How to Set a Custom Homepage in Various Browsers

Google Featured

If you’re always going to a specific site when you turn on your computer, you might as well make it your home page. Every browser comes with the ability to set a custom home page. The process doesn’t take very long on major browsers, and it’s also beginner friendly.

Setting a Custom Home Page on Firefox

Adding the home page of your choice on Firefox is an easy task. Launch Firefox, and in the Home section, click on the drop-down menu for the Homepage and new windows option. Select Custom URLs and start typing the URL of the site you want to add as your home page.

Home Maketech

Once you’ve added the address of the page you want as your new homepage, restart Firefox, and the first page you will see will be your new home page. Don’t bother looking for a save button, as there isn’t one.

Change Homepage in Opera

Opera also makes it easy for you to add any page as your new home page. Click on the red “O” on the top-left corner and go to Settings.

Google Settingsopera

Scroll down until you come across the “On the startup” section. Choose the option that says, “Open a specific page or set of pages,” and click on the “Add a new page.”

Google Opera

When you click on the option, a new window will appear where you will need to add the new home page’s URL. Once you’re done, click on the blue Add button. To see your new homepage, you will need to restart Opera. As soon as you restart, your favorite site will be the first page you see.

Add Custom Homepage in Safari (iPad)

Things work a little differently when it comes to adding a custom homepage in mobile Safari. Open Safari and go to the homepage URL that you want to add. Tap on the first icon at the top right (the square with an arrow pointing up).

Home Safari

Swipe left and select the option that says “Add to Home Screen.” The window will change, and it will now show you the site’s URL. You should see a blue Add option at the top right.

Safari will close all of a sudden. Don’t panic, as this is normal. Go to your iPad’s home screen, and a shortcut to your new custom homepage will appear.

Adding a New Custom Home Page in Microsoft Edge

To set a custom homepage, click on the three dots at the top right, and go to Settings. Scroll down to “Set your homepage.” Click on the drop-down menu, select “A specific page,” and enter the site’s URL. Click on the floppy disk to the side to save.

Google Edge

Adding a Custom Home Page in Chrome

In Google Chrome, click on the three dots at the top right and go to Settings.

Home Chrome

Enable the “Show home button” option and enter the page’s URL. To see your new home page, click on the home button to the left of the address bar.


The steps to make a specific site your home page are short and easy to follow. Since every browser is designed differently, the steps will differ slightly. The above instructions should allow you to set a custom home page on various browsers.

Fabio Buckell

Just a simple guy that can't enough of Technology in general and is always surrounded by at least one Android and iOS device. I'm a Pizza addict as well.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Our latest tutorials delivered straight to your inbox