Help Desk - How to set your homepage and startup pages for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Guide on how to set your homepage and startup behavior for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Please select a column and follow the guide accordingly. 

Chrome


For Google Chrome, start by opening it, and clicking the 3 dot icon as shown below:

Chrome 3 dot menu

Then, click on settings in the menu that appears:

3 dot menu


To set a homepage:

Click on the Appearance option on the sidebar as shown:

Appearance menu Chrome

Finally, click the switch icon on the 'Show Home Button' option. You can then customize the homepage you want to set by entering its URL

Home Button menu


To set startup behavior:

On the sidebar of the settings page, click 'On Startup'

On Startup Page

You can then customize whether Chrome will reopen pages where you left off, open a specific set of pages you define, or open the New Tab page as normal:

On startup behavior

Firefox


For Firefox, start by opening it, and clicking the 3 line icon as shown below:

Firefox 3 line button

Then, click on settings in the menu that appears:

3 line menu


To set a homepage:

Before going to settings, this is necessary: right click on the '+' button (used to open new tabs) and click Customize Toolbar

+ button right click menu

Next, drag the 'Home' button to the area to the right of the refresh button, or wherever you would like it.

Customize toolbar menu

From there, go to the settings as shown above. Then click on the 'Home' option on the sidebar, and at the top of this page, and set them to whatever you wish

Firefox settings home


To set startup behavior:

Unfortunately for firefox it is currently not possible to have both a custom homepage and a selection of tabs to open on startup. You can make the homepage button home a selection of tabs however, but the behavior is not identical to chrome.

We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions please call us at 262-595-2444, or visit us at the TechBar on campus




Keywords:Chrome, Firefox, helpdesk, internet, homepage, startup   Doc ID:77387
Owner:Serena Z.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2017-10-16 13:39 CSTUpdated:2021-12-30 12:40 CST
Sites:UW Parkside
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