How to Use the Internet Options on Google Chrome

by Kevin Lee

Internet Explorer has an Internet Options menu that people use to adjust browser security, the form autofill behavior and other settings to make Web browsing safer and more productive. If you search for a similar Internet Options menu on Google Chrome, you may not be able to find it. Chrome has a page that enables you to customize these settings; you just need to find the page.

1

Launch Google Chrome. Click the menu icon and then click "Settings." Chrome displays the Settings page. This page has general settings that adjust the browser's appearance, default search engine and other basic properties.

2

Scroll to the bottom of the window and click the "Show Advanced Settings" link to display additional hidden Internet options. The browser divides the settings into these groups: Privacy, Passwords and Forms, Web Content, Network, Languages, Downloads, HTTPS/SSL, Google Cloud Print and Background Apps.

3

Move to the group that contains the Internet option you would like to change. For example, if you'd like to change your default download location, click the "Change" button in the Downloads section and then double-click one of the folders that appear in the Browse For Folder dialog window.

Tips

  • Unless you understand how Chrome works, you shouldn't adjust settings that you don't understand. Common adjustments that you might make include setting form autofill behavior, changing font size and altering your privacy settings. For example, removing the check mark from the check box named "Enable Autofill to fill out Web forms in a single click" prevents Chrome from remembering form data that you type. Clicking the "Content Settings" button in the Privacy section displays the Content Settings dialog window where you manage your browser cookies, control pop-ups, allow or disallow JavaScript and adjust the other advanced Internet options settings.
  • Hide the items in the Advanced Settings section by clicking the "Hide Advanced Settings" link at the bottom of the Settings page.

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After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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