Windows 10: Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

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    Brink New Member

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge


    How to: Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

    How to Change Microsoft Edge Startup Page in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    The startup web page is the web page that will open by default at the startup of Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the startup page of Microsoft Edge to what you like for your user account in Windows 10.


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]
    Note The startup page of Microsoft Edge is stored in the DWORD and binary values in the registry keys located below.

    You can export them as a .reg file, and only merge the .reg file on the same PC. Merging the .reg file that was exported from one PC will not work on any other PC.

    Code:
    ProtectedHomepages - Binary value

    Code:
    Enabled - DWORD


    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge Start page

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]

    3. Do step 4 (start page), step 5 (new tab page), step 6 (previous pages), or step 7 (specific page(s)) below for what you want Microsoft Edge to open with.


    4. To Open Microsoft Edge with the Start page
    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, select Start page in the Open Microsoft Edge with drop down menu on the right side, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]


    5. To Open Microsoft Edge with the New tab page
    *note This would be the new tab page below.


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, select New tab page in the Open Microsoft Edge with drop down menu on the right side, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]


    6. To Open Microsoft Edge with with your Previous pages
    *note This would open the previous tabs that you had open when you closed Microsoft Edge last.
    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, select Previous pages in the Open Microsoft Edge with drop down menu on the right side, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]


    7. To Open Microsoft Edge with Specific Page or Pages of Your Choice
    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, select A specific page or pages in the Open Microsoft Edge with drop down menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]

    B) Enter a URL you want, and click/tap on the Save (floppy disc) icon. (see screenshot below)

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]

    C) To add more pages, click/tap on the + Add new page link, enter a URL, and click/tap on the Save (floppy disc) icon. (see screenshot below and above)

    D) To remove a page, click/tap on the X of a listed page. (see screenshot below)

    E) To edit the URL of a page, click/tap on the edit (pencil) icon, edit the URL, and click/tap on the Save (floppy disc) icon . (see screenshot below and above)

    F) When finished, go to step 8 below.


    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge [​IMG]

    8. When finished, you can click/tap anywhere on the web page in Microsoft Edge to close settings.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 29, 2015
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  2. Don Varnau, Jun 29, 2015
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  3. How to eliminate Google as preset page?

    You change the Homepage in Internet Explorer 11 the same way as previous versions.

    Internet Options> (General tab)> Home page.

    Edge:

    Microsoft Edge Startup Page - Change in Windows 10

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Jun 29, 2015
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  4. CPinnegar Win User

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

    Do we have the registry info for setting a URL as the start page?
     
    CPinnegar, Feb 25, 2016
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello CPinnegar,

    I'll look into it, and will post back when/if able. *Smile
     
    Brink, Feb 25, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Ok @CPinnegar. OPTION TWO added for .reg file options. *Smile

    It saves the startup page in the ProtectedHomepages binary value, so manually editing the registry for a custom URL page won't work. Instead, you could set it to the URL you want using OPTION ONE, then export the registry key in OPTION TWO as a .reg file to be able back up and merge on any PC to set.
     
    Brink, Feb 25, 2016
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  7. CPinnegar Win User
    That's excellent - thanks Brink!
     
    CPinnegar, Feb 27, 2016
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

    You're most welcome. *Smile
     
    Brink, Feb 27, 2016
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  9. oneLess Win User
    I can confirm that ,
    but , this will work OK only on the same computer where you grab the registry value [ProtectedHomepages]

    on other(s) computer , after applying reg tweak , with or without restart
    after you will open edge , will get a message
    and edge really do that no matter you have setted before applying registry tweaks.

    at least here , on 2 of my test computers.

    after that , I did same settings on 2 computers and
    the values in ProtectedHomepages value are extremely very different.
    I suppose the hard coded value count somehow on user SID or something like that .

    any other ideas ?

    c
     
    oneLess, May 2, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello C, *Smile

    Thank you for pointing this out. It appears that there's some sort of hash check built in to the value preventing the .reg file from working on any other PC than the one it was exported on.

    I removed OPTION TWO, but added a note at the top of the tutorial for those that wish to export and merge on the same PC.
     
    Brink, May 2, 2016
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  11. Novato Win User
    My computer has updated to the Windows 10 Pro Version 1607 OS Build 14393.51 update today, and now whenever I search in a new tab in Edge the search goes briefly via the following URL:

    New tab page

    My default search engine in Edge is Google, and it does end up here after diverting via the above. Please can you advise if you have any ideas or suggestions how to disable this? *Confused

    Many thanks!
     
    Novato, Aug 18, 2016
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    Brink, Aug 18, 2016
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  13. Novato Win User

    Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge

    Thank you Brink,

    Appreciate your welcome and your prompt response - I have appreciated your advice on this forum in the past, especially with the registry fix for choosing where to save downloaded files from Edge!

    I have checked my Edge settings, and they are as follows:
    • Open Microsoft Edge with new tab page
    • Open new tabs with a blank page

    So I can't see any reference to MSN here... it even diverts via this URL if you click on a saved favourite site!

    Glad of any further advice or suggestions please.
     
    Novato, Aug 19, 2016
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  14. Brink
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    Brink, Aug 19, 2016
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  15. Novato Win User
    Thanks Brink,

    That's good advice, but I'm a bit slow to do this as I'm hoping that Edge is working more reliably since the latest update, plus I don't want to have to lose all my saved passwords/favourites/settings!

    I'll watch this space to see if anyone else has the same bug.
     
    Novato, Aug 21, 2016
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