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A quick and easy way to access Google in your web browsers is to make Google your homepage. You can do this in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, and we’ll show you how.

Your browser has a box that you can fill in with any site’s URL to make it your homepage. You can set any region-specific Google site (like Google UK) as the homepage if you prefer.

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Make Google Your Homepage in Chrome on Desktop

In Chrome, you can make Google your homepage so that it opens when you click the home icon, which is beside the address bar. You can also make Google launch when you open the Chrome browser. We’ll show you how to do both of these below.

Set Google As Your Homepage

To make the home button launch Google, then in Chrome’s top-right corner, click the three dots.

Click the three dots in the top-right corner of Chrome.

From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Chrome's menu.

In “Settings,” from the left sidebar, select “Appearance.”

Select "Appearance" in Settings.

You will see an “Appearance” section on the right. Here, enable “Show Home Button” if it is not already enabled.

Activate "Show Home Button" on the "Appearance" page.

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Click the “Show Home Button” option to expand the section. Then, beneath the “New Tab Page” option, click the text field and type the following URL. Then press Enter.

https://www.google.com

Make Google the homepage in Chrome.

And Google is now the homepage in Chrome on your computer. To try it, click the home icon beside the address bar, and Google will open.

Click the home button in Chrome.

Make Chrome Launch Google on Startup

To make it so Chrome opens Google when you launch the browser, add Google to Chrome’s startup section.

To do so, in Chrome’s top-right corner, click the three dots and choose “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Chrome's menu.

In “Settings,” from the left sidebar, select “On Startup.”

Select "On Startup" in Settings.

An “On Startup” section will appear on the right. Here, enable “Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages.”

Activate "Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages" on the "On Startup" page.

In the menu that expands, click “Add a New Page.”

Click "Add a New Page" in the expanded menu.

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Chrome will open a small “Add a New Page” window. In this window, click the “Site URL” field and type the following URL. Then click “Add.”

https://www.google.com

Make Google the startup page in Chrome.

You’re set. From now on, when you launch Chrome, it will automatically launch the Google site.

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Make Google Your Homepage in Chrome on Mobile

You can only set a homepage in Chrome on Android. There’s no option to do that in Chrome’s iPhone and iPad versions.

To set the homepage, first, open Chrome on your Android phone.

In Chrome’s top-right corner, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in Chrome's top-right corner.

From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Chrome menu.

Scroll the “Settings” page to the “Advanced” section. Here, tap “Homepage.”

Tap "Homepage" on Chrome's "Settings" page.

On the “Homepage” screen, turn on the toggle at the top. Then tap the “Enter Custom Web Address” field and type the following:

https://www.google.com

Make Google the homepage in Chrome on Android.

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And that’s it. When you tap the home icon in Chrome, it will load the Google site.

Make Google Your Homepage in Firefox on Desktop

To set Google as your homepage in Firefox, first, open Firefox on your computer.

At the top-right corner of Firefox, click the three horizontal lines.

Click the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of Firefox.

In the menu that opens, click “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Firefox menu.

In “Settings,” from the left sidebar, select “Home.”

Select "Home" in "Settings."

A “Home” page will open. Here, in the “New Windows and Tabs” section, click the “Homepage and New Windows” drop-down menu and select “Custom URLs.”

Access the "Homepage and New Windows" drop-down menu and choose "Custom URLs."

In the “Paste a URL” field, type the following and press Enter.

https://www.google.com

Make Google the homepage in Firefox.

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Firefox has now made Google the homepage. When you open a new Firefox window, it will automatically load the Google site.

Make Google Your Homepage in Firefox on Mobile

In Firefox’s Android version, there’s no way to set a homepage. Instead, you can add Google to the top sites list that appears on the first page of Firefox. On an iPhone and iPad, you can set a proper homepage in Firefox.

Set the Homepage on Android

Launch Firefox on your phone. Tap the address bar at the top, type the following, and hit Enter:

https://www.google.com

When the Google site loads, in Firefox’s top-right corner, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in Firefox's top-right corner.

In the three-dots menu, tap “Add to Top Sites.”

Tap "Add to Top Sites" in Firefox menu.

