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Posted: 05/19/12 06:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all, I'm currently using My Yahoo and would like to change it to another that has similar layout. I like to customize it using weather, sports and news.

Suggestions?


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Posted: 05/19/12 06:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use iGoogle--a ton of gadgets to chose from to customize it how you like.

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I may not understand what you want to do but I have done what you said with My Yahoo.
I have about ten weather locations on the left and a bunch of news sites on the right.


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camperpaul wrote:

Learn HTML and write your own 'home page' which resides in your computer.

Disadvantages:
It is not accessible from any computer other than your own but this can be easily overcome by copying it to a 'thumbdrive' and taking it with you when you use a 'public' computer.

Good idea! You could use a cloud service such as Dropbox to store your home page html file. Placed it in the Private folder would keep it encrypted when syncing between your computers on the Net. Not only would it be accessible from all your other computers, but making any changes to the home page from any one of them, would automatically be reflected on all computers with Dropbox installed.







I used to use browser based weather and time apps, but switched to desktop based widgets instead. The one on my Windows computers is similar to my Android phone's widget and animates when it refreshes. You can set different styles and other custom settings. This free desktop widget and others are available at HTC Home.

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You could try doing what I did.

Learn HTML and write your own 'home page' which resides in your computer.

Advantages:
It is private - no one else can see it.
You can include 'Widgets' from any service and even write your own Widgets.
You can include links to all of the sites you frequently use.
No ads to get in your way.
You will be limited only by your imagination and programming skills.

Disadvantages:
It is not accessible from any computer other than your own but this can be easily overcome by copying it to a 'thumbdrive' and taking it with you when you use a 'public' computer.


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Posted: 05/19/12 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ditto on Igoogle

RetiredBob wrote:

I use iGoogle--a ton of gadgets to chose from to customize it how you like.


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I've custom made iGoogle and it looks great. it is now my homepage, Thanks guys.

If this doesn't fit the bill, I may just learn how to html a page.

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