How to make classic Google my home page

Updated July 20, 2017

The Google search engine has the option to use either iGoogle or the classic Google Web page as a browser's homepage. With cookies enabled, Google will always remember to display the correct version of the homepage you chose. If iGoogle is your current home page and you wish to switch back to the classic homepage, Google provides an option to switch back whenever you please. Users can also set their browser options to display the Google homepage by default.

Open your web browser and make sure you have cookies enabled.

Click "Tools" or "Preferences," depending on your browser, and select the "Options." Locate the "Privacy" or "Security" settings and ensure the option "Accept cookies" is selected or set to "Always."

Navigate to your homepage by clicking the "Home" button. If the iGoogle home page appears, click the "Classic Home" link in the top right corner of the web page to switch back to your classic Google homepage. If the iGoogle page does not appear, type in your browser's address bar and make sure the classic Google page appears.

Click the "Tools" menu link, then click "Internet Options." On the main option page, look for the home page entry and click "Use Current Page" to set the classic Google Web page as your home page.

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Christopher Kennedy is a graduate of Montclair State University and holds a degree in communication studies with a concentration in public relations. He began writing professionally in 2005, starting with the campus newspaper, "The Montclairion," and various private clients.