How to Change Your Home Page in Internet Explorer

It's easy to reset your home page or add multiple home pages

The Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser allows you to set or change the browser's home page. It's also possible to create multiple home pages, known as home page tabs.

Here's a look at adding and removing home pages and how to set home page tabs.

Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11, 10, 9, and 8 on Windows operating systems. This process is similar in Microsoft Edge.

How to Set IE's Home Page

Set your home page in Internet Explorer, and change it at any time.

  1. Select Tools (the gear icon) in the upper-right corner.

    Alternatively, press Alt+X.

    Internet Explorer with the Settings gear highlighted
  2. Select Internet options.

    The Internet Explorer settings menu with Internet Options highlighted
  3. Go to the General tab.

    The General tab in Internet Explorers settings
  4. In the box under Home page, enter the URL for your new home page. Enter more than one URL to create multiple home pages that open in separate tabs every time you launch Internet Explorer.

    The Home Page section in General Options

    Alternatively, before opening Internet Options, browse to the page you want to make your home page and select Use current.

  5. Select Use default to add or restore the default web page as the home page. It defaults to http://go.microsoft.com and removes any additions you made previously.

    The Use default button
  6. Select Use new tab to set your home page to about:NewsFeed. This also removes any additions you added.

    The "Use new tab" button
  7. Select OK when you've made your choices. You've set your new home page.

Remove a Home Page

If you'd like to delete a home page:

  1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > General.

    The General tab in Internet Explorers settings
  2. Delete the text with the Delete or Backspace key, then enter your desired URL.

    The Home Page section in General Options
  3. Alternatively, select Use default or Use new tab. Or, enter a new URL instead.

  4. Select Apply and OK to complete.

To access your home page or set of home page tabs, select the Home button.

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