How to Set Your Homepage in Firefox

Customize your Firefox homepage for a more personal internet browser

Whether you're using Firefox on a computer or mobile device, customizing the homepage allows you to quickly navigate to a preferred search engine or website whenever you open the browser or select the home button. Here's what you need to know about changing your Firefox homepage and making it your own.

What Is the Firefox Homepage?

The Firefox homepage, sometimes referred to as a start page or home screen, is the first page you see when you launch the Mozilla Firefox internet browser.

The homepage can be customized to load a specific website, a completely blank page with nothing on it, or a variety of Firefox widgets showing your most-visited sites. The function works more or less the same whether you're on a desktop or mobile device, just with a slightly difference design and menu layout.

How to Set the Firefox Homepage

Follow these instructions to set or change your Firefox homepage on a desktop or laptop computer.

Changing your homepage settings is purely optional; it is not required to use Firefox or any of its features.

  1. With Firefox open, select hamburger menu in the top-right corner.

    Menu option in Firefox
  2. Select Preferences.

    Preferences in Firefox

    You can also press Command+Comma (macOS) or Ctrl+Comma (Windows) to open the preferences.

  3. From the left menu bar, select Home.

    Home settings in Mozilla Firefox
  4. Select the dropdown menu next to Homepage and new windows, then select Firefox Home (Default), Custom URLs, or Blank Page.

    Homepage settings in Firefox

    Firefox Home can be customized on the same screen as the Firefox homepage settings under the Firefox Home Content heading. Checked items will appear on your homepage, while unchecked ones will be removed.

  5. If you selected Custom URLs, copy and paste the URL into the text field.

Using a custom url can be useful if you tend to check the same site every time you open Firefox. Common homepage sites include social networks like Facebook or Twitter, email clients like Gmail or Outlook, or search engines like Google.

How to Set the Homepage in Firefox for iOS

Here's how to set or change the Firefox homepage on an iOS device:

  1. Open the Firefox app and tap the hamburger menu in the bottom-right corner.

  2. Tap Settings.

    Menu and settings in Firefox for iOS
  3. Tap Home.

  4. Tap the Custom URL field, then enter the URL of your desired homepage.

    Homepage and custom url settings in Firefox for iOS

How to Use Firefox Top Sites

You can set your homepage to include a list of your favorite sites, provided you're using Firefox Home as your homepage. To add a Top Site, hover over the Top Sites section, select the three horizontal dots > Add Top Site, then enter a title and the url for the site you want to add.

Adding a top site in Firefox

To remove a Top Site, hover over the site you want to remove, select the three horizontal dots > Dismiss.

You can select how many rows of Top Sites you'd like to include on the homepage under the Settings > Home menu.

How to Set the Homepage in Firefox for Android

You can change or customize the Firefox homepage in much the same way on Android. To customize the Firefox Android homepage:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu.

  2. Tap General > Home > Set a Homepage.

  3. From this screen, you can choose Firefox Home or Custom. The latter option will allow you to enter a website URL to be used as your homepage upon the next startup.