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    Safari
    OK, since I think this site is read by programers from Apple, here is my one Christmas wish..
    I wish they would put a switch in Safari to make it possible to turn of "History"
    I probably go to at least 100 sites a day, for my business... I have all these sites bookmarked so I don't really
    need them to be in history and I have to remove them all the time..

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    Hi sandman

    It may not be an option for you, but Safari has a "Turn Off" facility if you use "Private Browsing". When you use Private Browsing, you can visit websites without creating a search history of any kind.

    Safari > File > New Private Window.

    Would that be practical for you?

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    Why would you “ have to ‘ remove history “ ... all the time ... “ ?
    just let it sit there and expire.
    My 2 cents.

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    Hi sandman

    Just thought of another option, in a way prompted by McBie's comment.

    In Safari > Preferences > General > Remove history items > choose "After one day". With that setting, history is never more than 24 hours old.

    Another idea to consider?

    Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    Why would you “ have to ‘ remove history “ ... all the time ... “ ?
    just let it sit there and expire.
    My 2 cents.

    Cheers ... McBie


    +1.

    I was wondering the same thing myself. Why even bother???

    If it's not needed or used, just ignore it. Done.





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    Generally speaking. Usually two main reasons folks don't want there to be browsing history on a computer are:

    - Visiting websites they don't want others to know they were visiting (you know what I mean)!
    - Sensitive financial websites...that maybe someone doesn't want others to know about...or attempt to log into.

    Otherwise general browsing history is usually pretty safe. And can be a big help if you want to revisit a website you visited a couple days ago that you may have forgotten how you got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Generally speaking. Usually two main reasons folks don't want there to be browsing history on a computer are:

    - Visiting websites they don't want others to know they were visiting (you know what I mean)!
    - Sensitive financial websites...that maybe someone doesn't want others to know about...or attempt to log into.

    Otherwise general browsing history is usually pretty safe. And can be a big help if you want to revisit a website you visited a couple days ago that you may have forgotten how you got there.

    - Nick
    Well said Nick!
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    Doubtful Apple Programers would come here.

    Maybe Apple Discussions or direct to Apple would be best to get your suggestion across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Generally speaking. Usually two main reasons folks don't want there to be browsing history on a computer … … …

    Otherwise general browsing history is usually pretty safe. And can be a big help if you want to revisit a website you visited a couple days ago that you may have forgotten how you got there.

    - Nick

    As to the first two, I guess I'd ask what and why is someone logged into and using my username account.

    Otherwise I agree how useful the history can be.





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