How to get back home?

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  1. surfscottydog

    surfscottydog New Member

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    I just started using my Droid today so please excuse my ignorance.
    When I go onto my browser for the first time it loads into google. Then I type in the desired address and go there and all is good. I finish and go away. Then when I go back onto my browser at a later time, it loads on the last place I was on my previous visit? How do I get it to load on the google search page every time I load browser? Will somebody please help me with COMPLETE instructions, please?
    Thank you, Scott
     
  2. thebowers

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    I would suggest using an app called Steel instead of the default browser. With Steel you can choose to open empty window, home, or last page. Just remember to hold the back button down to close the program out. Thus when you open the browser again it will open the select option from above (by default it is set to open blank).
     
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    There are a couple of ways to get back to your 'home' page:
    1. Keep hitting the back button until you get there. (Go too far and the browser will close!)

    2. Use a bookmark to bring up your preferred home page. (Assumes that you have assigned a bookmark to your homepage first of course).

    Me, I'm a back button person. I always back out to my home page.

    TIP: Here is a handy tip I learned here. When using the back button, some web sites don't return you to the spot on the page you were at before (like this forum!). I hate that. To always return to the same spot, use a LONG press on the link you want to investigate and select 'Open in new window'. Once you are done and want to return where you were before, just press the back button and you are there!
     
  4. JayMonster

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    Bookmark your Home Page.

    Long Press on your Desktop

    Choose Shortcut

    Choose Bookmark

    Select your bookmarked homepage

    Now you will have a shortcut on your desktop that will launch your browser and bring you right to your home page.
     
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    Or you can go into "Windows" from within the browser and then hit the X next to all open tabs and it will open a new tab with your default home page.
     
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    this is what i do its pretty simple...


    ive actually gotten into the habit of doing this when im done browsing so the next time i open the browser it goes to the homepage
     
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    If you kill the browser using a task killer when you are done, the next time you open it it will open at the Google page.
     
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    Jay you the man, thanks for tip:icon_ banana:

     
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