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 Post subject: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:08 am 
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I currently use nine.com.au and am getting increasingly frustrated with the amount and frequency of advertising interrupting my browsing. What do others use and why?

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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:42 am 
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For me I try and use google as the home page as nothing much pops up on it each time I jump in. That gives me peace of mind if my young kids login also. Having had things like ninemsn etc before I get how annoying they are

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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:50 am 
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I use Firefox and as my home page I use IGhome as my desktop and google as search engine..I have no adds until I am on something like Gumtree or ebay.. where you can't really opt out of adds.. I am not far from your place Laurie.. You can come have a look or I can come over and help you set yours up better..Cheers..


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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Hi Laurie,

What browser (application) do you use to surf the internet?

I use Google Chrome and do not have a "home page", just a screen with web pages recently visited and a Google search bar. No ads, simple and clean.

Some fun pages that you can use as a home page are:

www.blackle.com - energy saving by being a black background instead of white.
www.ecosia.org - help the world by planting trees as you search (uses Google to search but I found the results not quite as good).
www.mystart.com - nice photos, simple and clean with relevant information
www.ustart.org - customize the widgets with whatever information you like.
www.startme.com - clean widget layout with lots of links you can add.

Why is it not www.redlinegti.com? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
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I use duckduckgo as home page and for searches and always have the free adblock installed to cut down on pop ups. Use crapcleaner free version and use it constanly to also stop trackers from making popups know your routine.


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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:26 pm 
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I'm using MS10 with Edge, just standard layout and AVG free to help reduce unwanted solicitations and intrusions. The main thing I get pissed off at is when I watch a news video or story I have to view an Ad first for every story on the Home Page. My son suggested that I try theguardian.com/au which I have just opened but not yet played with. Still has news stories but will test for advertising aberrations.

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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
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redlinegti of course....and that is actually true...

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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
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My homepage has been set to Google for so long I don't even think to set it to something else anymore. Even when I read the title of this thread I was like "I don't understand. Google, of course." I need to mix things up a bit I think. lol


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 Post subject: Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 pm 
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AVG is like a net curtain over your window, it gives the illusion of privacy but not really worth much.
Or perhaps a more apt simile is a small dog with a big dog bark!

Ads in the videos/articles are what the page owners put in there to generate more $$ for their falling paper subscribers. News pages like the Guardian, MSN, Stuff, Herald etc all have advertising so you will never get rid of it. Some 3rd party applications can block it but not 100%.

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