How to Change the URL on an Apple Mac

By Mario Calhoun

The home URL on your Macintosh computer is a default page that opens every time you start your Internet browser. Although your Macintosh computer's default URL is Apple.com, you can easily change the URL to whatever website you wish to make your homepage. Ideally, use a homepage that is low in images or video in order to reduce the page's loading time.

Safari

Step 1

Open your Safari browser. Click "Safari" at the top of the menu, and select "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click the "General" tab on the window and highlight the URL next to the "Home Page" section.

Step 3

Type in the URL you wish to use for the homepage or click the "Set to Current Page" button.

Step 4

Click the red button in the upper-left corner to close out of Safari Preferences.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Open the Chrome browser. Click "Chrome" at the top of the screen and click "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click the "Basics" button at the top of the window. Type in the URL you wish to make the homepage under the "Use this Page" section.

Step 3

Check the box next to "Use the New Tab page" to make your homepage the "New Tab" screen.

Step 4

Click the red button in the upper-left corner to close the Preferences window.

Firefox

Step 1

Open the Firefox browser. Click "Firefox" at the top of the screen and click "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click the "Main" button on the Preferences window and click the URL box next to "Home Page." Type in the URL you wish to change your homepage to or click "Use Current Pages" to select the page you're currently on.

Step 3

Click "Use Bookmark" to select a previously bookmarked page as your homepage or click "Restore to Default" to change the homepage to Firefox's default page.

Step 4

Click the "Show my home page" tab to change your Internet homepage settings to a blank page or the last viewed page.

Step 5

Click the red button in the upper-left corner to close out of Firefox Preferences.