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I don’t know about anyone else, but I use Apple’s Safari web browser as my main browser when I’m on my Mac and iOS devices.

Coming from other operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and others, I have always used their default browser.  Most of the time, the default browser includes a HOME button to get back to the page where you started from (called a home page).  But Apple’s default browser does not include one by default.  Although annoying, their is a way to get that button to show on the Mac.  Here’s how:

  • While in the browser, select ViewCustomize Toolbar.
  • Look for the HOUSE ICON.
  • Click on it, hold down the mouse button, and drag it onto the Safari bar (probably next to the URL bar).

Now that you have the home button showing, here’s how to customize it with your own start (home) page:

  • Select SafariPreferences.
  • Click on the General Tab.
  • Look for an input field called Homepage.
  • Clear that field.
  • Type the URL of the page you wish to have as your home page.
  • Click Ok when finished.

Now when you click on the Home icon, you’ll be taken to your home page.