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Accessing the Settings Menu

The Silk Settings menu lets users change the default browser settings. User changes to these settings may affect the look and behavior of your site.

To access the Silk Settings menu

  1. Launch the Silk browser from your device.

  2. Tap the menu icon on the navigation bar or swipe in from the left edge of the screen.

  3. Tap Settings.


          Image of the Silk menu with the Settings selection circled.

The Silk Settings menu lets users set the default search engine (Bing, Google, or Yahoo!), block pop-up windows, clear browsing history and cookies, disable location tracking, disable JavaScript, and make other changes that affect how content is displayed.


          Image of the Silk Settings menu.

Many of the Silk settings relate to standard browser functionality and will be familiar to web developers. The following setting is unique to Silk, or may be less familiar:

  • Cloud Features – This setting can be used to disable cloud-enhanced browsing. By default, Silk accelerates page loading by routing some connections through the Amazon cloud, and syncs users bookmarks and settings.