How to Reset My Internet Home Page

By John Grossman

Some Web sites or programs may occasionally modify your browser's default homepage. The homepage is the page that your Internet browser loads automatically when you launch the program. It is, however, possible to change your homepage back to any Web site you like. The procedure to do it differs whether you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

For Google Chrome

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome.

Step 2

Click on the "wrench" icon at the top right of the screen to open Chrome's main menu. Select "Options" to open the settings page.

Step 3

Type in the URL address of the Web page that you wish to use as your default homepage in the "Open this page:" box.

Step 4

Select the "Open the home page" option next to the "On Startup" header. Close the page. Google Chrome will now use the specified page as its new homepage.

For Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Launch the Firefox browser.

Step 2

Type in the address of the Web site that you wish to set as your default homepage in the browser's address bar and press the ENTER key on your keyboard.

Step 3

Click on the icon to the left of the URL in the address bar and drag it to the "Homepage" icon without releasing the mouse button. When the URL icon is on top of the "Homepage" icon, release the mouse button. The "Homepage" icon is next to the "Feedback" menu, at the top right of your window. Firefox will now use that page as its default homepage.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click on the "cogwheel" icon or the "Tools" button at the top right of the screen and select "Internet options."

Step 3

Type in the address of the Web site that you wish to use as your default Internet Explorer homepage in the box under the "Home page" category. Click on "OK" to confirm your new homepage settings.