How to Delete Browsing History on Apple Computers

by Craig Witt
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All modern web browsers store a comprehensive list of visited websites by default. Known as a browsing history, this list tracks the dates and times you visit a page, in addition to the title and address of the page. Once you know where to look, deleting this historical information from your Apple computer is a quick process, whether you use the Safari, Firefox, Opera or Camino Web browser.

Safari

Step 1

Open Safari.

Step 2

Select "Reset Safari" from the "Safari" menu.

Check the "Clear History" option, then press "Reset."

Firefox

Step 1

Open Firefox.

Step 2

Click "Tools" in the top menu bar, then select "Recent History."

Step 3

Select your preferred time range from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click the down arrow next to "Details" and select the browsing history option.

Click "Clear Now."

Opera

Step 1

Open Opera.

Step 2

Select "Preferences," then click the "Advanced" tab.

Step 3

Click the "History" item in the left-hand column.

Locate the "Disk cache" section, then click the "Empty Now" button.

Camino

Step 1

Open Camino.

Step 2

Select "Preferences" from the "Camino" menu.

Step 3

Click the "Navigation" icon, then click the "History" tab.

Click the "Clear Visited Pages" button.

Tips

  • If you use Firefox 3, click "Tools" and select "Clear Private Data." Select the browsing history option, then click "Clear Private Data Now."

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About the Author

Craig Witt has written professionally since 2005 in the public and private sectors as a journalist, marketing copywriter and public relations professional. He most often writes consumer software and hardware how-to articles for eHow. Witt has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Washington.

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