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Q: using google search ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: using google search
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: billybuttons-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Jul 2004 08:17 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2004 08:17 PDT
Question ID: 370279
when typing my search words into google my previous search words are
shown. How do I delete these previous search words? I use MS XP Home edition
Subject: Re: using google search
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 06 Jul 2004 09:38 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings, billybuttons!

There is an excellent tutorial on removing Google Search History by
Danny Sullivan, the mastermind behind the highly-esteemed Search
Engine Watch site:

If you are using Internet Explorer and have the "AutoComplete"
function  enabled, clicking on the Google Search text box should get a
drop-down list of your history to appear.

To remove one particular site from the history list:
"Use the arrow keys on your computer keyboard to highlight the
particular entry. Alternatively, highlight the entry using your mouse
but don't click on it! Next, once the entry has been highlighted, push
the "Delete" button on your computer keyword. The entry should

To remove *all* of the entries in the list:
"... in Internet Explorer 5 or higher, select "Tools" from the menu,
then "Internet Options" and then choose the "Content" tab. Next, look
for the button at the bottom that says "AutoComplete." Click on the
button which will make the AutoComplete Settings window appear. In it,
click on the "Clear Forms" button to delete all your stored form

However, if you are using the Google Toolbar, you will need to:
"... click on the Google logo next to the Google Toolbar's search box,
then choose "Clear Search History" from the drop-down box that

Search Strategy

clearing Google search history

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billybuttons-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
very concise answer. solved my problem

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