Tip of the Day: Nostalgia part II

Today’s Tip…

Another Rob Flashback~

After my nostalgic tip from earlier this week, I remembered another bit of old knowledge that I still use all the time.  As part of my job, I open up Internet Explorer countless times in the course of a day.  This is complicated by having a homepage that continually tries to load.  I don’t want to have to wait on a homepage loading before continuing. 

To skip loading a home page I have a couple of options open to me.

Set the homepage to BLANK. 

  • Internet Explorer used to have a button to do this.  While that button has been removed, the ability to have to have a blank homepage is still in the program.
  • In the address bar, enter the following: About:blank
  • Go into the settings for Internet Explorer
  • On the General tab, click on the “Use current” button
  • Click Ok
  • Close and reopen Internet Explorer. 

You should open to a blank page.

Create a shortcut for opening to –nohome.

  • Create a shortcut pointing to the following

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" –nohome

  • Use this shortcut when you want to skip loading the home page.

Either are fine choices and will save you time if you are like me and constantly jumping around different web sites.

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