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Home page in IE4 Grayed Out?

mciperf
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View : Internet Options and the home page url area is dull green -- how can I set my IE4 home page?
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You may have your IE from your ISP or computer manufacurer. They may have customised (with Internet Explorer Administration Kit) your IE. It can't be changed.

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Excellent idea; not exactly right though.  My home page now is AOL.com.  When I installed IE, I had erols.com as a home page.  My son recently subscribed to aol.com (on the PC in question).  From your post, I suspect that that's how aol.com became my home page; I'm still hoping for a way to undo this aol home page.  
Tx,
Gerry

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are there two IE 4.0 on your computer?  Did AOL load one?

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I'm willing to bet that AOL loaded IE, replacing the version that was there. Bookmarks, etc. may have stayed, but the Home Page setting may have been hardcoded. I am sure there is a registry setting that can undo this but it might be easier to reinstall IE, which shouldn't hurt anything.

BTW, this is only a guess since I do not use AOL. I would not be surprised that they, like many other service providers and software manufacturers think so highly of themselves and expect you to have the same feelings.
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Thanks!  As it turns out, I only had the second field; edited it and all is woinderful again!  thanks,
Gerry
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