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Office 365 App launcher, the URL for SharePoint is incorrect!

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Hi

I have an issue with my office 365 site that somebody created for us.

When I click the SharePoint icon from the App Launcher, it brings me to https://xxxxxxxx.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx but it should really be https://xxxxxxx.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

How/where can I change it?

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Question by:Éric Moreau
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by:Walter Curtis
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The first link you show is the way SharePoint gets to it's start page. It goes to an internal page that redirects to the second link you show. At least it is suppose to go to the second link. Does it work for you? If so, then it is working as designed.
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by:Éric Moreau
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it does not redirect me. It just gives me this ugly page on which not much seems to be customizable. Any way to set the redirection?
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by:Walter Curtis
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Just a quick thought, if the home page is not the default page, and the new page has not be set as the "home" page, then maybe that is why it is going to the page it goes to, it doesn't know what the default page should be.

Hope that helps...
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by:Éric Moreau
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How do you set the default/home page?
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by:Walter Curtis
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In the ribbon of the page there is a button named "Make Homepage". You can also set the default page under site settings.
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by:Éric Moreau
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I have tried the "Make homepage" and it is not working. It still open the default page.

You can also set the default page under site settings.

Can you tell me which settings? I see tons of settings pages! I may be blind.
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by:Walter Curtis
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Go to site settings --> look and feel --> Welcome Page --> set the welcome, or home page

This may be somewhat different for your version, but it is very similar, they just change the wording sometimes.
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by:Éric Moreau
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there is no such thing as "welcome page" under the look and feel. As I have clearly written in my question, I am under Office 365.
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by:Walter Curtis
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As I have clearly written in my response, "hope this helps". Never said this "Is" the answer. If you can't determine how to set the home page, with my assistance, at least it was an honest attempt to help. I am sure you will have a different person offer information.

Good luck...
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by:Walter Curtis
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Here is the "Make Homepage" icon in the ribbon:

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by:Éric Moreau
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As previously said, I have already tried that feature and it is not working. I even tried to sign out and sign in again after having set the home page but it is still not working
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Open a support ticket, it doesn't cost anything
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by:Walter Curtis
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Thanks for the update.

As I mentioned, the url is standard in SharePoint 2013 /16. Here is a link that describes that somewhat, and if you had the desire to delve deeper you probably could get it done as you first describe how you want to have it done, but I don't can't offer any further information other than this link:

http://www.hezser.de/blog/2012/08/18/what-is-the-_layouts15start-aspx-in-sharepoint-2013/
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by:Éric Moreau
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can't be done, workaround already provided
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