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  1. #1

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    Jan 16, 2009
    How do you permanently delete web browsing history from your os x system?
    I am using OS X 10.5.4 on a MacBook. I'm new to owning a Mac and previously had a Windows notebook where everything was easy and technical. I like to clean up my computer after every session and want to know how to permanently remove web browsing history from the system.

    I know how to remove it from Safari, but it still shows up in Spotlight searches and I'm pretty sure it's still hanging around on my computer somewhere.

    I'm pretty much Mac-illiterate so you're gonna have to break it down for me.

    PM or email me please.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    Macbook Pro 15" 2ghz/2GB/250gb/SD - White Macbook 2.16ghz/2.5GB/250GB/SD
    You can also turn on Private Browsing, which doesn't save any of your history. You can also manually delete all the cookies and stored files in Safari and Firefox.

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    Aug 25, 2004
    New Zealand
    13" MBA. 15" MBP. iPhone 4. 3G Pad 2.
    Delete your bookmarks as Safari will use them to auto fill addresses
    Clear History > Tool bar > History > Clear History at the bottom.
    Delete Cookies > Safari prefs > Security
    Delete Cache > Under Safari
    Reset Safari > Under Safari
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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