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Earl Wright

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Google search history
« on: March 06, 2008, 09:30:33 AM »
After many years of using Google, I find that my Google search history is populated by things that I haven't used in many years and have no more use for.  But trying to delete any of the history is proving to be a frustrating ordeal.  The standard way of using "internet options", delete files, history etc only clears my internet explorer and not google. Is there any way?   

Deerpark



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    Re: Google search history
    « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 09:46:19 AM »
    What browser are you using?
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

    EarlW

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    Re: Google search history
    « Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 10:04:18 AM »
    I'm using IE6.

    Deerpark



      Egghead
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      Re: Google search history
      « Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 11:29:33 AM »
      Try clearing forms under Autocomplete.
      http://www.updatexp.com/autocomplete-ie6.html
      Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
      Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

      WillyW



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      Re: Google search history
      « Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 11:33:36 AM »
      Google history,  not your browser's history -  right?

      Are you signed in on Google?    Go to Google's page and look to the top right.
      That's where it appears on mine.

      You might want to stay signed out.   


      Check:
      https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=http://www.google.com/history%3Fhl%3Den&nui=1&service=hist
      and
      http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/topic.py?topic=10470&hl=en
      and
      http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?answer=54052&topic=10472
      and
      http://www.google.com/history/whprivacyfaq.html

      .



      EarlW

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      Re: Google search history
      « Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 11:38:19 AM »
      Yes, doing the autocomplete thing cleaned it all up. Thank you for your help.

      Deerpark



        Egghead
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        Re: Google search history
        « Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 12:06:04 PM »
        You're very welcome.
        Be sure to comeback anytime.

        On a side note, have you considered upgrading to IE7? If not you really should. It is a lot more secure than IE6 and makes it a lot easier to clear all privacy related information. (Lots of other new features as well.)
        Just a friendly suggestion.
        Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
        Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)