How to View the Browser History

by Bennett Gavrish

Each of the most popular web browsers--including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari--contains a history feature. Every time you visit a website with one of these browsers, the program records the visit and stores the information in a log file. When you want to return to a website, you can view your browser history to see every site you have visited.

Internet Explorer Instructions

1

Launch the Internet Explorer application on your computer.

2

Click on the "Favorites" button in the top menu bar.

3

Go to the "History" tab at the top of the page.

4

Click on any date on the list to view the history of websites you visited that day.

5

Click on the name of a website in your history to revisit the page.

Firefox Instructions

1

Launch the Firefox application on your computer.

2

Go to the "History" tab at the top of the window and choose "Show All History."

3

Click on the "History" tab on the left side of the pop-up window to view your recent browsing history.

4

Hit the "More" button to view an extended list of your history.

5

Double-click on the name of any website to revisit the page.

Safari Instructions

1

Launch the Safari application on your computer.

2

Go to the "Bookmarks" menu at the top of the window and select "Show All Bookmarks."

3

Click on "History" underneath the "Collections" list on the left side of the page.

4

Double-click on any date to view a list of the webpages you visited that day.

5

Double-click on the name of a website to revisit the page.

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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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