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    Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    One nice feature of IE7 is that you can enter multiple home pages, and when you start it up, each home page opens in a separate tab (I usually start with a weather page, and two news pages). Can that be done with FF2, if so, how?
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    Yessir, I believe youse kin do dat. I have a Fx bookmark for the Lounge that has two sub-bookmarks under it: control panel and who's online. I just tested it and it works just fine. Obviously, only one of the two tabs is open and I haven't experimented with changing which one is in focus. See attachment.

    Edited to add: I removed part of the end of the Lounge link, since it has my Lounge password in it to log me on at the same time. Any such bookmark pair (or trio) should work.
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    >I have a Fx bookmark ... that has two sub-bookmarks under it

    OK, for the slow kid in class (me), can you explain how to do that bit in a little more detail?
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    Never mind, I got 'er figgered out! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> Thanks, Al.
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    I'm slow Al. Can't figure out how to do this?
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    In my case, once I understood what Al was explaining, I created a new Bookmarks Folder (called it Home Pages), copied in all the links/pages that I wanted to open in tabs on opening FF, and through the dialog that Al demonstrated, selected the Home Pages Folder as my Home Page. Does that help?

    The tabs open left to right in the order they appear in the Folder, and if you add or subtract links, you need to refresh the Home Page setting to the target Folder, in my installation FF2 doesn't appear to automatically see the changes.
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    You can also do what you want without dealing with the folders. Open FF2 and then open in a new tab each site that you want to be one of your home pages. Next click on Tools, Options, Main, and finally, Use Current Pages. You now have a series of home pages. If you want the opening sequence different, drag and drop the tabs to get the proper sequence and then reselect Use Current Pages.

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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    Got it. Thanks very much.
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    Yeah, thanks from me too, Paul! Just goes to show ya that ya can make a milkshake whether you put in the ice cream first or the milk. I'll give this way a try too.

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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    And a belated <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> from me as well, great tip.
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    Re: Multiple Home Pages (FF2)

    You don't have to bookmark the sites to set them as your homepage. In Tools > Options > Main, just enter the URLs of the pages you want as your homepages, separated by pipes (|).

    I should also say that this functionality has always been present in FF, and is not specific to FF2. (Microsoft nicked the idea for IE7 of course)
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