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How to change your homepage on a Microsoft Edge browser, and set which website loads when you open Edge

To change your homepage on Microsoft Edge, you ll need to head to your browser s startup settings. Your homepage is the website that loads when you open Microsoft Edge, and can be set to any website. You can also customize your New Tab page, which is the website that loads when you open a new tab or window. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. There s no place like home — or your homepage, at least. You can set a homepage in Microsoft Edge. This is the website your browser will load when it opens for the first time, but not when you open new tabs or windows. However, you can change your New Tab page too. Edge offers you three preset options to choose from, as well as a Custom option. Here s how to change both your homepage and New Tab page in Microsoft Edge, on a PC or Mac. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Lenovo IdeaPad 130 (From $299.99 at Best Buy) MacBook Pro (From $1,299.99 at Best Buy) How to change your homepage in Microsoft Edge 1. Open Microsoft Edge on your Mac or PC and enter edge://settings/onStartup (without the quotes) into your address bar in Edge. Hit Enter or Return on your keyboard to go to that settings page. 2. Click Open a specific page or pages, and then Add a new page.   3. In the pop-up that appears, type or paste in the URL of the website you want to be your homepage. Then click Add. 4. Once you ve done this, click Appearance in the left sidebar. 5. On the page that opens, click the switch next to Show home button so it turns blue. 6. A box will open where you can enter a URL. Type or paste in the website that you set as your homepage. This page is now your browser s homepage. It ll load when you open Edge, or when you click the house icon at the top-right of the screen. However, it won t load when you open a new tab or window. Here s how to change that. How to customize your New Tab page on Microsoft Edge
1. Copy and paste edge://settings/newTabPage (without the quotes) into your address bar in Edge. Hit Enter or Return on your keyboard. 2. Select Customize. 3. Edge gives you three default l Focused will give you a minimalist layout, Inspirational will give you the Microsoft picture of the day, and Informational will give you a page filled with that day s news headlines. If none of these options suit you, you can select Custom. 4. You can t set a specific website as your New Tab page, unfortunately. Edge only gives you a limited amount of options for this page: you can keep or remove links to your most visited websites, the picture of the day, and the news headlines.   Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to find your Microsoft Edge browser s version number, or update to the latest version How to reset Microsoft Edge to fix faulty settings and free up space on your PC or Mac How to add icons to your desktop on a Windows 10 PC to easily access the system folders or apps you use regularly How to stop pop-ups on a Windows 10 computer, both from the internet and your system How to update Microsoft Edge on your PC or Mac computer to make sure you have the latest features and security fixes SEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to space


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