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Delete address bar history

How to delete the address bar history

What is address bar history?

Address bar, also known as the Location bar, is a text box used to enter a web site address in a browser. Web browsers allow users to click the down arrow to view the recently visited pages. So, the address bar history shows some of the web sites you have recently visited and anyone who has access to your computer and starts typing in the address bar will get a drop down url list with the web sites you have visited.
Using Clear All History you can delete the Address bar history in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, MSN Explorer, AOL, and Opera.

With Clear All History you can delete the address bar history automatically.

Delete Address bar history FAQ

This article describes how to delete the address bar history in different browsers.
How can I delete address bar history in Internet Explorer?
How can I restore my missing Address Bar in Internet Explorer?
How do I delete address bar history in Firefox?
How can I delete location bar history in Mozilla?
How can I delete address bar history in Opera?
How do I delete location bar history (url autocomplete) in Netscape Navigator?

How can I delete the address bar history in Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer users can view the address bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box. To help keep the pages you have recently visited or searched for you can clear the address bar history.
To delete the address bar in Internet Explorer 7.0:
• Select Tools and then Internet options.
• Open the General tab.
• In the Browsing history area click the Delete button.
• To delete the list of web sites you have visited (delete the Address bar history), click Delete history and then click Yes.
• Click Close and then click OK.

To delete the address bar history in Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x:
• Go to Tools and select Internet Options.
• Open the General tab, click Clear history.
• Click OK.

Note: in Internet Explorer even if you delete address bar history manually, history file (index.dat file) stores information which can show where you have been online. This history file can't be deleted manually as it is used by Windows all the time.

How can I restore my missing Address Bar in Internet Explorer?

The Address bar may be missing in Internet Explorer 6.x if the Toolbar settings are set to remove the Address bar, or if there is a problem with a registry key.
To restore the missing address bar, you can change the Toolbar settings or delete the WebBrowser registry key.

To change the Toolbar settings:
• Start Internet Explorer, click View and then point to Toolbars.
• If there is not a check mark next to Address Bar, click Address Bar to place the check mark. If there is a check mark next to Address Bar, click Address Bar to remove the check mark, and then click Address Bar to place the check mark.
• If the Address bar is in the upper right corner and not available, right-click Address, and then click Lock the Toolbar to remove the check mark.
• Click Address, and then drag the Address bar where you want it.

If it doesn't work, you can delete the WebBrowser registry key.

To delete the WebBrowser registry key:
• Click Start Select 'Run' from the 'Start' menu.
• In the Run dialogue box type 'regedit' and click 'OK'.
• Locate the following registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
• Right-click the WebBrowser key, click Delete, and then click Yes.
• Open Internet Explorer and then select View -> Toolbars. The toolbar default settings are restored.

How do I delete address bar history in Firefox?

To delete address bar history in Firefox 2.0:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Options".
• Select "Privacy".
• In Private area click "Clear Now".
• In "Clear Private Data" window put the check mark for "Browsing history" and click "Clear Private Data Now".
• Click OK.

To delete address bar history in Firefox 1.5:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Options".
• Select "Privacy".
• Open "History" tab and click "Clear Browsing history now".
• Click OK.

In the "History" tab you can specify how long you want Firefox to remember what web sites you visited.

How can I delete location bar history in Mozilla?

Location bar (or address bar), is a text box used to enter a web site address in a browser. Mozilla stores a list of web sites you have visited (web addresses from the Location bar) and anyone who has access to your computer and starts to type in the location bar will get a drop down url list with the web sites you've visited. Anyone can view location bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box. To keep the pages you have recently visited or searched for private you can delete location bar history.
To delete address bar history (also known as "location bar history") in Mozilla 1.7:
• Select "Edit"
• Select "Preferences".
• Under Navigator category, click History.
• To delete address bar history (list of sites stored in Location bar menu) in "Location bar history" area click the "Clear Location Bar" button.
• Click OK.

How do I delete address bar history in Opera?

To delete address bar history (history of typed-in addresses) in Opera 9.x:
1. Open the Tools menu.
2. Select Delete private data
3. Click the "Details" button
4. Select "Clear history of typed-in addresses".
5. Click "Delete" button.

To delete visited links history in Opera 9.x:
1. Open the Tools menu.
2. Select Delete private data
3. Click the "Details" button
4. Select "Clear history of visited links".
5. Click "Delete" button.

How do I delete location bar history (address bar history) in Netscape Navigator?

To delete address bar history manually:
• Select "Edit" then "Preferences".
• Open "Navigator" category.
• Select "History" sub-category.
• click the "Clear Location Bar" button.
• Click OK.



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