Change Firefox’s Homepage On Your Mac

Would you like to change the initial page displayed when you open Firefox on your Mac? If so, follow these instructions. Fortunately, Google hasn’t changed this very much over the past few years.

These instructions will certainly work on Firefox versions 40-57, and maybe newer versions. In some version after 57 but before 63, Firefox changed this process. Check out the instructions below for Firefox 63 and newer.

  • Open Firefox, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences
  • In the When Firefox starts section choose Show your home page
  • Locate the section named Home page and type in the address of the page that you want to be your home page, such as www.nytimes.com, www.google.com or www.duckduckgo.com (Note: you do not need to type the http:// at the front of address that you type, Safari will automatically add http://.)

That’s it. Quit Firefox and then re-open to test the changes that you made.

In newer versions of Firefox, the process has changed. If the instructions above, don’t work for you, then do this:

  • Open Firefox, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences
  • On the left hand side click the Home button.
  • Locate the Homepage and new windows section and change it from the default setting of Firefox Home to Custom URLs. Then type in the address of the page that you want to be your home page, such as www.nytimes.com, www.google.com or www.duckduckgo.com (Note: you do not need to type the http:// at the front of address that you type, Safari will automatically add http://.)

That’s it. Quit Firefox and then re-open to test the changes that you made.