Tech Tip Tuesday

A Weekly Technology Tip for CMISD

Changing the Homepage of Your Browser

When you open the Internet, does it open to a page that you don't want? Would you like to change the homepage of your browser but you don't know how to do it?

The instructions below will give you step by step how to do it - note the different instructions depending on the browser that you use.


Click the Customize button in the Chrome toolbar. This is located in the upper right corner of the screen, and is denoted by a three-line icon. Choose "Settings" from the menu that appears.

In the section called "On Startup" - Chrome has several options available for when you open a new window.

  • Open the New Tab page. When you open a new window, you will be shown your most visited websites and your installed Chrome apps.

  • Continue where I left off. This will open your last visited website when you start a new Chrome window. If you had multiple tabs open before, they will all reopen.

  • Open a specific page or set of pages. This will open one or more tabs that you designate whenever a new Chrome window is opened. Click the “Set pages” link to add pages to Chrome’s startup.


Set a single website. Navigate to the website you want to save as your Homepage. Click and drag the icon next to the web address over to the Home button, located to the right of the Search bar. Release the icon to set it as the Homepage.

Set multiple tabs to open. If you want to open several websites at once when Firefox starts, first open the websites that you want to set. Make sure the tabs are all located in the same Firefox window.

  • On the Menu bar, go to Tools, Options. In the Options menu, click the General tab.

  • Click the Use Current Pages button. The tabs that you currently have open will reopen when you start Firefox again.

Internet Explorer

Click Tools, and then select Options. The Tools icon looks like a gear and is located in the top-right corner of the window.

Set your home page options. In the General tab, you will have several home page options:

  • Click “Use current” to set the page you are currently viewing as your home page.

  • Enter website addresses into the field to open each one in a separate tab. Make sure each address is on its own line.

  • Click “Use blank” to open a blank tab when Internet Explorer starts.