The home page that usually appears when you launch your web browser has changed without asking your opinion? No worries: a few clicks are enough to find your bearings.
Often symbolized by a house icon in the toolbar, the home page of web browsers is a crucial element. Since it's the first thing that appears when you open the software, it's likely to grab your attention in some way. Also, the battle to occupy this place of choice is rather tough. On Google Chrome, it is naturally the house search engine which monopolizes it. With Edge, Microsoft's browser, it is the publisher's news portal that occupies it with, in good stead, its Bing search engine. You may also see the portal of your Internet service provider such as Orange, for example.
However, this famous page is not permanent. And sometimes, when installing software, you just have to forget to uncheck the box allowing a particular publisher to modify your default browser home page to find yourself, for example, with the Yahoo portal upon opening. Rest assured, a few clicks are enough to put things back in order and find the home page you are used to. All the operations described below apply in the same way on Windows and macOS.
A little tip will save you time when customizing the home page. Rather than manually entering the address (URL) of the page you want to appear, first open it in a tab, optionally using a favorite, and copy it to the clipboard by selecting it in the d field. 'address, then with a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + C under Windows or Command + C under macOS). When the time comes, you can paste it in the appropriate field with another keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + V under Windows or Command + V under macOS).
How to change the home page of Google Chrome?
Google's browser isn't easy to manipulate, but if its home page has changed, here's how.
- Launch Google Chrome then click on the three superimposed points at the top right of the window. In the pane that unfolds, click Parameters.
- In the page that appears, click When the engine starts in the left pane.
- In the On startup section in the center of the page, check the box Open a specific page or set of pages.
- A list of websites is displayed. Click on the superimposed points next to the intruder name and choose Remove. Retry the operation with the unwanted web pages appearing in this list.
- If your usual home page is not in this list, click Add a page. Enter or paste the address of the desired website and validate with a click on Add.
- From now on, this page will be loaded each time you open Google Chrome.
How do I change the Firefox home page?
Mozilla's browser is not immune to a hostage-taking of its home page. Here's how to change it.
- Launch Firefox then click on the three superimposed lines at the top right of the window. In the menu that opens, activate Options (on Windows) or Preferences (on macOS).
- In the page that appears, click Home in the left pane.
- Click on the drop-down menu to the right of Home page and new windows and choose Custom web addresses.
- Type or paste in the field below the address of the desired website. You can close the settings tab.
- From now on, this page will be loaded each time you open Firefox.
How do I change the Edge home page?
Over the course of the updates made to Windows and to its in-house browser, Microsoft often pushes its portal and its Bing search engine to the home page. Impose your choice.
- Launch Edge then click on the three points of suspension at the top right of the window. In the pane that unfolds, click Parameters.
- In the page that appears, click on the menu When the engine starts in the left pane.
- In the On startup section in the center of the page, check the box Open a specific page or pages. Then click on the button Add a new page.
- Enter or paste now the address of the website that you want to appear on the home page and validate with a click on Add.
- From now on, this page will be loaded each time you open Microsoft Edge.
How do I change the Safari home page?
Apple's browser has its own way of handling home pages. By default it opens the pages that were still displayed during the last session. But if you had closed all pages before exiting Safari, then the home page takes over. Here's how to change it.
- Launch Safari and pull down the menu Safari and select Preferences ...
- The browser settings panel is displayed. Click on the tab General. Then enter or paste in the Home page field, the address of the website you want to appear on the home page.
- You can close the preferences panel. From now on, this page will be loaded each time you open Safari ... if you did not leave any other page open when you quit the browser during the previous session.