Whenever you launch the Firefox browser on your computer, you will quickly navigate to the Firefox homepage. Often the preferred Firefox homepage is google.com or bing.com search engine. Most Firefox users are unaware of the fact that they can customize the homepage of Firefox as per their specific preferences.
What if you can change the default home page of Firefox to something else like your corporate site or blog URL. Yes — it is possible, Firefox allows its users to customize the homepage URL on Firefox computer.
If you also wish to do so, then you have landed on the correct page. In this post, we will help you to learn about how to change the homepage URL on the Firefox computer.
I use this feature extensively to change my Firefox homepage to the website that I frequently use. Often I set my personal blog as my Firefox homepage so that I can easily reach it without much effort.
So without taking much time, we shall begin to talk about how this can be done. Read on to find out!
Change the Homepage URL in Firefox
The start page of the Firefox browser is referred to as the home page of the Firefox computer. You will automatically be redirected to the Firefox homepage when you launch the Firefox browser.
Either you can set a blank page or a page with numerous widgets as the Firefox homepage. In this post, we will share two ways that will allow you to customize the Firefox home screen. It’s up to you which method seems appropriate for you.
Change Firefox Homepage using Home Icon
This is the simplest way in which you can customize the homepage of the Firefox computer. You can change the Firefox homepage URL to anything that you want.
Here are the steps to follow for changing the Firefox homepage:
- Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
- Head to the specific website which you wish to set as your homepage.
- On the left-hand side of the website URL, you will be able to see a padlock icon .
- Drag-and-drop it towards the home icon.
- Now you will see a prompt window on your screen, asking you to allow Firefox to set this website as a homepage.
- Hit on command button.
This will set the page as Firefox homepage URL as well as a home icon URL on your firefox browser. If you want to change the Firefox homepage URL again, then follow similar steps with another site.
Change Firefox Homepage using Preferences Menu
If the first method doesn’t seem appropriate for you then this is the second method you can follow to change the Firefox homepage URL on the Firefox computer. However, in this step, you need to put some additional effort in comparison to the first step.
Here are the steps to customize the Firefox homepage URL:
- Launch Mozilla Firefox quantum browser on your computer.
- Click on available on the left-hand side.
- Select the Settings from the list.
- On the left-hand side, click on the Home tab.
- Set Homepage and new windows option to Custom URLs from the drop-down.
- Enter the website URL in the displayed URL box.
- Once you have finished entering your information close the window to save settings.
This will save the custom URL as the homepage and window page on the firefox browser. You can also choose the page URL from bookmarks.
You can also customize the homepage on the New tabs in Firefox to something that you need from the drop-down menu. It’s default set to Firefox Home.
Bottom Line: Firefox Homepage URL
This is how you can set the Firefox homepage URL on the computer. The next time you launch your browser it will redirect you to the specific Firefox homepage you have chosen.
I have set my blog link as the customer Firefox homepage URL. It helps me a lot since I work on my blog extensively. As soon as I launch the browser, it opens the webpage to my blog. How convenient is that?
It is very easy to customize the homepage in Firefox. Even a non-techie guy can also change the homepage by following the steps we have discussed so far. We have tried our best to keep the steps as much as could be possible. However, if you still face any difficulties while setting a homepage URL or customizing the home icon then let us know in the comments below!
What have you set as your custom Firefox homepage? Do you find this feature helpful?
FAQs: Change Homepage URL in Firefox Computer
Now, let us go through some frequently asked questions regarding how to change the homepage URL in Firefox Computer.
How to Change Firefox Homepage using Home Icon?
Launch the site on Firefox Computer which you want to set as the homepage. Now, hold the padlock icon just at the side of the URL in the search bar and drag it to the home icon. Now, a prompt window will appear on your screen where you need to allow Firefox to set the site as the Homepage by clicking on the Yes option.
How to Change Firefox Homepage using Preferences Menu?
Launch the Firefox Browser on your computer and hit the menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and open the Settings. Now, switch to the Home tab in the left sidebar. Set Homepage and new windows option to Custom URLs from the drop-down and enter the URL that you want to set as the Homepage and complete by clicking on save settings.
How to set the default Homepage on Firefox Computer?
Launch the Firefox Browser on your computer and hit the menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and open the Settings. Now, switch to the Home tab in the left sidebar. Set Homepage and new windows option to Firefox Home (Default).