How can I set different homepage for when I am logged to different networks?


S

spenningzahl

Hi
Our company computers are set to open our intranet page for default
homepage on Internet Explorer. This page can only be opened within the
company network.

When we log on computer outside this network the page cannot be opened
and we only get an error message.

Is it possible to set IE to open another webpage as homepage when
network is not company? And how can this perhaps be done?

Hoping somebody knows this type of challenge.

Thanks,
Karin
 
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M

Mayayana

Why not just use another browser for outside
the company intranet? Your options with IE
are not promising. The setting is in the Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page

You could put a script on your Desktop to toggle
that setting, but there's a good chance that company
IT is overriding your choices. IE Registry settings are
*incredibly* convoluted, and they're designed so that
your sys. admin. can override any of them without
your control. The following setting, in some cases, can
override your choice, and you probably can't change it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page

If your IT people used the Group Policy settings to
override your start page the setting will be as below, and
again you probably can't change it because a normal user
cannot write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL

If you want to try toggling your start page, paste the
following in Notepad and save as StartPage.vbs. When you
double-click the file it will show a prompt to enter your
home page selection. Run that before opening IE.

'--- start code. watch out for newsgroup wordwrap -----

Dim SH, sURL
sURL = InputBox("Enter new Start Page URL", "Set Start Page", "http://")
If Len(sURL) < 12 Then WScript.quit
Set SH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
SH.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page",
sURL
Set SH = Nothing

'-------------- end code ----------------

If the above doesn't work then either you don't have
permission to run the script or your home page choice
is being overridden by the IT dept.


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| Hi
| Our company computers are set to open our intranet page for default
| homepage on Internet Explorer. This page can only be opened within the
| company network.
|
| When we log on computer outside this network the page cannot be opened
| and we only get an error message.
|
| Is it possible to set IE to open another webpage as homepage when
| network is not company? And how can this perhaps be done?
|
| Hoping somebody knows this type of challenge.
|
| Thanks,
| Karin
 
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T

Tim Meddick

One alternative might be to set your browser's homepage to a local
"offline" HTML file - say, to a saved local copy of the Google search-page,
then create on your desktop different internet shortcuts for each of your
needs.

Thus, when you need one "homepage" you click on one of the links, and when
you need the other, you click on the other!

If you ever happen to accidentally click on the "homepage button" in your
browser, then it will always, harmlessly navigate to a local address, which
will always be available...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 

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