Quick Tip: Delete Toolbar History in IE, Chrome, and Firefox


Deleting Toolbar history really depends on the toolbar you are working with. Most times, clearing your browser history will clear the toolbar history. If it does not, then you will have to clear the history from the toolbar settings. For example, if you use the Google toolbar, you can simply click the down arrow next to the search box, then click the “clear history” link that shows up in the bottom right corner of the box containing your recent searches. Click the arrow again and you will notice that all the searches are gone and you have successfully deleted the Google toolbar history. If you have a different toolbar and are having trouble clearing it, I would suggest clearing the browser history. Let’s take a look at how to do this in different browsers.

Delete History in Internet Explorer

1) First, you want to open up Internet Explorer.
2) Next, click on Tools -> Options. In the newer versions of IE, this looks like a bolt icon and is located in the top right hand corner.
3) A setting dialog box should appear. Click on “Delete” in the “Browsing history” section.
4) Next, check the boxes you want to delete making sure “form data” and “history” are checked.
5) Last, click the delete button and confirm you want to delete.

Delete History in Firefox

1) First, you want to open up Firefox.
2) Next, click on the “Firefox” drop-down in the top right -> Options.
3) A setting dialog box should appear. Click on Privacy tab.
4) Next, Click on “clear recent history” link.
5) Check the boxes beside “Browsing History” and “Form and Search History.”
6) Click the “Clear Now” to erase the history.

Delete History in Chrome

1) First, you want to open up Chrome.
2) Next, click the “customize and control Chrome” icon in the top right hand corner. It looks like 3 vertical lines.
3) A new window will open. Click the “Clear Browsing Data” button.
4) A dialog will appear. Pick the appropriate length of history to clear from the drop-down. Check the boxes beside “Clear Browsing History” and “Clear Saved Auto-fill Form Data”
6) Click the “Clear Browsing Data” to erase the history.

At this point, hopefully, the toolbar history has been cleared. If not, you can look around the toolbar settings for a better way to clear the history. You can also search Google, or the website for the toolbar in question, to find out a more specific way to clear the history.

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