How To Set Any Page As Your Homepage

When ever you go on the internet, your browser goes to it’s default home page. For many, that homepage is Google, Yahoo, Bing or your internet service provider’s website. But what if you want to change your home page to your favourite website?


How do you take www.[your-favourite-website].com and set it as your homepage? Well it’s actually really simple. Read on and I will show you how.

Here are the steps to set your homepage.

Step 1: Before you set your favourite website as your homepage, you need to to find out which browser you are using. This should either be Chrome, Internet Explorer , Safari or Firefox.

Step 2: Once you have this information select your browser from the links below …

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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2 comments

  1. Linda Deutsch

    I wanted to change from IE to Chrome and clicked on a download that has made my search engine omiga as well as the homepage and I don’t want this. I just want Google Chrome and am worried that I have a third party with omiga. I have uninstalled Omiga from my programs but it is still coming up every time I click on my internet connection. Please help me get rid of all the omiga connection. I’ve tried searching and got the steps to uninstall through the settings but it is still there.
    thanks, Linda

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