How to Change Homepage Settings in Google Chrome?

When you open Google Chrome, it shows a default homepage containing "Most Visited" page list and Bookmarks history.

If you like a blank page as homepage or want to change the homepage to some other website, then this tutorial will help you:

1. Open Google Chrome and click on Settings button present at the end of the toolbar. Now select Settings menu item.

2. Now look into "On startup" section. Using this section, you can customize the homepage.

3. Select "Open a specific page or set of pages" option and click on "Set pages" link.

4. It'll open a new window where you can add your desired website URLs to set them as Chrome homepage.


5. That's it. Now click on OK button and get ready enjoy your desired homepage in Google Chrome.

UPDATE: If you also want to change "Home" toolbar button action, then click on "Change" link given below the "Show Home button" option under "Appearance" section of Settings page. Now you can set it to any desired URL.

Also Check:

How to Restore Old Behavior of New Tab Page in Google Chrome, Disable Recently Visited Websites Thumbnails and Google Search

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  • thank you

  • I've learned a new thing today. I've uninstalled and reinstalled google chrome so that the homepage would change to its default and I didn't know how to do it and I found the solution from your site. It is really helpful. Thank you very much.


  • thank you so much!!!!


  • My Chrome screen has suddenly started showing the eight most recent/frequently visited sites as largish icons when I open Chrome. I don't want this: I work in a sensitive environment and its important people can't see what I am working on as I . How do I go back to a blank Chrome screen?

  • @Matthew

    Set chrome://blank as your homepage.

    Steps:(applies upto Version 29.0.1547.76 m)

    1.Click the 3 bar Icon found next to address bar.
    2.Click the Settings option.
    3.On the "On Startup" section,Click the "Open a specific page or set of pages."option.
    4.Now click the "Set pages" option and type out chrome://blank in the "Enter URL" box.
    5.Click OK.(you don't need any add-ons).

  • HOW DO I remove those annoying 8 tiles PERMANANTLY from chrome homepage - theyre in the way of my pic! WHY DID THEY PUT THEM THERE !!!???

  • VG

    ^^ Did you check following?

  • Boy what a mess this Google thing has turned out to be. They claimed you could transfer your homepage to Chrome, all that got there was my favorites. I've lost all my news groups, favorite quotes and sayings, Go Comics, cooking links just to name a few. I'm one pissed off cowboy!

  • I can not set my home page in Google chrome. The URL removed is automatically set.

  • VG

    ^^ Are you using any 3rd party plugin/extension? Also post your HijackThis log file in following topic:

  • Changing the settings on Chrome to open a specific homepage was easy enough. But each subsequent Tab that I open then has the 8 most visited sites. It does not display the designated homepage. How do I get the homepage to open on each subsequent tab?

  • I want to go to google chrome homepage goes to my facebook like it was set up before please

  • I get a message that says "This is controlled by administrator". When I run Google as Administrator, I still get the same message, and I can't change the settings

  • when i go to change home page as directed I get to new tab under change to but in & theres there & won't come off to enter I do not show this under programs & features. I removed chrome & reinstalled it still there! Help

  • The most important thing to post at the top of any "how to" page regarding browsers is the date, followed by the browser version and OS version.

  • I guess I am one of the VERY few people who LIKED the 8 thumbnail views of my most visited pages. It made it VERY convenient for me to go to my most visited pages with just a click without having to type in the address every time BUT google has suddenly removed the thumbnails. HOW do I get then BACK? I've tried following the directions above to remove them but instead I added the pages that I wanted the thumbnails for but that did not work. This is a home computer so I am NOT concerned about who sees these thumbnails. Thanks.

  • I don't know what website you mean and I don't know about blogs either. I don't have a smart phone so I guess I am just dumb.
    What does it mean by open pages or set of pages? Set pages option and put in URL (What is a URL?)
    I want to add juno to the icons under the middle bar. Since I don't need facebook, twitter, and the rest, it would be helpful to get juno for when my husband uses my computer.
    How do I remove the items on the top bar? I only use one??? I'd like to see my bookmarks as before.
    How do I remove my bookmarks in a big group and not just one at a time? When I open them up they start with the last ones first and I have to go all the way to the bottom to get the one I want.???? Thank you for your help ahead of time.:-)

  • I tried changing the settings per Faann's suggestion but still have the eight boxes - -any suggestions

  • I am new to google chrome. I am finding it ridiculous confusing and troublesome to try and get around and initiate the settings I want.

    I now hate google chrome more than I did IE.

  • sir help me . when i am opening a site a message comes the server presented an invalid certificate . what should i do ? please give me details for windos xp

  • VG

    ^^ First clear cache and cookies in your web browser. Also does this error message appear for all websites or a particular website?

  • I just want to change the appearance of the 8 most visited sites, I'm not a fan of the dark blue grey look that is also on my tab background. How do I change this?

  • Thanks a lot

  • Thanks, finally got rid of Google Turkey...

  • The instructions to reset the home page are incorrect. The correct procedure is to open settings, go to options, and then you can make the change. There is no "settings" tab inside of settings. FYI

  • can i set for homepage in shortcut properties like ppl did for incognito option?!

  • Thanks for the tip!

  • Thanks a lot

  • The start page tiles are so disappointing> They are not the most accessed pages. Why can't I manage them to suit my preferences? or if I can why is that so clumsy that I have to do so much searching to find out how? Why can't I just write click delete a tile?

    Google is famous for doing things badly.

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