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 Issue # 47 September 2007 
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    by Matt Stephens
    September 2007

    Good day to the whole BMI family. I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but around here I think we've made it past the hot part of the summer. Either I'm getting older and the heat doesn't bother me like it used to, or this has been an unusually mild summer. Only a handful of days in the triple digits.

     Anyway, on to the tech question of the month. It's been a pretty quiet month around here, but there was a question that seemed to be a little troubling for some out there. The question is this: What if I want to change my home page? Another question some people ask is: Why would I want to change my home page?

    Well, from time to time you may find that you use a certain web site more than others. Maybe you are researching your family tree. You could change your home page to an ancestry web site. Maybe you are going to school online. You could change it to your school's website. There are many different reasons for wanting to change your home page, and when you find that you want to do it, wouldn't it be nice to know how? I think so, so I'm going to teach you! 

     First, just get online like you normally would. Make sure you have Internet Explorer open.
    Click on Tools at the top of the window
    A drop down menu will appear. Select Internet Options from that menu
    When the window opens for your internet properties, you'll see a box near the top that says Home Page and there will be a box that you can type in (called a text box). All you have to do is clear everything out of that box, and type the web page you want to change it to.

    Let\'s say for instance that you want to change your home page to the BMI home page. You would clear everything out and type
    Once you have that typed, just click Apply and then click OK.

    You have now changed your home page.  The next time you open Internet Explorer, the selected page will open first.  See, it wasn't all that hard; and the more you do it, the better you will get at it.

    Feel free to let us know if you have any troubles with doing this yourself. We'll be glad to help you with it, or anything else.

    Have a great month everyone! We'll talk again.

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