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how do i make gmail my home page

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how do i make gmail my home page molnar23 2/11/09 6:09 PM
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 2/13/09 12:46 AM
Depends on what browser you are using but this is a rough and ready way for most except Chrome. Open Gmail and copy the address then click on Tools in the browser, find the Options and open this and normally in the first tab you will find a block where you can alter the Home page and paste the Gmail address into here and make it default.
In Chrome it should become one of the Tabs by constantly using it.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page athesinger10yrs 11/18/09 8:22 AM
I dont get it?
Re: how do i make gmail my home page ghafoortabish 11/18/09 9:27 AM
hie,

@atthesinger

which browser are you using??/

t@v!z
Re: how do i make gmail my home page karanchem254u 2/21/10 12:01 AM
hi............. m prateek from agra.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page mscutiepie14 3/14/10 8:09 AM
You can look for a link on the page that says make gmail your home page......
Re: how do i make gmail my home page zman33 4/8/10 1:24 PM
i found this helpful mscutiepie14 thanks
Re: how do i make gmail my home page Norm Kay 4/10/10 6:48 AM
High light your g-mail address on the left of your in box page and drag it onto the house. This is the easiest way
Re: how do i make gmail my home page happykw9 5/23/10 1:40 PM
you go to gmail and then in the right there is and house click on that and it will
say add or ghange homepage click there then click use this homepage
as your only homepage an dthen click
yes
the that will be you home page
Re: how do i make gmail my home page tstandifer 10/23/10 6:22 PM
how? i just want gmail to pop up when i click internet!
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 10/24/10 1:12 PM
tstandifer,

I'll try to make it a little easier for you - open Gmail - using Tools in your Browser (can be a wrench/spanner icon) go to the bottom one in that menu on the list which will be Options or Internet Options - find General which should be the first page it opens to - you will see an address block and below it three choices - click on "Use current page" - click on save or OK and next time you open your browser it will jump to the same page.

Word of warning - because you probably never sign out you may never get new addresses added to your contacts and there can also be other problems.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page jennifer9878 11/8/10 11:06 PM
someone help me even more cause these answers are to complicated
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 11/10/10 5:18 AM
Jennifer,

Your Browser is whatever you connect to the internet with - Tools is probably accessed by clicking on a wrench/spanner icon.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page chocolategirl456 11/23/10 2:29 PM
my menu doesnt have options! im on firefox!
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 12/7/10 8:23 AM
chocolategirl,

The instructions I gave are for Firefox.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page tunzi 12/8/10 6:51 PM
go to this address
http://www.google.com/ig
all browser I know have tool .so you go to that click down to options
then click use current
Re: how do i make gmail my home page titus3chick 3/14/11 5:45 PM
What if I use a Macintosh?
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 3/14/11 8:57 PM
titus3chick,

Makes no difference. You still have to use a browser and all are configurable in near enough the same way but I'd use Firefox on a Mac anyway.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page Alhamdulilah 3/15/11 6:52 PM
Agreed
Re: how do i make gmail my home page jennifer9878 3/19/11 2:35 AM
Hi guys i havent posted anything for a while but can any of u give me a decent answer to my question!
Jennifer xxx
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 3/19/11 4:53 AM
Jenifer,

Please explain what you don't understand. It is impossible to give you an easier way to do this other than ask somebody to do it for you.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page AKYadav 4/16/11 7:03 AM
If u r using Internet Explorer browser, open Gmail.com page and copy the address then click on Tools in the browser. Click on Internet Options and normally in the first tab you will find a block where you can alter the Home page. Paste the copied gmail address into here and click on current default, apply, OK. Ur desired home page is here.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 4/16/11 8:29 AM
AKYaday,

You have just repeated the same answer as previously given but for those moving up to Firefox 4 In the top left hand corner is the word Firefox and clicking on this will open up the menu.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page rebeccajennie 10/11/11 6:15 PM
Hi Everyone! I have the same question! I understand your instructions, but where are the tools? Thanks so much for your help! :-)
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 10/11/11 7:16 PM
Rebecca,

No idea which browser you are using but in some browsers it is marked with wrenches and in others a cog or gear icon.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page rebeccajennie 10/13/11 12:53 PM
I use Safari and do not have a wrench, cog or gear icon. Is there anything else you recommend? Thanks for your help. 
Re: how do i make gmail my home page rebeccajennie 10/16/11 5:02 PM
I found a way! I clicked safari and then preferences. 
Re: how do i make gmail my home page emma chick 11/27/11 5:01 AM
yeah i have Chrome but i want to make it my HOMEPAGE!! not a tab!
Re: how do i make gmail my home page wdurham 11/27/11 6:14 AM
Your answer has already been given several times by the very patient Manny B.

