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    Internet explorer home page preferences

    Perhaps this should be in software wants, but I think it'll draw more attention here, and I doubt this software exists....

    I guess this is more of an idea or anything, but for me, I'm a compulsive multi-tasker. I have 3 or 4 websites that I open immediately upon logging in to a computer, and I thought a nifty little add-in would be for IE to know which site you have open, and the next new window would go to your next favorite, and so on...
    For example, the first web page I open would be Google Mail, 2nd would be Woody's, 3rd would be my bank account, etc.... Do you guys see a use for this, or am I just <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>?
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    If you open them immediately why not create multiple shortcuts with different target sites? You can then name the shortcut as you wish and then put the shortcut in your startup or just open at your whim. The shourt cut command line should be something like:
    "C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE" -new www.yahoo.com

    Note: The -new should create a new instance of IE.

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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    You could always use a *different* browser and set up your primary favourites on the bookmarks toolbar. A simple click moves you on from one to the next, a centre (mouse-wheel) click opening them up in a new tab. There is also has an option to open them all up in separate tabs in one hit.
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    Good point Leif, and far be it from me to recommend that he start doing so with immediate effect... <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    I know you be up North a bit, but exactly how far be it from you?

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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    This far: |------------------------------|

    Give or take a bit...
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    >If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40.


    I find a large hammer to be much more effective btw, and a lot less messy... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>If it weren't a government computer....oh well, I still may.... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    I was thinking more along the lines of the computer being smart enough to realize I'm already looking at favorite page #1....let's go to #2...
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    [hem] [hem] May I just step in here. Most Corporations and large public bodies have standards for the use of specific applications on their networks. My Company will only allow IE as standard but other browsers for specific User Testing. I imagine that the standard for Jeremy's company mostly Microsoft products. We may have to think of an IE work around for him
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    True....soon enough you'll be able to incinerate it with your own SDR (ahem, ahem, cough, cough, sputter Jezza, cough)....
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    <------ <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>The guy at the end of that arrow is an unofficial administrator <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    However, to avoid "testing the waters", I would like to first try to find a workaround for IE. Joe has a good suggestion, however I don't like desktop icons....(I've only got 4...)
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    I suppose you could create a new toolbar with the shortcuts in the correct order, and just click on each one in turn when you want the next site to open up. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    >or am I just <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>?

    PS Yes.
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    <img src=/S/megashout.gif border=0 alt=megashout width=33 height=17><big>THAT WASNT VERY NICE!</big> <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15>

    <img src=/S/bif.gif border=0 alt=bif width=70 height=28>


    <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>Jerk. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Internet explorer home page preferences

    I'm sorry Jeremy. <img src=/S/hugs.gif border=0 alt=hugs width=41 height=25>

    In this part of the world, it's a term of endearment. Honest. <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22>

    No, really, you know I was only kidding! <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> You're only slightly <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

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