How to change our home page, new tabs and default search settings

Below you will find all the information you need to change your default search, home page and new tab from Yahoo to something else.

Chrome | Internet Explorer 11 | Internet Explorer 10 | Internet Explorer 9 | Internet Explorer 8 | Internet Explorer 7 | Internet Explorer 6 | Firefox | Safari 5 | Safari 6 | Safari 7 | Safari 8

Change default search in Chrome

To change default search in Google Chrome follow these steps.

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. In the “Search” section, select the engine of your choice from the drop down menu.

Change default search in Chrome
Change homepage in Google Chrome

  1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 from above.
  2. Go to Appearance section and click Change link from “Show Home button” checkbox.
  3. When the window appears, change your homepage in the box next to Open this page and click OK.

Change home page in Google Chrome

Change default search in Internet Explorer 11

To change default search in Internet Explorer 11 follow these steps.

  1. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. Select Search Providers and choose your preferred provider.
  4. Click Set as default.
  5. For more providers, in the bottom left corner of your screen, click Find more search providers.
  6. Select the engine of your choice.
  7. Click the Add to Internet Explorer button.
  8. When the window appears, check the box next to Make this my default search provider.
  9. Click Add.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 11

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 11

  1. Repeat step 1 from above.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. For changing your new tabs, go to Tabs sections and click Tabs button.
  5. When the window appears, check the “When a new tab is opened, open” section and select your choice.
  6. Click OK button.
  7. To save your changes click OK from “Internet Options” window.

Change home page and new tab in Internet Explorer 11

Change default search in Internet Explorer 10

To change default search in Internet Explorer 10 follow these steps.

  1. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. Select Search Providers.
  4. In the bottom left corner of your screen, click Find more search providers.
  5. Select the engine of your choice.
  6. Click the Add to Internet Explorer button.
  7. When the window appears, check the box next to Make this my default search provider.
  8. Click Add.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 10

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 10

  1. Repeat step 1 from above.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. For changing your new tabs, go to Tabs sections and click Tabs button.
  5. When the window appears, check the “When a new tab is opened, open” section and select your choice.
  6. Click OK button.
  7. To save your changes click OK from “Internet Options” window.

Change home page and new tab in Internet Explorer 10

Change default search in Internet Explorer 9

To change default search in Internet Explorer 9 follow these steps.

  1. Click the Tools icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Search section and click Settings.
  4. Select the engine of your choice.
  5. Click Set as default and click Close.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 9

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 9

  1. Repeat step 1 from above.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. For changing your new tabs, go to Tabs sections and click Settings button.
  5. When the window appears, check the “When a new tab is opened, open” section and select your choice.
  6. Click OK button.
  7. To save your changes click OK from “Internet Options” window.

Change home page and new tab in Internet Explorer 9

Change default search in Internet Explorer 8

To change default search in Internet Explorer 8 follow these steps.

  1. Find the search box in the top right corner side of your browser. Click the down arrow next to the magnifying glass icon.
  2. Click Find More Providers.
  3. Click the engine of your choice.
  4. Check the box next to “Make this my default search provider.”
  5. Select Manage Search Providers.
  6. Click Add.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 8

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 8

  1. Click the Tools icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. For changing your new tabs, go to Tabs sections and click Settings button.
  5. When the window appears, check the “When a new tab is opened, open” section and select your choice.
  6. Click OK button.
  7. To save your changes click OK from “Internet Options” window.

Change home page and new tab in Internet Explorer 8

Change default search in Internet Explorer 7

To change default search in Internet Explorer 7 follow these steps.

  1. Find the search box in the top right corner of your browser. Click the down arrow next to the magnifying glass icon.
  2. Click Change Search Defaults.
  3. Click the engine of your choice.
  4. Check the box next to “Make this my default search provider.”
  5. Select Manage Search Providers.
  6. Click Add Provider.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 7

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 7

  1. Click the Tools icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. For changing your new tabs, go to Tabs sections and click Settings button.
  5. When the window appears, select your choice on “Open home page for new tabs instead of a blank page” section.
  6. Click OK button.
  7. To save your changes click OK from “Internet Options” window.

Change home page and new tab in Internet Explorer 7

Change default search in Internet Explorer 6

To change default search in Internet Explorer 6 follow these steps.

  1. Click the Search button above the address bar.
  2. Click Change preferences.
  3. Click Change Internet search behavior.
  4. Select the engine of your choice.
  5. Click OK.

Change default search in Internet Explorer 6

Change homepage and new tabs in Internet Explorer 6

  1. Click the Tools menu in the top of the browser window.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. To save your changes click OK.

Change home page in Internet Explorer 9

Change default search in Firefox

To change default search in Mozilla Firefox follow these steps.

  1. Click the down arrow at the left of the search bar in the upper right-hand side of your browser.
  2. Select the engine of your choice from the list.

Change default search in Firefox

Change homepage and new tabs in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the “Firefox” button in the upper left-hand side of your browser.
  2. Go to “Options” and select Option submenu.
  3. In the General tab, find the Home page section and change your homepage address.
  4. Click OK.

Change home page in Mozilla Firefox

  1. For changing your new tabs, type about:config in the browser’s address bar and press “Enter”.
  2. “This might void your warranty!” warning page may appear, click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
  3. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.
  4. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and when the window appears, change the url to about:blank or other choice and click “OK”.

Change new tabs in Mozilla Firefox

Change default search in Safari 5

To change default search in Safari 5 follow these steps.

  1. Click the down arrow at the left of the search bar in the upper right-hand side of your browser.
  2. Select the engine of your choice from the list.

Change default search in Safari 5

Change default search in Safari 6, Safari 7 and Safari 8

To change default search in Safari 6, 7 and 8 follow these steps.

  1. Click on Safari menu and select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  2. In General tab, select the engine of your choice from the list in Default search engine section.

Change default search in Safari 6

Change homepage and new tabs in Safari 5, Safari 6, Safari 7 and Safari 8

  1. Click on Safari menu and select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  2. For changing your new tabs, in General tab, go to New tab open with section and selet your choice from the list.
  3. For a new homepage go to “Homepage” section from General tab and change the URL address.

Change home page in Safari 5, Safari 6, Safari 7 and Safari 8