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Internet - Setting Your Browser's Home Page

When you are using your browser to access the World Wide Web, you have an option available to you which is known as "Setting your Home Page". What this feature does is allow you the user to choose a Web site that you would like displayed when you open your Web browser. There are two common Web browsers; Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. In this brief tutorial, you will see how to change this setting on each browser. The images used in this tutorial were captured from Netscape 4.76 and Internet Explorer 6; both on a Windows XP machine. Your screen may vary, depending on Operating System and Web browser version. However, these screens generally function the same as the versions are upgraded.





Netscape Navigator (shown in version 4.76)

In order to set your Home Page in Netscape Navigator, you need to click the word Edit from the toolbar options near the top of the browser, and then select Preferences.

Edit -> Preferences
nnpref.gif


You will have opened the Preferences dialog box. This is where you can type in your Web site of choice. This will be the Web site that is displayed when you open Netscape. This feature comes in handy when you have a Web site with an extended URL. For example if you wanted Netscape to point to the Web site of Triton's Instructional Computer Center, you would type in its URL in the text field provided. Below is an example:


http://www.triton.edu/online/internet_courses
That's a lot to remember and type!
Use the Home Page setting instead!
nnhome.gif


Internet Explorer (shown in version 6)


In order to set your Home Page in Internet Explorer, you need to click the word Tools from the toolbar options near the top of the browser, and then select Internet Options.


Tools -> Internet Options
ietools.gif
 


You will have opened the Preferences dialog box. This is where you can type in your Web site of choice. This will be the Web site that is displayed when you open Netscape. This feature comes in handy when you have a Web site with an extended URL. For example if you wanted Netscape to point to the Web site of Triton's Instructional Computer Center, you would type in its URL in the text field provided. Below is an example:


http://www.triton.edu/online/internet_courses
That's a lot to remember and type!
Use the Home Page setting instead!
iehome.gif
 
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