Reset Browser Settings

There may be an occasion where you want or need to reset a browser to its default settings. Select the browser of choice for instructions.

  • Edge

    Once Edge is open,

    1. Select the ellipsis (...) in the upper right corner of the browser window.
    2. Select Settings.

    Edge Select Settings

    In the Settings options,

    1. Select Reset settings.
    2. Then Restore settings to their default values.

    Edge Reset Settings

    In the Reset settings dialogue box, select Reset to confirm you want to reset the startup page, new tab page, search engine and pinned tabs. This will also disable all browser extensions and clear temporary data like cookies.

    Edge Reset Confirmation

    The browser settings will be reset.

  • Chrome

    Once Chrome is open,

    1. Select the ellipsis (...) in the upper right corner of the browser window.
    2. Select Settings.

    Chrome Select Settings

    In the Settings options,

    1. Select Advanced to open the Advanced options.
    2. Select Reset and clean up.
    3. Then Restore settings to their original defaults.

    Chrome Reset Settings

    In the Reset settings dialogue box, select Reset to confirm you want to reset the startup page, new tab page, search engine and pinned tabs. This will also disable all browser extensions and clear temporary data like cookies.

    Chrome Reset Confirmation

    The browser settings will be reset.

  • Internet Explorer

    First open Internet Explorer and go to the Tools menu. If you do not see your menu bar, press Alt on your keyboard and it should pop up.

    Then, click Internet Options.

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    Navigate to the Advanced tab.

    Click the button that says Reset...

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    You will be given a warning box before finally resetting. Take note that all of your cache, cookies, and web information will be lost if you select Delete personal settings.

    If you are ready to reset, click Reset.

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