How to Set Your Home Page to Your Favorite Web Site

of 05

How to Set Your Home Page To Any Site You Want

how to set your home page

When you initially open up your Web browser, the very first page that you will see is called the "home" page. The home page is your jumping-off point to the rest of the Web. You can specify absolutely any page on the Web as your browser homepage.One very easy way to organize your favorite email client, keep up with personalized news, collect favorites, etc., is to set your homepage to your favorite site every time you open a new browser window.

In this quick and easy tutorial, you'll learn how to set your homepage in three different Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. 

of 05

How To Set Your Home Page in Internet Explorer

set your home page in internet explorer
  1. Click on your Internet Explorer icon; you'll find this in your Start menu, or the toolbar at the bottom of your desktop window.
  2. Type in "Google" to IE's search box at the top of the browser window (this is just an example, you can use any website that you want).
  3. Arrive at Google search engine home page.
  4. Go to toolbar at the top of the browser, and click on "Tools", then "Internet Options".
  5. At the top of the pop-up, you'll see a "Home Page" box. The address of the site that you are currently at ( is there. Press the "Use Current" button to specify this page as your home page.
of 05

How to Set Your Home Page in Firefox

set your home page in firefox
  1. Click on the Firefox icon to start up your browser.
  2. Navigate to the site that you'd like as your Home page.
  3. At the top of your browser window, you'll see the Firefox tool bar (this includes the words "File", "Edit", etc.). Click on Tools, then Options.
  4. The popup window will open up with the default option of General. At the top of the window, you'll see "Home Page Locations." If you're satisfied with the page you're currently at and would like to set it as your Home Page, click on "Use Current Page."
of 05

How to Set Your Home Page in Chrome

set your home page in chrome
  1. On the Google Chrome browser toolbar, click the icon that looks like a wrench.
  2. Click on "Options".
  3. Select "Basics".
  4. Here, you have several options for your home page. You can set your home page with any website you prefer, you can add the "Home" button to your Chrome browser toolbar so you can access that page at any time, and you can also select if you want your home page to be the page that automatically starts up when you initially open Google Chrome.

If you have children, you can set parental controls on their activities pretty easily. 

of 05

More Tricks with Web Browsers

learn more about web browsers

You can't search the Web quickly and easily without a Web browser. These are amazing technology tools that are changing constantly to meet the needs of Web users all over the world. Here are a few more Web browser tips you can use:

What is a Web Browser? : Find out what a Web browser is, what the best browsers are out there, and how you can use a browser to search the Web.

The Facts About Web Browser Cookies: The term "cookie" gets tossed around quite a bit in the context of the Web. Find out what you need to know about Web browser cookies at

Keyboard Shortcuts That Work In Every Web Browser: Learn how to find something quickly on a Web page; in addition, there are some pretty amazing keyboard shortcuts you'll want to learn that will help you zoom in and out, flip through multiple tabs and/or windows, and lots more. 

How to See Your Search History: Every Web browser makes it possible with just the touch of a button to see where you've been; today, yesterday, even a week ago. You can also restore what you might have accidentally closed using your search history, a trick that definitely comes in handy every once in a while. 

How to Clear Your Google Search History: Learn to clear your Google search history as well as all browser search histories in this simple tutorial. 

Was this page helpful?