Yahoo! Axis

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Yahoo! Axis
Initial releaseMay 23, 2012 (2012-05-23)
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeBrowser extension, mobile browser

Yahoo Axis was a desktop web browser extension and mobile browser for iOS devices created and developed by Yahoo.[1]


The browser made its public debut on May 23, 2012.[2]

A copy of the private key used to sign official Yahoo browser extensions for Google Chrome was accidentally leaked in the first public release of the Chrome extension.[3]

On June 28, 2013, Yahoo announced the discontinuation of the Axis.[4]


Axis replaces the standard search results page in other browsers with a menu of search results appearing as thumbnails at the top of the page. The menu allows the user to stay on the current page without navigating away from it.[5]

Supported devices[edit]

Mobile browser[edit]

Desktop browser extension[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing, MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press
  2. ^ Todd Bishop (23 May 2012). "A web browser from Yahoo? 'Axis' makes surprise debut". GeekWire. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (24 May 2012). "Yahoo leaks! private! key! in! Axis! Chrome! debut!". The Register. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ Rossiter, Jay (28 June 2013). "Keeping our Focus on What's Next". Yahoo Tumblr Blog. Yahoo. Retrieved 11 April 2019. If you installed the browser plug-in, it will no longer work. If you downloaded the app, it will continue to work, but won’t be actively maintained.
  5. ^ Rafe Needleman (23 May 2012). "Here comes Yahoo's own Web browser -- Axis". CNET. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  6. ^ "What is Yahoo Axis?". Yahoo. Retrieved 4 June 2012.