How to Make Google My Home Page

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How to Make Google My Home Page
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Google's hypertextual web search capability produces results quickly, and people have responded: at the time of writing, it's the most popular Web search engine in existence. Making Google the home page in your web browser will minimise the time needed to navigate to Google, facilitating quicker Internet searches. Internet Explorer and Firefox are two the most widely used web browsers that allow you to modify the home page address.

Skill level:
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    In Internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Log on to your user account in Windows XP/Vista and open Internet Explorer.

  2. 2

    Type "www.google.com" (no quotes) in the Internet Explorer address bar and press "Enter" to navigate to the Google web page.

  3. 3

    Click the menu "Tools" and "Internet Options." Then select the "General" tab.

  4. 4

    Click "Use Current" under "Home page" and click "OK."

    In Firefox

  1. 1

    Log on to your user account in Windows XP/Vista or Linux and open Firefox web browser.

  2. 2

    Type "www.google.com" (no quotes) in the Firefox address bar and press "Enter" to browse to the Google web page.

  3. 3

    Click the menu "Edit" and scroll to "Preferences." Select the tab "Main."

  4. 4

    Click "Use Current Page" under "Startup" and click "Close."

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