How to Make YouTube Your Home Page

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Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari allow you to change the default home page or start page to any website of your choice. To set YouTube as your home page, insert the URL of the YouTube website into the home page configurations screen on your Web browser.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

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Open the Tools -- click gear-shaped icon -- menu and then click Internet Options.

Step 2

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Delete the default MSN URL within the Home Page section under the General tab and then enter https://www.youtube.com.

Step 3

Click Apply, and then click OK to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

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Open the Firefox Menu -- click three-horizontal lines icon -- and then click Options.

Step 2

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Click the General side-tab, and then insert https://www.youtube.com into the field next to Home Page.

Step 3

Exit the Firefox Options tab to apply the changes.

Google Chrome

Step 1

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Select Settings in the Customize and Control Google Chrome -- click three-horizontal lines icon -- menu.

Step 2

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Select Open a specific page or set of pages, and then click Set Pages.

Step 3

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Enter https://www.youtube.com into the pop-up box and then click OK to apply the changes.

Tip

  • Unlike Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome doesn't feature a home page button by default. To enable the home page button, check the Show Home Button under the Appearance section in the Settings screen.

Safari

Step 1

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Click the gear-shaped icon on any Safari window and then select Preferences.

Step 2

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Click the General tab, and then enter https://www.youtube.com into the Homepage field.

Step 3

Close the Preferences window to apply the changes.

Tip

  • Rather than searching for your favorite YouTube channel using the YouTube home page, configure your Web browser to go directly to the channel page at startup. To find the URL of a YouTube channel, click the channel's name above the Subscribe button of a video.

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