How do I view my computer history?


Quick Answer

There are several ways to view your web history, depending on your web browser. Three of the most popular browsers, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, have simple methods to view web history. In Firefox and Chrome, click on the menu button in the upper-right corner of the web browser, and then select "History." In Internet Explorer, click on the "star" button in the upper-right corner and click the "history" tab.

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How do I view my computer history?
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In Firefox and Chrome, the menu button is represented by three bars stacked on top of each other. In Firefox, when you click on the menu button, the history button has a clock image above the word "History." The web history appears as a sidebar when you click it. In Chrome, when you click the menu button, a drop-down menu appears. When you scroll down and click "History," the web history opens in a separate tab. The history tab shows not only the Chrome history of the computer you are using but also the Chrome history of any other device you have connected to a Google Chrome account, such as a mobile phone or tablet. In Internet Explorer, when you click on the history tab, you can view history by date, by site most visited and by order visited. Firefox keeps web history for at least six months and Chrome for 90 days. In Internet Explorer, the max history is initially set to two weeks, but you can keep web history almost indefinitely by changing the number of days in the Internet Options menu, which is located in the Tools menu accessible in the far right-hand corner of the web browser.

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