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Posted By: DaveD Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/23/05 11:13 PM
I never put much thought into what my browser startpage was. But after the Apple start page turned into nothing but Apple propoganda and the new Netscape startpage is tailored daily for their latest sponsor, I really need to find a new one. I'd like something that gives the latest real news stories, although something that might allow for some game-related stories or similar customization would be nice. Any suggestions?
Posted By: Nathan Strum Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 12:31 AM
I'm ashamed to admit it - Yahoo. The reason is that I'd set it up as a start page years ago, and never bothered to change it.

I still periodically get some useful news off it, but mostly it's just there to fill up a blank page until I go somewhere else. :rolleyes:
Posted By: EvilWraith Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 12:50 AM
I've used excite.com for years now. It's a fair bit customizable and you can plug in quite a few news sources.
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 12:54 AM
my.yahoo.com. It's almost infinitely customizable and extremely fast loading.
I go for the blank page. Works for me smile
Posted By: Sandwitchlotter Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 02:13 AM
safari bookmarks
Posted By: DaveD Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 02:26 AM
Yahoo has comic strips!?! I think I've found my new startpage. wink

Thanks for the suggestions.
Posted By: vitaflo Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 03:38 AM
I just made my own page with links to sites I visit a lot (like this one) and burried it on my website. I've used it for years now. Better than some crappy portal anyway.
Posted By: Vas Crabb Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 03:44 AM
http://localhost/
Posted By: patmcfar8 Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 04:34 AM
Another vote for my.yahoo.com. I'd echo... very customizable, fast loading and a portal to my e-mail.
Posted By: Marchalis Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 05:23 AM
Like Nathan, I start with Yahoo. And for the same reasons as Nathan, I left it at Yahoo for many years now and never bothered to change it.
To be truthful, back in 96 (I believe it was '96) I had it set to emulation.net but after 3 years I changed it to Yahoo (as head of IT at the time, it wasn't exactly the best example to set :rolleyes: )
Posted By: nickstock Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 07:47 AM
news.bbc.co.uk

world edition.

Find out what's really going on in the world...

Nick
Posted By: Guy80 Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 11:02 AM
Netscape.Com is mine. It always has the latest news stories.. Hopefully..
Posted By: Lillymon Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 06:39 PM
I've had a lot of home pages, Zophar\'s Domain and Bob and George being just two. But my current home page is a long-standing one, and it's emulation number 9 . Simple, provides fast news on emulators, and seems to NEVER be down or slow. Ever.
Posted By: foxglove Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 09:38 PM
Quote:
But after the Apple start page turned into nothing but Apple propoganda and the new Netscape startpage is tailored daily for their latest sponsor, I really need to find a new one.
I'm in that exact same situation as well. Netscape is just getting awful lately with its pop-ups.

Good advice from everyone.
Posted By: azrael Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 10:25 PM
about:blank smile
Posted By: shortstop Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 10:40 PM
I start with a blank page. But I have a my.yahoo.com page set up too and I use it pretty often - it has stock quotes, weather, and some links.

Google has a new page like my.yahoo that might be worth setting up instead if you don't have one set up already.
Posted By: mahuti Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/24/05 11:44 PM
what's a start page?

wink
Posted By: Arnoud Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/25/05 02:03 AM
about:blank
Posted By: Marc Mame Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/25/05 05:09 AM
MacBidouille
French version of HardMac .
Posted By: zmagical1 Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/25/05 01:03 PM
http://www.bannister.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=26;DaysPrune=20
Posted By: Chris Johnson Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/27/05 10:17 AM
I use a blank page because I rarely wish to visit the same site EVERY time I start my browser. I now find it really annoying when I launch a browser and there is a start page. I find myself impatiently clicking the stop button.

I do outsource IT work for one of my jobs. When configuring a new machine I used to specify a blank start page, but too many of my customers wondered "why the internet didn't work on their computer," so I started asking what they wanted for their start page and setting it up that way.

-Chris
Posted By: mahuti Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/27/05 01:40 PM
NO kidding on that.

I design websites... if I had a start page open every time I spawned a new browser window I'd go nuts.

My cousing came over and opened a browser, and was like... "is your internet down" just cause I don't have a freakin start page. Bleh.

LAME.

On my PC, arcadecontrols.org is the start page, however. I may have to turn that off, too.
Posted By: John Hood Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/27/05 04:42 PM
about: blank
Posted By: jonceramame Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/27/05 10:10 PM
I use iwon.com. For 2 reasons.

1 - I might win a zillion dollars, so it's nice to get "points" just automatically generated for opening my web-browser.

2 - It is a nice front page of links and news.

Jon
Posted By: seanraaron Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/28/05 02:50 PM
I've used a blank page for years born out of the frustration of slow internet links or worse, graphics-laden websites that seem to usually be the default. When I launch a browser, it's not to go to some portal site and I prefer the browser to launch before I start looking a pages. Works nicely.
Posted By: Paolo Santi Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/28/05 04:52 PM
It's a blank page for me too.
Regards,
Paolo
Posted By: smf Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 11/30/05 02:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by John Hood:
about: blank
me too, I did use about: mozilla for a while but that no longer has the same effect ( it gave you a blue page ).

However, when trying to remember about the mozilla thing I discovered you can put any kind of text in there & even include html markup:

about:<b>Error 400 internet does not work</b>

smf
Posted By: Fraederichs Re: Way OT - What's your start page? - 12/09/05 11:06 AM
Drudgereport.com
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