Google's Chrome browser? Not a fan. Though it does seem faster than my beloved Firefox, there are several things I don't like about the interface. Here's how to fix one of the most common complaints.
When I start a browser I like to see a home page, not a bunch of thumbnails of recently viewed sites. But the latter is what Chrome gives me by default.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to remedy that, to make Chrome show a standard home page every time it starts. Here's how:
- Start Chrome, and then click Tools, Options. (The Tools button is represented by a little wrench. Does Google have something against text?)
- In the Basics tab, look in the Home section and enable Open this page.
- In the accompanying field, type the URL of the page you want Chrome to load on startup. (Say, PCAdvisor.co.uk is a nice place to land, don't you think? I'm just saying.)
- While you're here, click the tickbox for Show Home button on the toolbar. (Why this isn't enabled by default is beyond me.)
- Click Close and then restart Chrome. Presto! Now you've got a home page the way nature intended.