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How to delete browser history

As you surf the Internet, your browser saves information about the websites you have visited, everything you have entered on websites (e.g. login information, items you have searched), the list of files you have downloaded, what you have searched in the search bar and other history tracks.

If you do not want other users who share your computer see your browser history, you should regularly delete browser history.

But protecting your privacy is not the only reason to delete browser history. Browser history takes up space on your hard drive that could slow down your computer. So deleting browser history also helps you to free up disk space and improve your computer performance.

You can either use the delete history options available in your browser or use delete history tools.

With delete history software you can select to delete browser history in several browsers at once, select if you want to delete all browser history or only individual items, if browser history will be deleted upon request or automatically when you close your browser.

How to delete browser history on Firefox

This article helps you to delete browsing history in Firefox.
To view the browsing history in Firefox, just select History, then Show all history.

Show browsing history
You can configure Firefox browsing history settings depending on your needs.



Firefox allows a user to select 'Never remember history', 'Remember history', or 'Use custom settings for history'. So, if you want to prevent Firefox from storing you browsing history, you can select the 'Never remember history' option.

Firefox history settings

In case you need to delete all browsing history, you can click 'Clear all current history'.

Delete browsing history in Firefox

But in many cases browsing history stored on your computer is useful as it speeds up web surfing making it more convenient. So you may need to select 'Remember history' or 'Use custom settings for history'. Selecting these options you can also set how long you want the browsing history is kept in Firefox.

To 'instruct' Firefox about the number of days the browsing history is kept, you should open Firefox, then open the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'.
Then open the 'Privacy' tab and specify the number of days you want to keep browsing history.

Delete browsing history in Firefox

If you selected to store browsing history, to protect your computer privacy and improve your computer's performance it is better to regularly delete browsing history.

To delete browser history:
1. Open Firefox, click on the Tools menu and select Clear Recent History

2. Click the button next to Details to display what items to clear - clear all or only necessary items and click 'Clear Now'

How to delete browsing history in Internet Explorer

Here is a list of browsing history tracks stored by Internet Explorer:

- history of visited websites

- search history

- autocomplete

- cookies

- Temporary Internet Files

- saved passwords

How to view browsing history in Internet Explorer:

To view browsing history in Internet Explorer, press and hold Ctrl+H
You will be presented with the window that contains the history of websites arranged by date. Select 'Today' or 'Last Week' and view visited websites. You can easily select 'by date', 'by site' and 'by most visited' from the 'History' drop-down list.

How to change the number of days that visited webpages are kept in the browsing history in Internet Explorer

You can choose the number of days that Internet Explorer keeps a history of the web pages you have visited. After that period of time, the browsing history is automatically deleted.
To adjust the number of days the browsing history is kept:
Select 'Tools', then 'Internet Options'.
Click the 'Settings' button under 'Browsing history' and specify the number of days you would like Internet Explorer to remember the web pages you have visited. If you want to stop Internet Explorer from storing your browsing history, set the number of days to 0.

How to delete browsing history in Internet Explorer 8.0

Select 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.
Click 'Delete all' and then click 'Yes'.

How to delete the specific category of browsing history

Select 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.
Click 'Delete' button next to the browsing history information you want to delete, and then click 'Yes'.

How to delete browsing history in Internet Explorer 7.0

Select Tools.
Select Internet Options.
Open the General tab.
Under Browsing history click the Delete button.
Select 'Delete history' and click the Delete all button.

Monday, July 28, 2014
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