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How to reset Firefox and Chrome back to its default state

Resetting your browser to its default state can often fix problems. For example, a program you install may change your search engine, install toolbars, and do other unwelcome things. Or you may have accidentally changed advanced settings on your own.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. To find this option, open Chrome’s menu and select Settings. Perform a search for “reset browser” and you’ll see the Reset browser settings button.

1. Go to Chrome Setting , find and click "Show Advance Settings"

2. Click Reset Settigs.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox also allows you to return it to original default state. To do so, click the Firefox menu button, point to Help, and select Troubleshooting Information.

1. Firefox menu button click the  Question Mark Icon  (Help)

2. Select Troubleshooting Information

3. There is two option for  you Reset Firefox or Reset with Add-ons are only disabled

The Reset feature accomplishes this by creating a new profile for you, copying this important data over. Your old profile will be placed on the desktop in a folder titled “Old Firefox Data.” If you lose important data in the reset, you can attempt to recover it from this folder. If you don’t need the folder, you’re free to delete it.

Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox or Chrome - How to fix

Some third-party software providers might change Firefox's shortcut so that the browser always opens their page. To prevent this from happening, make sure you decline any options to set your site preferences when installing or updating a third-party application.

If the wrong home page keeps opening even when you've taken steps to remove a toolbar that's taken over Firefox and restored your home page, try checking the Firefox shortcut:

1. Right-click on the Firefox icon on your desktop or task bar, then click on Properties.

2. In the Target: field, you'll see the web address that the software provider keeps telling Firefox to load when you open the browser (for example, "http://blogmytuts.net"). Delete that web address and click OK to save your changes: 

NOTE: This also apply to Chrome

In some cases you need to unpin all the shortcut browser on the task bar to because the have same links on your desktop shortcut.

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