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Steam / Valve Web UI

Hello Experts,

Quick background : I've been using Steam's Web Interface in game a lot recently.  You know, the Shift+Tab, then click on "Web" at the bottom.  Now, I know this browser just uses IE.  I also know it appends "Valve Steam GameOverlay" to the user-agent.

The Question : How do you change the homepage it loads?  It loads Google right now.  I have tried changing my homepage for IE - it does not make any difference.  Has anyone looked at this issue before?
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js_vaughan
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Edit
Public/url_list.txt

SteamIDControlPage
{
	url			"%community%/profiles/%steamID%/home"
	method		"community"
}

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Change to:
SteamIDControlPage
{
	url			"http://www.homepage.com"
	method		"community"
}

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js_vaughanAuthor Commented:
Not quite.  That changes the community control panel, where I would normally accept invites, view my friends and their history, etc.  What I am looking for is the in-game web browser.  you normally click Shift+Tab in game, then there is a button labeled "Web" at the bottom.  I wanted to change the default WEB page.  Your suggestion changes the default COMMUNITY page.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Arfter a fair amount of research and a few IM conversations it appears that the Google home page is hard coded (possibly as a phishing prevention??) although it uses your IE install via OLE it overrides your Windows settings for IE.  So it seems the Communiy Page Hack is the only way to get an alternate page at the click of a button.
 
There are some useful tips on dealing with the coded homepage here though
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js_vaughanAuthor Commented:
Good info there MASQUERAID.  Disappointing they did that though.  Thanks for all the leg work here.
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