How to Set Your Homepage

It can be annoying to open your Web browser and wait for a page to load that you don't want to use, and then have to type in the URL where you want to start browsing. You can set a default homepage in all the major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You just have to access your Internet options.

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A homepage is the place you start a Web browsing session.
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Internet Explorer

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Launch the webpage you want to use as your homepage.

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Click the "Tools" button, indicated by a gear icon, and click "Internet options."

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Click the "Use current" button under the Home Page section and click "OK."

Mozilla Firefox

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Navigate to the webpage you want to assign as your homepage.

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Click and hold the icon next to the website address on your browser address bar. Drag the icon to the "Home" button on the other side of your address bar.

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Click "Yes" to confirm that you want the open webpage to be your homepage.

Google Chrome

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Click the "Wrench" and click "Options."

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Click to open the "Basics" tab.

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Type in the URL of the homepage you want to use.