How to Add a Homepage to an Internet Browser

By Alexandra Romanov

If you have ever come across a page that you would like your Internet browser to immediately open upon loading, it might come in handy to know how to make that happen. The homepage of a browser is simply the page that opens when the browser first loads. This can be any page on the Internet. Many prefer this opening page to be a search engine or a news site, but you can make any page you wish to be your homepage, even your own website. A few sites have a button that makes the change for you automatically, but setting your own page is simple enough that almost anyone can do it in less than a minute.

Step 1

Change the homepage in Microsoft Explorer. Open your browser window by double clicking on the Explorer logo on your desktop. Go to the Internet page that you wish to make your homepage. Click once on the address bar to highlight the entire address. Right click with your mouse and select "Copy." At the top of the browser window, click on "Tools" and then select "Internet Options." You will see an input box marked "Homepage." Click once into the area to input text. Rightclick with your mouse and choose "Paste." Choose "Save" and your homepage has been changed.

Step 2

Change your Chrome homepage. After opening your browser window, navigate to the website you want to designate as your home page, copy it, and then select the wrench icon in the top right corner of the browser window. From the menu, choose "Options" and then tick the box that says to "Open Home Page". Further down on the page you will see "Homepage" with a text input box. Paste your text into that box, select the option to save at the bottom of the page and the process is complete.

Step 3

Change your homepage in Firefox. Open your browser and navigate to the page that you have selected for your homepage. Click on the address bar and copy the text. At the top of the browser window choose "Tools" and then "Options." Make certain that the option to view your homepage is selected and then under it you can paste the text that you copied into the input box. Click "OK" and you are finished.