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How to Clear the Browsing History in Google Chrome

Friday, March 9th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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The browser history keeps track of your activities and lets you load pages from a few days back. It also helps you check what others are browsing on your computer. However, the History is an extremely critical feature, because your browsing history is your personal data. We have already done a post on clearing browser history for Google Chrome, but the Google Chrome User Interface has changed since. This time, we will see a faster way to delete the browsing history.

 Step 1: All settings and tweaks in Google chrome are available from the little wrench on the top right corner. Assuming you already have Google Chrome running, Click on the wrench to get a menu as shown below.

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Step 2: Go to Tools -> Clear Browsing Data from the wrench menu. Alternatively, you can key in ctrl+shift+del and it will bring up the Google Chrome settings page with the Clear Browsing History window.

google-chrome-history

Step 3: After the step above, you will see a new tab as shown below.

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Step 4: This window lets you choose which items you want to delete from your history. It also lets you choose if you want to delete the history from today, an hour ago, the last week or the entire history.

google-chrome-history-options

If you have been surfing on someone else’s computer, you can delete the history from an hour ago, keeping the rest of the history intact. I would also advise not to delete the Autofill form data, if you are deleting your own browsing history.  These form fills are used to fill your name, email ID and other fields on forms.

If you want to clear your browser history on Internet Explorer, or on Firefox, you can visit this topic we covered earlier.

~Chinmoy Kanjilal

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2 Responses to “How to Clear the Browsing History in Google Chrome”

  1. Julia Jester says:

    Every time i clear my history in Google Chrome i have to log back into which ever website i am on.This is a real pain because i lose everything i was doing.While playing games in Facebook i have to sign back in and redownload the game.I wish there was some other way to clear the history than this one.If there’s not many i just delete them one at a time so i don’t lose everything.I don’t like this at all about Google Chrome,but it seems to be the fastest browser for games.Do you have any suggestions? Thank You, Julia

  2. jo oliver says:

    -possibly may have the same response as above after I try to do my stuff.
    -didn’t know how to do this…..a life saver. especially since the news of GOOGLE the SPY!

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