Deleting Your Web History.
When you surf the Web, a log
of the sites you have visited remains in your browser for a specified number of
days; the default is nine. You can change the number of days logged, and you can
clear the Web address history.
For users of Netscape 4.72 and above:
- Click the Communicator drop-down menu.
- Go to Tools.
- Select History.
- Go to Edit (on the History window drop-down menu).
- Select Preferences.
- Click Clear History (found under the History dialog box).
- Click OK.
Within this same window, you can set the number of days you would like the
history logged. You can eliminate the log by setting the number to 0.
A history of visited sites is also displayed when you click the down arrow in
the location bar (the small window that displays the Web address you are
visiting). If you want to keep this history private, you need to clear it at the
end of each session.
To clear the Netscape Location Bar:
For users of Internet Explorer 4.0 and above:
- Follow steps 1 to 5 above.
- Click Clear Location Bar (found under the Location Bar History dialog
- Click OK.
- Go to File under the main drop-down menu.
- Choose History.
- Choose More History.
- Go to Edit, Select All (or select the sites you want to delete).
- Press the Delete button. (If you get a message saying the sites are being
sent to the Recycle Bin, you will need to empty that bin to completely clear
out these sites.)