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Title: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Kei on April 23, 2010, 10:23:51 PM
Hi everyone!


1. What is your homepage or what would you recommend?

2. What search engine do you use & what search engine would you set as the homepage? 

I am thinking about changing my homepage right about now.  Currently, it is search.yahoo.com, but recently there is something under the search box, "Earth's Biggest Puzzles", that is hard on my eyes & is a little annoying (because the search box is no longer in the middle of the page).


Thanks for any suggestions.  :)

P.S. (I looked around the forum for a topic like this already & didn't find one.... Hopefully I didn't miss it some place.)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Hermite15 on April 23, 2010, 10:27:33 PM
heard it was good ;D

(http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Asyn on April 23, 2010, 10:30:46 PM
1. What is your homepage or what would you recommend?


about:blank ;)
asyn
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Pondus on April 23, 2010, 11:12:30 PM
Quote
about:blank
asyn
yepp......and loads quickly.. ;D ....naaaaa google ..
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: polonus on April 24, 2010, 12:10:30 AM
Hi Kei,

This search engine is my favorite for privacy reasons: http://www.ixquick.com/
But to know what others are searching and in what ranking, home page = google

polonus
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Tarq57 on April 24, 2010, 09:34:06 AM
Google here, and in IE8, Google translate.
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Hya on April 24, 2010, 09:56:30 AM
about:blank only!

:D ;)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: YoKenny on April 24, 2010, 01:20:00 PM
Google for me as it shows important dates:
http://www.google.ca/#q=Hubble+Telescope&ct=hubble10-hp&oi=ddle&fp=610f19d309f278f5
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2010, 05:12:20 PM
2. What search engine do you use & what search engine would you set as the homepage? 

I also use google, but i block all it's nosy parts for privacy... ;)
Furthermore often used: Wikipedia (for research) and MetagerĀ² (no ip logging, but german only)
asyn
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: cinchez on April 24, 2010, 05:20:27 PM
www.google.com

:)

www.yahoo.com is also nice^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Hally on April 24, 2010, 05:48:44 PM
Hi  :)

Hi Kei,

This search engine is my favorite for privacy reasons: http://www.ixquick.com/
But to know what others are searching and in what ranking, home page = google

polonus

polonus
I tried ixquick Startpage a couple of days ago ... But just couldn't get along with it  :-\
Search Results were somewhat... Rubbish!  :-[


Kei

Google
Even Better... iGoogle

See picture below  ;)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Kei on April 24, 2010, 09:45:15 PM
~lol~ I'm glad to see that everyone who posted was so energetic about the topic.  :D  

I am between Scroogle & the one polonus mentioned, perhaps alltheweb. Hhmm.... but I am not sure what to think about Scroogle (https://ssl.scroogle.org/) just yet. I put in a search for "what are winlogon notifiers" or just plain "winlogon notifiers" both without the quotes & I didn't see a definition or description about them.... There was a lot of info about malware & trojans + removing them, though.

I went looking around on the forum & found that polonus had mentioned Scroogle b4: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46437.0  (Go figure!)

I will keep looking for more... I love a fast loading startpage. I like about: blank, but I wouldn't put it on for my parents' computers.... (I did that before & they didn't really know what to do when they didn't see anything show up in the browser....)

Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2010, 10:07:09 PM
I like about: blank, but I wouldn't put it on for my parents' computers.... (I did that before & they didn't really know what to do when they didn't see anything show up in the browser....

That's how some parents are, nowadays... ;D 8)
asyn
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: bob3160 on April 25, 2010, 01:53:47 AM
I like about: blank, but I wouldn't put it on for my parents' computers.... (I did that before & they didn't really know what to do when they didn't see anything show up in the browser....

That's how some parents are, nowadays... ;D 8)
asyn

And some of us parents know more the the kids.... ;D
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: mokkaman on April 25, 2010, 04:55:35 AM
try this ..

at the top left of this page, there are links to orkut,gmail, rediff ,youtube etc and the pic is awesome..

http://www.shinysearch.com/myhome.php?style=newyork&ltext=hav%20a%20Gooday
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: GhOstMaStEr on April 25, 2010, 06:11:12 AM
Home page :  www.avast.com    ;D
S.Engine      : Google
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: mokkaman on April 25, 2010, 05:43:05 PM
Y would u keep Avast as home page?? We need to register only once a year and prog updates come automatically...did u mean avast forums??
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: llariel on April 25, 2010, 08:08:59 PM
Home Page: iGoogle
Search Engine: Google, Bing or Yahoo with Surf Canyon
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: polonus on April 25, 2010, 09:27:18 PM
Dear friends,

I know this is an English speaking forum, but there is also much to be searched in languages you do not know.
How to do that read here: http://www.fravia.com/machine_translation.htm

Enjoy, ye all,

polonus
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: MikeBCda on April 27, 2010, 12:03:57 AM
Like quite a few others here, about:blank for my home page.

