How to Make Google Your Home Page

This wikiHow teaches you how to set Google as your browser's home page. You can do this on the desktop versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari, as well as the Android version of Chrome and the mobile version of Firefox.

Method One of Seven:
Google Chrome on Desktop
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  1. 1
    Open Google Chrome. It's a yellow, green, red, and blue sphere icon.
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    Click . This icon is in the top-right corner of the Google Chrome window.
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    Click Settings. It's toward the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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    Click Show home button. This option is near the top of the "Appearance" heading. You should see a house-shaped icon appear to the left of the Chrome URL bar.
    • If the switch to the right of Show home button is blue, your browser is already showing the home button.
  5. 5
    Type www.google.com into the "Enter custom web address" field. This field is below the New Tab page option, which is near the bottom of the "Show home button" section.
    • In some cases, there will already be a web address listed here. If so, remove the web address before entering Google's URL.
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    Press Enter (PC) or Return (Mac). Doing so will set Google's search page as your home page.
    • You can also click the circle to the left of the text field to select it as your default.
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Method Two of Seven:
Google Chrome on Android
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  1. 1
    Open Google Chrome. It's a red, yellow, green, and blue spherical icon.
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    Tap . It's in the top-right corner of the screen.
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    Tap Settings. You'll see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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    Tap Home page. It's near the bottom of the "Basics" group of settings.
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    Slide the On switch right. It will turn blue. This enables the home page feature in your Chrome browser.
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    Tap Open this page. This option is below the On switch near the top of the page.
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    Tap the existing URL. It's at the top of the page. If there is no URL here, tap the text field instead.
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    Type in https://www.google.com. This is the address to access Google.
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    Tap Save. It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Doing so saves Google as your home page.
    • You can tap the back arrows in the top-left corner of the screen to return to the main page.
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Method Three of Seven:
Firefox on Desktop
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  1. 1
    Open Firefox. It's a blue globe with an orange fox wrapped around it.
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    Click . It's in the upper-right corner of the Firefox window. Doing so invokes a drop-down menu.
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    Click Options. This button is near the middle of the drop-down menu.
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    Click the General tab. It's in the upper-left side of the Options page.
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    Click the "Home Page" text field. This option is toward the bottom of the "Startup" group of settings near the top of the page.
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    Type in google. You should see several options appear in a drop-down menu below the text field.
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    Click https://www.google.com/. This is the URL with the multicolored "G" icon next to it. Doing so will set Google as your homepage in Firefox.
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Method Four of Seven:
Firefox on Mobile
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  1. 1
    Open Firefox. It resembles a blue globe with an orange fox wrapped around it.
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    Tap (iPhone) or (Android). It's at the bottom of the screen or in the top-right corner, respectively.
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    Tap Settings. It's on the right side of the pop-up menu (iPhone) or near the bottom of the drop-down menu (Android).
  4. 4
    Tap Homepage. This option is near the top of the "General" group of settings.
    • On Android, tap the General tab, then tap Home near the top of the page.
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    Tap the "Enter a webpage" field. It's at the top of the page. You should see the keyboard appear.
    • On Android, tap Set a Homepage, then tap Custom.
  6. 6
    Type in www.google.com. This is the web address for Google. Doing so will set it as your homepage in the Firefox mobile browser.
    • On Android, you'll tap OK at the bottom of the screen when you're done.
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Method Five of Seven:
Microsoft Edge
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  1. 1
    Open Microsoft Edge. It's a dark-blue app with a white "e" on it.
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    Click . It's in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
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    Click Settings. This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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    Scroll down and click View advanced settings. It's near the bottom of the Settings menu.
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    Click the Show the home button switch. This is at the top of the Advanced Settings menu. Doing so will enable the Home button; you should see a house-shaped icon appear to the left of the URL bar.
    • If the switch here says "On" next to it, the Home button is already enabled.
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    Click the box below the Home button switch. It will likely say "Start page". A drop-down menu will appear.
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    Click A specific page. It's the bottom option in the drop-down menu. After clicking it, a text box will appear below the drop-down box.
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    Click the text box. It has "Enter a URL" written in it.
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    Type in www.google.com. This is the Google address.
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    Press Enter. You can also click the floppy disc icon to the right of the text field. This will save your changes and set Google as your Edge home page.
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Method Six of Seven:
Internet Explorer
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  1. 1
    Open Internet Explorer. It's a light-blue "e" icon with a gold band on it.
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    Click ⚙️. This icon is in the top-right corner of the Internet Explorer window.
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    Click Internet options. It's at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  4. 4
    Type www.google.com into the Home Page text box. It's the text box at the top of the General page.
    • If you don't see this text box, first click the General tab at the top of Internet Options.
  5. 5
    Click Apply, then click OK. Your changes will be saved, and Google will be set as your Internet Explorer home page.
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Method Seven of Seven:
Safari
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  1. 1
    Open Safari. It's a blue compass icon likely found in your Mac's Dock.
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    Click Safari. This menu item is in the top-left side of the screen. Clicking it invokes a drop-down menu.
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    Click Preferences. You'll see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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    Click the General tab. It's in the top-left corner of the Preferences window.
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    Type www.google.com into the "Homepage" text field. You'll find this field in the middle of the page.
  6. 6
    Press Return. This will enter Google's web address into the text field.
  7. 7
    Click Change Homepage when prompted. Doing so will set Google's page as your Safari home page.
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