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My home page changed to iGoogle which involves using ore key strokes to search a site. I want it back to Google the way it was before.

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Go to the google site and there should be a link to make that your homepage, if not go to your start menu/settings/control panel/internet options and on the general tab type in full webpage you want and apply

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If you are using Internet Explorer, click Tools>Internet Options.

Look in the Homepage window on the General tab.

Click to the right of www.google.com\ig and backspace deleting the ig.

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Go to google.com and then use tools of your browser---internet options--use current web page as your home page--click apply--ok
that should work.

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Lost google as my homepage


You can use the one of the following links to reset your home page Just select the browser you use.

IE: Change your home page in Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows Help
FireFox: How to set the home page Firefox Help
Chrome: Set your homepage

or search for the following through Google, or any other search engine:
set homepage [BrowserName]
replacing [BrowserName] with the name of the browser you are using

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Make iGoogle Your Startup Page in Microsoft Outlook


If you are a Microsoft Outlook user that regularly uses iGoogle as your dashboard, have you ever thought about combining the two? It's nearly trivial to add your iGoogle page to Outlook and make it the startup page.

Create a new folder by right-clicking anywhere in the folder tree and choosing "New Folder"

Give the folder a relevant name, something like iGoogle works.

Now right-click on the new folder and choose Properties, and then on the Home Page tab, check the box for "Show home page by default for this folder" and put this into the address box:

http://www.google.com/ig

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At this point you should be able to see your iGoogle page by just clicking on the folder.

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Restore igoogle home page


go bottom of the page on the left side, and switch between iGoogle and Classic Home.

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I have ask.com as my default when I go out on the Internet. How do I change it to google.com as my default so ask.com does not come up.


go to google.com on the search engine, on the search page it should show a gmail sign up & to the left of the page it should show make google your homepage, just follow the prompts

you can even put a icon on your desktop of google,,when your on your google home page--right click the google name & go to create shortcut, & it should put a shortcut to igoogle on your desktop,,that's what I did

to check to see if igoogle is your home page do the following steps
Go to the start menu
Then to control panel
Network & internet connections
Go to OR PICK A CONTROL PANEL ICON
Click on internet options
The menu should show--internet properties
In the general tab at the top should be home page
Check to see if google is there for home page
If it's not type it in--igoogle & click apply & ok

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How to restore gmail email as home page


this is for windows 7 if you have windows xp send me a comment
go to control panel
click on network & internet icon
choose internet options
it should come up with internet options menu on general tab
home page should be at the top if there's any thing typed in the box delete it
type igoogle & click apply & ok
then go to the google home page & it should show make google homepage & click on it & it will
make google the home page

good luck
please vote with the thumbs

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Remove yahoo search using add-remove programs. ITs junk anyways and gives you more pop ups anyways. just use the regular yahoo or add the home page as an extra home page so it open to it when you open explorer. ( IE7 + 8) allows multiple Home pages.

Just like google, yahoo tool bar is added clutter.

If you want it though, just remove it like I said and try re-installing it.

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go to control panel settings and choose internet options. you can change you home page from there

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