Make Internet Explorer Open to Your Favorite Site

By Andy Rathbone

Every time you open Internet Explorer, it displays your home page. This page should be one of your favorite sites, one you visit frequently. To make Internet Explorer open to your favorite site, follow these steps:

An open window in Internet Explorer.

1Visit your favorite Web site.

Choose any Web page you like. For example, use Google News so that Internet Explorer always opens with the hour’s current headlines.

The Homepage menu appears when you click the house in the top right corner of the window.

2Click the tiny arrow to the right of the Home icon and choose Add or Change Home Page.

The new, security-conscious Internet Explorer asks whether you’d like to use that Web page as your only home page.

The Add or Change Home Page box in Internet Explorer.

3Choose Use This Webpage as Your Only Home Page and click Yes.

When you click Yes, Internet Explorer always opens to the page you’re currently viewing.

Clicking No sticks with your current home page, which starts out as Microsoft’s Windows Live site.