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Ask.com is my default home page or search engine in Google Chrome. How do I change it?

Note: You may need to change both your default homepage AND your default search engine, in which case this is a two-step process.

First, click on the tools menu from the button with three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the the Google Chrome browser, and then click on "Settings" from the drop down menu. In the Settings window, you can chose to have either a 'new tabs' page (which is the default browser setting) or a web page of your choice appear when you first open your browser window. Note that Google will always display the new tabs page when you open a new browser tab. 



 If you'd like to have Chrome open to a specific web page, select "Open this page," and type the website of your choice into the blank, then click OK.


Also, please be sure to check the "On Startup" section of Chrome settings to make sure Ask is not set as an opening page when Chrome is launched.

That's it for your default homepage settings, but to make sure those changes stick, you should also check your default search engine settings.

Google Chrome allows you to change the browser default search provider at any time. Click on the three horizontal lines icon in the upper right corner of the the Google Chrome browser and then click on "Settings" from the drop down menu. In the Settings window, use the drop down menu in the 'Search' section of the page to select your desired search provider.

If these steps don't work for you, please check out this article:

Why can't I remove the Ask default homepage from my browser?

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Topic Information
  • Topic #: 30015-134
  • Date Created: 3/29/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 3/19/2014
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