Using Google as my browser's homepage has become unbearably slow. (Let's just assume I have a slow Internet connection.)

I want to create a simple HTML page that I can keep local to my machine that contains a simple HTML form that will submit a query to Google. -- I want to use this as my browser's homepage in lieu of "about:blank"

Could an enterprising SuperUser help me create the HTML to help me make this dream a reality?

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    Looks like I'm being lazy.
    – Nate
    Jul 23, 2009 at 19:48
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    Are you referring to the "regular" Google web search page, google.com, or iGoogle, google.com/ig, and presumably with any number of gadgets as your homepage? Jul 23, 2009 at 19:57
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    First time in my life I have ever heard someone say google was slow.
    – Troggy
    Jul 23, 2009 at 20:30
  • @Danny I was referring to google.com. It easily takes me 3 seconds to load here at work and its auto-focus-on-the-search-bar became unbearable.
    – Nate
    Jul 23, 2009 at 20:42

4 Answers 4


Save the page using your browser's save-complete-page functionality, and then set an HTML "base" tag in the header of the saved page to google.com.

Info on that tag here: http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_base.asp


Set your homepage to about:blank and then use the search bar of your browser.

<form action="http://google.com/search" name=f><input name=hl type=hidden value=en><input autocomplete="off" maxlength=2048 name=q size=55 title="Google Search" value=""><br><input name=btnG type=submit value="Google Search"><input name=btnI type=submit value="I'm Feeling Lucky"></form>

just stole their form and stuck it in there, should work


Perhaps you could use Google Chrome. The address bar is by default a "Google search" box already.

And this is how to add feeling lucky

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