How to change my browser's homepage

Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

There are many Internet browsers, all with many 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 homepage even if your version isn't listed. To proceed, select your browser from the list below and follow the steps.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

To change the homepage in the Microsoft Edge browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the More More Actions button icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Under the Open Microsoft Edge with section, select A specific page or pages.
  5. Enter the web address you'd like for your homepage and click the Microsoft Edge save icon icon.
Tip

To add more homepages to choose from, click + Add new page and repeat the steps above.

Tip

To remove a homepage option, click the X to the right the entry.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

To change the homepage in the Internet Explorer browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools Internet explorer tools icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Internet Options from the drop-down menu that appears.
  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 homepage, click the Use Current button.

Tip

To see if your new homepage is set correctly, click the Home IE Home Icon icon.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

To change the homepage in the Mozilla Firefox browser, follow the steps below.

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

If you would like to set the page you currently have open as your homepage, click the Use Current page button.

Tip

To see if your new homepage is set correctly, click Home Firefox Home Icon icon.

Chrome

Chrome

To change the homepage in the Chrome browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click Menu Chrome Menu Icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Under the On startup section, click the button next to Open a specific page or set of pages.
  5. Next to that, select Set pages.
  6. Type in the URL of the site you'd like to become your homepage and press Enter.
  7. The site should be added to the list. Select the site and press OK.

-OR-

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click Menu Chrome Menu Icon 2 in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Within Settings, in the Appearance section, check the box next to Show Home button.
  5. Click Change next to the address shown below the Show Home Button.
  6. In the window that appears, click the circle next to Open this page:
  7. Type in the web address of the page you like to set as your homepage.
  8. Click OK.
Tip

To see if your new homepage is set correctly, click Home Chrome Home Icon icon.

Tip

If you would like to set the page you currently have open as your homepage, click the Use Current page button.

Safari

Safari

To change the homepage in the Safari browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Click Safari in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu that appears.
  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 homepage, click the Set to Current Page button.

Tip

To see if your new homepage is set correctly, click Home icon.

Opera

Opera

To change the homepage in the Opera browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the The menu button in Opera. button in the upper-left corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. In the left window, select Basic.
  5. Under the On startup section, click the button next to Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Next to that, select Set pages.
  7. Type in the URL of the site you'd like to become your homepage and press Enter.
  8. The site should be added to the list. Select the site and press OK.
Tip

If you would like to set the page you currently have open as your homepage, click the Use Current page button.