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I've got Chrome running at work and home (on XP and OS X respectively), and I have enabled chrome sync.

Unfortunately, at work I have the intranet set as my home/startup-page, which is useless at home.

Is there a way to sync everything else apart from this?

I've noticed that I can customise to a certain degree (i.e. not sync preferences, but I'd like more granular control if it's available).

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I don't know how to do this with chrome, but you can surely do this within your network settings. Here are a few ideas:

Change Computer Settings: Set your homepage to (or whatever your intranet site is at work) on both computers. Then on your OS X computer at home, in the hosts file, create an alias for to direct you to or wherever you would like.

Change Router Settings: A lot of routers can be configured to this same kind referral.

Set up external website to refer you based on OS or IP: Finally, you could set up your own website that detects your OS or IP and then refers you to one or the other website depending on what it detects.

Create a local file that contains a redirect: On each computer create a local file in the same spot called homepage.html and in each one put 1 of the following 2 lines:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=">

Since they are different systems you can't put the full directory name like setting your homepage to file:///C:/homepage.html, but you should be able to set both homepages to just file:///homepage.html as long as you can find out which directory each computer looks in when no directory is specified.

So there are 4 options to get you started.

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A clever approach. I hadn't thought about that. I'll give that a go until more granular controls are added to Chrome. – RickyTheGeek Sep 18 '10 at 8:38

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