Clever Clogs tip # 704
9 June 2022

Set your homepage and start-up pages (Microsoft Edge) *

Hope those of you in the UK enjoyed your 4-day weekend and that you managed to find some time to relax.

So a week later than normal ... tip 704, which can be a real time-saver if you use Microsoft Edge and always work with the same set of web pages. For example, I typically open my own website, LinkedIn, Google mail, Google calendar and my new best friend: Microsoft To Do.

If this resonates, you might like to know that you can control which pages pop up when you open Edge. The easiest way, I feel, is to use all open tabs, so perhaps do this when you've been working for a couple of hours and have your favourite pages open.

Here's how:

  1. Open your favourite pages.
  2. Click the three dots in the top right hand corner and select Settings. (Or press ALT + F, followed by S.
  3. Click the fourth category from the top: Start, home, and new tabs. (Or type start in the Search settings box.)
  4. Click the Open these pages radio button or click the Use all open tabs button in the bottom right hand corner.

Underneath your list you can change what page you want to open when you click the Home button. (The Home button typically appears to the left of your address bar.)

Related tips

  1. CTRL + T: Open a new tab: tip_510.php
  2. CTRL + SHIFT + T: Reopen recently closed tabs: tip_510.php
  3. CTRL + SHIFT + O: Open list of Favourites and Bookmarks
  4. CTRL + SHIFT + N: Prevent your browsing history from being stored: tip_690.php
  5. CTRL + TAB: Move to next open tab tip_265.php

This week's CleverClogsTipTime on LinkedIn, in case you missed it

  1. Hot off the press: 8 ways to customise Outlook (Executive Support Magazine article)
  2. My thoughts about the Dictate option
  3. My 12 favourite 'space shortcuts'

* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.