Change Internet Explorer General settings
This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.
Your home page is displayed when you first start Internet Explorer. You can create a single home page or create a home page tab set by adding multiple web addresses. For more information, see Change your Internet Explorer home page.
You can delete temporary Internet files, cookies, your web browsing history, stored form entries, and stored passwords. Under Browsing history, click Delete to choose what you want to delete. For more information, see the following Help topics:
If you're using Internet Explorer 8, you can also prevent Internet Explorer from recording your browsing history by using InPrivate Browsing. For more information on InPrivate Browsing, see What is InPrivate Browsing?
Search settings let you add or remove search providers that are used in the search box. You can also choose a default search provider.
For more information, see the following Help topics:
The following table describes Internet Explorer's Appearance settings.