How to change my browser's home page

There are many Internet browsers, all with a number of versions each. Therefore, it is difficult to show steps for all of them. The following sections contain information on how to change the homepage for those that are the most popular. With a little intuition, you should be able to change your the default home page; even if your version isn't listed. To proceed, select your browser from the list below and follow the steps.

Internet Explorer users
Mozilla Firefox users
Chrome users
Safari users
Opera users
Netscape users

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools Internet explorer tools icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Internet Options from the dropdown menu.
  4. Under the general tab, type the URL of the web page you want to set.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click Ok.

Tip: If you would like the page you have open set as your home page, click the Use Current button.
Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home IE Home Icon icon.

FirefoxMozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu Firefox Menu Icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  3. Select Options from the dropdown menu.
  4. Under the General Tab in the Home Page field, type the URL of the web page you want to set.
  5. Click Ok.

Tip: If you would like the page you have open set as your home page, click the Use Current button.
Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home Firefox Home Icon icon.

ChromeChrome

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click Menu Chrome Menu Icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  4. Within Settings, check the box next to Show Home button.
  5. Click Change next to the address shown below the Show Home Button.

Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home Chrome Home Icon icon.

SafariSafari

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Click Safari in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Preferences from the dropdown menu.
  4. Under the General tab in the Home page field, type the URL of the web page you want to set.
  5. Close the current window.

Tip: If you would like the page you have open set as your home page, click the Set to Current Page button.
Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home icon.

OperaOpera

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the File menu.
  3. Select Preferences from the dropdown menu.
  4. Select Start with home page and type the URL of the web page you want to set.
  5. Click Ok.

Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home icon.

NetscapeNetscape

  1. Open the Netscape browser.
  2. Click the Edit menu and then Preferences.
  3. In the Home Page field, type the URL of the web page you want to set.
  4. Click Ok.

Tip: To see if your new home page has been set correctly, click Home icon.

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