Change Home Page in Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Opera browsers

The home page of a web browser is the page which opens when you launch it. Most browsers come with a pre-set home page. In other cases, you may have some software change your home page. In this post, we will see how to set, reset or change the home page in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge browsers on Windows 10. Most browsers even let you set multiple home pages.

Change Home Page

You may set a search engine, a favorite website, a social site as your home page or you could set it so that a blank page opens when you launch your browser. If you wish to set a blank page to open you have to use about:blank in place of the URL.

Change home page in Internet Explorer

Launch your Internet Explorer, click on Settings on the top right side and select Internet Options. Under the General tab itself, you will see the setting to create one or multiple home page tabs. If you wish to open one site, you have to type in a single URL like say http://www.thewindowsclub.com/. If you wish to open multiple tabs, you have to type each URL on a separate line. If you wish to open a blank page, type about:blank. You can also use about:Tabs which is the same as selecting Use new tab button, or the Current page which may be open in your Internet Explorer.

Change home page in Internet Explorer

Once you have done this, click on Apply / OK. If you wish, you can also lock your Internet Explorer home page, so that no one will be able to change it.

Set home page in Firefox

Open Firefox and click on Open Menu in the top right corner. Select Options and right under the General tab you will see Startup settings. You can use the Current page which may be open in your Firefox, anyone from your Bookmarks or set it to open a blank page using about:blank.

Set home page in Firefox

Click OK and exit.

Change home page in Chrome

In Chrome, click on the Customize and control Google Chrome button in the top right corner. Select Settings. You will see these options under On startup. You can select:

  1. Open the new tab page
  2. Continue where you left off
  3. Open a specific page or set of pages. Clicking the Set pages link will allow you to set your new home page or pages.

Change home page in Chrome

Add a new URL or select the current page and click OK and exit.

Set home page in Opera

After you have launched Opera, in the top left corner, click on the Customize and control Opera button. From the drop-down menu, select Settings. You will see the following options under On startup. You can select:

  1. Continue where I left off
  2. Open the start page
  3. Open a specific page or set of pages

Set home page in Opera

Clicking on the Set pages link will allow you to add a new page or use current pages. Once you have set your preferences, click on OK and exit.

Change home page in Edge browser

To change the home page in Edge browser, in the top right corner of the browser, click on More and select Settings. Under Open with you can set Edge to open with a Start page, new tab page, Previous pages or A specific page or pages. To open Edge with a blank page, select the last option and enter about: blank in the space provided.

set home page in edge

Set multiple home pages in browser

Using this procedure you can even set multiple home pages in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Opera. Simply enter the URL in separate lines, i.e.,. one URL in one line – the next URL in the next line. This post will show you how to set multiple homepages in Edge browser.

Hope this helps you change your home page in your browser.

Use our HomePage Maker for IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera to Customize browser home page. Check if it works on your version of the browser and Windows OS.

This post will show you how to open specific Websites in multiple Tabs automatically on Browser startup.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.