In the morning, I always start my day by opening up Chrome and checking my email, but somehow I always forget to clock in in our web based timeclock.

I don't use any desktop calendar solutions and I'd prefer not to, so a calendar reminder is out.

Rather, I'd like to have my homepage be the web based timeclock page, but only during the first couple hours of the day. Is there anything out there (like a Chrome plugin) that can help me accomplish this?

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    You could code a basic redirection page and make it your homepage.
    – VicAche
    May 1, 2014 at 17:31
  • @VicAche: Good idea, feel free to make this an answer.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 2, 2014 at 5:44
  • @VicAche This is what I ended up using, so post it as an answer and I'll gladly accept it! :)
    – user2269
    May 2, 2014 at 16:34

2 Answers 2


If you are confident with coding/copy pasting, you could make a local home.html file that, using some javascript, redirects you to wherever you wanna be redirected.
Below is an example script that you could use after making necessary adjustments (I found this version here: Redirect Based on Time of Day)
It shouldn't be hard to make it an auto redirection if you prefer that.

function ampmRedirect(dayURL, nightURL)
var currentTime;
var currentHour;

// get the current date and time
currentTime = new Date();

// returns the hour in military time
currentHour = currentTime.getHours();
// check if the hour is between 6pm and 6am
if ((currentHour < 6) || (currentHour > 17)) {
window.location = nightURL;
} else {
window.location = dayURL;
// -->
Click here to go to the next page:<BR>
<INPUT TYPE="button" VALUE="Next"

If you're using Linux (Ubuntu) with Google Chrome (not Chromium) you can try this (not always working as it should because sometimes adds a new homepage):

cd ~/.config/google-chrome/Default && cat ./Preferences | jq '.session.startup_urls[]="http://myhomepage"' > Pref && mv ./Pref ./Preferences

You'll have to install:

sudo apt-get install jq gnome-schedule

Then open gnome-schedule and create recurrent tasks with that command for every homepage you want.

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    Wouldn't that work only when launching chrome, rather than each time you see your homepage?
    – VicAche
    May 1, 2014 at 19:18
  • @VicAche yes it only works if when you launch Chrome
    – Cornelius
    May 1, 2014 at 19:21

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