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.

Part 1
Google Chrome on Desktop

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It's a yellow, green, red, and blue sphere icon.

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This icon is in the top-right corner of the Google Chrome window.

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It's toward the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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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.

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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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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.

Part 2
Google Chrome on Android

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It's a red, yellow, green, and blue spherical icon.

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It's in the top-right corner of the screen.

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You'll see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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It's near the bottom of the "Basics" group of settings.

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It will turn blue. This enables the home page feature in your Chrome browser.

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This option is below the On switch near the top of the page.

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It's at the top of the page. If there is no URL here, tap the text field instead.

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//www.google.com. This is the address to access Google.

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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.

Part 3
Firefox on Desktop

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It's a blue globe with an orange fox wrapped around it.

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It's in the upper-right corner of the Firefox window. Doing so invokes a drop-down menu.

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This button is near the middle of the drop-down menu.

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It's in the upper-left side of the Options page.

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This option is toward the bottom of the "Startup" group of settings near the top of the page.

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You should see several options appear in a drop-down menu below the text field.

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//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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Firefox on Mobile

Firefox on Mobile on How to Make Google Your Home Page

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It resembles a blue globe with an orange fox wrapped around it.

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It's at the bottom of the screen or in the top-right corner, respectively.

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It's on the right side of the pop-up menu (iPhone) or near the bottom of the drop-down menu (Android).

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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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It's at the top of the page. You should see the keyboard appear. On Android, tap Set a Homepage, then tap Custom.

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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.

Part 5
Microsoft Edge

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It's a dark-blue app with a white "e" on it.

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It's in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

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This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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It's near the bottom of the Settings menu.

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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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It will likely say "Start page". A drop-down menu will appear.

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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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It has "Enter a URL" written in it.

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google.com. This is the Google address.

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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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Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer on How to Make Google Your Home Page

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It's a light-blue "e" icon with a gold band on it.

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This icon is in the top-right corner of the Internet Explorer window.

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It's at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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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.

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Your changes will be saved, and Google will be set as your Internet Explorer home page.

Part 7
Safari

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It's a blue compass icon likely found in your Mac's Dock.

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This menu item is in the top-left side of the screen. Clicking it invokes a drop-down menu.

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You'll see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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It's in the top-left corner of the Preferences window.

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google.com into the "Homepage" text field. You'll find this field in the middle of the page.

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This will enter Google's web address into the text field.

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Doing so will set Google's page as your Safari home page.