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How to Change the Home Page in Google Chrome

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Configuring the Home Page Settings in Chrome
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This article was last updated on August 23, 2013.

Google Chrome allows you to easily modify its home page settings, giving you full control over what gets loaded each time you open a new tab/window or click on the browser's Home button. By default, Chrome's New Tab page is displayed in these instances. The New Tab page serves as a virtual docking station for all of your apps, bookmarks, and frequently visited websites.

While the New Tab page is considered to be very useful by many, others may want to specify a particular URL as their home page. This can be done in just a few steps, and this tutorial walks you through the process on all three platforms.

First, open your Google Chrome browser.

Linux users can skip directly to Step 6 at this point.

Mac users can skip directly to Step 10 at this point.

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