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How to Delete Web History

Tutorials on How to Delete Web History in Popular Web Browsers

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All Web browsers keep a log of Web pages that you have visited in the past, defined as browsing history. From time to time you may have the desire to delete your history for privacy purposes. The tutorials below detail how to delete Web history in several popular browsers.

Delete Web History in Internet Explorer 9

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IE9 offers several ways to delete Web history, including a simple keyboard shortcut as well as through IE9's General Options section. Users are also given the ability to automatically delete Web history each time they close the browser. This in-depth tutorial steps you through each of this methods.

How to Delete Web History in Other Versions of IE

Delete Web History in Opera 10 for Windows

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Opera 10 allows you to delete Web history via the browser's Private Data interface, distinguishing between browsing history and download history. Users can choose to delete the history of websites visited as well as delete any history of files downloaded within the browser. This process can be fairly simple as long as you are knowledgeable on the types of history you wish to delete. This step-by-step tutorial explains everything you need to know to delete Web history in Opera 10 for Windows.

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Delete Web History in Firefox 4 for Windows

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Firefox 4 groups history into several different components, including browsing and download history as well as form and search history. Users are given the ability to delete Web history from specific time ranges such as the last two hours or the current day. This graphic tutorial teaches you how to delete Web history in Firefox 4 for Windows.

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Delete Web History in Flock 2.x for Windows

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Flock 2.x for Windows separates history into two different components, browsing history and download history. Users are given the ability to delete Web history by utilizing Flock's Clear Private Data interface. This detailed tutorial shows you how to delete Web history in Flock 2.x for Windows.

Delete Web History in Safari 5 for Windows

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Safari 5 allows you to delete Internet history as well as several other private data components with just a few clicks of your mouse. Saved items are broken out into almost a dozen groupings including browsing history, Web page preview images and icons, and Autofill form text. This brief how-to article describes the steps required to delete Internet history in Safari 5 for Windows.

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