How to Set Google as Your Homepage in Any Browser

How to Set Google as Your Homepage in Any Browser

Have you ever wondered why your browser always opens to a different homepage? Maybe some adware or freeware program changed it without your permission. Or perhaps you just want to make your searching faster by setting Google as your homepage. Whatever the reason, I’ll show you the steps to make Google your homepage in any browser.

Now, Google isn’t the only website or search engine out there. But let’s face it – most of us use it every day, and most of our internet journeys start with a search. So, it makes sense to have Google as our homepage. But if you prefer a different page as your homepage, you can simply change the URL to the page you want. We believe in freedom of choice here at TechJunkie!

Set Google as Your Homepage in Microsoft Edge

If you’re using Windows 10, you’re probably familiar with Microsoft Edge, the replacement for Internet Explorer. But do you know how to change the homepage? It’s not exactly easy to find, and I don’t blame you for that!

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the three dots in the top-right corner to access More actions.
  3. Select Settings and then View advanced settings.
  4. Turn on the option that says ‘Show the home button’.
  5. Set a specific page and enter “”.
  6. Save your changes and close the More actions menu.

See? Not exactly intuitive, right?

Set Google as Your Homepage in Internet Explorer

If you still prefer to use Internet Explorer, I have to ask: why? But hey, if you still want to use it and set a new homepage, follow these steps:

  1. Type “” into the URL bar at the top of Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the “Tools” menu and then select “Internet Options”.
  3. Click the “Use Current” button to make Google your homepage.

Do you see the difference between making changes in Internet Explorer and Edge? It seems like Microsoft didn’t make things easier with the newer versions. They really don’t want us to move away from MSN, don’t they?


Set Chrome’s homepage to Google

If you just installed Chrome, then Google is already set as your homepage. Even if it isn’t your homepage, a Google search bar appears with your most visited sites whenever you open a new tab. But if it got changed or you want to bring it back, here’s what you can do:

  1. Open Chrome and click the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Go to “Appearance” and check the box next to “Show Home button”.
  4. Select “Change” and type in “”.

Now every time you launch Chrome, it’ll take you directly to the Google main page.

Set Firefox’s homepage to Google

Firefox works similarly to Chrome, so the instructions are very much alike. To change your homepage in Firefox, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open Firefox and type “” into the URL bar.
  2. When the page opens, drag it to the little house icon on the right.
  3. Confirm the change when a new window opens asking if you want to set the page as your homepage.

That’s as easy as it gets. Microsoft could definitely learn a thing or two from Firefox when it comes to usability, don’t you think?

Set Safari’s homepage to Google

Changing the homepage in Safari is just as straightforward. As expected from an Apple app, configuration and usability take center stage. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Safari and select “Safari” in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Choose “Preferences” and go to the “General” tab.
  3. In the “Homepage” section, type “”.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the Google page, go to “Preferences” and “General”, and click “Set to Current Page”. It achieves the same result.


Set Google as Your Homepage in Opera

Opera, often overshadowed and underappreciated, is a remarkable web browser that excels in every aspect. If you want to make Google your homepage in Opera, here’s how you can do it.

  1. First, open Opera and click on the menu button located in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Next, select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the Settings menu, navigate to “Basic Settings” and look for the option that says “Open a specific page or set of pages”.
  4. Click on “Set pages” and add “” to the provided space. Then, click on “OK”.

Please note that while I haven’t listed every single web browser here, the process is similar for most of them.

Open Multiple Pages When You Start Your Browser

If you regularly visit the same set of websites when you open your browser, there’s a nifty time-saving option that allows you to open them all at once, saving you a few seconds and a few extra clicks.

Open Multiple Pages in Microsoft Edge

To open multiple pages at once in Microsoft Edge, follow the same steps mentioned above, but instead of selecting a specific page or set of pages, click on “Custom”. Then, add the desired URLs and click on the ‘+’ symbol to add them to your start list.

Open Multiple Pages in Internet Explorer

You can achieve the same result in later versions of Internet Explorer. Access the Internet Options menu, go to the General tab, and enter each URL on a separate line in the box next to “Home Page”. Once you’re done, click on “OK” to save your changes.

Open Multiple Pages in Chrome

In Chrome, access the Settings menu, select “On startup”, and click on the “Set pages” text link. Type in the desired URLs and press Enter. To add multiple pages, type each URL individually and press Enter after each one. They will appear in a box above where you type. Simply click “OK” to save your settings.

Open Multiple Pages in Firefox

Setting up multiple pages in Firefox is just as simple. In the Options menu, locate the General tab and enable the “Show my home page” option. Then, enter the desired URLs separated by a pipe (‘|’). Alternatively, you can open all the pages you want in separate tabs and select “Use Current Pages”.

Open Multiple Pages in Safari

The process is slightly different in Safari. Open each desired URL in its own tab, and then access the Bookmarks menu. Choose “Add Bookmarks for These X Tabs” and give them a name. Next, open the Safari menu, go to Preferences, and select General. Under “Safari open with”, choose “A new window”, then select the tabs folder and the tab name you created earlier.

Open Multiple Pages in Opera

Out of all the browsers, Opera makes it the easiest. Just follow the steps mentioned earlier, but instead of adding a single URL, add multiple URLs. Finally, click “OK” to save your changes.

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