How to Set Home and Startup Pages in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to configure their default home and startup pages in Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 10 and always open their preferred sites when the browser starts.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to set your default home and startup pages in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge opens a blank page with default background when you launch Edge. In business environment when you want to focus on branding, sending everyone a default company’s page with company policies and information might be a good thing.

To get started with setting Edge default home and startup pages, follow the steps below:

Set home and startup pages in Edge

By default, Microsoft Edge launch a blank page with default branding when Edge opens. This may be a good for personal use, however, in some business environments, setting a default custom home and startup pages might be something you want to do.

To set default home page in Edge, open the new Microsoft Edge, go to Settings and more  > Settings.

microsoft edge settings

When the Settings page opens, go to Appearance. Customize toolbar, move the block to show home page button. Then Set home page URL in the field provided and click Save.

microsoft edge set home page

Next, right below Appearance, click on Start as shown in the image below. Under On startup, choose to Open a specific page or pages.

Click Add a new page button.

microsoft edge set startup page

In the box, type the page your want to always open when Edge starts up.

microsoft edge configure startup pages

Set home and startup pages via registry

You can also configure home and startup pages from Windows registry.

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can also set you startup and home pages via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system or in your environment to use the same home and startup pages. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

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In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


When Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.


From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > String Value option to create a REG_SZ value if you don’t see existing HomepageLocation value already created.

If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.

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Name the new REG_SZ value as:


Then type the value data for the URL you want to make your home.

microsoft edge set home page registry

Next, right-click and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it:

microsoft edge set home registry

Double click and open the newly created value and change the data to 1

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Create another REG_SZ string value name again. This one, call it:


After saving the String above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value data to the URL you want to open everytime Edge starts up.

microsoft edge startup page in registry

After that, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it:


Then double-click to open after creating. Change the data value to 4.

That should do it.


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