How to Change the Homepage in Google Chrome

By Steve Gregory

Before you can change the homepage in Google Chrome, you need to first enable the Home button -- which is disabled by default. The Home button provides an efficient way to access your favorite Web page without entering the page’s URL in the browser’s address bar. The option to add the Home button to Chrome’s toolbar is in the browser’s Settings menu. After you enable the Home button, you can then set the browser’s new homepage through the same Settings menu.

Step 1

Click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" button -- which looks like three horizontal lines -- and then select "Settings" from the menu.

Step 2

Click the "Show Home Button" check box in the Appearance section, then click "Change."

Step 3

Click the "Open This Page" radio button, then enter the URL of the Web page that you want to use as your homepage.

Step 4

Click the "OK" button. The Home button appears on the browser's toolbar.

Step 5

Click the "Home" button to visit your new homepage.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also create a new homepage only using the Home button. Go to the Web page that you want to set as the new homepage. Click the Web page's icon in the browser's address bar, then drag it to the Home button.
  • You can set Chrome to open specific pages when you launch the browser. Click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" button, then select "Settings." Click the "Open a Specific Page or Set..." radio button. Click "Set Pages," then add the first URL in the "Add a New Page" box. Enter the other Web page addresses, then click the "OK" button.
  • Information in this article applies to Google Chrome version 35.0.1916.114 m. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.