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How to Change Your Homepage on IE7

Windows Vista shipped with Internet Explorer 7, the first version of Internet Explorer to feature tabbed browsing. It is fairly likely that you may not have Internet Explorer version 7 on your computer as Microsoft typically releases new versions of Internet Explorer via Windows Updates. IE7 and IE8 are virtually identical when it comes to changing the homepage but if things arent as documented on this page check to see which version you have by opening IE and clicking on Help then About Internet Explorer. This will tell you what version you have.

To change your homepage open up Internet Explorer by whatever method you usually would and click on Tools then Internet Options. Tools is usually located on the top right hand corner of Internet Explorer. If you cant find it press the left ALT key on your keyboard and you will see an additional menu appear under the address bar, Tools will be one of the menu items. Click on Tools then Internet Options

A new box will appear on your screen titled Internet Options. Internet Options allows you to change many settings and program features related to your internet connection and is not limited only to Internet Explorer. Fortunately the very first option in Internet Options is to change your homepage and this can be found at the very top of the General tab. Internet Options

Change Your Homepage Tabs

As previously mentioned Internet Explorer 7 features tabbed browsing, you can have multiple pages open simultaneously accessible by their own tab on the top of IE. To change or add homepage tabs simply type them into the white box located underneath the words To create home page tabs, type each address on its own line. If you dont want a particular page simply delete it. If you want to add a homepage tab type in the address of the site you wish to add on its own line, you need not type in the http:// part, Internet Explorer will add this for you when you save the settings.

There are three buttons on the bottom of the home page section of Internet Options, Use Current adds the page you are currently viewing as a homepage tab, Use Default restores the default homepage that IE ships with and Use Blank will give you a blank page.

Once you are satisfied with the changes you have made click OK on the bottom of Internet Options and your new homepage tabs should be saved. You can test them by clicking on the Homepage button on the top of Internet Explorer. Click OK