Homepages are useful as a primary location for all of your web browsing. The most popular are Google, Yahoo, Bing or simply a blank page (about:blank). Many browser add-ons or websites change your homepage to their website, often without you realizing what they are doing. Luckily, modern web browsers make it easy to fix.Continue Reading
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox both have their settings under their menu button (the three lines). Chrome calls them Settings, while Firefox calls them Options. For Apple's Safari browser, click the Apple logo on the top of your screen, and hit "Preferences." Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 uses a gear icon to bring up the Action menu to find "Internet Options."
In Chrome, your homepage settings are under Appearance, while in Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox, these settings are under the General tab.
For Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox, change the homepage entry to whatever you wanted your homepage to be. In Chrome, click Change under the "Show Home" button. Edit the "Open this page:" entry with whatever you want your homepage to be. Alternatively for the Firefox browser, take a browser tab, and drag it onto your Home button to automatically add it.
To view your browsing history, press and hold down the Control and H keys on your keyboard simultaneously, then select the browsing period in the new page. Although there are other ways to view the browsing history of different Internet browsers, this option works effectively in Firefox.Full Answer >
DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused search engine that does not collect or share any user information while browsing. Unlike other search engines, DuckDuckGo returns similar results to all user search terms because it does not monitor or filter search content based on sites visited.Full Answer >
Using the incognito or private browsing features of Web browsers forces many search engines to return international search results rather than search results optimized for a specific region or country. Conversely, using search engine sites specific to a certain country can allow users to obtain search results that are more relevant to that country. It is sometimes necessary to use a proxy server to obtain valid search results from other countries, however.Full Answer >
Deleted Internet browsing history can be viewed in a computer's DNS cache. To do so, search for "cmd" in the Start menu in Windows 7 to open a command prompt. At the prompt, type "ipconfig/displaydns," and select Enter to pull up a list of all websites visited from the computer. The list includes sites accessed indirectly through other sites that a user may not intend to visit.Full Answer >