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Q&A Community – A Message to Our Users

As you may have heard, Ask.com will no longer offer the Q&A Community feature or mobile app as of July 1, 2015. There’s no action required of you at this time, but if you have questions, please visit our detailed FAQ for more information on this change.

We hope you will continue to come to Ask.com when curiosity piques and you’re looking for an answer, and follow us along our journey of building out Ask as a premier publisher of the best Q&A content out there!

Take me back to the Q&A Community

Mobile App – A Message to Our Users

As you may have heard, Ask.com will no longer offer the Q&A Community feature or mobile app as of July 1, 2015. There’s no action required of you at this time, but if you have questions, please visit our detailed FAQ for more information on this change.

We hope you will continue to come to Ask.com when curiosity piques and you’re looking for an answer, and follow us along our journey of building out Ask as a premier publisher of the best Q&A content out there!

Take me back to the Q&A Community

Ask Toolbar Help

Need help figuring out how to best use - or remove - our browser toolbar? Have no fear, help is just a click away.

Ask.com is my default home page or search engine in Internet Explorer. How do I change it?

Internet Explorer allows you to change your browser home page at any time. In the upper right corner of your Internet Explorer browser window, select the gear icon (as shown below), and then "Internet Options" from the drop down menu.


Find the section marked "Home page" and use your mouse to select the entire address you see beginning with "http://www.search.ask.com" and delete it. Then, type your desired home page in that space--for example, if you'd like Yahoo as your homepage, type in www.Yahoo.com. Once you have typed in your preferred homepage, click "Apply" and then click "OK."


That's it for your default homepage settings!

If these steps don't work for you, please check out this article:

Why can't I remove the Ask default homepage from my browser?

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Topic Information
  • Topic #: 30015-67
  • Date Created: 08/29/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 12/03/2012
  • Viewed: 19665