How to Reset Browser Settings

Four Methods:Google ChromeFirefoxOperaSafari

Are you planning on cleaning up your browser and deleting all your settings and personal information? It's time for a browser restoration. Read on to learn how to reset your browser to its default settings.

Method 1
Google Chrome

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    Open Google Chrome.
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    Click the Chrome menu button. This is located in the upper-right corner of the window, and has three horizontal bars colored green, yellow, or red depending on how recently you've updated your browser. Select Settings from the drop-down menu. This will open the browser settings in a new tab.
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    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Show advanced settings....
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    Scroll to the very bottom of the page. Locate the Reset option and press Reset browser settings.
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    Confirm the reset. Read the warning in the pop-up window describing what exactly the reset will do. Confirm that you want to make these changes, and then press Reset

Method 2
Firefox

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    Understand what resetting Firefox will accomplish. Firefox does not remove windows and tabs, browsing history and bookmarks, saved passwords, saved form history, or cookies. If you would like to remove those things, it will have to be done separately.
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    Open Firefox.
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    Click the Firefox menu button. This is located in the upper-right corner of the window. Press the ? symbol at the bottom of the drop-down menu to go to the Help page.
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    Click on Troubleshooting Information.
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    Press the Reset Firefox... button located at the top right of the page.
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    Confirm that you want to reset your browser settings. Then click Reset Firefox.

Method 3
Opera

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    Understand a browser reset in Opera. This browser doesn't have an actual reset function, so these steps will explain how to more or less get the same effect.
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    Open Opera.
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    Click on the menu with the Opera symbol and locate More Tools.
    • If you have "Show Menu Bar" set on, just go to Tools which can be found at the top of the browsers page.
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    Select Clear browsing data....
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    Choose what you want to delete. For a full browser reset, check all options. However, you can pick only those that you want to delete, keeping the rest of your settings intact. Once you've checked all the options you want to reset, press Clear browsing data.

Method 4
Safari

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    Open Safari.
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    Click on the 'Safari' text in the menu bar.
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    Click on Reset Safari and select what all you want to remove.

Tips

  • Backup any important bookmarks, extensions, and things like that before you reset your browser.

Warnings

  • If you reset your settings in Chrome and Opera, you will lose all history and cookies.

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