Learn the Right Way to Change the Homepage in Google Chrome

Make a Different Page Open When You Click the Home Button

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Changing the Chrome homepage makes a different page open when you press the Home button in Google Chrome.

Normally, this homepage is the New Tab page, which gives you quick access to recently visited websites and a Google search bar. While some might find this page useful, maybe you want to specify a particular URL as your homepage.

These steps are for changing the homepage in Chrome, not for changing which pages open when Chrome starts. To do that, you'd want to search Chrome's settings for the "On startup" options.

How to Change Chrome's Homepage

  1. Open Chrome's menu button from the top right of the program. It's the one with three stacked dots.

  2. Choose Settings from that drop-down menu.

  3. In the "Search settings" box at the top of that screen, type home.

  4. Under the "Show home button" settings, enable the Home button if it isn't already, and then choose either New Tab page to make Chrome open the standard New Tab page each time you press the Home button, or type a custom URL into the text box provided so that Chrome will open a webpage of your choice when you press the Home button.

  5. After you make the change to the homepage, you can continue using Chrome normally; changes are saved automatically.