How to Change the Home Page in Your Browser

It is common for web browsers to allow you to change the home page to any website of your choosing.

The home page can serve as a default webpage that opens with your browser.

In this article, you will learn how to change the home page in your web browser.


How to Change the Home Page in Your Browser

You will learn how to change your browser home page in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer.


1. How to Change the Home Page in Chrome

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and then click on the three vertical dots next to the profile icon to bring up the menu.

Step 2: Select “Settings“, then “Appearance“, and then toggle the “Show home button” to on position.

Step 3: Select the one that best suits your needs: Create a “New Tab page” or “Enter custom web address“.


2. How to Change the Home Page in Firefox

Step 1: Open Firefox and then click on the three horizontal lines next to the profile icon to bring up the menu.

Step 2: Select “Options“, and then select the Home icon.

Step 3: Then under “New Windows and Tabs“, you have to select the dropdown next to “Homepage and new windows“.

Step 4: Now you have to choose the option that would like: “Firefox Home (default)“, “Custom URLs“, or a “Blank Page”.


3. How to Change the Home Page in Edge

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge. Now select “Settings and more… > Settings“.

Step 2: Choose Appearance.

Step 3: Turn on the “Show Home” button option.

Step 4: You have the option of selecting New tab page or Enter URL for a page that you want to use as your home page.


4. How to Change the Home Page in Safari

Step 1: Launch Safari and then go to Safari > Preferences.

Step 2: Navigate to the General tab.

Step 3: In the Homepage text box, type a URL or choose Set to Current Page to do so. For example, if you want to make CNN your home page, then enter https://www.cnn.com there.


5. How to Change the Home Page in Opera

Step 1: Select “Settings” from the O menu, which is located in the upper left of the Opera browser.

Step 2: Scroll down to the “On startup” section and choose “Open a specific page or set of pages” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select “Add a new page” and type in the URL you wish to use as the Opera home page in the text box provided.

Step 4: Finally you need to Choose “Add” to change the home page.


6. How to Change the Home Page in Internet Explorer

Step 1: You have to go to the top-right corner of Internet Explorer and select “Settings“, and then “Internet options” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: On the “General” tab, under “Home page”, type in the URL of the website you wish to set up as a homepage. You have the option of adding more than one URL. 

Step 3: Alternatively, you may select “Use current” to add the website you’re now currently viewing. If you want to add more than one URL, make sure to place each URL on its own line.

Step 4: Finally, choose “Apply“, and then “OK”.


So that’s how you can make any website your home page in different web browsers.

I hope that this article is helpful to you. In case of any questions or comments, you can ask them in the comments section provided below.


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