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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mkb, May 27, 2010.

  1. mkb

    mkb Lurker
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    Hi from the UK and an Orange customer. I am sick of the Orange setting to go to one of their (O2 mobile internet only) web page for when I start the default browser

    How can I change this? I tried homepage for google and 'home' goes to google but just starting the prog from the icon/widget still tries (and fails when on WiFi) to go to orange

    thoughts? ta m

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  2. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    The desktop icon and probably apps is a shortcut to the Orange site.

    Simply re add using the + next to phone and widgets>program>internet
  3. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    once the internet browser is open, click the menu button and find the option to set the homepage, then enter the address for the site you want.
  4. Hardcore

    Hardcore Well-Known Member

    Open the internet browser
    Press the menu key
    Press moore
    Now is the 1st option.

    I hope i can help you with this.
  5. Norissey

    Norissey Lurker

    If you open subsequent browser windows they do open on the specified home page, however you are correct in what you say. Each time the Internet icon is pressed the browser does not open on the home page but on the last page visited instead.

    The only solution I can think of is to create a Bookmark out of your desired home page and then create a Shortcut to that Bookmark on your home screen. So each time you want to go online click the Shortcut instead of the Internet icon.
  6. slatyford

    slatyford Well-Known Member

    open browser
    set home page ( type address you want)
    exit and reboot the phone

    Hope this helps
  7. RetroDude

    RetroDude Well-Known Member

    He has already said that setting the homepage in this way doesnt work for starting the app, so i think his internet icon is a shortcut to orange site. Dont have my desire yet so cant helpo rectify it sorry
  8. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Yes the orange browser icon is simply a shortcut. Remove it and use the HTC "internet" from the add widgets

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