Archive for the 'uncategorized' Category

‘Mark all read’ toolbar button

Friday, October 16th, 2015

We’ve added a new toolbar button to make it easy to mark all news feed widgets on your page as “read”. This will make it easy to see what is new when you return to your page later. There is also a keyboard shortcut to do this. If you want to mark all widgets on […]

New feature: Mark all as read for widgets

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Have you ever wanted to mark all of the headlines inside a widget as read? You can now do this by holding the left mouse button down inside any widget and tapping the “X” key on your keyboard. If you want to mark all widgets on your page as read, you can hold the left […]

Welcome Google users

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Welcome to those of you that are migrating from iGoogle to Protopage this month. For those of you that are not aware, iGoogle is a Google competitor to Protopage that is being shut down by Google in a few week’s time. We’re very proud to have outlasted our competitors, and have been able to do […]

2013 design refresh

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

We’ve just released a new version of Protopage featuring a new lightweight design that will speed up your page load by 20-40%. We’ve also added a new search bar, which will make it easier for you to access all of your favourite search engines. We’ve also released a new Twitter timeline widget that will display […]

Protopage is 7 years old and outlasts iGoogle!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Google announced today that it is shutting down iGoogle, which was a Protopage competitor. Protopage launched in 2005 and is still going despite nearly every other start page shutting down or becoming derelict. We were one of TechCrunch’s first ever posts on August 18th 2005 (after seeing we were the #1 most bookmarked site on […]

Browser compatibility updates

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

We’ve just updated Protopage with compatibility fixes for the pre-release version of Firefox 8 and for Firefox 6 beta. Protopage should work perfectly with all versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Server and mobile updates

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

We’ve recently performed a server upgrade to increase our ability to serve our growing userbase. We continue to monitor and update the Protopage service to meet the needs of new web browser versions and new mobile phones, including updates for the latest batch of Android mobile phones. Thank you for continuing to use Protopage, where […]

Browser compatibility upgrade

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

We’ve just released some new tweaks to support the new Firefox 3.5 browser, and to allow the full range of rich text editing when using Google Chrome. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, hope you’re enjoying your Summer!  

Protopage longevity

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

It has recently been announced that a competitor of ours, YourMinis, has shut down its start page, and we’ve had a number of emails asking nervously whether Protopage is safe. We’re extremely lucky at Protopage to have very low costs and to not rely on venture capital or any external investors in order to provide […]

Happy new year!

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Happy new year from all at Protopage! We’ve been releasing incremental performance improvements over the last two weeks – hopefully you’ve noticed the difference. We’ll continue to optimize the platform for maximum speed. We’re currently working on a number of things including a Frequently Asked Questions page. Look out for more new features in 2007!