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.


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.


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 However, if you want to customize where the Home button takes you, fill in the URL as shown below.

set custom home button location

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