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Video:How to Set Your Homepage to Your Favorite Web Site

with Jesse Mendelson

Learn how to set your home to your favorite website with this helpful tutorial. See how to set your homepage in several different browsers.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Set Your Homepage to Your Favorite Web Site

Hi, this is Jesse with About.com here to give instructions for setting your web browsers homepage to your favorite website. Remember that these instructions may vary slightly depending on what kind of computer you are on and what version of the web browser you are running.

When you first open a web browser or open a new window on your web browser, the first website that pops up is called your homepage. Setting your web browsers homepage to your favorite website is a very easy and straightforward process. Just follow these simple instructions for firefox, safari, chrome or internet explorer.

Set Your Homepage in Firefox

Open Firefox, Click on Firefox in the tool bar at the top of the screen. Click on preferences. Now click on the General Tab. Make sure that next to - When Firefox Starts - "show my home page" is selected in the drop down menu.

Then, next to home page, you can either select, use my current page and your home page will be set to the web page you are currently viewing. Or you can enter in whatever URL you wish to have as your home page. Now the next time you open up Firefox or a new window, your homepage will be set to your favorite website.

Set Your Homepage in Safari

Open Safari. Click on Safari in the tool bar at the top of the screen. Click on preferences. Now, click on the General Tab. Where it says - "New Windows Open With," make sure Home Page is selected in the pull down menu. Navigate down to Home Page and either set it to the current website you are on, or type in your favorite website address. Close the preferences window and the next time you open a new window it will be set to your favorite website.

Set Your Homepage in Chrome

Open Chrome. Click on Chrome in the tool bar at the top of the screen. Click on preferences and a new tab will pop up. Under basics make sure that "On Startup - Open" the homepage is checked. Under home page, click on open this page and then enter whatever URL or website you want your home page to be. Hit Enter and close the preferences tab. The next time you start Chrome, your home page will be the one entered in preferences.

Set Your Homepage in Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer. Navigate to the tools menu at the top of the screen. Click on "Internet Options." Under Home page you can type in your favorite websites URL, hit OK. The next time you open up a new window in Internet Explorer or click on the home screen button, it will be the website you set your homepage to. Now you know how to set your web browser to your favorite website.

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