How To Clear Your Internet Browser History

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 So you want to clear your internet browsing history.

There are a few different ways dependant on browser and or operating system.

First lets look at

Windows

Go to Control panel.

Open Internet Options.

Make sure the General tab is selected

You will then see Browsing history

Click on Delete

You will then see this image

You will now see the options available to you , including ” Temporary Internet Files”

Press delete when you have selected your options

In

Chrome

go to the options tab , (look for the spanner)

Click on ” Under the hood “

You will see ‘Clear browsing data” at the top of the page

In

Firefox

Go to preferences , privacy

Then click on “clear your recent history”

You will then be given an option to delete your history

Finally the registry solution and here is the warning.

Before you make any changes to the registry , BACK IT UP

Incorrect changes to the registry can result in a non booting PC

To get to the Registry Click on “Start” and then “Run.”

Input “regedit.exe” into the “Run” text box and hit “Enter” to open the registry editor.

Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerTypedURLs.

Click on each URL that you wish to delete and hit the “Delete” key to remove it.

Close the Registry Editor when you are done by clicking on the “X” (close) button located in the top right corner of the Registry Editor window.

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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