IE: Open Internet Explorer or Set Homepage to a Blank Page

Posted July 2, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

The fastest page is a blank page. Here is how to set Internet Explorer’s homepage to a blank page.


Sometimes, it seems as though I open a million IE windows a day. If each of these episodes takes a few seconds to load, then I have lost valuable time. Setting the homepage to a blank page saves time.

If you want IE’s homepage to be blank, use the following steps:

    1. Open IE
    2. Click Tools menu.
    3. Click Internet Options.
    4. Click General tab.
    5. Under the Homepage section, click the Use Blank button.
    6. Click OK.

If you want a separate shortcut to open IE to a blank page, follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on a blank section of desktop.
    2. Select New.
    3. Select Shortcut.
    4. In the textbox, place the following:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome

    5. Click the Next button.
    6. Name it. (IE blank, for example)
    7. Click Finish,

    Clicking this shortcut will always open IE to a blank page.

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