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home page script

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tester, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Tester

    Tester Flightless Bird

    Hi there,
    Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    you, T
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab > Home Page
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    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Tester wrote:
    > Hi there,
    > Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    > you, T
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Tester" <calinguga@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:8d1021c1-ff43-4936-9bf1-ab809a64161f@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi there,
    > Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    > you, T


    ???

    Are you asking for a script that starts IE every time you start your machine
    or a script that brings you to your desired homepage when IE starts?

    If you want a particular homepage to come up when IE starts, click
    TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, and enter your homepage selection(s) in the space
    provided. With IE8, or IE7, you get to use Tabbed Browseing. This means you
    can have multiple homepages, separated by a comma, and each will open in a
    tab of its own. You smiply move among open pages by selecting the tab you
    want. You can have a new tab open by clicking the square tab at the right
    hand end of the tabs. In the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box, you can control
    the behavior of New Tabs so that they open as a blank page or as the First
    Homepage, then you simply navigate into the deep reaches of the Internet by
    entering the address you want to go to.

    You can have as many tabs open as you want, and you can jump from tab to tab
    easily. You can close any tab at any time and not disturb your browsing
    experience in any of the other tabs.
     
  4. Tester

    Tester Flightless Bird

    On Apr 16, 10:57 am, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Tester" <caling...@netscape.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:8d1021c1-ff43-4936-9bf1-ab809a64161f@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Hi there,
    > > Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    > > you, T

    >
    > ???
    >
    > Are you asking for a script that starts IE every time you start your machine
    > or a script that brings you to your desired homepage when IE starts?
    >
    > If you want a particular homepage to come up when IE starts, click
    > TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, and enter your homepage selection(s) in the space
    > provided. With IE8, or IE7, you get to use Tabbed Browseing. This means you
    > can have multiple homepages, separated by a comma, and each will open in a
    > tab of its own. You smiply move among open pages by selecting the tab you
    > want. You can have a new tab open by clicking the square tab at the right
    > hand end of the tabs. In the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box, you can control
    > the behavior of New Tabs so that they open as a blank page or as the First
    > Homepage, then you simply navigate into the deep reaches of the Internet by
    > entering the address you want to go to.
    >
    > You can have as many tabs open as you want, and you can jump from tab to tab
    > easily. You can close any tab at any time and not disturb your browsing
    > experience in any of the other tabs.


    HI there,
    Reason I asked is the default network policy is to set up a default
    web page for all computers and I want to set up the home page to
    blank, without opening IE every time and overwriting the default,
    through a script or batch file if possible. Thank you
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If you must make identical posts to multiple newsgroups, please cross-post
    one (1) message to all of them. Thank you.

    Multiposting vs Crossposting:
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

    Tester wrote:
    > Hi there,
    > Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    > you, T
     
  6. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Tester" <calinguga@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:652efe6e-1acc-44bb-bb62-0eed8c4c64f9@c21g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
    On Apr 16, 10:57 am, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Tester" <caling...@netscape.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:8d1021c1-ff43-4936-9bf1-ab809a64161f@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Hi there,
    > > Is there a script I can run at bootup to set up my IE home page? Thank
    > > you, T

    >
    > ???
    >
    > Are you asking for a script that starts IE every time you start your
    > machine
    > or a script that brings you to your desired homepage when IE starts?
    >
    > If you want a particular homepage to come up when IE starts, click
    > TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, and enter your homepage selection(s) in the space
    > provided. With IE8, or IE7, you get to use Tabbed Browseing. This means
    > you
    > can have multiple homepages, separated by a comma, and each will open in a
    > tab of its own. You smiply move among open pages by selecting the tab you
    > want. You can have a new tab open by clicking the square tab at the right
    > hand end of the tabs. In the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box, you can control
    > the behavior of New Tabs so that they open as a blank page or as the First
    > Homepage, then you simply navigate into the deep reaches of the Internet
    > by
    > entering the address you want to go to.
    >
    > You can have as many tabs open as you want, and you can jump from tab to
    > tab
    > easily. You can close any tab at any time and not disturb your browsing
    > experience in any of the other tabs.


    HI there,
    Reason I asked is the default network policy is to set up a default
    web page for all computers and I want to set up the home page to
    blank, without opening IE every time and overwriting the default,
    through a script or batch file if possible. Thank you



    <JS>
    You want to override the group policy settings?

    Wouldn't be be easier to leave the policy alone and enable Tabbed Browsing
    on your machine, then simply open a tab to a blank page?

    The problem here is that the group policy might reset the tabbed browsing
    selection that you make.

    But whatever, your question about script is entirely different than the one
    about defeating the group policy. I would think that if there is a group
    policy, then it would prohibit any script you might figure out how to
    create. After all of that, I'm not sure if the group policy can be defeated
    or not. But if you can enable Tabbed Browsing, and the group policy allows
    it, then it's a very simple matter to set the New Tab to open as a Blank
    Page.

    I can't imagine any use for a blank page as the default homepage because by
    definition it would require a user to input an address to do anything at
    all. The homepage should BE THE ADDRESS that the user is forced to input in
    order to do something. If you are an administrator and you want your User
    Base to always go to AcmeProducts.com as a function of their duties
    everyday, then you would want acmeproducts.com to be the homepage so they do
    not have to type it in everytime they open the browser. If you want any
    subsequent pages to come up to blank, then Tabbed Browsing will do that by
    design. There is a setting that makes any other page that's opened to be
    blank, but when the browser is started, acmeproducts.com is opened first.

    The purpose of a homepage is to quickly and easily bring the user back to a
    default condition or page. What is the use of a blank page in that scenario,
    especially when they can click a New Tab and get a blank page automatically,
    and click another tab to return to the home page that the Group Policy can
    be used to define.

    Use the Group Policy to define acmeproducts.com as the homepage that opens
    when IE starts, or the browser returns to when the Home button is clicked.
    Then enable Tabbed Browsing and set the New Tab to open as a Blank Page.


    </JS>
     

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