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Dynamic display of browser home page, based upon browser history and scheduled events.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201843D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

This article describes a mechanism to change the address of a browser home page based upon an analysis of the history of that users usage of that browser at a particular time of day. It also covers how a similar concept can be used to allow a user to schedule times when a particular home page should be displayed.

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Dynamic display of browser home page , based upon browser history and scheduled events.

Web browsers today allow a user to provide the address of a default browser home page. The browsers home page is the initial webpage that is loaded when the browser is first loaded. Current mechanisms allow only a fixed address to be entered and there is no dynamic nature determining which page should be loaded when the web browser is first opened. The current mechanism does not take into account the users usual behaviour when opening the web browser.

    For example. A user may set their home page to that of a search engine, allowing searches to be executed from the first page that loads in their browser. If a user frequently opens a browser and navigates to their favourite news website, then there is no mechanism to automatically infer that this is a common behaviour and the browser will not automatically load the users new site.

    This disclosure aims to protect a mechanism whereby a web browsers home page is dynamically chosen based upon a users previous behaviour for that day/time or based upon an event that has been scheduled by the user.

    The advantage of this solution means the default page that is loaded when a user opens their browser is tailored to the previous behaviour of that user, aiming to reduce the need for the user to navigate to a different web page. This reduces the time that the user waits before they are able to start using the webpage they wish to use. Because no additional web pages are being loaded, if the user does not want to view the site that has been dynamically loaded, and they have to navigate to a different website, the time to do so if exactly the same time taken with todays solution of using static browser home pages.

Modern web browsers already capture history information, which captures the time, date and address of the websites a user has previously visited.

    This publication uses this history information...