When you buy an Android smartphone, a PC, or a Chromebook, you will likely want to check out Google’s Chrome web browser. One of the first things you may want to do is to set up a homepage on Chrome. Many like to have the main Google start page as their homepage for their browser. It offers a direct way to search for anything you want. There are some nice extra features as well, such as weather forecasts and more.
But how do I make Google my homepage on Chrome? As you might imagine, it’s actually pretty simple to have Google as the first web page you see whenever you open a fresh tab of Chrome.
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Make Google your homepage on Android – how to set it up
- After you open Chrome, tap on the browser’s three-dot menu icon, located on the top right side of the app.
- You then want to scroll down and tap on the Settings option.
- Select the Home Page option.
- Make sure the Home page is toggled on.
- Tap on Enter custom web address.
- Type in the “www.google.com” URL in that section, and you are all set.
Make Google my homepage on PC – how to set it up
If you have downloaded the Chrome browser on your PC or purchased a Chromebook, the way to set up Chrome as your homepage is the same.
- Launch Chrome, and then move your cursor to the Menu icon, located on the top right side of the app.
- Scroll down and click on the Settings option.
- You will be taken to an internal web page, chrome://settings/. Go to the On startup tab.
- Click on the Open a specific page or set of pages option.
- Select Add a new page.
- Type in the “http://www.google.com” URL, and then click the Add button.
- You should be all set. The next time you launch Chrome, Google should appear as your homepage.
That’s how you make Google your homepage with Chrome. Keep in mind that these procedures are not limited to just the Google site. If you want to use another web page as your Chrome home page, type in the appropriate URL, as described in the final section of both tutorials, and it should be set up as your Chrome homepage.
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