Instead of showing a start page when launching, Yandex.Browser shows either the Tableau with the most frequently visited pages, or tabs that were left open the last time. To select your preferred option, click → Settings → Launch on startup.
As the result of resetting browser settings, the original settings will be restored:
To reset the browser settings:
Some programs (such as chat programs, extra browser panels, and so on) may change your browser settings without asking you.
Yandex.Browser tracks these changes and automatically restores the default settings. You'll see a message about this at the top of the settings page (just click → Settings):
The Yandex search engine is used by default. You can change it in the browser settings.
Certain programs may change the default search engine without telling you.
To prevent this, the browser asks you to confirm the changes (you will need to enter the security code from an image):
Yandex.Browser updates automatically irrespective of whether you use it or not. This is for security reasons: new threats and vulnerabilities constantly arise in the internet and the browser gets new and better protection methods.
We do not recommend disabling automatic update in the background, but if you need to:
Now automatic update in background is disabled. However, as soon as you open the browser, it immediately checks for updates and will do so regularly in the future when running.
It is not possible to completely disable automatic update in the browser. We recommend using the latest browser version to get maximum protection against internet threats.
Check whether previewing files in Yandex.Browser is disabled:
Completely clear your browsing history and reset Zen.
To clear the browsing history:
After this, you can personalize Zen:
You can personalize the recommendations shown in your content feed. To do this, just mark your preferences:
Zen will continually adjust your content feed based on your browsing history.