Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Change Your Home Page in Internet Explorer Changing your home page in Internet Explorer is a snap by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on December 18, 2019 Microsoft Corporation Browsers Microsoft Chrome Safari Firefox Tweet Share Email Internet Explorer allows you to easily set or change your browser's homepage. You can also create multiple home pages, known as home page tabs. Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11, 10, 9, and 8 on Windows operating systems. The process for doing this in Microsoft Edge is very similar. Open Internet Explorer. Select the gear at the top right corner (Tools). Alternatively, press Alt + X. Select Internet Options. If not selected, select General. In the box under Home page, enter the URL for your new homepage. Alternatively, before opening Internet Options, browse to the page you want to make your homepage and select Use current. Select OK. Internet Explorer gives you the choice of having either one homepage or multiple home pages. If you have multiple home pages, also known as home page tabs, then each one will open in a separate tab. The first option labeled Use current will make the current webpage(s) your new home page. The second option labeled Use default will add or restore the default webpage as the Home page. It will set it to http://go.microsoft.com and will wipe out any additions you have made previously. The third option, labeled Use new tab will set your Home page to about:NewsFeed and will also remove any additions you may have added. Once you have selected the option that you desire, select OK. Removing a Home Page Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools > Internet Options > General. Delete the text via DEL or Backspace., then enter your desired URL. Alternatively, select Use default or Use new tab. Or, you can enter a new URL instead. Select Apply\OK to complete. To access your homepage or set of home page tabs at any point, select the Home button.