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Help: How to load a web page at startup[Windows}

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by adthrawn, May 31, 2007.

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  1. adthrawn

    adthrawn Thread Starter

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    I'd like to get Windows to load a web page at startup I know that in the "Hosts" file you can assign a domain name with a IP, but how do you tell Windows to download the page at startup? I've heard you can do this, but haven't been able to figure it out.
     
  2. TOYMAN1952

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    Create a shortcut on your desktop with the following command
    inside:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.google.com

    Change google to the page you want

    Test it, then drag it into your Startup folder.
     
  3. adthrawn

    adthrawn Thread Starter

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    But will this load the page in a browser, or just load it in the background. I thought you could load a page in the background at startup.
     
  4. Augie65

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    If you mean you want a web page displayed on your desktop.
    Right click the Desktop> Properties> Desktop tab> Customize Desktop button> Web tab> click on New button and enter the URL for the page you want in the wizard. If you want it refreshed, follow these instructions to setup a schedule to synchronize your Web page
     
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