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Browser Homepages (Config)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 2/28/2018.

Do you want to set the homepage for all browsers at once?

This is the easy way!

WHY DO I NEED THIS?

This is all about quick and easy scripted new computer configurations. I want all browsers set to the same home page, be it www.google.com or www.mybusiness.com - I want them all set to open up to the same location. If you want this too, you found the right place. Yes some of this can be configured through GPO and other methods but not everyone has these other methods. This lets you do it via a Chocolatey package to automate in your scripts. This is part of a series of "-winconfig" packages for configuration automation. Others include desktopicons-winconfig, explorer-winconfig, and taskbar-winconfig

Features:

  • Change default homepage for Microsoft Edge
  • Change default homepage for Internet Explorer
  • Change default homepage for Firefox
  • Change default homepage for Chrome - coming soon
  • Change default homepage for Chromium - coming soon
  • Change default homepage for Opera - maybe/maybe not coming

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

You can set the browser homepage(s) by running choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/BROWSERNAME:YES /URL:website'". Below is the list of browser names and features you can use as parameters:

  • /ALL:YES - change the homepage for all supported browsers
  • /EDGE:YES - change the homepage for Microsoft Edge
  • /IE:YES - change the homepage for Internet Explorer
  • /FF:YES - change the homepage for Firefox
  • setting any browser to NO will reset it to https://www.google.com

INSTALL EXAMPLES:

  • choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/ALL:YES /URL:www.chocolatey.org'"
  • choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/ALL:NO'"
  • choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/IE:YES /EDGE:YES /FF:NO /URL:www.chocolatey.org'"
  • choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/IE:YES /EDGE:YES /FF:NO /URL:www.chocolatey.org'"
  • choco install homepages-winconfig --params "'/IE:NO /EDGE:NO /FF:NO'"

There is no upgrade path for this package. homepages-winconfig is a "one and done" package. It is recommended you uninstall this package after install (settings will NOT revert) so that you can install it again under a different user account if necessary. Settings changes only effect the currently logged in user. Of course, you could reinstall it again with -force to change the options.

If you find homepages-winconfig useful, please consider donating: https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations

PACKAGE NOTES

To install Browser Homepages (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install homepages-winconfig

To upgrade Browser Homepages (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade homepages-winconfig

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'homepages-winconfig'
    $pp          = Get-PackageParameters
    $defaultURL  = "https://www.google.com"
    $setURL      = $pp["URL"]
    
    if ($pp["URL"] -eq $null -or $pp["url"] -eq '')
         { 
          Write-Host * homepages-winconfig: No URL provided. -foreground magenta
         } else {
           Write-Host * homepages-winconfig: Using $pp["URL"] for homepages.  -foreground magenta
    	   }
    
    if ($pp["ALL"] -eq 'yes' -or $pp["ALL"] -eq 'YES' -or $pp["ALL"] -eq 'Yes')
         {
    	  Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" -Value $setURL
    	  Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" -Name "Start Page" -Value $setURL
    	  $EdgeReady = (Test-path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings")
          If ($EdgeReady -ne "True")
            {
             New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" –Force
            }
    	  $NewData = @()	 
    	  $Prefsjsfile = Get-Item -Path ($env:SystemDrive+"\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\prefs.js")
    	  Copy-Item $Prefsjsfile $Prefsjsfile".bak"
          $Update = "user_pref(""browser.startup.homepage"", ""$setURL"");"
          $Prefsjs = (Get-Content $Prefsjsfile)
          foreach ($line in $Prefsjs)
    	    {
             if ($line -like 'user_pref("browser.startup.homepage",*')
                {
    	         $line = $Update
                 $NewData+= $line
    	        } else {
    	          $NewData+= $line
    	        }
            }
          Clear-Content $Prefsjsfile
          Add-Content $Prefsjsfile $NewData
    	  exit
         } else {
    	   if ($pp["ALL"] -eq 'no' -or $pp["ALL"] -eq 'NO' -or $pp["ALL"] -eq 'No')
    	     {
    		  Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" -Value $defaultURL
              Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" -Name "Start Page" -Value $defaultURL
    		  $EdgeReady = (Test-path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings")
              If ($EdgeReady -ne "True")
                {
                 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" –Force
                }
    		  $NewData = @()	 
    	      $Prefsjsfile = Get-Item -Path ($env:SystemDrive+"\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\prefs.js")
    	      Copy-Item $Prefsjsfile $Prefsjsfile".bak"
              $Update = "user_pref(""browser.startup.homepage"", ""$defaultURL"");"
              $Prefsjs = (Get-Content $Prefsjsfile)
              foreach ($line in $Prefsjs)
    	        {
                 if ($line -like 'user_pref("browser.startup.homepage",*')
                   {
    	            $line = $Update
                    $NewData+= $line
    	           } else {
    	             $NewData+= $line
    	           }
               }
             Clear-Content $Prefsjsfile
             Add-Content $Prefsjsfile $NewData	
    		 exit
            }
    	 }
    	   
