How to Set Multiple Custom Startup Pages in Google Chrome


Are you tired of having to create new tabs for the same pages you need open every time you launch Google Chrome? Thankfully, Google makes it easy to automatically open multiple pages every time you open Google Chrome. In this video I’ll show you how to do this on the Google Chrome desktop browser.

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Steps to Set Multiple Custom Startup Pages in Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome on your desktop browser, and then click the “+” sign to create a new tab for each site you want to open when you launch Google Chrome going forward. In this example I’ve got four sites open.

  1. Click the “Menu” icon at the end of the search bar along the top of the screen. The Menu icon features three vertical ellipses. A menu is displayed.

  1. Click “Settings.” The Settings screen is displayed.

  1. Click “On Startup” in the menu on the left side of this screen. Options associated with starting up Google Chrome are shown on the right side of the screen.

  1. Click to select the radio button next to “Open a specific page or set of pages,” and then choose “Use Current Pages” beneath that option.

A list showing the pages that will open when you launch Google Chrome going forward are shown. Going forward, whenever you open Google Chrome, these sites will load by default.

You can add a page at any time by navigating back to the On Startup screen, clicking “Add a new page” and then entering the additional website you want to open when you start Google Chrome. This website will open in a new tab going forward.

You can also easily remove sites you no longer need to open automatically when you start Google Chrome. Simply navigate back to the On Startup screen, click the vertical ellipses next to the site you want to remove to open a menu, and then click “Remove.

Reasons to Set Up Multiple Startup Pages in Google Chrome

There are a few good reasons you should consider setting up multiple startup pages in Google Chrome:

  1. Increased Productivity: Having the websites you use most frequently open when you launch Chrome enables you to quickly start working.
  2. Better Organized: You can go further by setting the order of the pages you have opened to align with how you interact with them. This makes it easier for you to navigate between your most important sites right out of the gate.
  3. Personalized Experienced: Having pages important to you open when you launch Chrome creates an experience that feels more personalized to you.

Reasons You May Want to Avoid Using Multiple Startup Pages in Google Chrome

For all of the positives associated with setting up and using multiple Google Chrome startup pages, there are some reasons you may want to consider avoiding it:

  1. Impact on PC Performance: Opening up a bunch of tabs in Google Chrome can consume quite a bit of your computer’s resources, which can slow down your machine. You may especially want to avoid loading multiple pages at startup if you’re using older hardware. In cases where you’re computer is significantly overmatched, Chrome will likely crash.
  2. Disorganization: Loading too many pages at startup can be chaotic.
  3. Data Usage: If you’re in a scenario where you’re using cellular data for your internet connectivity, having multiple sites open could consume a lot of data, as every one of those sites could be sending and receiving data.

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