Your instructions are not detailed enough. The screen shots you show don't look like my screen shots.
What is a "blank" home page? What can it be used for?
In the discussion, one response has two links. One link is to an article on a few possible replacements for iGoogle. But the article is incomprehensible to a non-geek like me. The other link is to an unhelpful result of a Google search.
Does Firefox/Mozilla have a default homepage of its own which I can use to sort my Bookmarks?
Symbaloo Startific protopage netvibes ighomes these are best replacement for igoogle suggested by cnet and works well with firefox
One of the links mentioned on TechSupportAlert is http://www.startme.com which is the one I've been using myself. So far it's been working well for me.
i am also using startme from couple of months and with only 3 clicks and you can easily import your data from igoogle to startme.
I had read the "6 great alternatives" article; it looks good and is often recommended. But it is sprinkled with jargon and its ratings are unexplained and confusing. I refer to it in the 3rd paragraph of the detail of my question.
I just went to STARTME. It looked good with a nice Firefox greeting.
Then I had to make a choice. Should I use it as a
I went for Homepage not knowing how it would work the other ways and I immediately ran into trouble trying to set it up. The instructions asked me to open the "Firefox preferences." I can't see how to do that. I have the following Icons on my Toolbar: File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, and Help. None of their drop down menus contain or lead to Preferences.
Enrolled in STARTME, it looks interesting. However...
1) When I open my browser (Firefox) I get the generic homepage, not my personal webpage. I have to login to get that, which is annoying. Can it be fixed?
2) Why did STARTME ask me to allow it to store something on my computer? How much space is it taking up?
Websites remembering you and automatically log you on is stored in a cookie.
In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":
Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.
Clearing cookies will remove all specified (selected) cookies including cookies with an allow exception that you want to keep.