How to Make a Website My Home Page

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We all have a favorite website. Whether it's a news source, social media destination, or entertainment site, these are the pages we want to see right away when we go online. It's a snap to make these pages the default "homepage" for your browser.

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Here's how to do it for the major browsers, including Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. If you have a different browser, the process should be easy to discover on your own.

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Setting the homepage in Chrome

Step 1

Open Chrome and copy the URL of the page you want to set as your homepage.

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Step 2

Click on the dotted bar at the top of the far right corner of the window (this is often called a "hamburger menu").

Step 3

Choose "Settings" from the pop up menu.

Step 4

Under "Appearance," make sure the "Show Home button" is checked. Click the "Change" link.

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Step 5

Select the "Open this page" option and enter the URL of the website you want to set as your homepage.

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Step 6

Click "Ok" and Google will save your settings automatically.

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Setting the homepage in Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer and copy the URL of the page you want to set as your homepage.

Step 2

Click the settings icon, which is shaped like a gear, and then choose "Internet Options."

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Step 3

On the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box, paste the URL into the Home box. Alternately, if the browser is already on the page you want, click the "Use current" box. Then click OK.

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Setting the homepage in Microsoft Edge

Step 1

Open Edge and copy the URL of the page you want to set as your homepage.

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Step 2

Click on the three dots at the top right corner and then click Settings.

Step 3

Click the menu below the heading "Open Microsoft Edge with."

Step 4

Choose "A specific page or pages" from this menu.

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Step 5

Enter the URL. To the right of this box is a small save sign (it looks like an old floppy disk). Click this to save your settings.

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Setting the homepage in Firefox

Step 1

Open Firefox and go to the page you want to set as your home.

Step 2

Drag the page's information icon, which you'll find to the left of the URL bar, across the screen and drop it onto the Home icon (which looks like a house). The icon may look like a small letter i with a circle around it, or a padlock, depending upon the security of the page.

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Step 3

Firefox will ask you if you want to change your home page. Click "Yes."

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