How to See the Most Recent Web Pages Searched on Your Computer
By Naomi Bolton
Your Web browser keeps track of all websites that you have visited, which makes it easy to keep track of your browsing history. You can use this information if you cannot recall the URL of previously visited sites that you have found via a search. It also allows you to check if anyone is performing unauthorized searches on your computer. If no results are displayed in the history section of your browser, it can be an indication that this information was cleared.
Launch Internet Explorer 10 from your desktop, and click the star-shaped button on the top right corner of the browser window.
Click the "History" tab, and select "View By Date" from the sorting drop-down list.
Click "Today" to view the most recent Web pages that have been searched on your computer. Click "Last Week," "2 Weeks Ago" or "3 Weeks Ago" if you want to view searches further back.
Launch Mozilla Firefox, and click the orange "Firefox" button on the top left of the browser.
Hover the mouse cursor over "History," and click "Show All History" from the drop-down list.
Click a time period from the left column to view all the pages that have been visited.
Launch Google Chrome, and click the Chrome menu button on the top right corner of the browser toolbar.
Click "History" from the list of options to display a list of Web pages accessed from your computer along with the time that the pages were accessed.
Click the "Older" link at the bottom of the page to view more results for earlier searches.
Launch Opera, and click the "Opera" button on the top left corner of the browser.
Click "History" from the list of options.
Click "Today" to view the most recent Web pages that have been searched on your computer. Click "Yesterday," "Earlier This Week," "Earlier This Month" or "Older" to view older entries.
- Information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Firefox 21.0, Google Chrome 27.01453 and Opera 12.15. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.
- To see searches that have been performed on your computer, view pages in your browser history from popular search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Virtually growing up in a computer repair shop, Naomi Bolton has held a passion for as long as she can remember. After earning a diploma through a four year course in graphic design from Cibap College, Bolton launched her own photography business. Her work has been featured on Blinklist, Gameramble and many others.