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How to Change Start Page and Home URL on Brave Browser

The Brave browser can change the start page or homepage to a custom URL. We can set any webpage URL as a home page loaded when we launch the browser or open a new tab. It also offers an option to enable a home icon with a custom URL. The option to customize the homepage is available under Appearance settings.

Customize Home Page URL and Layout on Brave browser

Do you have a site or page that you prefer over the others? We all do! From blogs to news portals, all kinds of websites catch our attention and compel us to visit them frequently.

To avoid entering the URLs of these websites, you can add these pages to the home screen of your browser or bookmark them. This way, you can visit them as much as you want instantly. Alternatively, you can make your preferred page your homepage so that the page is displayed anytime you launch the browser.

Regardless of your browser, you can set a web page as your homepage. It makes browsing convenient for you. I switched to the Brave browser not long ago, and using it has been a unique experience. I have been customizing the browser to suit my needs. As a part of this process, I added the page that I liked to be the browser’s homepage.

The Brave Start page appears when you first launch the Brave Browser. The start page is a window that displays useful information like how many trackers Brave has restricted, time saved, ads blocked, and how much time you’ve saved. Users can choose not to see the dashboard and see a different page.

Additionally, users can hide the home button if they do not want to use it. They can also choose to display it and set a page as the homepage.

Change Startup Page

The Brave browser has a customized start-up page with all the information about Trackers, Blockers, earned BAT coins, etc. It also has the top site links and a few other customization options.

Here are the steps to change the start-up page on the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave app on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
    It will open the Brave Settings page.
  4. Select the Get started tab from the left panel.
    Start up page Settings in Brave browser with open a specific page
  5. Switch the toggle button to the Open a specific page or set of pages option under the On start-up section.
  6. Click on the Add a new page link.
  7. Enter the Site URL you want to set as the Start-up page and hit on the Add button.
    Add a new page for start up on Brave browser Settings

The page will be added as a start-up page in the Brave browser. Next time you launch the Brave browser, the website link will open automatically instead of the existing home page.

You can also set the start-up page as Continue where you left off.

Change Home Icon

Apart from customizing the Home page or Start page, we can also enable the Home icon and URL. The Home icon is hidden by default, but we can enable and customize the destination link.

Here are the steps to enable and change the home icon:

  1. Launch the Brave computer browser.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Switch to the Appearance in the panel on the left.
  5. Enable the toggle button for the Show Home button option.
    Show Home button icon in Brave computer browser
  6. Switch to Enter a custom web address and fill in the desired site URL.
    Enter Custom URL for Home button icon on Brave Browser
  7. Click on the Home home icon to see the Brave browser in action.
    Home icon enabled with custom URL on Brave computer browser

The URL you have entered will be set as the homepage once you close the tab. You can also select the New Tab page to see a new tab upon the browser’s launch.

Bottom Line

Like other browsers, the Brave browser also allows users to select the page they want to see as their homepage. You have to set a webpage as the homepage once, and it will be displayed upon the browser’s launch all the time.

You can decide which page you want to see once you launch the browser. The page can be any web page of your choice. It is also the page opened when you click on the Home button. So, to visit the site of your choice, you can set it as your homepage. You can also set several web pages as your homepage.

I hope you learned how you could enable the browser to display the home button and add or change the web pages you want to set as your homepage. I realized that new and existing Brave browser users might need help changing the homepage.

Let us know if you are facing difficulties or issues customizing the start page and home icon.

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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.

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