December 28, 2014

How To Fix Google Home Page URL That Ends With gws_rd=ssl

Is your Google browser home page URL having gws_rd=ssl or some other longer code after

In other words, instead of just, you see this: at the address bar.

Here is how to fix this problem.

You need to make changes in two (2) areas.

FIRST: Change Home Page URL

1. Click on Tools.

2. Then click on Options.

3. Now a box pops up.

4. At the box next to Home Page, type (for those in Malaysia) or (for those in United Kingdom).

5. Click on the OK button below.

SECOND: Change Application Setting

1. Type about:config in the address bar.

2. Now type browser.newtab.url in the space next to Search:

3. Right click on it, then click Modify.

4. A box pops up.

5. Type in this: (for those in Malaysia) or (for those in UK).

That's all.

Note: There is an "s" after http for both areas. It should be  https://

Written by: Kher Cheng Guan