The Easy Way to Start Edge with Google or Your Own Custom Start Page

The Easy Way to Start Edge with Google or Your Own Custom Start Page

Hey there! Today, I want to show you a simple trick that will make your browsing experience even better. You’ll learn how to set Google or any other web page as your start page in Edge. Isn’t that cool?

First, let’s get started by opening Edge. You can do this by clicking on the Edge icon on your desktop or by searching for it in the start menu. Once Edge is open, we can move on to the next step.

Now, take a look at the top right corner of the Edge window. You’ll see three dots in a row. This is the menu button. Click on it, and a drop-down menu will appear. From the menu, choose “Settings.”

A new page will open with all the settings options for Edge. Scroll down until you find the “On startup” section. Here, you’ll see three options: “Open a specific page or pages,” “Continue where you left off,” and “Open Microsoft Edge with.”

Choose the first option, “Open a specific page or pages.” When you select this option, a text box will appear next to it.

Now, for the exciting part! In the text box, type the URL of the web page you want to set as your start page. Let’s say you want to set Google as your start page; simply type “” (without the quotes) in the text box.

Once you’ve typed in the URL, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully set Google as your start page in Edge. Now, every time you open Edge, it will automatically take you to Google. Pretty neat, huh?

But what if you want to set a different web page as your start page? No worries, I’ve got you covered. The process is the same as before. Just type the URL of the web page you want in the text box under “Open a specific page or pages,” and click “Save.” Edge will now start with your chosen web page as the start page. Easy peasy!

I hope you found this trick helpful. Now you can personalize your browsing experience in Edge and start your day with your favorite web page. Enjoy!

Hey there! So, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Microsoft Edge Web Browser, right? It’s this cool new feature in Windows 10 that everyone’s talking about. But here’s the thing, a lot of people who’ve been using other browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox are finding it a bit tricky to navigate and find certain settings in this brand-new Edge interface. I mean, I get it, Edge is still a first-generation release, so it doesn’t have all the stuff that other browsers have…well, not yet at least. Sometimes, though, the settings we’re looking for are actually there, just hiding in some obscure corner or described in some weird way.

Take, for example, setting a start page or homepage in Edge. By default, when you open Edge, it shows you its own custom start page. You know, with a Bing search bar, your user account settings, and some other handy resources like local weather and news. Sounds pretty neat, right? But hey, maybe you don’t want all that. Maybe you’d prefer Edge to show you Google or some other website as soon as you open it. Well, lucky for you, that’s actually possible!

Okay, here’s the deal. Microsoft made it a little confusing to set a custom start page in Edge, but I’ve got your back. First, you need to open Edge and click on the More Actions button, you know, those three little dots in the top right corner of the window.

A drop-down menu will pop up, and guess what? You need to click on Settings. I know, I know, it’s not the most obvious place for this kind of thing.

In the Settings sidebar, look for a section called “Open With.” That’s where you’re gonna tell Edge what to show you when you open the browser. The default option is “Start Page,” which is that fancy Edge page I described earlier. But here’s what you do to set a custom start page or homepage – click the button that says “A specific page or pages” and in the drop-down menu, choose “Custom”. It’s that simple!

Now, depending on how your browser is configured, you might see the Edge start page listed here with the name “about:start.” If you do, just click the little “X” to the right of it and delete it.

Almost there! In the box labeled “Enter a web address,” type in the web address of the website you want Edge to start with. Let’s say you want Google, just type in “” or whatever website you prefer. And then, click the little plus icon (+) to the right of the box to add your new Edge start page. Easy peasy!

Alright, now that you’ve made the change, you gotta test it out, right? Close Edge and then open it again. Boom! In our case, since we set Google as the start page, you’ll see the good ol’ Google search page instead of the default Edge start page. Pretty cool, huh?

Oh, and here’s a little bonus for you. You’re not limited to just one start page. Nope, not at all! If you go back to the Settings window, you can enter additional web addresses in the “Enter a web address” box and click the “plus” button to add ’em to your start page list. How awesome is that?

So now, every time you open Edge, all the websites you entered will open in their own tabs. And hey, if you want to change back to the default Edge start page, just go back to Settings and choose “Open With > Start Page”. And guess what? If you want the default Edge start page to open along with your custom pages, just add “about:start” to your custom website list.

That’s it! You’re all set. Enjoy your new Edge start page, my friend!

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