Setting up Home
If you want to get them to change it you'll have to provide an easy way. As you'd expect, Internet Explorer and Netscape both do it differently and to be honest, although Netscape does publish details of how to do it, we've never been able to get it to work on all flavours of its browser without generating run-time errors. As IE is currently the dominant browser, we'd suggest you use conditional code to offer the facility only to those with a Microsoft browser. What you do is really quite simple. Open up Notepad and type:
REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Start Page" ="http://www.yourdomain.com/"
Save this as a file called default.reg and upload it to your Web server. All you now need to do is to add a link to this file:
<a href="\utils\default.reg">Click here and select 'Open' to make this your default homepage</a>
Isn't that a lot easier than trying to explain how to navigate through the Internet Options dialogs?
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