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I might be sharing my macbook with a few people for a few days when I get it. How can I erase all tracks of my internet browsing activity, like history, cookies, cache, etc?
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if your using safari go to safari -> reset safari. clears cache, history, download window, and cookies but leaves everything else such as bookmarks in tact..
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Create a new account for them to use, that way they won't see any of your stuff, set the access for that account low so they can't mess up anything.
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When you are in safari, go to safari > private browsing. Private browsing doesnt store or give off any cookies and it doesnt keep a history trail.
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Create a new account for them to use, that way they won't see any of your stuff, set the access for that account low so they can't mess up anything.
I second that.
If multiple users are going to have access to the same machine, then make multiple user accounts. That is one of the main reasons that feature exists.
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