This article tells how to set the default homepage in the three major web browsers as well as some practical tips on opening web pages and using keyboard shortcuts.
Web Browser Tips
Setting Your Homepage
Your homepage is the page that your browser opens by default each time you launch it. When you install a browser it defaults to a webpage selected by the browser's publisher, because everyone wants your eyeballs on their ads.
However, your homepage can be any web page on any Internet website, or even a local html page on your computer that you created yourself containing links to your favorite Internet destinations.
There are several ways to set a browser's homepage, but the straightforward, simple method, which is supported by all browsers, is to open the page you want and then tell the browser to use that page as the homepage. Here's how in detail:
Opening Links in New Windows/Tabs
Try this: instead of left-clicking on links, right-click them and then click on "Open in New Window" or "Open in New Tab" in the shortcut menu.
There are a several advantages to this method:
Use Keyboard Shortcuts in Your Browser
In browsers, just as in nearly all applications, the efficiency king is the keyboard - keyboard shortcuts are way easier and faster than mousing.
Bruce Miller, 2006, 2014