Change browser start page?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by reymas101, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. reymas101

    reymas101 Professional GBAtemp Noob

    Nov 4, 2015
    United States
    New York
    How do I change the browser's start up page?
  2. cruplezone

    cruplezone GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 3, 2014
    There is an option.
    Last edited by cruplezone, Feb 2, 2017
  3. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose The Fallen Angel

    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Have you tried going into settings? At fucking all? Because if you had you would know the wiiu browser does not have that option. Here is a tip for the future if you are going to be a fucking dick on here at least get your facts right.
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  4. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 17, 2013
    Afaik there is no way to set a homepage.
    However, what you can do is leave one tab opened with the page you want to enter directly upon booting the browser.
    Once you have that tab opened, turn off the system or do whatever else you want.
    Every time you boot up the browser again (even after a coldboot), you will enter the page you left opened on your last session.
  5. rw-r-r_0644

    rw-r-r_0644 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 13, 2016
    You can edit browser homepage to redirect to another page (using iosu to access folders). But nobody has tried that yet :P (So it may or may not work)
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    If indeed there is no option, or it is a pain in the arse hack to do, then what about the network approach? Typically you are going to want a real router for this one, or maybe stick it through a PC/laptop which can fake it, but you might be able to get by on basic parental controls.
    Figure out what the default homepage is, set the router to block that site and redirect it to your chosen homepage. Will not work if it is a local to the device page but if it does go out onto the wider network then you can do it, if it is an IP address rather than a website you might have other problems on a basic content filter for your router or using DNS but I doubt even Nintendo would hose it up bad enough that they hardcoded an IP into a browser.
    Other problems will be if you actually want to go to the original homepage (hopefully it is not a shop or something you might want from time to time) but I suppose you could then find another means to do it.

    Ideally I would hack it should it be necessary but if end results are what matters...
  7. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 17, 2013
    Leaving the page you want as home opened in one tab is the way to go, every time you reopen the browser it'll be there unless you close it.
    That's the best to go around it if you don't want to do anything too fancy with network or IOSU hacking the browser ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  8. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    this is what I did as well when using the browser hacks. it was unintentional by me, but it did the job. :P