Setting up your browser to open multiple home page tabs


If there are more than one site that you like to visit when you open your browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome allow you to specify multiple startup tabs to have open with each of the pages you want when you start the browser. The downside to having multiple home pages is that when you hit the “Home” button, if you’ve moved off of your home page in one of the tabs, your browser will reopen all of the home pages.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools and then Internet Options. Under the General tab, there is a Home Page box. Enter each of the website addresses you want to open in this box, each on their own line. Click OK to save and close.

In Firefox, click on Tools, Options, Main. Enter the addresses of sites separated by a pipe | (a key usually above the enter key on the keyboard). Or, you can open up all the sites in tabs and hit the “Use Current Pages” button. Click OK to save and close.

In Chrome,  Click the Tools (wrench) button, Select “Options”.  When the “Google Chrome Options” dialog box appears, click the “Basics” tab. In the “On startup” section, click the “Open the following pages” radio button. To startup Google Chrome with a webpage or multiple pages: Click the “Add” button, then when the “Add page” dialog appears, enter the URL to add to your startup pages or select a recently-viewed page. Click “Add” in the “Add page” dialog box. Repeat as desired to open multiple pages when starting Google Chrome. With Chrome, even though you can have multiple pages open at startup, you can only have one true home page.

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  1. [...] AskBillFirst Setting up your browser to open multiple home page tabs [...]

  2. [...] To set multiple homepages, you just have to type your homepages separate lines. That’s easy right? For more instructions on how to do this on Firefox or Google Chrome, click [HERE]. [...]

  3. “The downside to having multiple home pages is that when you hit the “Home” button, if you’ve moved off of your home page in one of the tabs, your browser will reopen all of the home pages”

    Yes I agree with your quote above. this problem is maddening. IE has resolved this problem, but I cannot find a fix for Firefox to stop reopening all of my multiple home pages. Any pointers?

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