How Can I Change My Home Page on My PC?

By Craig Witt

All Web browsers come with a predefined home page by default. Whenever the browser first opens or the user presses the "Home" button, this home page is loaded. Whether you use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera, changing the Web address of the home page on your PC's Web browser is a quick task once you know where to look.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the top menu bar and select "Internet Options." Click "View" instead of "Tools" if you use Internet Explorer 4.

Step 2

Select the "General" tab.

Step 3

Enter the Web address of the site you want to use as your home page in the "Home page" field.

Step 4

Click "OK."

Firefox

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the top menu bar and select "Options."

Step 2

Click the "General" icon.

Step 3

Enter the Web address of the site you want to use as your home page in the "Home Page" field.

Step 4

Click "OK."

Chrome

Step 1

Click the "Tools" icon near the top-right corner of the browser window and select "Options."

Step 2

Select the "Basics" tab.

Step 3

Enter the Web address of the site you want to use as your home page in the "Open this page" field, found beneath the "Home page" heading.

Step 4

Click "Close."

Safari

Step 1

Click "Edit" in the top menu bar. If you use the Mac version of Safari, click the "Safari" menu instead.

Step 2

Select "Preferences."

Step 3

Select the "General" icon.

Step 4

Enter the Web address of the site you want to use as your home page in the "Home page" field.

Step 5

Click the red "X" in the top corner of the dialog box to confirm the change.

Opera

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the top menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 2

Select the "General" tab.

Step 3

Enter the Web address of the site you want to use as your home page in the "Home page" field.

Step 4

Click "OK."