How do I clear my address bar history?

Tip: This document explains how to clear the Internet browser's address bar history and not how to clear your form or AutoComplete information or how to individually remove page, search, or text in search bar

Microsoft Internet Explorer users
Mozilla Firefox users
Google Chrome users
Netscape users
Opera users

Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Internet Explorer users

Viewing address bar history

Internet Explorer users can view the address bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box.

Deleting address bar history

Tip: Press the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + Del while in Internet Explorer to clear history.

Users can delete the address bar history by clearing their history on their browser.

FirefoxMozilla Firefox users

Viewing address bar history

Mozilla Firefox users can view the location bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box or press Ctrl + H to view the History pane.

Deleting address bar history

Tip: Press the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + Del while in Firefox to open the Clear recent history window.

  1. Click Tools from the drop down menu.
  2. Click Options
  3. In the Options window click the Privacy button
  4. Under History click the Clear button or Clear your recent history link.

ChromeGoogle Chrome users

Viewing address bar history

Google Chrome users can view the location bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box or press Ctrl + H to view the history tab.

Deleting address bar history

Tip: Press the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + Del while in Chrome to clear history.

  1. Click the wrench icon in the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Click Options
  3. In the Options window click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Finally, click the Clear browsing data button.

NetscapeNetscape users

Viewing location bar history

Netscape users can view the location bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box.

Deleting location bar history

Netscape users can delete their history files by clicking the "Edit" menu, "Preferences", "History", and click the "Clear Location Bar" button.

OperaOpera users

Viewing address bar history

Opera users can view the location bar history by clicking the down arrow on the far right side of the text box.

Deleting address bar history

Opera users can delete their history by clicking the File menu, Preferences, History, and click the clear button next to typed in.

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