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Add Links to the Home Screen in Brave Browser on the Computer

Do you need a shortcut link on the Brave browser home screen for quick access? Customize your browser by adding shortcuts to frequently visited sites.

The Brave browser home screen offers the option to add and manage the top site links, which are automatically added based on the frequent usage. We can customize the shortcut links like add, remove, and edit the address — the Home screen shortcut help in visiting frequently visited site just with a click.

Create Shortcut Link on Brave browser

Do you have a favorite website that you often visit? It could be a blog or a shopping website. Everyone has a website that they visit pretty regularly.

It gets tiresome to search for it or type in its URL if you visit the website frequently. Hence, web browsers have a feature that allows users to add a page to the home screen or bookmark. Brave browser has this feature too.

Users can add their favorite web pages to the home screen of the Brave browser. Adding the website to the home screen as shortcuts help users save time. Instead of searching for the website or entering the URL, they can now visit their preferred website with just a single click.

Brave browser has a unique interface that makes it difficult for users to get used to it immediately. I realized that adding web pages to the home screen is one task.

The most frequently visited websites on the Brave browser are known as Top Sites. A hassle-free way of visiting websites important to the user is handy.

These top sites are displayed on the home screen once the browser is launched. Typically, the browser displays six Top Sites at a time. Users can also allow the browser to display their favorite websites of the user.

Add a Shortcut on Homescreen

Adding pages as “Top Sites” on the Brave browser requires the user to tinker with the home screen. You may use the drop-down option to add a new top site to the panel directly.

Here are the steps to add the site link on the browser start page:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
    It will display the Top Sites in a row on the home screen.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu next to the last top site.
    More menu on top site link on Brave Home Screen
  3. Click on the Add site option.
    Add site option in More menu Brave Screen HomeIt will open the add site window.
  4. Enter the Name and URL of the website you want to add to the home screen.
    Add site pop-up window on Brave browser
  5. Hit on Save to finish adding.

The page will be added to the home screen and displayed along with the other top sites. You can also use the Add site plus add icon option to add the website on the home screen.

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Note: You can hide the top site links from the Brave browser home from the More menu > Hide top sites option.

Enable Top Site on Homescreen

Just in case you do not have any option to add links or the top site section is disabled, you can use the Customize option to enable and add the new sites.

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the Customize option in the bottom left of the start page.
    It will open the Customize dialog box.
  3. Switch to the Top Sites tab, and enable the toggle switch.
    Customize the Top Sites on Brave browser Start page
  4. Finally, select the Favorites option to add the section to Add sites on the homepage.

Now you can click on the Add site button to add your favorite links on the Brave browser start page.

Manage Links on Brave Home

You can edit or remove pages from the home screen on the Brave browser. Editing or removing a web page is more manageable than adding a page to the home screen. Here are the steps to manage the shortcut links:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Hover your cursor over the site, and click on the Pencil icon.
    Edit Pencil icon on Home Screen Brave browser
  3. Select Edit site if you want to modify the name or URL of the website.
  4. Hit on Remove to delete the page from the home screen.
    Edit and Remove Site option in Brave Browser Home Screen

The Brave browser will save the changes and adjust the top site link accordingly.

Bottom Line

Adding a page to the home screen on the Brave browser seems tricky at first but is relatively easy. A new user might have trouble figuring it out, so we wrote this guide.

Brave automatically add your most frequently visited pages to the home screen like other browsers. However, you can add a page to the home screen if you want to. Doing so does not take more than 2 minutes. It certainly makes your life easier when you can visit the web page you want in the blink of an eye.

If you had trouble figuring out how to add a page to the Brave browser’s home screen, we hope this article clears your doubts.

Quickly follow the steps, and you will have no problems adding or managing the shortcuts on the Brave home page screen. Let us know if you’ve any questions or issues while following the guide.

Lastly, if you've any thoughts or feedback, then feel free to drop in below comment box. You can also report the outdated information.

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Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya is a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and pursuing a Master's degree. She is a technology and cloud computing enthusiast. She has 4+ years of experience in content editing and writing helpful guides on computing software, mobile applications, and browser technology. The Brave is her day-to-day browser. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

8 comments and feedback

  1. so far it’s taken me over an hour not to learn how to add a site to my home screen as your advice doesn’t include instructions for if you have zero shortcuts on your homescreen

    1. Hi Eugene, I apologies for missing that. You can use the Customize option on the Brave browser start page to enable the Top Site option and switch to Favorites instead of Frequently Visit to add a site you wish.

      I’m also updating the post with same information.

    1. Hello Generosus, I did not hide the customize controls (not possible as of now), it’s a cropped screenshot 🙂

  2. The link onto Brave’s home page is nice but it LACKs the ability to add several links and folders to one box like Opera does. This would allow me to categorize associated links into one box. It would also be nice to fill the browser window with these boxes instead of restricting the number that can be seen all at once in one assigned place.
    This is important to me and I miss having this ability.

    1. You can do that in Brave Mobile. Open any website URL, tap the More (3 dots) options menu, and select the ‘Add to Home screen’ option. It will pop-up the field to edit the title and add on a home page screen.

  3. Could you just add a “ADD to HOME” button on the address bar. WOuld make it much easier.
    Also put a search bar on the home screen to, kinda frustrating going up to search bar.
    pretty please

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