How to Change your Home Page in all Browsers

By changing the home page, you ensure every time you open your internet browser, it will automatically go to a certain page.
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Mar 14, 2012

When you are working with your Internet browser, you should be sure that you know how to set your home page. When you set your home page you will be able to ensure that every time you open your browser it will automatically go to the pages that you would open first.

If you are using Internet Explorer you should…

  • Start Internet Explorer.
  • On the tools meno, click Internet Options.
  • Click the General tab.
  • In the Address box, type the Web page address that you want for your home page.
  • Note: If you want the page that you are currently viewing in Internet Explorer to be your home page, click Use Current
  • Click OK

If you are using Google Chrome you will want to…

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Options (Preferences on Mac and linux; Settings on a Chromebook).
  • Click the Basics tab.
  • Set your home page
  • Pick the page you’d like to be your home page in the “Home page” section. You can select to use the New Tab page as your home page. To use another page, select “Open this page” and enter the web address of the page you’d like to use.
  • Add the home button to the browser toolbar
  • Want a button on the browser toolbar that you can click to open you rhome page? Select “Show Home button” checkbox in the “Toolbar” section.
  • Set your home page as your startup page
  • To see your homepage whenever you open Google Chrome, go to the “On startup” section and select “Open the home page.”

If you are using Firefox you will want to…

  • Open the web site you want to set as your home page. If you want a blank home page, open a new tab.
  • Click the icon to the left of the web address; drag it to the Home button, and release.
  • Click “Yes” to set this as your home page.