Reset Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer Browser in Windows and Mac

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Resetting your browser will be the best solution if your favorite browser has become sluggish. You can reset Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer to factory default setting with few clicks.

If you reset your browser to factory default, it will clear all the changes that you have made to your browser. It will also clear cookies, caches, stored passwords and bookmarks. All the add-ons and the extensions will also be removed.

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Now if you decided to reset Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer to factory default then here, we have how to guide on resetting your browsers to its default state. We have covered three most popular browsers Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Reset Chrome to Factory Default settings

What you’ll lose if you reset Chrome to Factory Default:

  • Default Search engine setting
  • Most visited web page tab
  • Google Chrome browser settings
  • Cookies and other caches will be cleared
  • All the Add-ons and Extensions will be removed

Follow below steps to reset Chrome to its factory default setting.

Step 1: Click on “Menu” icon and select “Settings” from the drop-down list.

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Step 2: Now in setting, scroll down and click on “Show Advanced Settings”.
Step 3: Again scroll down and click on “Reset browser settings”.
Step 4: Now confirm resetting chrome settings to factory default by clicking on “Reset” button.

That’s it! You have restored Chrome to its factory default setting.

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Reset Firefox to Factory Default settings

What you’ll lose if you reset Firefox to Factory Default:

  • Search Engine preference and default homepage setting
  • Download History
  • Browsing history
  • All the Firefox extensions will be cleared

Follow below steps to reset Firefox to factory default settings

Step 1:  Open your Firefox browser.
Step 2: Click on Help.
Step 3: in the drop down menu select “Troubleshoot information.”

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Step 4: Now click on “Reset Firefox”  button in “Troubleshoot information.”

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Step 5: Confirm your decision of resetting Firefox setting to Factory default by clicking on “Reset.”

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That all! You have successfully restored your Firefox settings to factory default

Reset Internet Explorer Settings to Factory Default

What you’ll lose if you reset Internet Explorer to Factory Default:

  • All the web browser settings
  • Privacy and Security settings
  • Advance settings
  • Add-ons and Toolbars

Follow below steps to reset Internet Explorer settings to factory default

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2: Click on “Menu” or “Gear icon” or “Tools.”

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Step 3: Select “Internet option” from the drop down menu.

Step 4: Now click on “Advanced” Tab.

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Step 5: Now click “Reset” button.

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Step 6: Confirm Internet Explorer reset setting by clicking on “Reset” button.

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Well, that is it! You have successfully restored Internet Explorer settings to factory default. By following above steps, you can restore chrome, Firefox, internet explorer to its factory default setting.

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