How to Set Google as Your Homepage in Any Web Browser
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Your choice of homepage says a lot about you as a person. Much like your desktop wallpaper, it can give people a lasting impression about your persona. However, unlike a wallpaper or a theme, it also has to retain an element of usefulness.

There’s no point in choosing a homepage that’s only on your screen for two seconds before you navigate away.

In terms of usefulness, you can’t get much better than Google. Sure, you could try something like Reddit or Google News, but Google Search is the ultimate web portal. But how do you make Google your homepage? Here’s how to do it on the four major web browsers.

How to Set Your Homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click on the Menu icon in the upper right-hand corner (three vertical dots).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to On Startup.
  5. Mark the checkbox next to Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Enter www.google.com into the on-screen box.

How to Set Your Homepage on Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Edge.
  2. Click on the More icon in the upper right-hand corner (three horizontal dots).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the dropdown menu under Open Microsoft Edge With, choose A Specific Page or Pages.
  5. Enter www.google.com in the on-screen box.

How to Set Your Homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click on the Menu button (three horizontal lines).
  3. Select Options.
  4. In the panel on the left-hand side of the screen, choose General.
  5. Scroll down to When Firefox starts.
  6. Select Show your homepage.
  7. Enter www.google.com into the Homepage box at the bottom of the screen.

How to Set Your Homepage on Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to Safari > Preferences.
  3. In the new window, select the General tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Homepage field.
  5. Enter www.google.com.
  6. Select Change Homepage when prompted.

Remember, these aren’t the only worthwhile desktop browsers. If you’d like to try a less common app, check out our best browsers guide The Best Web Browsers for Windows The Best Web Browsers for Windows What is your default web browser? Even though we're spoiled for choice, the majority of us stick to the tried and tested major players. What are better alternatives for resource use, speed, and security? Read More .

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  1. csm2
    March 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    "Your choice of homepage says a lot about you as a person. Much like your desktop wallpaper, it can give people a lasting impression about your persona."
    Sure does. Choosing Google tells everybody you are a lemming, a crowd follower with no mind of your own.

    • Senator
      March 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Me, a lemming, a crowd follower with no mind of my own. Kid, from the day I was born, 70 some years ago, I have done the exact opposite and not only made waves because of it, I made full blown seismic sea waves (tsunamis) of gigantic proportions.

      I use Google because it is convenient and because I can find any search engine and/or any bit of information I wish to use, very quickly and with lots of choices; from the idiotic, to the practical, to real sourced information. Now, I do ignore all ads from google to the point where I buy nothing seen on google ads, period. Too much forced garbage there.

      As it says: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you".