Set browser startup preferences
Do you start your day by checking your email or browsing a favourite website? If so, you should consider setting those sites as your start-up pages. Startup pages open automatically every time you open the browser.
- Click the icon on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings. If you’re using a Chrome device, click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
- In the “On startup” section, choose the options below:
- Open a New Tab page: A New Tab page will open up when you first launch Chrome.
- Continue where I left off: See pages that were open at the end of your last browsing session. Chrome will also restore your browsing data and session cookies. Session cookies are the information that websites can use to keep you logged into sites such as Gmail. This can save you time from logging into your favourite sites every time after you’ve restarted Chrome. However, it’s recommended that you log out of websites when you’re using a public or shared computer.
If you’d like Chrome to reopen all your pages but discard session cookies and other site data, go to Settings > Show advanced settings > Content settings > Keep local data only until I quit my browser.
- Open a specific page or set of pages: Click Set pages and enter the web addresses of the pages you want to see.
You can access your favourite pages in other ways.
Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might choose your start-up page(s) for you, in which case you won't be able to change them here. Learn about using a managed Chrome device