How to Get Rid of an Unwanted Homepage

By Quinten Plummer

Rid your browsers of unwanted home pages.
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Multiple home pages can weigh down your browser's launch times, especially if one is laden with content or stored on a slow server. While a multi-tabbed browser that launches at startup may suit your primary computer, it can be brutal on mobile devices, as the tabs chew through RAM. You can delete any undesirable home page websites, and start each browsing session fresh.


Step 1

Launch Chrome. Click on Chrome's customize and control button (three horizontal bars) and then select the "Settings" option from its drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click the "Set Pages" link next to the "Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages" which should already be selected.

Step 3

Click on the "X" on the tiles of each Web address you'd like to remove from your listing of home page tabs.

Step 4

Type into the "Add a New Page" field each address you'd like to use as a home page tab, using your keyboard's "Enter" key to add each entry.

Step 5

Click the Startup Pages dialog's "OK" button to save your changes and then close the Settings tab.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Start Internet Explorer. Click on Internet Explorer's "Tools" heading and select "Internet Options."

Step 2

Click in the "Home Page" field and delete each address you'd like to remove. The "Start with Home Page" tab should already be selected.

Step 3

Type any Web address you'd like to use as a home page tab into the Home Page field and click the "OK" button to save your changes.


Step 1

Launch Firefox. Click on Firefox's "Tools" heading and select "Options."

Step 2

Click on the "General" tab in the Options menu. Clear out the addresses in the "Homepage" field that you'd like to remove, and enter the addresses of the desired starting pages into the Homepage field. Separate each address with the "|" key on your keyboard.

Step 3

Ensure that the "When Firefox Starts" box is set to "Show My Homepage," and then click on "OK."