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Tech Tip for Writers #42: How to (Re)Set Your Homepage

tech tipsTech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: My homepage got hijacked! I mean, it no longer opens up to what it used to. How do I fix that?

A:  Go to the page you want as your homepage. Here’s what you do next:

  • If you’re in Firefox, go to Tools–Options
  • Click on General
  • Click the button that says, Use Current
  • Say OK

If you use IE:

  • Go to Tools–Internet Options
  • Click on General
  • Click the button that says, Use Current
  • Say OK

One more step–make sure your firewall is working. Run Spybot and Adaware and your anti-virus program. Something got through that shouldn’t have and you don’t want it to happen again–or have a worse outcome than your homepage changing.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersIMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in EducationCurrently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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