How to Change the Internet Home Page

When you want to surf the internet, you first have to click on a browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) The page that is displayed after the browser has been clicked is called the Internet Home Page.   For example if I click on my browser ‘the small blue e’ called Internet Explorer, my Internet Home Page is displayed which happens to be Helping Bee.  When you click on the browser on your computer what internet page is displayed?  Is it AT&T, MSN, Comcast, Dell or some internet home page that you don’t normally visit? Do you want to change the internet home page?  If so, here is how to change your Internet Home Page:

First, decide what internet page you want displayed when your browser opens.  Choose one that you visit often.

If you know the URL (web address), type it in the address bar or search for it on Google. For instance Helping Bee’s website is www.helpingbee.com

Copy the internet address or write the internet address down.

Below are four different browsers and how to change the internet home page for each.  Scroll down until you see the browser that you are currently using.  If you don’t see instructions for your browser, send us a question by clicking on Community then select Questions.

Internet Explorer 

If Internet Explorer is the browser that is being used, click on Tools at the top right of the screen

Next click Internet Options at the bottom of the menu

The General tab should default, but if not select the General tab at the top

Home Page will be presented as the first option, type in the new internet address, for instance, www.helpingbee.com, then click OK

Google Chrome 

If Google Chrome is your browser, click on the wrench icon in the top right of the screen

Next click on Options near the bottom of the menu

Home Page is the second option, erase what is currently in the box and type in the new internet address then click close.

Safari            safari icon

If Safari is your tool of choice, click on Preferences, then select General

Erase the contents of Home Page box and type or paste in the new internet address for the home page, click Set to Current Page when finished.

Mozilla Firefox 

For Firefox users, click on Tools at the top left of the screen (If you don’t see Tools RIGHT click on the house icon then left click Menu Bar)

From Tools menu click on Options

Erase the contents of the Home Page box and type or paste in the new internet address, click OK when complete.

Next time you click on your browser a shiny new internet home page will be displayed!