General Question

jstringham21's avatar

What's Your Homepage?

Asked by jstringham21 (640points) May 21st, 2008

What do you have your browser’s homepage set to?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

23 Answers

paulc's avatar


BirdlegLeft's avatar

Used to be Apple. Now it’s Google ‘cause it loads nice and quick.

swimmindude2496's avatar

Its because I have Safari and I like it because it loads the fastest.

elchoopanebre's avatar

I do this because it takes so little time to load that it makes an extremely quick way for me to see if my wifi connection is good to go.

jstringham21's avatar

@People with about:blank


soundedfury's avatar

I have dozens of windows open and am constantly opening more. I don’t want to wait for a page to load EVERY SINGLE TIME before I can get to work or go where I want to go.

playthebanjo's avatar

igoogle has all my mail, apps, etc

cheebdragon's avatar


PupnTaco's avatar

Blank – because I don’t want to deal with an unwanted page loading. I’ll decide where I want to go and when.

Vincentt's avatar

Whatever was open last time I closed it. Bad practice though, I have about 10 windows open permanently…

(I’m not sure why so few people make use of this feature in Firefox, but I suppose that’ll change with Firefox 3 as the option is there more prominent. Opera’s had it for a while too I believe)

aidje's avatar

I go back and forth between about:blank and Netvibes (which I choose over iGoogle because of its ability to monitor multiple Gmail accounts).

aidje's avatar

Way, way back, probably before Firefox 1.0, I used an extension to facilitate that functionality. Then I just became annoyed with it, uninstalled the extension, and never turned it on when the feature was added to the app itself.

So that’s why I don’t use it: I just didn’t like it. I don’t know if that reasoning holds for anyone else though. There probably are a lot of people who simply don’t know about it.

Vincentt's avatar

@aidje – I used the SessionSaver extension for that I believe, before 2.0 arrived. It was pretty annoying because it didn’t really work that well – it works much better natively.

Then again, I can see why people don’t like not starting with a blank slate :)

aidje's avatar

I think I’m going to try the whole session saving thing again. It’s been a while. Maybe I’ll like it now. No harm in trying, anyway.

Vincentt's avatar

Let me know whether you like it :)

aidje's avatar

Problem: it messed with my automatic deletion of cookies. In other words, it totally compromises my security. If I’m logged in to a site and have a page from that site open in a tab, then the cookie is not deleted when I close Firefox, even though I have Firefox set to only keep cookies for the current session (with the exception of a very small whitelist).

That’s reason enough for me to not make use of this feature.

Vincentt's avatar

Obviously, as it saves your session, so when you restart your session you’re still in “the current session” :)

Just wondering: what’s the big risk with keeping your cookies?

aidje's avatar

I’m just not a big fan of people having access to my email, financial information, profile settings, etc. Even friends whom I trust enough to let use my computer for a few minutes; they just don’t need to have access to that stuff. If they ask to check their email real quick, they don’t need to stumble on my accounts being wide open.

Response moderated (Spam)
Response moderated (Spam)

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther