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Google Chrome

Note: Please use the latest version of Google Chrome before following these directions, as older versions are less secure and have different menu options. Google Chrome is a free download.

How do I change my home page?

To change your home page in Google Chrome, open Chrome and click the Options button in the upper-right corner (looks like three horizontal bars), and click "Settings". Once here, you should find a section called "On Startup", where you can have chrome open on a new tab, your last tabs opened, or on a specific home page.

How do I make Chrome my default browser?

To set Google Chrome as your default web browser, open Chrome and click the Options button in the upper-right corner (looks like three horizontal bars), and click "Settings". At the very bottom there is a button that says "Make Google Chrome my default browser". Click it to set Chrome as your default.

How do I change cookie settings in Chrome?

To change cookie settings in Google Chrome, open Chrome and click the Options button in the upper-right corner (looks like three horizontal bars), and click "Settings". Click on the "show advanced settings" at the bottom of the settings page. On this page, there is a "Privacy" section where you can allow/deny all cookies, or you can manually manage the cookie list.

How do I delete cookies/browsing history in Chrome?

To delete cookies or browsing history in Google Chrome, open Chrome and click the Options button in the upper-right corner (looks like three horizontal bars), and click "Settings". Click on the "show advanced settings" at the bottom of the settings page. Go to the "Privacy" section and click "Clear browsing data...". On this page you can put a check next to whatever data you want cleared. You can then select the period you want the data deleted from with the dropdown menu. Once you are ready, click "Clear Browsing Data" and it will erase everything you selected.

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