When you first launch your Web browser, it’s useful to have the page you see be one that you need to visit frequently. Whether that means a search engine, or your email inbox, there’s a convenience benefit in choosing a page that you visit frequently.
However, if you’ve never changed this setting for the Edge browser on your Windows 10 computer, then it’s likely that it is currently opening to one of Microsoft’s pages. While these can be useful, and many people won’t ever need to switch away from them, it is possible to do so. Our guide below will show you how to specify which pages to open when you launch Microsoft Edge.
How to Set a Startup Page in Microsoft Edge
The steps in this article are going to assume that you know the URL of the page that you wish to set at startup. If not, then you may want to open another browser tab in Edge, navigate to that page, then click inside the address bar at the top of the window and press Ctrl + C to copy the full address.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge.
Step 2: Click the Settings and more button at the top-right of the window.
Step 3: Choose Settings at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Click the dropdown menu under Open Microsoft Edge with, then select A specific page or pages.
Step 5: Type or paste the URL into this field, then press Enter or click the Save button. You can continue adding additional startup pages in the same manner by clicking the Add new page button that will appear under the page that you just added. If you only want the one page, simply close the menu.
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Matt has been writing about Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products since the days of Windows XP. He spends much of his time writing for sites like WindowBrain.com