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Old 05-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ideally I would like to set my home page to an HTML file which is on my SD card on the Pearl.

If that's not possible I would be happy with any way I can access a local HTML file and display it in the browser on the phone.

Here is why..

I use a local HTML file as my home page which has all my book marks, usernames, passwords etc. I don't want the file on the web for obvious reasons.

I thought for sure I was able to do this with my old 8700 but can't seem to figure it out on the Pearl yet.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I just made a page with all my links too. I would like to know if this is possible as well.
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Never heard of anyone doing this... sorry I can't help you... I didn't even think doing anything remotely like this was possible.
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What a great idea! I never thought of doing something like that. This opens up other possibilities as well.

Here's how you do it. Let's say you have a file on your MicroSD card called index.html in a directory called passwords, use this for the URL in your browser:

file:///SDCard/passwords/index.html
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Not a good idea to have your usernames / passwords on a SD card. If lost someone has your info.

A better way is to use the password vault, and place a mobile html page with you favorite links on a web page somewhere, ie your ISP.
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Not a good idea to have your usernames / passwords on a SD card. If lost someone has your info.

A better way is to use the password vault, and place a mobile html page with you favorite links on a web page somewhere, ie your ISP.
I tried messing with that program a while back (password vault) and I just didn't get it.

Is there a tutorial on it somewhere? Sort of a Password Vault for dummies?

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What a great idea! I never thought of doing something like that. This opens up other possibilities as well.

Here's how you do it. Let's say you have a file on your MicroSD card called index.html in a directory called passwords, use this for the URL in your browser:

file:///SDCard/passwords/index.html
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Not a good idea to have your usernames / passwords on a SD card. If lost someone has your info.
If someone finds out my BlackBerry Forums username/password, I won't lose much sleep over it. But you make a valid point and I wouldn't use it for important passwords, if I even used it for that.

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A better way is to... place a mobile html page with you favorite links on a web page somewhere, ie your ISP.
Actually, there are a few reasons for having a web page on your MicroSD card as opposed to having it with your ISP. One, it will load faster. Two, if you want to read something while the wireless is off (such as when on an airplane), it is easier to find saved pages through bookmarks than through messages. Plus, you can't bookmark a saved page (it bookmarks to the location you saved it from), so if you want to edit your bookmark and come back to it while on the airplane, you're out of luck unless you have it on your MicroSD card. Another advantage for a local file is that it can be maintained more easily than having to log in to your ISP to upload an updated file.

And with local, fast loading web pages, I plan on adding things like a simple javascript calculator (that takes numbers longer than eight digits!), spreadsheet, timer, flashcards, etc.

Todd, I am glad you posed the question because it wouldn't have occurred to me to do this.
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