Thursday, December 27, 2007

How to set the home page for Firefox?

Here are your options for what opens when you start Firefox.  First open the Firefox Options dialog box:

  • From your menu bar, click Tools > Options.


  • Click on Main tab, the first section is Startup.


You can set your own home page, have a blank page, or have Firefox load your last session (all the pages that were open when you last closed Firefox).

The second and third options are pretty straight forward, select them and there is nothing else to be done.

If you select "Show my home page", you'll have to set a home page.  If the website you want as home page is in your bookmarks, then click "Use Bookmark" ...


... and this box will appear:


Select the bookmark and click OK. Another way to do this is to have the website open in Firefox, then come to the Options section and click the "Use Current Page" button.

Here's a real convenient feature in Firefox.  You can set multiple pages to open in different tabs when you start Firefox. This is helpful if you always check the same three or four sites everyday.  For example, you may be in the habit of first checking your email, a favorite news site and the weather forecast everyday. Open those three sites in three separate tabs (but just one Firefox window). From your menu bar, click Tools > Options. Under the Main section, select Show my home page and click Use Current Pages (notice the "s" at the end of page). That's it. Click OK and you're done.


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