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WOF: What's your browser homepage and why?

By Julio Franco
Jul 3, 2010
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  1. Sites: vwvortex.com and/or fourtitude.com
    Why: car fan
     
  2. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    I've been using www.alltheweb.com for years now. Why? Partly because it has a much better layout for picture viewing than google, it pretty much comes up with anything you might be looking for and because I tire of google this and google that. Yahoo's www.alltheweb.com is just as good and possibly better.
     
  3. http://myfav.es/

    Really useful page.
     
  4. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 93

    iGoogle... packs my gmail, twitter, weather, google chat, and a few other things all in one handy page :)
     
  5. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    Yahoo.com, I like they're random news articles and it allows for easy email access for me. Also I'll almost never type in a website in the address bar so Yahoo's search is perfect even though it's not as good as google which I have in the upper right corner of my browser. (Firefox)
     
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I just use Chrome's "new tab" page. The only reason I don't just use a blank tab is that this page shows recently closed tabs, so if I accidentally close something I can find it quickly again.
     
  7. For security purposes, I use a home brew page stored on my hard disk. It is just a 3 line message so it opens fast. If a browser hijacks my home page, I know about it instantly. about.blank can be used to deliver malicious code, so I don't use it. Firefox already has a search bar, which eliminates the need to open a home page dedicated to searching.

    Bob Brown
     
  8. satty

    satty TS Rookie Posts: 27

    blank page

    A newtab in Google Chrome offers me what i need

    thumbs of most frequent visits and a bar full of bookmarks alone makes me feel i am in the the internet
     
  9. Bing.com so snappy and happy. Internet surfing i start by ie sidebar, it's fastest way..
     
  10. I use the SpeedDial in SRWare Iron. Simply because it looks so damned cool and has all the important stuff like this very site right there and you can use image URL's to give it an even cooler look for all the links :-D
     
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    iGoogle is pretty awesome. I have Gmail, stocks, news stories and erm joke of the day. Also with a daily changing theme.
     
     
  12. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I've used and loved Google as my homepage since I first had the interweb =P

    It's simple, fast and easy, and I really like the themes they put up on there from time ti time for example Christmas or Halloween =)
     
  13. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    What exactly is so different that makes it better? The images are laid out in the same way. I prefer the Google image search because editing the search preferences is so much easier since it's right on the page in the left hand side bar. No need to click a link just to tell it to search for a certain picture size.
     
  14. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    I guess it's just the extra step. For example... This pic is what you get after you click on the image in alltheweb - http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/usb_apple.jpg

    This is what you get in Google - http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/usb_apple.jpg

    ....then you have to click on the pic again to see it full size. Which for the occasional pic is fine, but if your looking for something and going through a lotta pics, I find it irritating. Then you have to double click to go back too.

    So in a nutshell, it's more time consuming. You are right about the convenience of the search options in google.
     
  15. twojpodlysyn

    twojpodlysyn TS Member

    igoogle, because i have there everything i want
     
  16. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 543

    google (Firefox start) as my main along with some tabs.
     
  17. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Opera's speed dial. I kinda hate that thing by now though, as it kind of limits the scope of sites I visit almost only to what I've got in speed dial. I often find myself just clicking through these sites over and over again even though I've already seen them.
     
  18. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 51

    Google is my homepage, its light and fast.
     
  19. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Enthusiast Posts: 132   +17

    1.Techspot-Been a fan since the beginning.
    2.Gamespot-Poor game reviews as of late are making me re-think
    3.Gamespy-Been a fan since the beginning
    4.Anandtech-Don't like their new style at all
    5.ESPN-My boxing and MMA spot

    I use Firefox, Chrome and Opera as of late.
     
  20. Flamezgeek

    Flamezgeek TS Member

    I use black-google.bpled.com as my home page.
     
  21. I use google.com because it loads fast and i also search something..
     
  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    I set my home page to that of the ISP from which I am getting service.
    This tells me immediately if I have a useful connection or something's wrong.
    If I can't get the ISP h.p., then there's little hope of getting anything else :wave:
     
  23. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Enthusiast Posts: 232   +10

    my.yahoo has been mine for years. With the advent of tabbed browsers, I have added Techspot, Facebook, Gizmodo, Tomshardware, boards.ign, woot, and gamespot.
     
  24. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    Years ago, I created my own home page with icons to sites I visit daily and I'm still using it.
     
  25. seanmc

    seanmc TS Rookie

    Google - quick loading and handy.
     
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