Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope

History may refer to any of the following:

1. Internet history, also called browsing history or web history, is a feature found in all Internet browsers. It is a record of the addresses of the websites you have recently visited and data associated with those websites. The saved data helps make the website load faster if you revisit it. The saved data is stored in a place on your computer's disk, called a cache.


Anyone concerned about their privacy or who wants to hide pages they have visited can clear their Internet cache (history). If you clear your Internet browser history frequently, you may also want to consider using incognito mode.


Most browsers support the Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut to open the browser history.

2. Linux command; see the history command page for further information about this command.

Many words associated with history.

3. Version history refers to different versions of documents, spreadsheets, and other files because of changes made over time. Viewing version history allows a user to see how a file has changed with each version, view the changes made, and restore a file to a previous version. Version history is often available in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. Some image and video editing programs may also provide version history.

4. In general, history can also refer to the record of past events. For example, in computer history, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) began construction in 1943 and became the first electric computer and is what helped create the computers of today.

Anything that happened in the past is considered history. However, most historical accounts only cover past events that helped shape the future or were revolutionary for their time.

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