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Tutorials | How to change your Browser Homepage

Publish date: 17:35 Thursday, 28th July 2005
Written by: MishY
Audience intended for: Opera Users, Netscape Users, Internet Explorer Users
Category: Internet

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What is your homepage ?How to change your Browser Homepage

Your homepage is the first Website / webpage that your browser loads automatically as soon as you load browser. The method for changing your homepage is different depending on your browser. For the purpose of this tutorial we will give the methods for the following browsers : Internet Explorer , Netscape , Opera

Internet ExplorerHow to change your Browser Homepage

Click Start / Settings / Control Panel

Double click on the "Internet Options" icon

Look for the title "Home Page" on the window that will have popped up (see below)

Internet Options



You can now enter the url, or address, of the Website / webpage you'd like to use as your homepage into the white box marked "Address :" (highlighted in the above picture).

Once you're happy that you have the url correct click "Apply" (bottom left of the window) and then OK

An alternate way to do set your homepage, which if you aren't sure of the url of the Website you'd like to use for your homepage is ideal, you can do this :

Open up Internet Explorer and navigate to the Website / webpage you would like to use as your homepage.

Then click from the top Internet explorer toolbar Tools / Internet Options

The same window will popup as the one in the above picture but a button called "Use Current" will now become usable

To make the webpage you're currently visiting your homepage click "Use Current"

Once you're happy that the url is correct click "Apply" (bottom left of the window) and then OK

NetscapeHow to change your Browser Homepage

Open Netscape and click from the top toolbar the following :

Edit / Preferences

The preferences window will now have popped up.

Then look to the left hand side of the Preferences window to the white pane called "Category:"

Find "Navigator" and click on it once

The right side of the window will now contain all of your Navigator Preferences including the homepage

Netscape Homepage

As with the Internet Explorer method you will have the option of either typing in the url (or address) of the Website / webpage you would like to make your homepage. Or alternatively you can navigate to the Website you would like to be your homepage and then set it there. Here are the 2 methods.

Typing in the URL

Look halfway down on the right side of the window for the heading "Home page"

The will be a box titled "Location:" In the white box next to it you can enter the url to the Website / webpage you would like to make your homepage.

Setting a Website to be your homepage

Alternatively you can navigate to the Website you would like to make your homepage as you normally would having just loaded Netscape, and then follow the above procedure to take you to the "Navigator Preferences" window (see picture above).

Then because you're at the actual site/page you would like to make your homepage the button titled "Use Current Page" will be usable.

Click the "Use Current Page" button and the webpage you're currently visiting will from now on be your homepage.

OperaHow to change your Browser Homepage

On Opera it is a somewhat simpler process.

Open up Opera and go to the Website / webpage you would like to make your homepage

Then click from the top toolbar the following :

Navigation / Set home page...

Opera Homepage


You should then see the url (or address) of the Website you are visiting and would like to make your homepage

Opera Homepage (Pic2)

Click the "Use Active" button next to the url of your chosen site

Then click OK

 

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