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How do you delete the browsing history on a Web browser?

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To delete the browsing history in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete. In the window that appears, check the boxes beside the items you want to delete, and click "Delete."

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How do you delete the browsing history on a Web browser?
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  1. Press Ctrl

    Hold down the Control key on you keyboard. The two Control buttons are typically located in the bottom corners of the main section of the keyboard.

  2. Press Shift

    Hold down the Shift key. The two Shift keys are typically located on either side of the main section of the keyboard, directly above the Control keys.

  3. Press Delete

    Press the Delete key. The Delete key is typically located in the section to the right of the Enter key.

  4. Check the boxes

    In the window that appears, check the boxes next to the parts of your Web history you want to delete. In Internet Explorer, the options are temporary Internet files, cookies, history, download history, form data, passwords, and ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection data. In Chrome, the options are browsing history, download history, cache, cookies and other site and plug-in data, saved passwords and saved autofill form data. In Firefox, the options are browsing and download history, form and search history, cookies, cache, active log-ins and site preferences. Chrome and Firefox have the option to specify how far back you want to delete your history.

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