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Q: Removing Broser History ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Removing Broser History
Category: Computers
Asked by: screenwriting101-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 20:45 PDT
Expires: 26 Oct 2006 20:45 PDT
Question ID: 768732
I have Mac, Safari, Google.  Neither Reseting Safari nor emptying
cache delete old web addresses.  To clarify, if I want to go to Amazon
for example, as soon as I type in the A  in the browser bar other web
pages I've been to appear.  How do I delete these.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 02 Oct 2006 13:36 PDT
Which version of the Mac OS and of Safari do you have?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: pinkfreud-ga on 27 Sep 2006 12:11 PDT
This might be of interest:
Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: petea1c-ga on 02 Oct 2006 08:20 PDT
In the menu bar click history and then click clear history.
Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: sanjayb-ga on 04 Oct 2006 23:25 PDT
Reset Safari: 

This just doesn't erase your google data, it erases your cookies,
autofills, cache, history list, usernames, and passwords.

1. Goto the Safari menu 
2. Click Safari 
3. Select Reset Safari

Clearing Just Your Google History: 

1. Goto the Safari Menu 
2. Select Preferences 
3. Select Autofill tab 
4. Select the Edit button from the Other Forms Line 
5. From the AutoFill list of sites select 
6. Select Remove 
7. Select Done
Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: joeldav-ga on 06 Oct 2006 08:35 PDT
To disable the cache permanently (only do this if you are reasonably
confident of what you are doing):

Quit Safari by choosing 'Quit' from the 'Safari' menu, or by holding
down the Command key and pressing Q.

Open a Terminal window by double-clicking 'Terminal' within the
'Utilities' folder, which is within the 'Applications' folder.

Type the following commands, which are case-sensitive, each followed
by the Enter key:

rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/Safari 
touch ~/Library/Caches/Safari
Close the Terminal window by typing exit followed by the Enter key, or
by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing D.

Relaunch Safari
Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: jibal-ga on 07 Nov 2006 15:51 PST
Read pinkfreud-ga's link and ignore the other (bad, dangerous) advice.
Subject: Re: Removing Broser History
From: dr_webby-ga on 29 Nov 2006 08:32 PST
It will start the autocomplete with adresses stored in the bookmarks.
If you want to get rid of those then you will have to delete the

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