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Managing Settings in Internet Explorer 7.0 to 9.0

Last Updated: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn to set up a home page, connection settings, and parental control in Internet Explorer.


Want to set up a default home page? Want to set up your Internet connection? Need to block the types of sites that display on your computer? Learn how to do all this in Internet Explorer using the steps below.   

For all PC browser-related articles see Manage Your PC Browser.

Cox does not support all browsers. The following information is for reference only. For specific information on using Internet Explorer 7.0 through 9.0, visit Microsoft.com.

See also Set Up and Manage Your Operating System in Windows.

Choose from one of the following solutions:

How Do I Set My Home Page?


Learn to set your home page in IE 7 to 9.

Browse to the desired web site you want to set as your home page.
On the menu bar click Tools, then click Internet Options. You will see your desired website address in the field under Home page.
Click the Use Current button.
Note: You can also bypass browsing for the address and just type it in the field under Home Page, then click OK.

How Do I Set Up Internet Connections?


Learn to manage your connection settings in IE 7 to 9.

On the menu bar click Tools then click Internet Options.
From the Connections tab click Setup.
Click Next, then click the radio button Connect to the Internet.
Click Next, then click the radio button Setup my connection manually.
Click Next, then click the radio button Connect using a broadband modem that is always on.
Click Finish.

How Do I Control the Type of Content That Displays on My Computer?


Learn to manage content in IE 7 to 9.

On the menu bar click Tools then click Internet Options.
Click the Content tab then under Content Advisor click the Enable button.

Note: If the Disable and Settings buttons display here, the Content Advisor is already enables.

Click Settings then click the Ratings tab and choose the level of each content category you want to see. 

Note: You can also click Approved Sites to enter your own web addresses and manage which ones to allow or deny.
Click OK to complete the process. 

 Note: If this is a family computer and you want to set up a password to further control content viewing, go to step 5.

On the Content Advisor window, click the General tab and choose Supervisor Can Type a Password to Allow Viewers to View Restricted Content.
Next, enter a Password and Confirm password. Now enter a Hint to help you remember the password.
Note: This is not the same as your Cox password and is not accessible by Cox.

Click OK on all the open windows to complete the process.

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