pointless changes to popular websites seem make strange alterations on a whim.
Just this week also, the Hotmail / Outlook / Live sign in screens have changed, thankfully not to follow in Yahoo!’s footsteps but the Username / E-mail address field isn’t remembered by my browser as it used to be, so I have to fill it in every time.
P.S. [15/05/16] I’ve contacted ‘the Outlook team’ with the following:
1) Since you changed the sign in page the box doesn’t remember my e-mail address, so I have to type it in every time.
2) I suggest you bring back the “Previous” arrow – the presense of only a “Next” icon when viewing an e-mail is an inconvenience, because I have my list with recent e-mails at the top, and I click the oldest unread one first; I then have to come back to my Inbox to select the next to view.
3) Hiding the Print e-mail icon away in the *** menu is an inconvenience also – I print often, but I never use Sweep or Archive for example, yet those options are always in view.
Thank you for correcting the Skype feature – previously it would sign me in to that every time I logged in (after I’d set myself to invisible before signing out). [it’s still doing this.]