Your homepage is the page that opens when you click on the home button in your browser – usually part of the menu bar at the top, and in the shape of a house. You can set this page in all popular browsers, but for each of them, the way to do it is slightly different. Look below for instructions for each of the popular browsers!
Tip: A start-up page is different from a homepage – it’s the page that you see when you start up a new window or tab! Those pages can be the same or different – it’s up to you! These instructions are purely for your homepage though.
Click on the three dots in the top right corner of your browser and click on Settings. Scroll down to the appearance section and click on the Show home button option. Enable it if it isn’t already, and a new section will appear.
Here, you can either select New Tab page, or you can enter a custom web address. Put the page you want (for example https://www.google.com) and you’re good to go – you don’t need to save, Chrome does it for you.
Now all you need to do is click on the Home button next to your URL bar!
Click on the word Safari above your URL bar and then click on Preferences. Under the General tab, you’ll find a drop-down option labelled New tabs open with. Set the option to Homepage, and a bar underneath will let you enter a URL. This is where you enter the homepage you want to use (for example https://www.google.com).
Open a new tab in order to see your new homepage!
In Firefox it’s particularly easy to set a homepage. Open the site you want to be your new homepage. When you have a tab open that has the site (for example https://www.google.com), click on the tab and drag it directly onto the home button icon – the little house next to the bar.
Close your browser completely and reopen it. Your home button will now take you to the site you set!
Click the three dots (or cogwheel, depending on your IE version) in the top right corner next to the URL bar. Click on Settings and scroll down to Internet options. A new window will open. Under the General tab, you’ll see a house symbol at the top. Next to it is a textbox. Here, you can enter the URL you want to use as your homepage (for example https://www.google.com).
Next, click on the Apply button at the bottom, the OK one to its left. You can now use your home button and it will send you to your chosen URL!
In order to set your homepage in Edge, first click on the three dots in the top right corner of your browser and click on Settings. Scroll all the way down to the Advanced settings option and then on View advanced settings.
New options will be revealed, and among them a toggle to turn the home button on or off. Toggle it to on, and you’ll get an option to decide what page it should link to. Set the dropdown to the option A specific page, then enter the URL in the bar below (for example https://www.google.com).
Next, press the floppy disk save icon to save your setting. The home button will appear to the left of your URL bar, and clicking on it will link to your chosen homepage!