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Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. superpancha 5/17/12 4:56 AM
I had google as my homepage, but as of yesterday I can't seem to keep it as my home page. I know that in order to set my home page, I'm suppose to click on the wrench icon in the top right hand corner and look for the options button. But for some reason the options button isn't there. So now, I have no way of setting my home page. Could somebody please help me. It's driving me nuts!
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. timmmy_42 5/17/12 5:07 AM
Options has been renamed to settings.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. superpancha 5/17/12 10:18 AM
oh okay, but I've looked under settings and I still can't see where it would allow me to set my home page.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. timmmy_42 5/17/12 10:26 AM
IN the settings under Appearance make sure ' Show Home button' is checked. When it's checked a link should  show up saying change. Click it and type in the homepage you want.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. FrappNasty 5/17/12 6:07 PM
This doesn't load your chosen home page upon launch.
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Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. sodivine 8/21/12 3:00 AM
I did that but it still wont be my homepage
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. MissPuga12 8/22/12 1:41 AM
Okay. So I figured out how to set Google as my homepage. Click on the wrench and select Settings. Make sure you are signed in on your Google account. Under "On Startup" make sure that the "Specific page or set of pages" button is selected. Click "Set pages" and make sure that Google is the only page listed. If it isn't, enter the url address for Google and "x" out of the rest. If there is any. Under "Appearance" make sure the "Show Home button" box, is checked. Click "change". After clicking change, a window will pop up. Make sure the "Open this page" button is selected and type in the url address for Google. Under "Search" make sure that Google is set as your search engine. I know there's a lot of steps, but it worked for me. Hope it works for you as well.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. travelmark 8/31/12 3:32 AM
No it doesnt work, I reinstall Chrome browser but cannot get set a home page  If Google cant use a simple method to do this then I will dump the rubbish
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. travelmark 8/31/12 3:34 AM
When you think Firefox just shows the home or house icon which can  be moved across when on any url to set it as home page , Google should be ashamed at making a simpletask so difficult
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. desai.sanket92 9/12/12 5:02 AM
even i m facing the same problem.......i changed my home page as google by going to options/settings ,clicking "show home page button "....and clicking on "change" and typing desired url and finally clicking on "open this page".......even then its not working.....what to do.....
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. bazdez 9/12/12 5:47 AM
You are not the only one....I cant either.There is NO google chrome in default section
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Booie12 9/12/12 7:47 AM
This happen to me as well. I did everything to set the homepage and it does not work. I've even uninstalled Chrome and reinstall and have the same issue.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. lester98 12/2/12 8:43 AM
There is no way to set a page of your choice to open on startup unless create a Google account so  Google can track you.  It's a strong arm way tactic, pure and simple.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Tristen Smith 12/29/12 9:29 AM
im having the same problem. what a joke. see you later google im going to use firefox or another browser that can handle the simplest of tasks
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. minoux 2/8/13 3:48 PM
It seems that Google has found its level of incompetence
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. minoux 2/8/13 5:05 PM
I didnt solve it but Ive found a workaround - of sorts
Go to google
Drag the icon from next to the url that looks like a file onto your desktop
This becomes your google button.
Use it every time you start google.
Its ugly but it works
minoux
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Karen Case 2/9/13 9:54 AM
This helped my issue . . . thank you so much!!!  ;-)
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Ryan Quickenden 4/7/13 10:34 AM
Ok i had the same issue but found a way to do it.
GO TO GOOGLE PAGE >
COPY THE URL AT THE TOP >
GO TO SETTINGS >
ON START UP >
OPEN A SPECIFIC PAGE OR PAGES >
SET PAGES >
PASTE URL INTO BOX >
CLICK OK

and that's it.

Only works with one window at a time though

Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Stephanie Mize 6/28/13 3:19 PM
ok well i dont have the little wrench button ehh so what do i do about that?????
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. The Rink 7/19/13 10:30 AM
Can't set my homepage either.  I hate chrome but I downloaded it because youtube videos weren't working in firefox.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Shishir Mitta 7/24/13 12:07 AM
I managed to fix this by checking the list of extensions installed with Chrome.
Go to Settings > Extensions.
Look for any recently installed extensions. In my case they were named "SaFeSyave" and "SearchNewTab". I deleted them and voila! Chrome now works like new.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. KKR_IN 8/12/13 8:11 AM
Go to wrench > Settings.

below the button, Sign in to Chrome, you will see
On Startup

Select Open a specific page or set of pages
click on Set page
enter URL of your choice.

try again.

Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Mike-2013 8/13/13 3:14 PM
I use ww.dodego.com which is very user-friendly homepage.I'd recommend it to everyone.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Electronics 4all 8/18/13 4:51 AM
REMOVE ANY EXTENSION YOU ARE NOT SURE OF  AND YOU WILL GET THE DEFAULT HOME PAGE

THANKS KKR_IN

IT WORKED

Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Keith John 9/20/13 8:23 PM
Under settings, go to "Extensions" and remove any "conduit" extension you may have. This should solve your problem.
Re: Can't set google as my home page on google chrome. Clark C 10/8/13 12:01 PM
None of these suggestions have worked for me.  In my case, the ability to set my homepage was working up until yesterday when Chrome updated itself to Version 30.0.1599.69 m.

Now, no matter what value I type under "Show Home button", Chrome ignores it when launching new windows and tabs.  There is no way around Chrome's ridiculously self-promoting "Google Search and Recent Websites" home page.

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, Google REALLY needs to hire some competent UX designers.  Google consistently earns the highest scores for usability at it's worst.

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