You spend most of the hours with our laptops, PCs, phones; and if there is an internet connection then nothing can stop you browsing numbers of websites.
In this era, when you have a lot to search and explore on internet, somewhere you want something that you browse shouldn’t be revealed to anyone not even to your devices where you are surfing. But unluckily, your browser knows everything about your every single activity on internet and saved it in a browsing history.
That’s really not a big problem as in this tutorial we will tell you How to Delete Browsing History from Chrome and Firefox.
Well, browser history isn’t that bad. It actually designed for your benefits to keep the record of your surfing for future reference. But sometimes it becomes too annoying when your browser history reveals way too many secrets that they’re not supposed to.
Everyone might have their own reasons which force them to clear browsing history, that part I won’t discuss. And one of the biggest reasons behind Deleting Browsing History is the space of your hard drive. Clearing browsing history saves a lot of your hard drive space.
Let’s begin the key content of today’s post ‘How to Delete Browsing History’.
- Open your browser first.
- To view and delete your browsing history, go to the chrome menu on the top right corner.
- Once you click on this, a drop down list will appear. Now click onhistory and recent tabs and then go to History.
- A screen appears showing the entire history of all the pages you have searched so far.
- Select the items that you want to delete or if you want to delete entire history then click on Clear browsing data.
- A dialog box will appear asking you to specify how much history and what items you want to obliterate. Select the beginning of time if you want to erase the complete search history.
- A dialog box will appear. Click on Remove and you are done.
- Click on the menu button on top right of your Firefox browser then go to History>Clear Recent History.
- A dialog box will appear where you will be asked to select the range of history you want to clear. Select that time and click on clear now.
- If you want to delete specific items then go to the menu button and click History. Go toShow All History at the bottom of the list.
- Another dialog box will open showing all the pages you have visited so far. Right click on the page you want to delete and click Forget about this page. The page will be deleted.
I hope the above mentioned ways will help you to delete browsing history from your browsers.
As we’ve mentioned previously, your cache and Internet browsing history are useful in certain ways. Respectively, they help you load websites faster by remembering what’s already there, and remember what website’s you’ve been to, even if you haven’t bookmarked them.
However, sometimes these things won’t always be necessary, and can actually be privacy hazards. Certain websites and people may use the information within your cache or browsing history to track what you do on the Internet. Therefore, it’s a good idea to clear each of them out once in a while.
For a lengthier discussion on what your cache and browsing history do, or why you should delete the information within them occasionally, visit our What is a Cache and Internet Browsing History and How to Clear a Cache and Internet Browsing History tutorials.
How to clear your Firefox cache and browsing history
Open your Firefox web browser by double-clicking on its icon.
Click the menu icon in the top-right corner, click the History button, and then click Clear Recent History.
If you have the Menu Toolbar enabled, you can also simply click the History menu, and then click Clear Recent History from there.
(HINT: You can also use a keyboard shortcut to do this by holding down the “Control” and “Shift” keys, and then pressing the “Delete” key.)
A window will pop up allowing you to select what you want to delete, with “Browsing and Download History” and “Cache” among the options. Click the check boxes beside the types of files that you want to delete, or click again to uncheck them if you don’t want them deleted.
You can also click the drop-down menu beside “Time Range to Clear” to select how long files have to have been on your computer in order to be marked for deletion. Your options include files from Last Hour, Last Two Hours, Last Four Hours, Today, or Everything.
When you’re done selecting your options, click Clear Now.
That’s how to get rid of your cache and browsing history in Firefox! Up next, we’ll go over how to clear cookies in Firefox. Don’t worry; the steps are very similar to the ones that we just went over in this tutorial.