But here we go again, in workds of as few syllables as possible:

To set GMail as your home page in Chrome:

1. Click the wrench icon
2. Click Options
3. When you see "On Startup" click "open the home page"
4. Under Home Page enter https://mail.google.com as your home page.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page donnelly 1/2/12 5:02 AM
can anyone use monosylabic terms for us newbies regarding the above.
thanks and happy new year.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 1/2/12 7:02 AM
donelly,

If you can use words such as monosylabic then you don't need monosylabic terms.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page helena62 1/6/12 7:48 AM
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Re: how do i make gmail my home page contessabelle 1/10/12 6:45 PM
I have chrome on my iMac and want gmail as my default home page.  I know this can be done as I have it in another location, but I can't find the instructions to do it here.  Doing the normal "use current page" DOES NOT WORK
Re: how do i make gmail my home page donnelly 1/10/12 9:45 PM
to W durham
Clicked the wrench icon
new page appears but no 'OPTIONS'
top contributor to the anarchy
 
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 1/11/12 3:35 AM
donelly,

Which browser are you using?

contessa,

Were you in the Gmail page when you did this and which browser are you using?
Re: how do i make gmail my home page wdurham 1/11/12 3:56 AM
I am almost inclined to give up with this, as it seems impossible for anyone to follow even the simplest instructions. 

But here's one more go in words of as few syllables as I can manage:

In Chrome:
Click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the browser window
Choose Options
Click Basics
Where you see "On Startup" click "open the home page" radio button
In the next section - Home Page - click the radio button next to "Open this page"
Type https://mail.google.com into the box

In Internet Explorer:
Go to the Tools menu - if you use IE9 you might have to press Alt first to see that menu - IE9 hides it from you.
Click Internet Options
Click the General tab
The first section on that tab is Home Page
Type https://mail.google.com into the box.
Click OK

In Firefox:
If you have hidden the main menu, click the orange block that says "Firefox" in the top right
Click Options and select Options from the dropdown
If you haven't hidden the main menu, click Tools and click Options
Click the General tab
In the first section "When Firefox starts" select "Show My Home Page"
Type https://mail.google.com into the Homepage text box
Click OK






Re: how do i make gmail my home page donnelly 1/11/12 8:11 PM
Thanks wdurham - that does work
 
Another simple fix I discovered was clicking on the down arrow next to the house-- a drop down box then asks if you would like to add or change your home page
No more elder advisement required.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page manny.b 1/12/12 2:23 AM
Donelly,

The Elder Advisor would like to know which browser you are giving your very valid help for?
Re: how do i make gmail my home page donnelly 1/12/12 7:19 AM
nursing home explorer
Re: how do i make gmail my home page teachymom 5/8/12 8:50 AM
With due respect, wdurham, your directions do not work for my browser, and I assume the others who 'could not follow the simplest instructions' had the same trouble.

You said to look in "Options" under the wrench.  My computer does not have an "Options". It has "settings". That is where I had to go to make the change.

So to all Chrome users who are still trying to find the solution, check in "Settings" and then proceed with instructions as given.
 

Re: how do i make gmail my home page teachymom 5/8/12 8:51 AM
Try settings instead of options (which does not exist on my browser either)
Re: how do i make gmail my home page bugspost 9/9/12 10:56 PM
I have been trying for weeks to make GMAIL my homepage............finally found an easy way..........just drag your email address from your inbox to the home icon in your bar up top left.....and it works great............btw......I am using Google chrome browser.
Re: how do i make gmail my home page Carson Whitman 2/2/13 12:15 PM
Nor do I
Re: how do i make gmail my home page Carson Whitman 2/2/13 12:15 PM
Nor do I
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