My primary search "engine" (actually multi-engine, it uses Google, Yahoo, and a few others) is Dogpile, although I can't remember if that's what I set as my browser's default.  And for looking up info that doesn't have to be up-to-the-second, like historical data, I'll quite commonly use Wikipedia instead (or too, sometimes).
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: BJ_GeOrgE on April 27, 2010, 05:03:29 AM
try blackle.com as homepage..its a energy saving search engine(the search engine is supported by google)...its quick,reliable and ecological(not too much though considering how much power needs a pc to be on0..
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Kei on April 27, 2010, 12:19:06 PM
Wow.... Well, I hadn't heard about blackle & fravia. Thanks for the input everyone.  Keep it coming!  :)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: DavidR on April 27, 2010, 05:06:01 PM
Whilst blackle.com is very minimalist and I like that being a dial-up user, I see no point in having a search engine as your home page. That honour should fall to a site that you visit most frequently if you bother with a home page at all, which I don't.

I have avast and IE set to about:blank and that is locked, so nothing to hijack that.

That said I spend a bit of time on the avast forums as you might guess, but I don't have my home page set to forum.avast.com/index.php, however I use the firefox Session Manager to reopen any tabs that I had open when firefox was shutdown.

That for me is a better option than any home page.
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Trifles on April 28, 2010, 04:48:28 AM
I have used Google for my home page for years and have no problem with it.

Search engine is Firefox.....it's fast and has been reliable

Trifles
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Asyn on April 28, 2010, 10:40:21 AM
Search engine is Firefox.....it's fast and has been reliable

You mean Firefox is your browser, i guess... ;)
asyn
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: CharleyO on April 29, 2010, 11:42:16 AM
***

Hello Kei,

The below might be a good home page for your parents.

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/

There are helpful reminders and options for them or anyone else.


***
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Trifles on April 30, 2010, 11:43:44 AM
Search engine is Firefox.....it's fast and has been reliable

You mean Firefox is your browser, i guess... ;)
asyn


ooopppsss...Yeah.... :Dthat's right
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: polonus on April 30, 2010, 10:02:55 PM
Folks,

Have a look here: http://tools.search.yahoo.com/searchtour.html
and open this page: http://fravia.com/main.htm

Searching has another meaning now,

pol
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: bob3160 on April 30, 2010, 10:20:52 PM
If your interested in searches, here's another one to look at:
http://www.allmyfaves.com/ (http://www.allmyfaves.com/)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Kei on May 02, 2010, 03:49:51 AM
If your interested in searches, here's another one to look at:
http://www.allmyfaves.com/ (http://www.allmyfaves.com/)


Hi Bob!  All I can say about that one is: "Wow!"

I saw so many sites that I wanted to run from the screen.  XD  (Then again, I was on the tablet, so I had to scroll down the page.)

& pol, that's a good suggestion about using the tour feature for a search engine.  (That's something I often overlook.)

Thank you both & as usual, thanks everyone.   :)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Kei on May 11, 2010, 05:19:00 PM
Something appears to have happened to Scroogle....

https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi  Scroogle has been blocked (title of page).... There's a message at the link....

Edit: & so I switched to ixquick....
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Asyn on May 11, 2010, 05:28:52 PM
Something appears to have happened to Scroogle....

https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi  Scroogle has been blocked (title of page).... There's a message at the link....

Thanks Kei, some of us already heard of it... Bad news..!! :(
asyn
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Hermite15 on May 11, 2010, 06:15:45 PM
what's scroggle ??? Google mother search engine ???  ;D ...ok just kidding I've never used it so I don't really care. Sorry for you guys ;)
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: YoKenny on May 11, 2010, 08:03:48 PM
Something appears to have happened to Scroogle....

https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi  Scroogle has been blocked (title of page).... There's a message at the link....

Discussed here already:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59432.msg502524#msg502524
Title: Re: Recommend a Homepage/Search Engine!
Post by: Dch48 on May 11, 2010, 08:26:01 PM
I use my.myway.com as my home page. It has no ads or animations and loads extremely fast. I went to it back when I was on dial-up and the Yahoo home page kept getting slower and slower due to all the ads and things they kept adding to it. I've just stuck to it because I see no reason to change. My search engine is the tried and true Google but it is the only product of theirs that I will use.