How to Make Your Home Page MSNBC

By Aimy Cory

Customizing your computer allows you the freedom to put the things that you use most often at your fingertips. You can even customize your Internet browsing experience by setting your home page to a site that you use frequently. MSNBC, the Microsoft and National Broadcasting Company, provides news stories and entertainment, as well as online content related to their television broadcasts. If you want to easily access the site every time you browse the Internet, you can set it as your home page.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer from your toolbar, desktop, or Start menu. Your browser may open with one or more tabs depending on the preferences you have set.

Step 2

Surf to MSNBC by typing msnbc.com in the address bar.

Step 3

Click the arrow next to the home button in the upper right toolbar on your browser. The home icon looks like a house. Scroll down the list until you highlight the "Add or Change Homepage" line and click it. A new window opens with three options. Choose the first option "Use this webpage as your only home page" and click the "Yes" button.

Step 4

Close the current browser that you have open. Open a new browser window to confirm that the settings have taken effect and you are getting the most up to date news from MSNBC.

Firefox

Step 1

Open Firefox from the desktop icon or your Start menu. Firefox opens to the page that is currently set as your home page.

Step 2

Navigate to the MSNBC website by typing the Web address into the address box at the top of the browser.

Step 3

Click in the address bar to completely highlight the Web address for MSNBC. Press Control and "C" simultaneously to copy the address.

Step 4

Select "Tools" from the toolbar menu and select "Options." In the "Options" dialog box, find the "Home Page" options under the "General" section. Click in the text area and press Control and "V" to paste the MSNBC Web page address. You can also click the "Use current page" button. Click the "OK" button to save and exit the "Options" dialog box.

Step 5

Close any remaining Firefox windows and open a new one for the changes to take effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your home page is suddenly set to something that you know you didn't change it to, then your browser might have been hacked.