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Offline Jenning_Jennings

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how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:52:18 PM »
I cannot believe I have to ask this.

Ever since dinosaurs roamed the planet Earth, people have been able to get a certain web page to pop up every time they opened their web browser.

I cannot figure out how to set a Home Page in Avast Secure Browser.  I have Google'd this 1000 different ways and all I get is "how to set a default browser".

I don't want to set a default browser.

I want to use Avast Secure Browser.  And I want it to load a certain web page every time I use it.  Is this too much to ask? 

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:09:47 PM »
I don't use ASB, but check this - Avast Secure Browser FAQ - See https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ/.

That said have you ever used Google Chrome, if so the ASB is a chromium based browser, so I would guess it is the same/similar.
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95314?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en&oco=0
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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 10:22:36 AM »
On ASB.
Settings>Apperance>Show Home Button
Then inserl the url of the specific webpage you want as your Home page.

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 01:11:46 PM »
Thanks for the input.
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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 05:44:49 PM »
On ASB.
Settings>Apperance>Show Home Button
Then inserl the url of the specific webpage you want as your Home page.

Maybe I'm missing something, but this is not answering my question.  I wanted "to get a certain web page to pop up every time I opened the web browser."

This "home button" concept doesn't do that.  I open the browser -- still shows me the Avast search bar page. 

I press Control-N -- the new window still gives me Avast search bar page.

The "home button" just puts a button on every page that I can press to make my desired page appear.  I want my desired page to pop up when I open the browser. 

I read the Google Chrome instructions -- now I see, the thing I want has been re-named "Startup Page".   That's what I want.   How do I set a "Startup Page" in ASB?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 05:50:19 PM by Jenning_Jennings »

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 07:25:53 PM »
Since the ASB is Chromium based, did you read the link i gave in my first post ?

Or you can check out this google search.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+do+I+create+a+start+page+in+chrome


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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 08:03:39 PM »
Since the ASB is Chromium based, did you read the link i gave in my first post ?

Or you can check out this google search.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+do+I+create+a+start+page+in+chrome

Yes I did.

Are you suggesting that this link somehow answers my problem?

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 09:39:47 PM »
Yes (the second link in reply #1) or I wouldn't have posted it.

The google search results in my post you quoted - I have given you a start point, you need to examine the results and try some to see if it works.

The only problem is that I haven't used chrome browsers and have no intention of starting now.
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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 09:58:40 PM »
Yes (the second link in reply #1) or I wouldn't have posted it.

The google search results in my post you quoted - I have given you a start point, you need to examine the results and try some to see if it works.

The only problem is that I haven't used chrome browsers and have no intention of starting now.

You are sending me on a wild goose chase.  Avast's browser does not have the same menu as Chrome. 
Chrome allows you to do what I am asking for. 
I cannot find any way to do this in Avast. 
That is why I have come here, asking for help.

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2021, 01:29:09 AM »
I can't do it for you, I don't even use the Avast Secure Browser.

There will either be a menu/settings function somewhere, as rocksteady has pointed out.  Whilst that may not have exactly been what you were looking for it is a start point.

Avast Secure Browser, go to ⋮ Menu (three dots) ▸ Settings - and see if there is an option for a Start Page.
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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 11:42:55 AM »
Go to Settings --> scroll down to New Session --> Open a specific page or set of pages --> Add a new page

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2021, 06:13:11 PM »


Restart your browser and you'll be greeted with your new start page.

(now it's time for me to change back to my default. :) )


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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2021, 07:48:13 PM »
YAY!
THANK you!  Thanks to all who have helped.  I appreciate it very much.

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Re: how to set a home page with avast secure broswer
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2021, 07:50:10 PM »
YAY!
THANK you!  Thanks to all who have helped.  I appreciate it very much.
You're welcome. :)
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