Remember when all web browsers had a button that redirected you back to a predefined home page? While Google prides itself on having a clutter-free interface, some people remember the days when you could click a button and return to your home page.

How to show or hide the home button

Google Chrome hides the home button on the taskbar by default to give users a clean interface. However, some people miss the opportunity to have a button that instantly takes you back to a specific web page with the click of a button. The button is not gone forever, just follow these steps to get it back.

Launch Chrome, click the menu icon, and then click Settings. Also, you can enter chrome://settings/ in the omnibox to go straight there.

Press the menu button, then press Settings

Scroll down and under the Appearance heading, turn on Show Home Button.

Scroll down to Appearance and toggle Show Home Button to On.

Once you toggle the Home button, it will be sandwiched between the omnibox and the Refresh/Stop button.

Home button appears immediately after turning on

The default setting will redirect you to the New Tab page, but clicking the «+» (plus) button to open a new tab already does that, making it a little redundant.

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To get the most out of the Home button, you can install it on your favorite website by typing it into the appropriate box when enabled.

Enter the URL of the website you want to make your homepage

Now when you press the Home button, you are redirected to a specific URL instead of seeing the New Tab page.

If you want to hide the home button, go back to chrome://settings and toggle «Show Home Button» to the off position.

If you no longer need the Home button, toggle it to the Off position.

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