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Home Page Questions

To answer a question that many of you have asked, how does someone make their home page?

Setting the first website(s) that you see when you get on the internet (your homepage) differs depending on what browser you use to access the internet. In several famous anti-trust lawsuits Microsoft was ordered not to set up Windows with Internet Explorer as the only web browser.  Now there are many different browsers and four very popular ones.

The top browsers that view myMotherLode in order are: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. Safari is the default web browser for Apple systems (iPhones & iPads). Several sources say Chrome is the most used browser but it is difficult to measure.

There are many reasons a browser may not be up-to-date (or automatically updating). The fastest way to find out what you have is to go to Then you can use a search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo to search for a website or video about how to change your browser’s home page.

Here are links the most up-to-date information on how to change you home page in the most popular browsers:

A homepage can also change due to SPYWARE. If your homepage keeps changing back to something which you didn’t select, your computer may have spyware. With spyware you may get annoying popups, other nusance ads, and websites may load slower. It can be fixed, but it is not a virus, so antivirus software doesn’t find it. Anti spyware software will, here is our Ask a Tech article.

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