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davehghs

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iGoogle, what is it and why is it suddenly my Homepage when I never asked for it? I usually have my Packard Bell website as my Homepage which does have a Google search facility. But it also has all the other things I want from Packard Bell. Now though I've got this iGoogle rubbish.

I do use Google as my default search engine but if they are going to start hi-jacking my browser I think I'll use a different search engine from now on.

Anyone have any idea how I can revert back to my Packard Bell page?:mad:
 

davehghs

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Thats the first thing I tried. The problem is, I used a Personalised page from Packard Bell and I can't get that back. If I click on use default, the iGoogle page re-directs me away from my Packard Bell page to iGoogle which I never wanted in the first place. The only time I use my Google account is on the rare occasion that I use Youtube. I've gone into my Google account and deleted it but that makes no difference.
 

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iGoogle is a customized Google home page. I thought Packard Bell went out of business, so I'm curious as to how you have their company's site as your home page and what you mean by customizing it.
 

davehghs

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iGoogle might be a customised webpage but I have never been to it. Packard Bell are still up and running, here is their website. http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/home .
It was customised by Packard Bell to suit the PC I bought. I could just click on different links and it would take me straight to the item related to my PC, save me having to search the site each time. But that isn't really the issue here, its iGoogle hijacking your Homepage and redirecting it without your consent and there being no way to return it to the way you had it.
I never thought that Google was that devious.
 

DoubleHelix

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Good grief. Google is not devious and has certainly not taken over your home page. You're not explaining the problem in a way that I can help you. I got to the Packard Bell website link you posted without a problem. What problem are you have getting to it?

Be specific.
You open your web browser.
You type in a URL........what URL??
Then what exactly happens? You're saying you type in www.packardbell.co.uk and your browser changes to www.igoogle.com? I doubt it.
 

davehghs

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Thanks for your email, you might doubt it but that is what happens. With my Packard Bell homepage, if I clicked on RAM it would take me straight to the RAM which is suitable for my Laptop, or Troubleshooting and it would take me to the troubleshooting page for my Laptop. But its the fact that iGoogle has taken over my Homepage and won't let me re-set it.
But its about time I reformatted anyway so that is what I'll be doing tonight. I usually do it about once a year or 18 months.
 
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