Configure the home page URL

Configures the default homepage URL in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing it.

The homepage is the page opened by the Home button. The pages that open on start-up are controlled by the RestoreOnStart-Up policies.

The homepage type can either be set to a URL that you specify here or set to the New Tab Page. If you select the New Tab Page, then this policy does not take effect.

If you enable this setting, users cannot change their homepage URL in Google Chrome, but they can still choose the New Tab Page as their homepage.

Leaving this policy not set will allow the user to choose their homepage on their own if HomepageIsNewTabPage is not set too.

This policy is not available on Windows instances that are not joined
to an Active Directory domain.


Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Home page URL

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended
Value NameHomepageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

chrome.admx

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