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Change the homepage of computers in internet of cyber cafés

Monday, November 27, 2006
 
  • Go to an internet or
    cyber café
  • Internet or cyber cafes
    are places where people can go and use computers
    with internet access for a certain fee.
  • Users include travelers,
    young people, or people located in areas where it
    is not cost-effective to have internet access in
    the home.
  • Find a cyber café
    near where you live, and invite their many users
    to think about violence against women instead.
  • Change the first thing
    they see by changing the computer's homepage.



    Here’s how:
  • Mozilla Firefox
    • Open Firefox, and
      go to “Tools” > “Option”
    • Click on the “General”
      Tab
    • Under “Homepage:
      Location(s)”, type in the URL you want.
      E.g. http://www.takebackthetech.net, or the
      address of a local organisation that works on
      violence against women etc.
    • Click “OK”
  • Internet Explorer
    • Open IE, and go to
      “Tools” > “Internet Options”
    • Under “Homepage:
      Address”, type in the URL you want.
    • E.g. http://www.takebackthetech.net,
      or the address of a local organisation that works
      on violence against women etc.
    • Click “OK”.
  • Netscape
    • Open Netscape, and
      go to “Edit” > “Preferences”
    • Click on “Navigator”
    • Under “Navigation
      Starts with: Homepage”
    • Under “Homepage”,
      type in the URL you want. E.g. http://www.takebackthetech.net,
      or the address of a local organisation that
      works on violence against women etc.
    • Click “OK”
  • Safari
    • Go to the “Safari”
      menu, click “Preferences”
    • Click on the “General”
      tab
    • Under “New
      windows open with”, select “Homepage”
    • Under “Homepage”,
      type in the URL you want. E.g. http://www.takebackthetech.net,
      or the address of a local organisation that
      works on violence against women etc.
    • Click on the red
      dot in the upper left corner to close the application,
      and you’re done.
  • If you use any other
    kinds of web browsers
    , let others know how to
    change the homepage in TechTalk.