RE: home page

Subject: RE: home page
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Janice Gelb" <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>, "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:17:09 -0500

Janice said:
> I'm not sure why you find this so bizarre. If you
> only want to set one page as your Home setting, you
> have only that page open when you set the option.
> If you want more than one page to open as your Home
> setting, you have all those pages open when you set
> the option. Once you accept the notion that people
> might want multiple pages to open when they start
> their browsers, it makes perfect sense. The software
> would have no reason to assume that you only wanted
> the page you were viewing to be set.

You are correct. It was all a matter of perspective.

In olden times (pre-tabbed-browsing), if I encountered something that I
wanted as my new home-page, I set "use current". I continued that after
getting tabbed browsers. Purely by co-inkydink, probably, I would have
been setting a new homepage that way as the first/only tab open... until
recently, when I'd be cruising along with a dozen or twenty tabs open
and decide that the one I was staring at would make a good home/start
page for a while. That's when it began being irritating. I routinely
have a lot of dynamic pages (both in-company and external open, as well
as pages that require sign-in or that otherwise expire (no, I don't do
my banking from the watched company computers... :-) )

>From the perspective of people who would not have any problematic pages
open, and who wanted to use multi-home-page as a way to have the browser
save and resume their array of tabs on next awakening, I can see that it
makes sense.

On the third hand, I also see that most browsers now ask upon closing if
you want them to remember all the open pages for next time. In other
words, another way to accomplish that, without having a giant,
concatenated URL blob set as your "home page".

Ah, progress.

- Kevin

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