How to Add a Home Button to Chrome

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Browser home pages have been replaced, usually with new tab pages that show you pages you recently or commonly browsed. If you use one site a lot, though, you may still want a single button that will bring you back. Chrome doesn't feature the Home button by default anymore, but by rummaging through its settings, you can bring it back.

Here's how to add a Home button to Chrome:

 1. Type "chrome://settings" into the Omnibox.

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2. Check "Show Home button" under the Appearance section.

home0 2931343. Click "Change" to set your own home page.

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4. Type the URL for the home page you want and click "OK."

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The home button will appear next to the Omnibox.

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3 comments
  • Kevin Says:

    The omnibox is the given name for the URL bar. It is dubbed the 'omnibox' because it is able to read and parse more than just URLs, for instance performing a Google search directly by typing a non-URL phrase into the bar.

    There's also a picture of it following the that particular step of the instructions.

  • Maggie Says:

    Wanted to add the home page button but was lost when you said 'Click on the omnibox! What and where is an omnibox?

  • Jerry Says:

    Hey thanks for the tip. I didn't know this was possible. I now added a home button to my browser and pointed it to my Start.me page.

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