clear browsing history

Sometimes you want to clear browsing history while opening web pages in a browser. This history is saved locally on your computer somewhere on the hard disk. The browser saves this to load your pages faster. So that, when Next time you enter the same domain name, you don’t need to enter the full name you enter before. The browser will automatically suggest you the full name of the domain. You need to only select and press enter.

But sometimes, you need privacy when you used to enter your private data on the website. It’s ok to use your private data on your personal computer. But what if someone else needs your computer to open web page. In this case we suggest you to use Incognito mode in browser.

Suppose someone wants to open the bank account from the bank website, you open before. Your browser has the private data saved in history. When someone opens the bank website. They can easily get your private data and do harm your account.

You never want to make this happen to you.

To do this, you will have to clear your browser history. This will remove all your browsing data.



How to clear browsing history in Google Chrome

Google chrome is the most popular browser, many users prefer to use. Follow the below step by step process to remove google chrome history.

Step1: Open Google Chrome Browser

To clear Google Chrome browser history. You need to first open Google Chrome by clicking the chrome icon icon on your computer. The icon is colorful and is the combination of yellow, green and red.

Step2: View Google Chrome browsing history

Now, it’s time to select any one method to open Google Chrome browser history. The preferred method is the shortcut method.

Open history using shortcut key press

This is the preferred and the quickest method you should use in order to open history. In this method, you have to Press Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut key or enter direct URL in the browser chrome://history.

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Open history using step by step process

1. Use the image to see in the process. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon as given in the image. This icon is a three dots icon, you have to click.

Google chrome steps to clear browsing history

2. Click the History option in the menu list. This will open a new window where you can see the list of browsing websites.

3. Select the History option there.

See Google chrome history

This will open a new window where you can see your browsing history.

Step3: Clear Google Chrome browsing history

In the above window with the image. You can clear your browsing history one by one. Select one or multiple websites in the history. Click the delete button. This will delete those history from the list. You can delete your history here one by one. This is useful when you need to clear only few browsing history.
Google chrome click to clear browsing history window

But, if you want to delete today, the past or from the beginning. Click the ‘Clear and browsing data’ option and follow the below steps.

This will clear browsing history of Google Chrome

1. Click the dropdown menu to select your time period like today, past, from the beginning you want to clear browsing history.

2. After you select the drop down menu, Click the checkbox for the items you want to delete. Suppose if you want to delete only the ‘Download history’, Then check this option and uncheck the other option.

3. After you check the checkbox for the item of your choice. You can click the ‘Clear Browsing Data’ button.

This will clear your browsing history from Chrome browser.

How to clear browsing history in Microsoft Edge

Follow the step by step process to to clear Microsoft Edge history.

Step1: Open Microsoft Edge browser

To clear Microsoft Edge browser history, open Microsoft Edge browser and Click this this is microsoft edge icon icon on your computer. The Microsoft icon is e like shape.

Step2: View Microsoft Edge browsing history

Select any one method to open Microsoft history.

Using shortcut key

This is the quickest method to open browser history in just few seconds. Using keyboard shortcut key Ctrl+H to open the History.

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Using simple step by step process

See the image and follow the process one by one:

1. Click the Setting and more icon as given in the image. This is a horizontal three dots icon. When you click this icon, a menu list will open.

Microsoft Edge steps to clear browsing history

2. Select the History icon.

Here, you can see your browsing history.

Step3: Clear Microsoft Edge browser history

In the list of history given above step image, Choose your choice whether you want to delete Last hour history or some other. Click the ‘Clear all history’ link. This will open a new window.

Microsoft Edge see history

1. Here, you have to select the checkbox of your choice. Select as per your need.

2. Click the ‘clear’ button.

Microsoft Edge steps will clear browsing history

This will clear the browsing history with the settings you have made.

How to clear browsing history of Firefox

Follow the step by step process to clear Firefox browser history.

Step1: Open Firefox

To open Firefox browser, You have to click the icon use firefox icon to open on your computer. The icon of Firefox browser looking like a yellow fox grasping the blue color earth.

Step2: View Firefox Browser history

Select any method to open Firefox History:

Pressing shortcut key

This is the quickest method to open Firefox history in just few seconds. You need to press a keyboard shortcut key Ctrl+H to open a new window containing the history.

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Follow step by step process to open

1. Open menu by clicking on the Setting and more icon as given in the image. The icon is a combination of three horizontal lines which on click open a list of options.

Firefox step by step process to clear browsing history

2. Click the ‘History’ option given in the menu list.

This will open a new window containing the Firefox browsing history like this.

See Firefox history

This contains your browsing history data. You can check for today or before today history.

Step3: Clear Firefox browsing history

In the above window, you can delete history one by one. You have to just select the website you want to delete from the list. But if you want to delete all today history, past or from the beginning. Here in the above window, you have to click ‘Clear Recent History’ option. A new window will open. You have to follow further steps.

Click recent history in Firefox

1. In this window, you have to select the dropdown for the time you want to delete. If you want to delete last hour history, past hour or anytime. Select what you need.

This will clear Firefox browsing history

2. Select checkbox of your choice you want to delete. Whether you want to delete the search history or browsing history or any other. Do click checkbox as per you want.

3. Click the ‘clear’ button.

This will clear the browsing history with the settings you have done in Firefox.

How to clear browsing history of opera

Follow the steps to clear browsing history of opera mini.

Step1: Open Opera browser

To open browser history, use Opera icon opera icon for window on your computer. The Opera icon is circular in shape and red in color.

Step2: View opera browsing history

Now, You have to select a method. Select anyone but shortcut method is the preferred one.

Using shortcut key pressing

To quickly open the opera browsing history use shortcut keys Ctrl+H. This will open a new window with the browsing history.

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Follow step by step process

1. You have to click the Opera icon in the browser. This icon is ‘Customize and control opera‘ button you can use to open menu.

Step we have to use to open Opera history

2. Click the ‘History’ option from the list.

After you click the option, a new window will open contains your opera browsing history. Here, You can see all your browsing websites.

Clear Opera browsing history

In the history window, If you want to delete only few history, select it and delete.

Click to open clear browsing history

But if you want to delete all browsing history of today or from the beginning. Then, Click ‘Clear browsing data’ button. This will open a window.

1. Here, Select an option from the dropdown of your choice whether you want from the beginning, past hour or other.

Clear browsing history of Opera

2. Select checkbox, you want to delete download history, cookies, browsing or any other.

3. After you have made your selections, you can click ‘Clear Browsing data’ button.

This will clear your browsing data according to your selections.

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Last modified on July 20th, 2017

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