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More options and settings and controls exist for web browser apps than just about any other app made for the Android tablet. Some of the key options include the home page and the look and feel of your browser

How to set a home page on your Android tablet

The home page is the first page you see when you start a web browser app. That rule holds true for just about every web browser app but Chrome; no option exists for setting a home page in that browser. But for other browsers, set a home page by heeding these directions:

  1. Browse to the page you want to set as the home page.

  2. Touch the Menu icon.

  3. Choose Settings.

    The Settings screen appears.

  4. Choose the General category.

  5. Choose Set Home Page.

    The Set Home Page menu appears.

  6. Touch the Current Page button.

    The home page is set.

If you want your home page to be blank (not set to any particular web page), choose the Blank Page item from the Set Home Page menu. A blank home page is the fastest web page to load. It’s also the web page with the most accurate information.

Rather than have a home page, the Chrome app either opens to the last web page you’ve viewed or displays a list of web pages you frequent.

How to change the way the web looks on your Android tablet

You can do a few things to improve the way the web looks on your Android tablet. First and foremost, don’t forget that you can orient the device horizontally or vertically, which rearranges the way a web page is displayed.

From the Settings screen, you can also adjust the zoom setting used to display a web page. Heed these steps:

  1. Touch the Menu icon.

  2. Choose Settings.

  3. Choose Accessibility or Advanced

  4. Choose Default Zoom or, if that option isn’t available, use the Text Scaling bar to enlarge or reduce the text size.

You can enlarge or reduce text on any web page by pinching or spreading your fingers on the touchscreen.

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