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Internet Explorer Settings
The general tab contains the most popular settings. The first section allows you to type in any web page as your homepage. The browsing history section allows you to delete your history and change when history is deleted automatically. You can choose how much space to reserve for history, such as cookies and temporary Internet files by selecting Settings. Edit your default search preferences and how tabs are displayed. Customize the appearance of your browser, such as colors and fonts in the accessibility section.
Customize your browser's security from the security tab. Use the slider bar to choose the security level for your zone. Select a custom settings by selecting your zone and choosing Custom.
Edit how your computer accepts cookies, manage the built in pop-up blocker and choose how the InPrivate browsing works. The privacy tab is all about keeping your system secure from cookies and malicious pages.
With the content tab, you have complete control over which sites can be viewed on your computer. The parental controls and content advisor sections let you visit or block sites based on ratings, site content and even specific websites. If you use certificates, control them through the certificates section. Automatically fill in certain information by using AutoComplete. You can turn the feature on or off through the content tab. Choose when and how to use feeds and web slices as well.
Set up dial-up, LAN and VPN connections through this tab. You can also edit any existing connections.
This tab allows you to choose the default programs for certain services, such as email. You can also make Internet Explorer your default browser. Manage add-ons through the Programs tab as well.
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The general tab allows you to manage your homepage, downloads and add-ons. Choose your homepage, select where downloads are saved and completely manage all aspects of installed add-ons through this tab.
Use the tabs section to manage how tabs are displayed in Firefox. You can also choose whether or not to use tabs at all. If you have a slow connection, Firefox can be set to you warn you when you have too many tabs open.
Select your default application for various types of content in the applications tab. Simply choose a content type and select an application from the drop down list. Applications can include programs and plug-ins.
Choose how and when to delete your browsing history, including cookies, through the privacy tab. You can also choose how the location bar works.
Keep your browser safe by setting security options in the security tab. You can block malicious sites, choose how add-ons are installed and even set passwords to visit specific sites. You can also choose warning messages when a potentially dangerous site is visited.
The advanced tab of Firefox allows you to select how scrolling works, search options, network settings, when Firefox updates and the type of encryption used. You can also select what happens when Firefox crashes unexpectedly.