How to Change the Internet Explorer Home Page

You can have multiple homepages for Internet Explorer 11

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Internet Explorer lets you change the default home page so that you can access any website of your choosing when you select the Home icon. You can even have multiple home pages that open in separate tabs.

Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11. If you're using an older version, you can update Internet Explorer for free.

How to Change the Home Page for Internet Explorer 11

To set a new home page or home pages for IE 11:

  1. Open the website you want to set as your new home page, then select the Settings gear in the top-right corner and choose Internet Options.

    Open the website you want to set as your new home page, then select the Settings gear in the top-right corner and choose Internet Options.
  2. Under the General tab, select Use current to set the open website as your home page.

    If you select Use new tab, selecting the Home icon will open a new blank tab. You can also select Use default to restore the original Microsoft default.

    Under the General tab, select Use current to set the open website as your home page.
  3. To add multiple home pages, click inside the text box and add the URLs for the other websites on separate lines.

    Alternatively, select Start with tabs from the last session to restore recently closed tabs the next time you launch Internet Explorer.

    To add multiple home pages, click inside the text box and add the URLs for the other websites on separate lines.
  4. Select Apply and OK.

How to Access the Home Page in IE 11

The home page is the website that opens when you launch Internet Explorer. To access your home page(s) at any time, select the Home icon in the top-right corner of Internet Explorer.