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I'd like to open a website at regular intervals per day, i.e., the browser should open and automatically navigate towards a pre-set URL.

I looked at options like scheduling to open browser, but I can't figure out how to open it with a default URL. (No I do not want to make this my start page)

Any help is appreciated

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O.o Why? To me I would get annoyed at the self created pop-ups. –  KronoS Nov 6 '12 at 17:59
I understand it gives off that sense. But the reason is, I need to be filling out certain webform once perday and I keep forgetting. Besides, it's a curiosity whether such a thing can be done. –  user168605 Nov 6 '12 at 18:01
Understandable. I just wasn't able to think of a use case that made sense to use this functionality. –  KronoS Nov 6 '12 at 18:02
possible duplicate of Set windows scheduler to open a webpage or the bookmark –  Andrew Mar 11 at 13:25

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You can make a batch script that starts the browser with the desired URL (for example "c:\program files\internet exploder\iexplore.exe 'http://www.yahoo.com'" would be valid for internet explorer to open and automatically navigate to www.yahoo.com).
You can then schedule that batch file to be run when you want it to.

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Thanks Raziel.. –  user168605 Nov 6 '12 at 18:02
  1. Use Task Scheduler

  2. Make it launch something like iexplore.exe "http://www.microsoft.com/windows" (replace with your browser's executable, such as firefox.exe etc.)


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Thanks Karan. Works! :) –  user168605 Nov 6 '12 at 18:02
Glad it helped. Since you're new here, remember to accept whichever answer best solved your issue. –  Karan Nov 6 '12 at 18:06

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