How to Make Dogpile Search Engine My Homepage

by Tricia Goss

Dogpile is an aggregate search engine, which means that it provides results from multiple search engines. It uses the search methods and language specific to each search engine to provide a comprehensive list of results. By making Dogpile your home page, you can search on any topic as soon as you open your browser. You can also stay abreast of hot topics by reading the "Favorite Fetches" section, read your daily horoscope, play games and more.

Internet Explorer

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Open your Internet Explorer browser.

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Navigate to the Dogpile search engine website, www.dogpile.com.

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Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Internet Options." The "Internet Options" dialog box will open.

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Make sure you are on the "General" tab of the "Internet Options" dialog box.

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Click the "Use Current" button in the "Home Page" section. Click "Apply" to save the changes and "OK" to close the dialog box.

Firefox

1

Open your Firefox web browser.

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Navigate to the Dogpile search engine website, www.dogpile.com.

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Click on the icon to the left of the address bar, which should resemble a small, blue and white dog paw.

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Drag the icon to the "Home" button on the toolbar. By default, this button is just to the left of the address bar.

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Click "Yes" when the "Set Home Page" dialog box appears asking if you want to change your home page.

Google Chrome

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Open your Google Chrome web browser.

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Navigate to the Dogpile search engine website, www.dogpile.com.

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Click the "Tools" icon on the toolbar and then select "Options." The "Google Chrome Options" dialog box will open.

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Go to the "Basics" tab of the "Google Chrome Options" dialog box.

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Select "Open the Home Page" and click the "Use Current" button in the "On Startup" section. Click the "Close" button to apply the changes.

Opera

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Open your Opera web browser.

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Navigate to the Dogpile search engine website, www.dogpile.com.

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Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Preferences." The "Preferences" dialog box will open.

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Make sure you are on the "General" tab of the "Preferences" dialog box.

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Select "Start With Home Page" in the "Home Page" drop-down list. Click the "Use Current" button in the "Home Page" section of the dialog box. Click "OK" to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

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About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.