How to access Internet browser settings

Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Every Internet browser has settings you can change, including privacy options, security settings, search engine preferences, autofill and autocomplete behavior, and more. To access your Internet browser settings, choose your browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Chrome logo

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click the Customize and control Google Chrome Chrome Menu Icon icon.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Settings selector in Chrome.

Firefox logo

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the menu icon Firefox menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Options.

Firefox options menu

Safari logo

Safari

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select Safari selector from the menu bar in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Preferences.

Safari preferences

Tip

You can also press the Command+, (comma) shortcut key combination to access Safari settings.

Microsoft Edge logo

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more icon Microsoft Edge More menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge.

Microsoft Edge Legacy logo

Microsoft Edge Legacy

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. Click the More icon Microsoft Edge More menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Edge settings selector

Internet Explorer logo

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click the Tools Internet explorer tools icon icon.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Internet options.

Internet options

Opera browser logo

Opera

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu Menu button in Opera. button.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Opera settings selector.

Tip

You can also press the Alt+P shortcut key combination to access Opera settings.