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How to Reset Your Home Page

Setting your home page to yesmagazine.org will keep you up-to-date with all of the new ideas being created by our writers–and by readers like you. In case you’re not sure how to do it, here’s how.

Whichever web browser you use to access the Internet—common ones include Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome—you’ll start from the same page every time you open the browser. This is your “home page.” If you’d like to follow the in-depth conversation we’re hosting about practical solutions to the world’s problems, then making yesmagazine.org your home page is a way to start.

Most browsers allow you to change your home page through a relatively simple process. Just in case you’re not familiar with the process your browser uses, we’re providing this set of instructions to guide you through it. The steps are going to depend on which browser you’re using. If you are not sure of the name of your browser, this site will tell you that information.

Once you know which browser you use to surf the net, scroll down to find the list of instructions for that browser.

 

Internet Explorer

1. Click on the icon for Internet Explorer. You can find this icon in the Start menu, or in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

2. Type in “www.yesmagazine.org” to Explorer’s URL window, which is the long text box at the top of the browser.

3. Hit return to arrive at YES! Magazine’s home page.

4. Go to toolbar at the top of browser, and click on “Tools,” then “Internet Options.”

(If you don’t see an option for “Tools," then right-click with your mouse near the top of the browser. A drop-down list will appear where you can turn on various menus. Put a check next to the one called “Menu Bar” to see the “Tools” menu.)

5. At the top of the "Tools" menu, you'll see a "Home Page" text box. The address of the YES! home page will appear in that box.

6. Press the button that says "Use Current" to specify this as your home page.

 

Firefox

1. Click on the Firefox icon to start using Firefox. You can find this icon in that Start menu, in your applications folder, or in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

2. Type in “www.yesmagazine.org” to Firefox’s search box, which you’ll see in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.

3. Hit return to arrive at YES! Magazine’s home page.

4. At the top of your browser window, you'll see the Firefox toolbar (this includes the words "File", "Edit", etc.). If you don’t see the toolbar, then right-click near the top of the window to see a drop-down list. Put a check next to the item called “Menu Bar” to see the “Tools” option.

5. Click on “Tools,” then select Options.

6. A pop-up window will open to a default panel called “General.” At the top of the window, you'll see the words "Home Page" with a text box to the right.

7. Press the button that says "Use Current Page."

 

Google Chrome

1. Click on the icon for Google Chrome. You can find this icon in that Start menu, in your applications folder, or in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

2. In the Google Chrome browser, click the Chrome menu button (it looks like three horizontal bars).

3. Select "Settings."

4. Under the heading “On Startup,” there is an option called “Open a specific page or set of pages.” Click the button to the left of this option, and then click “set pages.”

5. Enter www.yesmagazine.org into the box that pops up, and then click the “OK” button.

 

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