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How do I put an icon in my task tray that will automatically sign me into Cox email. I'm running Windows 8.1
I would suggest finding another link into your account with a closer "focus" to the sign-in field.
I think any Cox sign-in page should be a portal into your entire account. Meaning, if you sign-in from one page...for example, Cox Forums...you should have access to all features of your Cox subscription: email, resets, billing, the forum etc.
I don't know if a portal link with a closer-focus exists...maybe...or at least a page with fewer tab hops. I found one page and its first tab-hop read: Skip to Main Content. "Main Content" is the sign-in field. I clicked that link and it kinda cleaned up the page with fewer hops. That link then took only one tab to get to the sign-in field. See if this bookmark would work better for you.
Hi, Bruce. I may be fussing with Cox a bit, but I'm not fussing with you. As I said, all the other tab fields (elements) would still be available. Changing the tab focus to Sign In wouldn't prevent other existing tabs from retaining the same access they currently have. The webmail page would still provide access to those other features you mentioned, but the primary (default) purpose of the webmail page should be to access webmail. I tried the link you posted. While it is just one tab away from sign in, it loads a page that is still 15 tabs and another page load away from webmail which was the original, desired destination. BTW, focus is a real thing.
i didn't try the link I provided because I don't use Cox webmail, so I didn't know how far off the mark it would result. Sorry.
I agree a login page should solely have one purpose, but Cox is a business and it's too tempting to not crowd the space above the login field with gibberish and self-promoting platitudes.