How to configure Google Chrome homepage


The good thing about a browser is the various customization options to personalize it. Whether it’s your own homepage, your own colorful theme, or making your favorite search engine the default, there are plenty of ways to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Let’s start by setting the Google Chrome homepage and go from there.

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To set the Google Chrome homepage, go to Settings –> Appearance. Toggle setting Display the Home buttonthen enter the URL of the page you want to set as your homepage.


Setting up your homepage on Chrome is currently not possible on the iOS app. Therefore, we will only focus on desktop and Android computers.

How to Set Your Home Page on Chrome (Desktop)

Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen. When the menu pulls down, go to Settings.

In the Appearance tab, switch to the tab Display the Home button option.

chrome desk appearance

You will now be prompted to enter a custom web address. Enter the website you want to set as your homepage.

chrome desktop homepage enter url

I “randomly” picked a website off the top of my head. I heard it was a good one.

Chrome desktop URL added

You will now see a small house icon sitting in your menu bar next to the refresh button. Clicking on it will take you directly to your set’s homepage.

chrome desktop home button
android chrome settings menu

Scroll to Home page and select it.

Chrome Android toggles homepage

Just like the desktop method, enter your desired homepage URL in the field Enter a personalized web address field.

chrome android add homepage url

How to Change Google Chrome Theme

When you install Google Chrome, you don’t have to settle for the standard boring white colors. You can customize the color scheme to suit your own taste.

To find a new theme, visit the Themes section of the Chrome Web Store. This will show you everything Google has to offer. You can go from something as simple as a solid color to something more complex like a work of art.

chrome online store themes

When you find something you like, click on it. In the upper right corner you will see a Add to Chrome button. Click it to apply the theme.

install chrome theme

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If you later decide you don’t like it and want to remove it, go to Chrome’s settings. Below Appearance -> ThemeClick on Reset to default. The theme you just installed will disappear.

chrome desktop reset theme

How to change the search engine on Chrome (desktop)

For obvious reasons, Google has preset your Chrome’s default search engine to However, if you prefer to use another search engine (eg DuckDuckGo), you can easily switch. Then all future search queries in the URL address bar will be automatically redirected to the search engine of your choice.

Go to Chrome settings again and click on the Search engine tongue. Pull down the small menu on the right and select the search engine you want.

chrome desktop change search engine


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