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Fri, Jul 24, 2015 8:09 PM

How do i make att.net my homepage?

How do i make att.net my home page?

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Tigereyze209

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3.9K Messages

6 y ago

Depends on your browser for particular steps, but typically, you go into your browsers settings, and set your home page there (a maddening issue, and why i hate ware added to lots of downloads, they reset home page settings without warning, and sometimes, make it so you can't reset them.back. Can be a real pain to remove them, too.)

 

With ie, go to the page you want, go into your settings for favorites, and choose Set as home.

 

Chrome is a bit more complicated, but not much.. you can either type the url manually, or use whatever is your currant page setting as your home page.

 

Firefox is similar.  not really used any other browsers, but typically, the features are pretty sdimilar.

 

Good luck.

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davidbk

Administrator

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424 Messages

6 y ago

The att.net homepage delivers the latest content, service-related information, and features only available from AT&T. Learn more at About the att.net homepage.

Teacher

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13 Messages

4 y ago

Professor of what?  How not to type, how not to formulate sentences?  The response is quite a bit disjointed.

gjlieber

Mentor

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24 Messages

4 y ago

How do I add specific RSS feeds to the ATT.net homepage?  

Contributor

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2 Messages

4 y ago

Info is dated in 2015 - why am I getting this now in 2017 and it is so confusing for a senior citizen.

Contributor

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2 Messages

4 y ago

what is a home page and why do I need to set one?

Clarence Mills

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21K Messages

4 y ago

Your "home page" is the start up page when you open your browser (Firefox/Internet Explorer/etc.).  Mine is Google News.  Some like the AT&T/Yahoo news page.  It can be whatever you want it to be. 

Tutor

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9 Messages

4 y ago

How do I STOP getting start.at&t.net ad my home page?  The news is out-of-date, the weather is from 20 miles away, and it's full of stupid, worthless ads.  I used to have the Google search page ad my opening page, but my browser seems to.have begun hikacked by an update.

_xyzzy_

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15K Messages

4 y ago

If you want the google search page as your home page then specify it to your browser's home page setting.

 

If you continue to use the start.att.net as your home page then fixed areas like the weather cannot be suppressed (well actually they can but that beyond the scope of this discussion).  However you can use a an ad blocker extension/add-on to suppress most ads (they would appear as white space where the add would have appeared).

Tutor

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9 Messages

4 y ago

I did make Google my home page in Chrome, but that didn't stop the AT&T page from hijacking my browser every time I open it. But at least I can tap the home icon to escape.

It's nice to know that I can use an ad blocker to replace most of the ads with white space, but why should I have to? Why can't I block the whole thing - especially when the news is a day or two old and the weather is for the wrong place?

What's next - having to listen to ads when I make phone calls?
_xyzzy_

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4 y ago

I did make Google my home page in Chrome, but that didn't stop the AT&T page from hijacking my browser every time I open it. But at least I can tap the home icon to escape.

Let see if I understand this.  You set google search as your Chrome home page in its settings/preferences/options.  You launch Chrome and the first page that comes up is the start.att.net page?  If that's what happens open up the Chrome preferences again to see if www.google.com is still defined as your home page.

 

Also see what happens if you use a different browser for comparison.

 

It's nice to know that I can use an ad blocker to replace most of the ads with white space, but why should I have to? Why can't I block the whole thing - especially when the news is a day or two old and the weather is for the wrong place?

ATT, like many public web pages these days figure they can make a buck selling advertising.  So that's why ad blockers were created (and sites trying to fight them spawned anti-adblockers, but I digress).

 

What's next - having to listen to ads when I make phone calls?

Don't give them any ideas! Man Frustrated

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