shortcut key for "set as Home page"

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Post 3+ Months Ago

since i work tech support for a cable modem isp, i often have to tell customers how to set their homepage to http://charter.msn.com . the only two ways i know of are to drag the "e" icon to the home icon, or go to internet options and click use current (while on that page) but i would REALLY like to be able to tell them to press ctrl D or something to that effect for simplicity.

anyone know of a keyboard shortcut to do this?
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I'm not aware of any, but I snagged this javascript from here (It's the script that sets the home page to the main site page - note it's not the current page - since it's an absolute link, you should be able to set this up for any page - same way unscrupulous folks do):
http://www.soapoperadigest.com/setup/

Maybe the source code will give you some ideas:

Code: [ Select ]
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

<!-- Begin

if (document.all){
 document.write('<A HREF="javascript:history.go(0);" onClick="this.style.behavior=\'url(#default#homepage)\';this.setHomePage(\'http://www.soapoperadigest.com\');">');
 document.write('<B><CENTER>Click This Link to Automatically <BR>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly Your Homepage</CENTER></B></a>');
}

else if (document.getElementById){
 document.write('<a href="http://www.soapoperadigest.com"><CENTER>Drag this link onto your <B>Home</B> button to automatically <BR>make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your Home Page.</CENTER></a>');
}

else if (document.layers){
 document.write('<b><CENTER>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
}

else {
 document.write('</CENTER><b>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
}
// End -->

</script>
  1. <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
  2. <!-- Begin
  3. if (document.all){
  4.  document.write('<A HREF="javascript:history.go(0);" onClick="this.style.behavior=\'url(#default#homepage)\';this.setHomePage(\'http://www.soapoperadigest.com\');">');
  5.  document.write('<B><CENTER>Click This Link to Automatically <BR>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly Your Homepage</CENTER></B></a>');
  6. }
  7. else if (document.getElementById){
  8.  document.write('<a href="http://www.soapoperadigest.com"><CENTER>Drag this link onto your <B>Home</B> button to automatically <BR>make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your Home Page.</CENTER></a>');
  9. }
  10. else if (document.layers){
  11.  document.write('<b><CENTER>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
  12. }
  13. else {
  14.  document.write('</CENTER><b>Make Soap Opera Digest & Weekly your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
  15. }
  16. // End -->
  17. </script>


My first thought would be make a simple HTML page with this script included, but change the URL to the one you want set and tell them to click it.

In other words:

Code: [ Select ]
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

<!-- Begin

if (document.all){
 document.write('<A HREF="javascript:history.go(0);" onClick="this.style.behavior=\'url(#default#homepage)\';this.setHomePage(\'http://charter.msn.com\');">');
 document.write('<B><CENTER>Click This Link to Automatically <BR>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM Your Homepage</CENTER></B></a>');
}

else if (document.getElementById){
 document.write('<a href="http://charter.msn.com"><CENTER>Drag this link onto your <B>Home</B> button to automatically <BR>make CHARTER.MSN.COM your Home Page.</CENTER></a>');
}

else if (document.layers){
 document.write('<b><CENTER>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
}

else {
 document.write('</CENTER><b>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
}
// End -->

</script>
  1. <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
  2. <!-- Begin
  3. if (document.all){
  4.  document.write('<A HREF="javascript:history.go(0);" onClick="this.style.behavior=\'url(#default#homepage)\';this.setHomePage(\'http://charter.msn.com\');">');
  5.  document.write('<B><CENTER>Click This Link to Automatically <BR>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM Your Homepage</CENTER></B></a>');
  6. }
  7. else if (document.getElementById){
  8.  document.write('<a href="http://charter.msn.com"><CENTER>Drag this link onto your <B>Home</B> button to automatically <BR>make CHARTER.MSN.COM your Home Page.</CENTER></a>');
  9. }
  10. else if (document.layers){
  11.  document.write('<b><CENTER>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
  12. }
  13. else {
  14.  document.write('</CENTER><b>Make CHARTER.MSN.COM your home page:</b><br>- Click below to go to our home page<br>- Go to <b>Preferences</b> in the <B>Edit</B> Menu.<br>- Choose <b>Navigator</b> from the list on the left.<br>- Click on the <b>"Use Current Page"</b> button.</CENTER>');
  15. }
  16. // End -->
  17. </script>


That's probably not entirely perfect, but maybe something like that.

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