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.
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, fill in the URL as shown below.