Configure the home page URL

Setting the policy sets the default homepage URL in Google Chrome. You open the homepage using the Home button. On desktop, the RestoreOnStartup policies control the pages that open on startup.

If the homepage is set to the New Tab Page, by the user or HomepageIsNewTabPage, this policy has no effect.

The URL needs a standard scheme, such as or When this policy is set, users can't change their homepage URL in Google Chrome.

Leaving both HomepageLocation and HomepageIsNewTabPage unset lets users choose their homepage.

On Microsoft® Windows®, this functionality is only available on instances that are joined to a Microsoft® Active Directory® domain domain, running on Windows 10 Pro, or enrolled in Chrome Browser Cloud Management. On macOS, this functionality is only available on instances that are managed via MDM, or joined to a domain via MCX.

Example value:

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Home page URL

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended
Value NameHomepageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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