How to change the homepage in Firefox.

firefox change homepage
The webpage that Mozilla Firefox loads when first opened is referred to as the homepage. A lot of people set their homepage to their email page, or some other page they use on a regular basis.

This guide will take you through the process for both the old and the more recent versions of Firefox.
You can set your homepage to whatever webpage you like, but bear in mind it will be the first page that you see when you open Firefox, so make it a useful one!

Some examples would include: Your email account, if you check your emails first thing, or maybe your preferred news website or search engine.

In this guide we take you through changing your homepage in Mozilla Firefox. We show you how to set the homepage to either your current page, an existing bookmark, or alternatively, by typing in the address of the webpage.


Mozilla Firefox tools options

Open up Mozilla Firefox if you haven't already.

Click on TOOLS on the menu bar at the top of the Firefox screen, then click on OPTIONS
see fig 1.1 on the right for a screenshot:

After clicking options you will see the Firefox Options dialogue box, as shown below in fig 1.2 or fig 1.3, depending on your version of Firefox.

Versions of Firefox with the General tab

screenshot - firefox version 2

Versions of Firefox with the Main tab

screenshot - firefox other versions
Type the address of the webpage that you would like to use as your new homepage into the box provided (see Fig 1.2 or Fig 1.3 above), and click the OK button.

If it is the webpage you are currently viewing, just click the Use Current Page button, then simply click on the OK button.

Notice in Firefox you can also use one of your existing bookmarks as your new homepage.

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