How to Check Recent Internet History

By Contributor

Updated May 07, 2020

Every time you type a web address into the address bar of your Internet browser or click on a link to a new web page, your browser saves and categorizes the web page information. You can access your recent Internet history and find web pages you have visited by searching for keywords or browsing through sites sorted by date or by how often they were visited.

Mozilla Firefox

Click on "History" at the top of your browser window. The most recent web pages visited will appear within this menu; however, the list is usually limited to a few web pages.

Select "Show All History" from the History menu.

Show All History tab in Mozilla Firefox.

Select a time period to view from the Internet history window, or search for web pages by using the search bar at the top of the Internet history window.

Recent history in Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

Select "History" within the settings window. View your most recent Internet history, or search for pages with the included search bar.

Recent history in Chrome.

Tips

These instructions are specific to the specific versions listed for each browser. Though some instructions will be the same with later or earlier versions, always check before making any changes. Each browser's history menu can be accessed by a shortcut on the keyboard. Simply press and hold the "Control" button, then press "H."

Warnings

Always use caution when accessing and tampering with your Internet history. Be sure not to delete any files you want to keep and to use instructions that are compatible with your specific browser and version.

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