Google is now pinned to the site list on Firefox’s default page. Tap it to quickly access the site.

Google in Firefox's top sites list.

Set the Homepage on iPhone and iPad

Open Firefox on your iPhone or iPad. At the lower-right corner, tap the three horizontal lines.

Tap the three horizontal lines in Firefox's bottom-right corner.

In the menu that opens, tap “Settings.”

Tap "Settings" in Firefox menu.

On the “Settings” page, select “Home.”

Select "Home" on the "Settings" page.

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On the “Home” screen, in the “Show” section, tap “Custom URL” and type the following. Then press Enter:

https://www.google.com

Make Google the homepage in Firefox on iPhone or iPad.

Google is now the homepage in Firefox.

Make Google Your Homepage in Edge on Desktop

In Microsoft Edge, you can make the home button launch Google, and you can also make Google automatically launch when you open Edge. Let us show you how to do both.

Make Google Open When You Click Home

To make the home button launch Google in Edge, first, open Edge on your computer.

In Edge’s top-right corner, click the three dots.

Click the three dots in the top-right corner of Edge.

From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Edge menu.

On the “Settings” window, in the left sidebar, click “Appearance.”

Click "Appearance" in "Settings."

Scroll down the “Appearance” page to the “Select Which Buttons to Show On the Toolbar” section. In this section, turn on the “Home Button” option. Then, beside the toggle, click “Set Button URL.”

Enable "Home Button" on the "Appearance" page.

You will now specify what site the home button should take you to. In the “Home Button” section that opens, click the “Enter URL” field and type the following URL. Then click “Save.”

https://www.google.com

Make Google the homepage in Edge.

And you have successfully set Google as the homepage in Edge on your computer. Click the home button beside the address bar each time you want to visit Google.

Open Google When You Launch Edge

To have Edge open Google when you launch the browser, set Google as the startup page in Edge. To do so, first, open Edge on your computer.

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In Edge’s top-right corner, click the three dots and choose “Settings.”

Select "Settings" in Edge menu.

On the “Settings” page, in the left sidebar, click “Start, Home, and New Tabs.”

Click "Start, Home, and New Tabs" in "Settings."

In the “When Edge Starts” section on the right, select the “Open These Pages” option.

Enable "Open These Pages" in the "When Edge Starts" section.

Next to “Pages,” click “Add a New Page.”

Click "Add a New Page" next to "Pages."

You will now tell Edge what site to launch when you open the browser. On the “Add a New Page” window, click the “Enter a URL” field and type the following URL. Then select “Add.”

https://www.google.com

Make Google the startup page in Edge.

You’re all done. Google is now the startup page in Edge, and it will automatically launch when you open the browser.

Make Google Your Homepage in Edge on Mobile

To set or change Edge’s homepage on iPhone, iPad, or Android, first, open Edge on your phone.

At the bottom of Edge, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots at the bottom of Edge.

From the menu that pops up, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the Edge menu.

In “Settings,” tap “General.”

Tap "General" on the "Settings" page.

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At the bottom of the “General” page, from the “Home Page” section, choose “A Specific Page.”

Enable "A Specific Page" on the "General" page.

A “Set Home Page” box will open. In this box, tap the text field and type the following. Then tap “Save.”

https://www.google.com

Set Google as the homepage in Edge on mobile.

Set Google as Your Home Page on Safari

Unfortunately, Safari for iPhone and iPad doesn’t have a precise “homepage” feature. It will open the last webpage you had open, or to the Start Page. However, you can customize the Start Page to include a link to Google, change your default search engine to Google, or add a link to Google to your Home Screen and use it any time you want to launch Safari.

If you’re on a Mac, though, you can make Google your home page by first clicking Safari > Preferences, or use the keyboard shortcut Command+, (comma). Then click “General.”

In the “Homepage” field, enter the following:

https://www.google.com

Select the "General" tab and enter Google's address in the "Homepage" field.

You also may want to make sure “New Windows Open With” and “New Tabs Open With” are set to “Homepage.”

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You’re all set. Enjoy quick access to your favorite site from your all web browsers!


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