How to make google my homepage again

Hello and thanks for dropping in. So you too want to know how to Make Google your homepage again? Well you’ve come to the right place. So once upon a time you and possibly 80% of the internet using generation enjoyed the pleasure of having Google as your homepage. Then something happened!

Maybe you downloaded some lovely piece of “FREE” software that forgot to tell you that it would take over your homepage and manipulate your search results, or maybe you allowed someone less internet savvy to use your computer and by hook or by crook they some how managed to change your default homepage…. oh boy!?

I know how you must have felt. It happened to me too, and that’s why I setup this quick tutorial to help you and the thousands of other Google lovers that search the web for quick instructions on how to make Google your homepage again.

Let me get out of your way and help reconnect you with your long lost Favourite homepage…:)lol

How to make Google your homepage again.

Step 1: Before you set Google as homepage, you need to to find out which browser you are using.

Step 2: Once you have this information select your browser from the links below and after a few easy steps, Google will be set as your homepage again.

Set Homepage in Chrome Browser

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Step 1 : Click the ‘Gear’ Icon

Click the icon to the far right of the web address  titled,’ customise and control Google Chrome’.

Step 2 : Select Settings

Scroll down to the bottom and select the ‘Settings’ option

Step 3 : Click Change

And go to ‘Appearance’ -> Tick the button that says ‘show homepage button’.  Click the ‘change’ link under the button

Step 4 : Set/Change the homepage

Select the ‘Open this page’  link  and simply type in the name of the url you want to set as your homepage.

Step 5 : OK Done!

Once done click OK and exit the setting window You will now see a home icon on the left hand side of your browser.

Set Homepage in Firefox Browser

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Step 1 : Click the ‘Firefox settings’ icon

Simply click on Firefox icon on the top right hand top corner of your browser window.

Step 2 : Options Tab

Select the options tab.

Step 3 : Set your new homepage

Select the ‘General’ you will see a fields called ‘Home Page’ where you can enter the homepage of your choice.

Step 4: Hurray! You are done. Let’s test it.

Now to check that your new homepage has now been set, simply shut down your browser by clicking the red ‘x’ icon on the top right of your browser screen. Once the browser has shut down, go to your desktop or programs menu and double click the explorer icon to open it again. This time your homepage will have changed to the website you set in the previous steps.

Set Homepage in Internet Explorer Browser

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Step 1 : Click the ‘Gear’ Icon

You will find the small gear icon on the top right corner of the browser

Step 2 : A drop-down menu will appear

One of the options drop-down menu will say ‘Internet Options’.  Click it, and select it.#

Step 3 : Click the ‘General’ tab & set your Home page

Within the general tab, you will then see a place where you can set your homepage. Also don’t forget to click the ‘Start with homepage’ radio button in the ‘Startup’ section immediately below that.

Step 4: Hurray! You are done. Let’s test it.

Now to check that your new homepage has now been set, simply shut down your browser by clicking the red ‘x’ icon on the top right of your browser screen. Once the browser has shut down, go to your desktop or programs menu and double click the explorer icon to open it again. This time your homepage will have changed to the website you set in the previous steps.

Set Homepage in Opera Browser

Follow this link to view full tutorial with images

Step 1 : Add a new start-up page bookmaker

click the [+] icon to add a new start-up page bookmarker.

Step 2 : Enter the name of the site you want to set

In the following window enter the website address www.(enter the name of the site you want to set here)

Step 3 : You’re Done!

An that’s it. You will now have the icon as one of your  ‘Speed Dial’ icons

Set Homepage in Safari Browser

Follow this link to view full tutorial with images

Step 1 : Click the ‘Safari Preferences’ icon

Simply click on preferences icon on the top right hand top corner of your browser window.

Step 2 : Options Tab

Select the options tab.

Step 3 : Set your new homepage

Select the ‘General’ you will see a fields called ‘Home Page’ where you can enter the homepage of your choice.

Step 4: Hurray! You are done. Let’s test it.

Now to check that your new homepage has now been set, simply shut down your browser by clicking the red ‘x’ icon on the top right of your browser screen. Once the browser has shut down, go to your desktop or programs menu and double click the explorer icon to open it again. This time your homepage will have changed to the website you set in the previous steps.
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7 comments

  1. Betty McGee

    I was following direction and it said to click on “gear” icon. I cannot find the “gear” icon.

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