A start page is the page first loaded when a web browser is started or a new window or tab page is opened in a browser. A start page is different from a home page: A home page is the initial or first page of a website. It is sometimes also written as "startpage."
Types of start pages
There are two main types of start pages: pages that are on the Internet and pages that are part of a web browser. Most major browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) offer an integrated start page. By changing the settings of the browser, a start page on the Internet can be configured. Extensions to browsers exist that offer integrated start pages as well.
Multiple websites can be set as a start page, to open in different tab. Some websites are intended to be used as start pages, such as iGoogle (now defunct), My Yahoo!, and MSN.com, and provide links to commonly used services such as webmail and online weather forecasts.
- Jack Schofield (7 November 2013). "iGoogle: what are the best alternatives?". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
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