You can change your Internet Home Page – Video Tip

When you buy a new computer, the Internet browser comes pre-configured with a home page (first web site you see when you start your web browser). For PC’s, it is usually MSN. For Mac’s it is Apple.com. If you download Firefox (which everyone should be using), its default home page is a Firefox branded Google page. If you use Google Chrome (which I also like and recommend), it does not have a home page and just starts in its blank page mode.

Sometimes your Internet provider’s web site takes over as your home page if you run one of their setup disks. Or you may have inadvertently agreed to have another site take over (like ask.com) or been recently infected with spyware and had a home page reset.

Fortunately, it is a simple procedure to change your Internet home page to anything you want. Here’s how to change it using Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Pull up the web site you want to see first when you start Internet sessions
  2. Click and drag the little icon next to the address of that site to the Home icon (looks like little house)
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog box asking if you really want to change your home page

In Google Chrome, change the home page by:

  1. Pull up the web site you want to see first when you start Internet sessions
  2. Click the Menu button in the upper right corner (3 little horizontal lines)
  3. In the On Startup section, click the Set Pages link
  4. Click Use Current
  5. Chrome lets you choose a different startup page(s) and a different home page. If you want the same, then under the home page section, click Change and make appropriate changes

Chrome-home-page-settings

For Mac users who use Safari for web browsing:

  1. Pull up the web site you want to see first when you start Internet sessions
  2. Click Safari from the menu bar in far upper left
  3. Click Preferences
  4. Click Set to Current Page under the home page section

safari home page

For those who choose to stick with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, here is how “elegant, quick and streamlined” Microsoft has made this process:

  1. Pull up the web site you want to see first
  2. Click the drop down arrow next to the Home icon…no not the one at the end of the toolbar, the one right next to the Home icon
  3. Click Add or Change Home Page
  4. Read and decide whether you want to “use this page as your only home page” or “Add this web page to your home page tabs”
  5. Click the option of the answer you chose
  6. Click Yes

See, that’s DOUBLE the intuitive steps that we have used for more than 10 years and all other browsers use! That’s Microsoft progress!

To see these steps in action, watch the video below:

 

And be sure to visit and watch/read my tip on opening multiple home pages!

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