Setting the Home Page on your Browser

How To Update Browser

Setting Home Page

Web browsers are some of the most consistently used programs on computers these days, all thanks to the internet. While its simplicity itself is amazing to some, there are those that still do not understand it, at least not enough to be able to tackle the issues that might commonly come up. For instance, it should be easy enough for anyone to understand how to update browser programs, but it isn’t.

Setting the Home Page

The first thing you get to see right after your browser has started up is the home page. Different browsers serve up different home pages, and the setting can be changed according to your preference. This is especially useful if you directly head to a certain website first thing each time.

In Google Chrome

Click on the stack symbol on the upper right to go to Settings. From the left, choose Settings, and in the right side, check under On Startup. Set this to Open a specific page or set of pages, and then choose Set pages. Give the web address you want opening each time the browser fires up, and hit OK.

In Microsoft Edge

Popular Browser

Common Browser Settings

Microsoft’s latest browser has three horizontal dots in the upper right corner, which you need to select to be shown Settings. Go to the Open with area, and under this, choose A specific page or pages. Select Custom, give the web address, and then hit the plus sign shown at the right. This can be done more than once if you have multiple pages to add, and existing ones in the list can be removed by hitting the X button shown next to the page. After you are done, hit the icon with the three horizontal dots once more to come out of the settings area.

In Mozilla Firefox

In this popular browser, you will see three horizontal bars on the upper right. Click on this and choose Options. You will see a General page, where the setting for When Firefox starts must be set to Show my homepage. Under that, you need to enter the web address you wish popping up right after the browser starts up. Hit OK. If multiple pages are to be loaded on startup, then open up these addresses in separate tabs. Now hit the Use Current Page button. Alternatively, you can have these saved as bookmarks first, and then use the Use Bookmark… option.

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