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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change My Internet Explorer Home Page?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I just found out that Internet Explorer 7 and even Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 allows you to have multiple home pages. This is like soooo cool. I would like to be able to write a script that uses Windows PowerShell to change the start page to the Script Center. It would be nice if I could do this remotely, but that is not ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions

How Can I Automatically Open and Monitor Web Sites?   Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed reading your Quick-Hits Friday article that talked about opening multiple Web sites in different browser tabs, and that got me thinking. Our company has a number of Web sites we need to monitor, and I was wondering if you could modify the script to monitor...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/28/08)

“File Not Found” Error When Trying to Run a PowerPoint Presentation from the Windows XP Desktop   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem when I try to run a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slideshow that I have saved on the desktop of my Windows XP computer. I cannot get this stupid thing to work. It keeps giving me a “File not found” ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Open an Alternate Home Page If the Default Home Page Isn’t Available?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In our company we hardcode everyone’s computer to use our intranet site as their Internet Explorer home page. All our users use laptop computers, however, and when they take the machines home with them and try to surf the Web they always start off with a Page Not Found error; that’s because they can’t reach our ...

How Can I Assign Multiple Home Pages to Internet Explorer 7.0?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I configure Internet Explorer 7 so it uses multiple home pages?-- PI Hey, PI. Just a second; before we begin, is anyone from Microsoft reading today’s column? Don’t be shy; raise your hand if you’re from Microsoft. No one, not a single Microsoft employee is reading today’s column? Excellent. What ...

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