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Initial post: Dec 14, 2011 1:54:56 PM PST
Abqsan says:
How do I change the Home Page when I access the internet on my Kindle Fire? Thanks for any help.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 10:58:02 AM PST
Cedar says:
Good question. Id like to know as well!

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 11:54:15 AM PST
CWar says:
I'd like to know as well. Somehow it got set to Facebook on mine, which is NOT what I wanted...

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 12:51:05 PM PST
Ernie says:
Clear cache and history from the browser and you should have the original offering of pages available.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 1:33:01 AM PST
That doesn't seem to have worked for me. Any other suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 1:43:44 AM PST
Sue says:
When you are on a webpage tap on the screen to get the bottom bar to come up. Tap on the square with lines in it. The History option will be there. Tap on Clear History. That should clear out any web pages.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 1:49:16 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
Click the little x on each tab to close it. When no pages are open, mine says 'new tab' and shows thumbnails of recently viewed pages, or I can tap the search box and an alphabetical list shows. If I rest my finger on one of the thumbnails, a popup offers options and the bottom one is 'delete'

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 3:08:30 AM PST
Jo says:
It seems to remember what tabs you had open. Close the ones you don't want, and keep the ones you do. Next time you open it, your tabs will be your home pages.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 5:59:54 PM PDT
Did anybody ever get a useful answer to this? I don't want to clear history or click a bunch of X's. I want to open my browser and get Google every time.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 8:43:20 AM PST
pjm says:
I too am trying to change the homepage on my original Kindle Fire, and none of the answers àdressesthe issue. For those who have contributed answers, the problem is not simply that the last, or even recently viewed web page, shows up when the browser is opened. Rather, somehow a webpage I viewed months ago, and haven't gone to since, has become set as my home page. I clear all caches, histories, etc every time I close any window and that makes no difference. The solution beng sought out is specifically where does one SET a homepage?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 8:51:48 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
I do not think that the Silk Brownser has an option to set a home page. I am at work and do not have my Fire with me but I will check when I get home and see what I can find.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 9:23:56 AM PST
J. Donahue says:
I think the Silk browser is very similar to the Safari browser on the iPad or iPhone.

On these devices, when you open the browser "program" the program automatically opens the last "page" that you had open. It doesn't re-start the browser as it would on a laptop or desktop.

For example, on my iPhone, when I open the Safari browser, it shows me whatever I had open last when I was using the browser. It doesn't open a new screen with a home page. Additionally, if I open additional browser "pages", those are always active for me to pick unless I SPECIFICALLY choose the little "X" and shut that particular "window".

Most tablets work the same way with their browsers. It always keeps that last "tab" active.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 10:56:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012 10:58:34 AM PST
Mine is default to, which is what it was when I received it. I don't use facebook, deleted the bookmark to it, changed pages numerous times. It always goes back to facebook. It is nothing like any other browser that I'm aware of. Many people have stated about the last tab, this is NOT the case. If you clear the history, cache, cookies, etc... it always defaults back to a home page. What most of us on this thread want is the ability to change that home page.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 3:52:20 PM PST
T. Cannon says:
I checked and the Silk Browser does not have a way to set one particular page as the home page.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:40:54 PM PST
Select the full screen option ( the 4 arrows on the side ). Then when you exit out of the browser, that page will show on your carousel. Somehow it is also recorded as your home page and will open up when you go to the browser. No matter if you reset cache etc.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 3:20:08 PM PST
Ed Patterson says:
Mine opens to Bing and I would never make a conscious decision to use Bing. I figured Amazon locked it down so they could make 'click' money. There has to be a way to set it to Google.

Ed avid Bing disliker only because hate is such a strong word.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:22:08 PM PST
I'll say it. Hate Bing.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 3:28:15 PM PDT
Tyson says:
Clear all tabs delete history and force restart by holding power button for several seconds only way to get rid of unwanted tabs popping up on browser start

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2014 1:51:01 PM PST
This didn't help me so too bad

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2014 2:51:04 PM PST
awesome: This thread can't help you, because there is no way to change the Home page on any current Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2014 5:56:06 PM PST
Scott McGoy says:
Why, it's a way better search engine and there's Bing rewards?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2014 6:01:29 PM PST
Did your 'better search engine' find this nearly two year old thread for you?

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 10:54:11 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2015 11:06:20 AM PDT
You do realize that you're replying to a post that is about a year old right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2015 11:56:45 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
It's best to just ignore such posters. Sandy went immediately on ignore for me.
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