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Changing the MicroStrategy Web default start page

By default, MicroStrategy Web uses the home page as its start page. You can change the default start page that appears when you log in. For example, you can determine whether the last report you executed is the first thing that you see when you log into Web.

You must have the necessary privileges to change the default start page preference. For more information, contact your administrator.

To change the default start page

1 Log in to a project. (How?)
2 On the upper right of any page, click your user name, and then select Preferences from the drop-down list. The Preferences page opens.
3 From the left, select General. The General preferences page opens.
4 In the Default start page field, select from one of the following:
Default Start Page: Select one of the start page options in the drop-down list to determine which area of MicroStrategy Web appears after you log into the project:
Search: Allows you to search for objects within the project by object type, creation date, and other criteria. It also provides icons and links for the most commonly used areas of a project.
Home: (Default) Displays the most commonly used folders, links to create objects, and links to preferences and search.
Summary: Provides an overview of all of the areas in MicroStrategy Web, and a list of related objects for each area. For example, in the summary of the My Reports area, the description shows a list of the folders and objects in that area.
History List: Contains links to the reports and documents that you have subscribed to, as well as messages about reports and documents that you run (see Viewing reports and documents in your History List for steps to work with the History List).
My Subscriptions: Lists your subscriptions (for steps to work with your subscriptions, see Viewing and customizing your scheduled reports and documents).
My Reports: Lists the reports, documents, and other objects that only you have access to.
Shared Reports: Lists the reports, documents, and other objects that are shared with other users.
Create Report: Contains links to templates that you can use to create a new report.
Create Document: Contains links to templates that you can use to create a new document. For steps to create a new document, see the Document Creation Guide.
Last folder or Last report or document: Select a report, document, or folder as your default start page. These options appear only if you have recently executed a report or document or browsed through one of your project folders, as described below:
To select a report or document as your start page, execute the desired report or document, and then perform the steps above. The Last report or Last document option and the name of the report or document appear in the Default start page field. Select it to use the last report or document you accessed as the default start page.
To select a folder as your start page, navigate to the desired folder, and then repeat the steps above. The Last folder option and the name of the folder appear below the Default start page field. Select it to use the last folder you accessed as the default start page.
5 Click Apply.

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