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Windows 7: deleting address bar history from firefox and ie

01 Nov 2010   #1
Andy Green

Windows 7 home premium
deleting address bar history from firefox and ie


I've tried highllighting the entries and pressing the delete button and that clears them. But when I close and reopen the browser, they're back. I'd like to permanently delete them without clearing the stored user names and passwords. Firefox 3.6.12 IE 8


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01 Nov 2010   #2

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Download and use Ccleaner. You select what you want delted and what to keep.
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01 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

are you sure its history, firefox brings up links from your bookmarks when you type in the address bar
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01 Nov 2010   #4


For Firefox, you can prevent the drop-down list from being created in the first place (my preference):

Tools >> Options >> Privacy --> Location Bar -> "When using the location bar suggest......" Nothing.
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01 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

In Firefox, press CTRL+SHIFT+DEL and select only the "Browsing & Download History", select the time range and click "Clear Now". You can also set this to happen everytime you close Firefox.
And also as Kasor said, Firefox shows the bookmarked links (they will have the yellow star at the right) in the address bar when you type. This can be removed by removing the bookmarks.
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