How to Make Road Runner My Home Page

Changing your default home page to the official website of Time Warner Cable -- the parent company of the discontinued Road Runner High Speed Online brand -- gives you convenient access to your webmail and account management interface every time you launch your browser. Select an alternate home page in one of the three major browsers under Windows 7 and 8 -- Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer -- by editing the browser's options.

Mozilla Firefox

Change Firefox's default home page by visiting the Time Warner Cable website in a new tab and dragging that tab to the Home icon in your toolbar. Click Yes to confirm your new home page.

While Firefox automatically loads the set home page when you launch the browser, you can also manually access it by clicking the Home icon.
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Tip

  • To restore the default Firefox home page, select Options from the Firefox menu. Click Restore to Default in the General tab.
  • To re-open tabs that were open when you last closed the browser, rather than set a specific home page, select Show My Windows and Tabs From Last Time from the drop-down menu in the General tab of the Options window. If you select that option, you can still access Time Warner Cable's website by clicking the Home icon in your toolbar.

Google Chrome

Chrome lets you set both a custom startup page and a home page. While the startup page is the page Chrome automatically displays upon launching the browser, the home page is the one that opens when you click the Home icon in your toolbar.

Setting the Startup Page

Step 1

Open the Chrome menu and select Options. In the section where you choose what the browser does On Startup, select Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages and click Set Pages.

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Step 2

Enter http://www.twcc.com in the field and click OK to set your startup page to Time Warner Cable's home page.

Clicking Use Current Pages automatically sets all open tabs as startup pages.
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Tip

Instead of a single Web page, Chrome can open multiple pages -- each in its own tab -- upon launch. To do so, enter multiple addresses in the Add a New Page field while pressing Enter after each one.

Setting the Home Page

Step 1

Select Options from the Chrome menu and tick the check box next to Show Home Button to display the Home icon in your toolbar. Click Change to edit the default home page.

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Tip

By default, Chrome does not display the Home button. Once enabled, that button appears in your toolbar, to the left of the address bar.

Step 2

Select Open This Page and enter http://www.twcc.com in the field. Click OK to save your changes.

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Internet Explorer

Edit your default Internet Explorer home page by opening the Tools menu and selecting Internet Options. Enter http://www.twcc.com under Home Page in the General tab and confirm your new home page by clicking OK.

Alternatively, click Use Current after loading the Time Warner Cable site in a new tab.
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Tip

Enter multiple Web addresses -- each on its own line -- if you want Internet Explorer to open multiple home pages upon launch.

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