How do you uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10?

.. and how do you install it again? If you can not view websites properly (eg items are missing or they overlap each other) then, with most browsers, it is fairly easy to uninstall  and then reinstall the browser. Just go to “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel, click on the relevant program and …
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Importing Favorites into a Different Browser

Want to move to a different browser? You may have thought of trying a different browser, but can’t face the thought of starting afresh with your collection of internet favorites (known as bookmarks in some browsers). Well, don’t let that stop you. It’s fairly easy to copy your favorites from one browser to another (technically, …
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Deleting Cookies Automatically

Unless you are a Safari user, you can set your browser to delete any cookies set by websites during the current session (ie cookies set since you opened your browser) According to Wikipedia (source): “An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent …
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Saving and Viewing Passwords in your Browser

Following on from last week’s blog, how do you go about saving usernames and passwords for websites, and how do you go about seeing what has been saved in your browser? All of the following instructions are for the latest version of the browser (as at 29/10/2015) when viewed on a Windows 10 PC. The …
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Changing Your Browser’s Home Page

Has something hijacked your home page? It is quite common for both malicious and benign software to decide (rather arrogantly) that it’s going to replace your browser home page with something else and that it’s not going to ask your permission or even tell you about it. This blog explains how to put it back …
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Animated Gifs

Do animated gifs drive you potty? I think it’s been a while since I adopted full-blown “grumpy old man” mode in these blogs, but I’m going for it this week because I’ve just encountered umpteen instances of one of the internet’s most annoying features – animated gifs. Thank you, Google (not). The trite, childish static …
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Running and Saving Downloads

What is the difference between “saving” and “running” files downloaded from the internet? Actually, probably not much in most circumstances. When you “run” a file from a website, it is downloaded to your own computer and placed in a temporary folder. You probably can’t easily see where that temporary folder is and you probably won’t …
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Time to un-install Java

Java is a security risk and is now of very little use What is Java? Java is a programming language that is often installed (free of charge) onto computers. It works via an “add-in” to the web browser. A browser is the program you use to view and interact with websites (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, …
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Moving a Browser Tab to a New Window

Have you ever wanted to compare the contents of two browser tabs side by side? A quite common situation occurred to me a few days ago when a client asked me to compare two computers that she had shortlisted for possible purchase. She sent me the links to the web pages that she had been …
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Internet Browsers

What are the main internet browsers and are two – or more – better than one? Internet Explorer Supplied by Microsoft as part of Windows, this used to be the leading browser. The European Commission judged that Microsoft was taking unfair advantage by supplying their own browser with their (almost ubiquitous) operating system. A deal …
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