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How to Add the Home Button to Google Chrome

If you grew up using Internet Explorer or Firefox you might be used to having a Home button on your browser. At first glance, Chrome is missing it, but we can change that with a few simple clicks.

The most common complaint about Google Chrome is that it doesn’t feature a home button like other browsers. The funny thing is, that isn’t entirely accurate. Chrome actually does have a Home button, it just isn’t shown by default. Here’s a quick tip for configuring Google Chrome to show the Home Button and customize it to take you to any site when pressed.

home-button-google-chrome

Editors Note: All modern browsers use tabs so we will actually be demonstrating how to open a new tab when pressing the Home Button in Chrome.

Add Home Button to Google Chrome

Step 1 – From Chrome, click the More Options button and then click Settings. For Mac, press ⌘, to get into Chrome Settings.

google-chrome-settings-show-home-button

Step 2 – In the settings window under the Appearance section, click the slider Show home button. 

select toggle to show home button in chrome

Step 3 (optional) – By default, a new Tab page will open at Google.com. However, if you want to customize where the Home button takes you, just fill in the URL as shown below.

set custom home button location


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