FAQ about Browser settings

Where are the settings?

To open your settings, click  → Settings.

Browser start page

Instead of the start page, Yandex Browser opens either your Tableau (with your most frequently visited pages), or the tabs that were left open during your last session. By default, Yandex Browser opens the tabs. If you want it to open your Tableau:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the Tabs section, disable the option. Now when you start the browser, it will open the tabs you left open last time.

To set the Yandex website as your home page, enable the following options: Open previously-opened tabs upon browser start and Open yandex.ru if home page is empty. You can also pin a tab instead of the home page. To do this, right-click on the tab and clickPin tab in the context menu.

How do I disable browser autostart?

By default, the browser launches automatically when Windows launches. To disable autostart:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. Go to System.
  3. In the Automatically launch browser when Windows launches section, select Never or If it was open on shutdown.

How do I change the context menu appearance?

If you think there are too many commands in the context menu:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. In the Context menu section, enable the Compact context menu option.

This will move some commands to the Advanced section.

When you select words or phrases, a panel with the Search Yandex and Copy commands pops up automatically above them. If you don't need it:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. In the Context menu section, disable the Show Search and Copy buttons when text is selected option.

What happens when browser settings are reset?

Resetting your browser settings means that the original settings will be restored:

To clear your browser settings:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to System.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Reset all settings.
  4. Confirm the reset.

How do I pin the browser to the taskbar?

From the Start menu or the desktop

  1. Right-click the Yandex Browser shortcut icon (on the desktop, or in the Start menu).
  2. Choose Pin to Taskbar.

To unpin the browser, choose Unpin from Taskbar.

From the taskbar

  1. Open Yandex Browser.
  2. Right-click the browser icon in the taskbar.
  3. Choose Pin to Taskbar.

To unpin the browser, choose Unpin from Taskbar.

How do I pin the browser to the first screen in the Start menu?

  1. Right-click the Yandex Browser shortcut icon.
  2. Choose Pin to Start.

To undo this, choose Unpin from Start.

How to allow the browser to access application data in macOS

In the macOS 10.14 Mojave operating system, access to application data is automatically restricted. If you want Yandex Browser to be able to access data from other applications (for example, other browsers):

  1. In the upper-left corner, click  → System preferences.
  2. Click Security & Privacy.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. Click in the lower-left corner of the window.
  5. Go to Accessibility and select the Yandex Browser option.