Windows 8.1: Set A Home Page In Internet Explorer


When using Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1, you might find yourself visiting a single web page more often than any other. If so, you can set this website as a “home page”. By default, when you launch Internet Explorer or click on the Home button, it will go to the home page.

To set the home page in Internet Explorer, click on the gear in the upper right-hand corner of the window. This will summon Internet Explorer’s settings menu. When the menu appears, click on the Internet Options item. The Internet Options dialog box will then launch.

The settings for the Home Page are on the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box, and the Home Page section is towards the top of the tab. Here you can enter a new home page. You can enter multiple home pages as well, each one on its own line, and then Internet Explorer will open each home page when it launches, each one in its own tab. (Note that the more home page tabs you have, the longer it may take for Internet Explorer to launch).

Once you have finished, click on the OK button at the bottom of the Internet Options dialog box. The next time you launch Internet Explorer or click on the home page button, Internet Explorer will go to your new home page.