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I want to change all of my browsers' home pages with a single click. Are there any programs capable of doing this for me?

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Probably not - the browsers are all separate programs with separate settings, options and registry keys. Some also have protection to stop hopepage 'hijacks' from happening – HaydnWVN Jan 6 '12 at 12:36
If you're by any chance talking about sharing settings between several Firefox browsers on different machines, you can accomplish this by using its built-in Sync feature. This requires you to click up to several times, and some typing is needed. – user111228 Jan 6 '12 at 13:27
How many browsers do you have that you can't just manually change it? it takes all of 5 seconds to change per browser and it's not like you have to do it over and over again. Unless you like to change your homepage on a daily basis for fun. hehe – Jay Jan 6 '12 at 14:53

You didn't mention whether it was Windows/Linux. Not difficult to write scripts to do this actually. The following will deal with Iceweasal/Firefox.

cat prefs.js | egrep -v "\bbrowser.startup.homepage\b" > new.js cat prefs.js | egrep "\bbrowser.startup.homepage\b" | sed s/"about:blank"/"newpage"/ >> new.js cp pref.js pref.js.old cp new.js pref.js

Same thing for Opera on the following file.


Obviously, IE is a registry fix.

Spend some time on modifying these scripts and you'll be able to set things automatically across most of the popular browsers.

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