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- Open the browser and tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
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- Open the browser and tap Alt+T.
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- Click Reset again to confirm the reset.
- Open the browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the menu.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Confirm your choice to reset the browser.
In non-techie terms:
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