How to Do an Address History Search

by Dave Wilson

Web browsers such as Internet Explorer provide features that not only enable Internet users to access and view web pages but also provide convenience by storing web browsing history which is used to help in referencing previously visited web sites and to automatically fill in web browser fields based upon previously typed information. However, these automated features do not work in all cases. You can manually search your web browser history in Internet Explorer 8 using the "Smart Address Bar."

Click the "Start" button located in the lower left corner of the Windows 7 PC desktop and click "Programs" and then click the "Internet Explorer" icon.

Click the contents of the address bar to highlight the contents. Pres the "Backspace" key to clear the address bar.

Type the address or other term that you wish to find into the address bar at the top of the Internet Explorer window. Note the search results found in the "History" section of the search results displayed immediately below the address bar.

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About the Author

Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.

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