    # Internet Explorer
    if ($pp["IE"] -eq "yes" -or $pp["IE"] -eq "YES" -or $pp["IE"] -eq "Yes")
         {
          Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" -Name "Start Page" -Value $setURL
    	 } else {
    	   if ($pp["IE"] -eq 'no' -or $pp["Ie"] -eq 'NO' -or $pp["IE"] -eq 'No')
    	     {
    	      Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" -Name "Start Page" -Value $defaultURL
    		 }
    	 }
    # Microsoft Edge
    $EdgeReady = (Test-path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings")
    If ($EdgeReady -ne "True")
       {
        New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" –Force
       }
    	 
    if ($pp["EDGE"] -eq "yes" -or $pp["EDGE"] -eq "YES" -or $pp["EDGE"] -eq "Yes")
         {
    	   Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" -Value $setURL
    	 } else {
    	   if ($pp["EDGE"] -eq 'no' -or $pp["EDGE"] -eq 'NO' -or $pp["EDGE"] -eq 'No')
    	     {
    	      Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings" -Name "ProvisionedHomePages" -Value $defaultURL
    		 }
    	 }	 
    # FireFox 
    if ($pp["FF"] -eq 'yes' -or $pp["FF"] -eq 'YES' -or $pp["FF"] -eq 'Yes')
         {
          $NewData = @()	 
    	  $Prefsjsfile = Get-Item -Path ($env:SystemDrive+"\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\prefs.js")
    	  Copy-Item $Prefsjsfile $Prefsjsfile".bak"
          $Update= "user_pref(""browser.startup.homepage"", ""$setURL"");"
          $Prefsjs = (Get-Content $Prefsjsfile)
          foreach ($line in $Prefsjs)
    	    {
             if ($line -like 'user_pref("browser.startup.homepage",*')
                {
    	         $line = $Update
                 $NewData+= $line
    	        } else {
    	          $NewData+= $line
    	        }
               }
            Clear-Content $Prefsjsfile
            Add-Content $Prefsjsfile $NewData
    	} else {
    	  if ($pp["FF"] -eq 'no' -or $pp["FF"] -eq 'NO' -or $pp["FF"] -eq 'No')
    	     {
              $NewData = @()	 
    	      $Prefsjsfile = Get-Item -Path ($env:SystemDrive+"\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\prefs.js")
    	      Copy-Item $Prefsjsfile $Prefsjsfile".bak"
              $Update = "user_pref(""browser.startup.homepage"", ""$defaultURL"");"
              $Prefsjs = (Get-Content $Prefsjsfile)
              foreach ($line in $Prefsjs)
    	        {
                 if ($line -like 'user_pref("browser.startup.homepage",*')
                {
    	         $line = $Update
                 $NewData+= $line
    	        } else {
    	          $NewData+= $line
    	        }
               }
             Clear-Content $Prefsjsfile
             Add-Content $Prefsjsfile $NewData	
            }
    	}
    
    # Chrome - hopefully coming soon
    # edit C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
    
    # Chromium - hopefully coming soon
    
    # Opera - hopefully coming soon
    # Preferences - "startup_list", restore_on_startup":4, "urls_signature" (Google signature the same on all machines?)
    # https://github.com/CoderDojoPotsdam/software/blob/master/linux-update/set_startup_homepage.sh
    

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