How can I have a website launch in my browser automatically at a particular time?

PS Balu August 21, 2012

I want to watch some news live at a particular time but I forget when I am busy with another site. How can I automate this?

  1. Sc Ling
    September 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Since you are using Chrome, it is very easy to solve your problem.
    1. First, go to your favorite website.
    2. Now, right click the tab on top of the browser and select Pin Tab.
    3. Restart Chrome. Your favorite website now will load automatically! :-)
    - if you do not want to close your Chrome, just open another instance of Chrome.

  2. Kao Vang
    August 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    What browswer do you use?

    For Firefox, something like this might do:

    • Bettina von Mutius
      October 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Kao,
      will test it tonight, this would help me enormously .

      Greetings Bettina

  3. muotechguy
    August 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Or you could set an alarm on your phone? Why make up some elaborate technical way of doing something so simple?

  4. ha14
    August 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Splinterware System Scheduler FREE Version

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  5. Lee
    August 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    You can use the Windows Task Scheduler. If you go to your start menu and search for 'task', it should point you to the Task Scheduler. On the right hand side, click 'Create a Basic Task'. Type a name and description for your task and click Next. If the event is daily, you can choose the Daily radiobutton, or choose the more appropriate option and click Next. Then enter the time and click Next. Choose 'Start a Program' and click Next. Now this is the key part. Since you're using Chrome to post this, I'm assuming you want to have the event open Chrome. To do this, click the Browse button and navigate to where Chrome is stored. For me, Chrome is at the path 'C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'. If you don't know the path, you can find a shortcut to Chrome (possibly on your desktop, or the one in the start menu) and you can right click it, go to Properties, and you want the Target path. Once you have found the chrome.exe file, go down to the 'Add arguments' box. Here insert the URL of the page you want opened. For example, if I wanted to open MakeUseOf, I would type this in the box:
    Then click Next and you will see a summary. Then just click Finish and you're done!

    If you want to edit this task later, go back into the Task Scheduler and click on the Task Scheduler Library item on the left and find your task in the list in the middle. To change it, right click it and click Properties. Using the tabs across the top, you can change the time (Triggers) or the website/program (Actions). You can even set conditions that have to be met under the Conditions tab. For example, you could have the task only run if you're connected to your home network or if you're not running on battery.

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