How to set the home page

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Setting your Firefox home page is easy. Your home page loads when you launch Firefox or click on the home button. This article shows you how to set one or more pages as your home page.

Important: If your home page has been hijacked, see the article Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

Set a single website as your home page

Here’s how to set your home page in three easy steps.

  1. Open the website you want to set as your home page. If you want a blank home page, open a new tab.
  2. Click the icon to the left of the web address, drag it to the Home button, and release.
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  3. Click Yes to set this as your home page.

Try it out: Click the Home button and your new home page will load in the current tab.

Set a group of websites as your home page

This lets you have one-click access to all of your favorite websites.

  1. Open a new window and load the first web site you want in your home page.
  2. Click the new tab button and open the next web site. Repeat this step until you've opened all the desired sites in new tabs.
  3. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
  4. Select the General panel.
  5. Click Use Current Pages.
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  6. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.

Try it out: Close all of your tabs and then click the Home button. Watch all of your chosen pages open up in tabs.

Note: Setting too many pages as your home page can make Firefox take long to start up.

Restore the default home page

If you want to delete your home page customizations, this is the way to do it.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the General panel.
  3. In the Startup box, click Restore to Default.
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  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

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