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Weekly Computer Tip # 104
13 March 2005

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Quickly change your home page (Microsoft Internet Explorer)

G'day! How you're going? (Aussie-speak for Good morning. How are you doing ;-) Just got back from "down under" where I was asked to deliver a 2 (two!) day training session. (Bruce Willis' "Why me" in Armageddon springs to mind ... "6 billion people on the planet, why'd you guys call me?") Anyway, it was a fantastic experience and all I have to do now is psyche myself up for those email messages that arrived in the 5 working days I was away from home. Speaking about home ...

In Internet Explorer your home page is the page that appears every time you open the browser. You probably know you can change your home page by using the Tools, Internet Options command. However,

Did you know ...

You can quickly change your home page without using the Tools menu.

Here's how:

  1. Choose a page you want to view frequently, such as www.google.co.uk (or www.roem.co.uk/hints.html ;-)
  2. Drag the Internet Explorer icon (the blue "e") to the left of the web address over Internet Explorer's Home icon on the standard toolbar.
  3. Click the Yes button to confirm the operation.

Next time you open Internet Explorer, your browser will automatically open your preferred page. To quickly return to the Home page at any time, simply press the Home button on the standard toolbar. Or for those of you who love keyboard shortcuts ... press the ALT and HOME keys on your keyboard and hey presto! (Or "no worries" ;-)

Until next week.

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