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Clearing Internet History won't work

LacroixLacroix Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi,

I've been trying to clear my autocomplete history (I think its a mild OCD thing but I just find the drop dpwn box really irritating, as if I wanted to keep an address i'd add it to my favourites. Deleting history sort of seems to work, but I delete the autocomplete history and yet alot of stuff still remains in the drop down box. I am using an O2 dongle for internet and am on Internet Explorer... I don't know if this helps or not. I just want to be able to clean it so that nothing comes up when I press the 'down' arrow next to my address bar, and can't think of anything else to try.

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  • ElinElin Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Unless I misunderstand you, I'm not sure you're deleting the right thing. Auto complete is for forms and the like. The arrow next to your address bar shows browsing history. To delete that clear browsing history and then set it to not save browsing history.

    In IE 7 you would go to tools> internet options

    In the History section, clear history then go to settings. Choose never to check for update pages and at the bottom set the number of days to 0. I believe that should stop it.

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  • John MatrixJohn Matrix Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I use firefox and it doesn't keep that history.

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  • ElinElin Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I use firefox and it doesn't keep that history.

    I also use Firefox and mine does. All browsers will if they are set to do it. The trick is knowing how to turn it off and on for your preferred browser.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    If you have bookmarks, they will always auto-complete.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Doc wrote: »
    If you have bookmarks, they will always auto-complete.
    Not necessarily, in Firefox 3.5, and I think all since 3.1 actually, there's an option to have it autocomplete for the history, the bookmarks, both, or neither. Not sure about IE though.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Doc wrote: »
    If you have bookmarks, they will always auto-complete.
    Not necessarily, in Firefox 3.5, and I think all since 3.1 actually, there's an option to have it autocomplete for the history, the bookmarks, both, or neither. Not sure about IE though.

    Hey, cool. That's still the default behavior anyway.

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    When I'm trying to cover up the fact that I've been looking at porn (in Firefox), I go:

    Tools>Options>Privacy>"Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar" and click that off.

    Spoiler:

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Chanus wrote: »
    When I'm trying to cover up the fact that I've been looking at porn (in Firefox), I go:

    Tools>Options>Privacy>"Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar" and click that off.

    Spoiler:

    ctrl-shift-p

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    That's amazing! =)

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Doc wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    When I'm trying to cover up the fact that I've been looking at porn (in Firefox), I go:

    Tools>Options>Privacy>"Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar" and click that off.

    Spoiler:

    ctrl-shift-p

    "p" for "privacy"!

    And if you believe that, you've never met an average Firefox programmer.

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  • Omega2112Omega2112 GW2 AKA: Robocow, Veristia Reaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'll just leave this right here.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623

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