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    i'm really in trouble!


    please don't sent me to 'tutorials' - i'm so lost there - don't know which category to choose:
    deleted (!) IE icon from taskbar - when i replaced it back, it was loading as MSN - at least it was a browser ! then i tried to change 'address' in I.E. address bar - hoping to get back to I.E. loading as browser - didn't work - keep getting ''make sure address is correct'' notice - if i rite click mouse in current IE icon in task bar i get menu - tried all options - keep getting error - clicked on 'fix' on that page but didn't help ! i need more than one browser (currently have Chrome) - should i just download another browser altogether and forget about finding I.E. 10 ? I know i had IE 10 - should i just download IE 11 and install that? or FireFox or Opera ? thanks so much - i'm really worried ! Edythe

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could try IE 11 & see what happens.

    If it has problems, I suggest Opera.
    I've used it for sometime now with no issues.

    If Opera doesn't suit you try another.

    I do not use IE 11.
    Too many bugs in it for me.
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  3. #3


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    The new Opera has some similarities to Chrome where you can add themes and apps that make it easy to have quick access to your favorite things on the internet.
    Adblock
    News feeds
    Weather
    Etc.....
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    please don't sent me to 'tutorials' - i'm so lost there - don't know which category to choose:
    deleted (!) IE icon from taskbar - when i replaced it back, it was loading as MSN - at least it was a browser ! then i tried to change 'address' in I.E. address bar - hoping to get back to I.E. loading as browser - didn't work - keep getting ''make sure address is correct'' notice - if i rite click mouse in current IE icon in task bar i get menu - tried all options - keep getting error - clicked on 'fix' on that page but didn't help ! i need more than one browser (currently have Chrome) - should i just download another browser altogether and forget about finding I.E. 10 ? I know i had IE 10 - should i just download IE 11 and install that? or FireFox or Opera ? thanks so much - i'm really worried ! Edythe
    Hello Edythe,

    Internet Explorer has MSN set as it's homepage by default. Is this what you are seeing below? If so, then that's the issue, and you should be able to set whatever website you like as your homepage instead.

    Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Put this in your address bar (IE) and click to enter

    https://www.google.com/?hl=en

    Open Tools - Internet Options. and use "Current"

    That should get you on a clear start.
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    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    please don't sent me to 'tutorials' - i'm so lost there - don't know which category to choose:
    deleted (!) IE icon from taskbar - when i replaced it back, it was loading as MSN - at least it was a browser ! then i tried to change 'address' in I.E. address bar - hoping to get back to I.E. loading as browser - didn't work - keep getting ''make sure address is correct'' notice - if i rite click mouse in current IE icon in task bar i get menu - tried all options - keep getting error - clicked on 'fix' on that page but didn't help ! i need more than one browser (currently have Chrome) - should i just download another browser altogether and forget about finding I.E. 10 ? I know i had IE 10 - should i just download IE 11 and install that? or FireFox or Opera ? thanks so much - i'm really worried ! Edythe
    Hello Edythe,

    Internet Explorer has MSN set as it's homepage by default. Is this what you are seeing below? If so, then that's the issue, and you should be able to set whatever website you like as your homepage instead.

    Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    ------------------------
    thanks so much for the abaove -- that's exactly what i see now when i click on ie -went to your tutor-area and was able to see what you're saying but anyway i swear that didn't happen in the past when i'd click on IE icon ! i'd get Internet Explorer - nothing like MSN, ETC. - LOL - I i don't know 'what' to type in that 'block' area for a homepage that would just load ''traditional' (what i call it ) Internet Explorer search page (home page) ...hate to sound stupid - but i do want another browser for safety sake ... should i be spending so much time on IE as a browser(alternate) and just install another ? any that you like ? at this point i'm happy i got back 'something' that will launch as a 'broswer' even if it's msn -which i see is part of Lenovo(new computer) because it shows ''Lenovo/MSN'' (or reverse?) anyway i'm getting something but as a 'browser' how does msn 'rate' ? thanks again for your help ! '''lost in space'' ...
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    OK. You posted whilst I was typing. So you seem to be OK. My suggestion will take you to a reasonably clean home page
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    OK. You posted whilst I was typing. So you seem to be OK. My suggestion will take you to a reasonably clean home page
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    wow thanks for staying with me ! if i choose ''current' i'm assuming the 'current' visited site would become my home page because i'm making the 'address change' while at 'that' particular site ? If ''whateaver current site on my screen then becomes my 'home page' , when 'launched' (by clicking on IE icon) & want to do an internet search, would i'd look for the above the page for the address-bar & use that 'rectangle' area as 'searching' the web? If 'yes', am i still using Internet Explorer when i do that? (and the 'last visited' page that has become my home page is not actually doing the search?) thank you so much !
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    All correct. One thing I forgot. After you have selected "current" click "Apply", bottom right corner.
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    Posts : 279
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    All correct. One thing I forgot. After you have selected "current" click "Apply", bottom right corner.
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    RIGHT! ''APPLY'' i swear i don't remember 'what' i was seeing when clicking on IE icon insofar as what was showing - but i'm sure the IE ''address' was showing there - how do i find out that ''address' and type it in the area to make that my 'home page' ? i did try ''default''one time but only got back to 'Lenovo-MSN'' ... i want just pain IE showing in that address-area under IE tools, etc. best i stop clicking on things - that's what got me into this mess in the first place ! lol ---- THANKS !
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