Using IE on the Start Screen

Learn how to use Internet Explorer 11 start screen functionality so you can always use your favorite browser.

Privacy and security

Like all browsers, IE keeps a browsing history for the websites you visit. You may want to clear your browsing history periodically for the sake of privacy.

To delete browsing history:

  1. Hover the mouse in the lower-right corner to access the Charms bar, then select Settings.
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  2. The Settings pane will appear on the right. Select Options.
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  3. The Internet Explorer settings will appear. Locate and click the Select button under History.
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  4. A dialog box will appear. Select the browsing data you want to delete, then click Delete.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11