Microsoft’s latest incarnation of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 9 has tonnes of cool new features.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be covering many of these features in How To & Quick Tip guides.
Todays Quick Tip is going to show you how to set IE9’s ‘speed dial’ as your Home page.
Have no idea what I’m talking about? All the better!
Every time you open a new tab in IE9, you’re presented with 10 of your favourite websites. For most, the Home page will be a website which in my experience only slows start-up time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a page with all of the sites you care about most when you start your browser? The Speed Dial in IE9 does just this. It looks good and feels good. Implements some good functionality and doesn’t jump to too quick conclusions about which websites are your favourites. We’ll look at the Speed Dial more in-depth in subsequent IE9 Quick Tips & How To’s as for now, we just want to set our Home page as the speed dial page.
Open your Internet Explorer browser. Head to the top-right corner and click the sprocket icon, or the Tools menu (Alt+X) to access Internet options.
In the General tab and under Home page type about:tabs and click OK.
Now, when you start IE9 (and of course when you open a new tab). It’ll load the speed dial page à la Google Chrome.
Is it just me or does IE start lightning quick (like Chrome quick) with this set as Home page?
Let me know what you think in the comments.