How to Set Up a Home Page

By Chad Buleen

Setting up a home page allows you to immediately see the page you want to see when you first connect to the Internet. Some people use company Intranet sites as home pages, while others use sites such as My Yahoo! or iGoogle--which feature a collection of news, emails, sports scores, stock market information and more. Setting up a home page is typically simple to do, but the process varies depending on which Web browser you use.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the "Internet Explorer" icon to open Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Type the Web address of the website you want to be your home page into the address bar.

Step 3

Click the "Tools" menu and select "Internet Options."

Step 4

Click the "General" tab and select "Use Current" underneath the "Home page" heading.

Step 5

Click "OK." You have now set up a home page in Internet Explorer.

Firefox

Step 1

Click the "Firefox" icon to open Firefox.

Step 2

Type the Web address of the site you want to set as your home page.

Step 3

Drag the logo at the left of the address on top of the "Home" icon just next to it and release.

Step 4

Click "Yes." You have now set up a home page in Firefox.

Safari

Step 1

Click the "Safari" icon to open Safari.

Step 2

Click the "Safari" menu and select "Preferences."

Step 3

Click the "General" tab.

Step 4

Type the Web address for the page you want to make your home page into the "Home page" box.

Step 5

Click the "Close" button. You have now set up a home page in Safari.