starting IE to a blank page, (in Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab, select ''Never dial a connection''), then when you come back to the computer you goto your bookmarked, (favorite) web site.
Or does that defeat the issue?
I use my own home page, not published on a server anywhere, just stored on my own computer, and have my IE set up that way. When I open it, I just click a link in the home page to go to where I want.
When I boot up my computer, I want to be able to start IE at the desktop automatically, but can't figure out a way to make it happen with a slight pause.
My satellite service takes a few extra seconds at the desktop before the service is actually initialized for the signal, and if I put IE into the startup items, it messes with that initialization enough that the webpge and/or data accellerator tunnel goes down, and I have to reset the modem and reboot again.
Is there a way that I can actually delay the startup of IE for about 20 seconds before it tries to start so I can get my coffee or whatever while the system and the satellite are booting up and have my homepage waiting for me when I get here?
Using the scheduled tasks isn't the answer as my startup time varies every day.