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Frequently Asked Questions - Reference, Resources, News, Information-based web sites - Favorite links for the busy person - QuickLinks - Free and family-friendly. offers substantive links to valuable Internet and reference resources used on a daily basis. The QuickLinks portion of SmartLinks organizes selected favorite links most regularly used in one section. The category title is hyperlinked to the respective page for more choices. Links on each subject page are generally in alphabetical order within each category and favorite web sites are identified with a star. (Favorite = Favorites)

    Google and Bing search boxes are conveniently located at the top of SmartLinks gives you the most common and best sites regularly used plus identifying the innovative sites. Find it fast with SmartLinks! Then use the search engines to expand your search.

    This site grew from Elmer Bergman's volunteer teaching of computer classes at the Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, especially a course he called "Friday FAQ's". It also incorporates his knowledge from being a Certified Public Accountant with a law degree (Juris Doctorate) and his life experiences and learning including substantial travel.

    SmartLinks is meant to be family friendly so if you find objectionable content on any external link, please contact me at

Can I add a link to SmartLinks on my site?

    Please do. You don't need to ask permission to link to SmartLinks.

Making your Home Page -

Browser Settings - To make SmartLinks your (start) Home page on ... 
Microsoft Internet Explorer
  1. Click the Toolsmenu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. In the 'Home page' section, type or paste in the text box.
  5. Click the OK button.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Edge.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu button on the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Check the box for A Specific Page Or Pages under the Open With section. ...
  5. Click the down arrow at the end of the drop down menu.
  6. Pick Custom. ...
  7. Enter the URL
  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. In the 'Startup' section, type or paste in the Home Page text box.
  5. Click the OK button.
Google Chrome
  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome menu in the browser located in the upper right hand corner of your browser window.
  2. In Settings, On Startup, set the bullet to Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Enter in the text box under Startup pages.
  4. Click the OK button.
  1. Click the Safarimenu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click General.
  4. In the 'Home page' section, type or paste in the text box.
  5. Close the Preferences window.
  1. Pull down the Tools menu.
  2. Browse normally to the web page you want as your home page.
  3. Select Preferences...
  4. The Preferences dialog box appears. Click on the General tab.
  5. Note the Home page field and the Use Current button to the right of it.
  6. Click Use Current.
  7. Click OK.
Special Opera note: By default, Opera doesn't load your home page when you start it up. Opera comes to the same pages you were looking at when you last shut down your computer.

Add URL Information - Can I get my site listed on SmartLinks? How?

How often is SmartLinks updated?

    SmartLinks is updated regularly.


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