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Deleting history at Address Bar

By Maurice
Oct 14, 2004
  1. I've just noticed that I have a mountain of history when I drop down, how do I delete it? :confused:
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Assuming you don't have any fancy software installed..

    In registry go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs\ and delete everything under that key.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    You can also go to Tools>>Internet Options and on the first page at the bottom should be Clear History. That should take care of it. You can also change the Keep History for XX Days to a smaller number.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    Is there any way to turn that feature OFF? I would prefer it just not have those address in pulldown viewable format.
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Thanks, Poertner, that sounds good :)

    SNGX, can I just say that it is very unusual to see you seeking advice, [not being funny] do you see a disadvantage to having a pull-down option? me, I find it handy, as it saves me typing in the whole address sometimes.

    Maurice :D
     
  6. nolispe

    nolispe TS Rookie

    Here is the way to turn it off :)

    steps: For windows XP Home (might be different on other OS)

    start > control panel > Internet Options > Content (tab up the top) > AutoComplete ( Under personal Information) > Web Addresses (un check)

    No more pr0n addresses

    Really am surprised no one else knows about this option.
     
  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    What`s the matter with all yous people ? :) CCleaner is all you need.
     
  8. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Posts: 391

    go to control panel and internet settings.
     
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