Some people are asking how the heck they get back to Home when using the Google Chrome browser. It’s not on the toolbar by default. You can enable it within the settings on Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and MacOS versions with these steps.
- Select the “Menu” button in the upper-right portion of the window, then select “Settings“.
- Toggle the “Show home button” setting. When enabled, you can see the settings for “New Tab page” and the option to open a specific website when the “Home” icon is selected.
You have successfully enabled the Home button in Google Chrome. It will be located to the left of the Address Bar.
Is there a way to add a home button to Google Chrome on Android or iOS?
Not at the moment. However, you can make an icon that opens Chrome directly to a specific web site.
What is the reasoning behind not showing the home button by default, whats the benefit of not having the home button. Sure have a setting to disable it, but I would imagin the vast majority want it enabled !!
Chris C Cooney says
This does not help. I know how to enable it. I’ve done it many times. My question is WHO KEEPS DISABLING IT about every 3 weeks? And Why? And How? Nobody should be able to change my Chrome settings except me (and Google) but, again, why? What does Google have against the Home button. And can they be stopped?
Carla B. says
What setting is causing the “show home” button and “on startup” sections are blurred out. My show home button is there, but it is blurred out and unable to be toggled and the “On Startup” section is there, but it won’t allow me to set new pages. It’s options are also blurred out.
Dennis Ford says
Did not answer my question. My home button exists but does not work as it should. When I open Chrome there are several shortcut items under the search bar. Pushing the home button removes all my shortcuts.
Thanks. I just checked from my PC and the option to enable home is still there. I don’t know about tablets or phones. I really wish it was automatically enabled instead of disabled by default. I wonder if it has to do with all the home settings that get automatically changed sometimes when you log into your account in Chrome from different institutions. I remember that I would end up with multiple home pages due to internal settings.
Rainier Gustav Roca says
Its very easy just click the settings then it will show you the button
No help at all the home button is not there in settings anywhere
Denise M. says
Unable to get the “show home” button to enable in chrome on Galaxy Note 10. I know how to enable the home icon and it works on one phone, but the other will not show. Google is updated. Can not seem to find this problem on any forums.
Roger Emerson says
No. I asked about the home button in Chrome for an iOS device, but this only addresses Mac OS
Constance Bennett says