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How to Clear Your Search Bar History

Clear the browser’s search bar to hide the track.

what to know

  • In most browsers, you delete a single item by typing the item into the address bar and deleting the item from the results displayed.
  • Alternatively, clearing your search history will also clear all your search bar history.

This article explains how to clear search bar history in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

Clear search bar history in Firefox

Mozilla’s flagship browser provides a quick way to clear search bar history. On a case-by-case basis, you can delete a site from the search bar or clear your entire search history at once. Clear your browsing history in Firefox or the Firefox mobile app on your desktop.

Delete sites from desktop on a case-by-case basis

Use this method to delete URLs from your browsing history one by one.

Open a Firefox window and type in the address bar.

Click the address bar to open a Firefox window.

Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

The URL disappears from the search bar history.

With the URL highlighted move+turn off. The URL disappears from the search bar history.

Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

Clear your entire browsing history in Firefox for desktop

Use this method to clear your browsing history.

Open a Firefox window and select library (It looks like four books on the shelf) in the top menu bar.

Open a Firefox window and select Libraries.

Choose story.

Select Record.

Choose Delete recent history.

Select Clear recent history.

Choose deletion period select the drop-down menu all.

Select All from the drop-down menu.

Choose Forms and search history checkbox. Uncheck the items you don’t want to delete.

Choose Confirm. You have deleted your browsing history.

Clear Browsing History in Firefox Mobile App

None of the features will delete the URL from the Firefox mobile app search bar, but you can easily clear your search history in Firefox preferences.

win menu It’s in the lower right corner.

win your library.

win story in the lower menu.

Tap Menu, Library & History to clear your Firefox browsing history.

win Delete recent history.

win all Clear all browsing history or last time, todayor today and yesterday.

if selected allYour browsing history will be deleted.

To clear your entire Firefox browsing history, tap Clear recent history and all.

Delete a website from the Chrome search bar

When you type a search or URL into the Chrome search bar, Chrome provides suggestions based on your search history. How to Remove Previously Visited URLs from Suggestions in Chrome

Open the Chrome tab and type in the search bar.

Open a Chrome tab and start typing in the search bar.

Use your keyboard arrow keys or mouse pointer to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

With the URL highlighted X rightmost.

With the URL highlighted, select the X on the far right.

The URL will be removed from your search box history.

For more information on clearing your Chrome search history, see our article on managing your Google search history and data.

Clear Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

In Edge, you can’t delete search bar items individually, but you can easily delete search items in one go.

Open an Edge window and select it. settings, etc. (3 dots) It’s in the upper-right corner.

Open the Edge window and select the settings light (3 dots) in the upper right corner.

Choose setting.

Choose Settings.

Choose Personal Information, Search and Services.

Choose Privacy, Search and Services.

Under Clear browser dataChoose Select what to delete.

Under Clear browsing history, select Choose what to clear.

Choose browser history Check the checkbox and select free now. You have deleted your browsing history.

Place a checkmark next to your browsing history, then select Clear Now.

Choose your choice download history, Cookies and other website dataor Cached images and files Delete this item.

Disable search suggestions for address bar in Edge

If you don’t want Edge to provide website suggestions when you enter a URL or search term, you can disable this feature as follows: If you disable this feature, you will only receive suggestions from your favorites and search history.

Open an Edge window and select it. settings, etc. (3 dots) It’s in the upper-right corner.

Open the Edge window and select the settings light (3 dots) in the upper right corner.

Choose setting.

Choose Settings.

Choose Personal Information, Search and Services.

Choose Privacy, Search and Services.

scroll down serviceand choose address bar and search.

Address bar selection and search

next Search and show website suggestions with text you typeswitch on outside. No search engine suggestions based on your input are displayed.

Disable search suggestions in Edge

Clear search bar history in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has two options to clear the search bar. Remove individual links from the address bar or clear your entire search history.

Remove individual links

Open an Internet Explorer window and enter the URL you want to remove in the address bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

choose red X Delete the URL at the end of the address bar.

Clear the search bar in Internet Explorer

Clear all search bar history

Open an Internet Explorer window and select setting (gear icon)

Choose security > clear browser history.

Choose storythen select turn off.

Clear search bar history in Opera

Opera provides two ways to clear search bar history. Do it individually with individual addresses or delete them all.

For individual links

Open the Opera window and start typing the URL you want to remove in the search bar.

Open the Opera window and start typing the URL you want to remove in the search bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Choose X At the end of the bar to delete

Select the X at the end of the bar to delete it.

Remove all search bar history from Opera

Open the Opera window and select it. setting (gear icon) in the left menu

Open the Opera window and select Settings (Gear) from the left menu.

Select the arrow next to it. progressive expand the list and then Privacy and security.

Select the arrow next to Advanced and then select Privacy & Security from the drop-down menu.

Choose Clear browser data.

Select Clear browsing data.

Choose browser historythen select Delete data.

Select Browsing History, then select Clear Data.

optionally Cookies and other website data checkbox and Cached images and files Check the box to delete this item.

Clear browsing data in Opera mobile app

The Opera mobile app makes it easy to delete your browsing history.

Choose o (Opera icon) is in the lower right corner.

Choose setting.

Choose Clear browser data.

Clear Opera Mobile Browser Menu, Settings and Browsing Data

Choose browser history.

Choose obvious.

A message is displayed that the data has been deleted.

Select Clear and Browsing History to clear your Opera browsing history on your mobile device.

Clear search bar history in Safari for macOS

Safari on macOS allows you to clear search history URLs by URL or clear your entire search history.

Remove individual URLs in Safari for macOS

Open Safari and select it. story > See the full story.

Open Safari and choose History ><noscript><img decoding=

Select the website you want to remove.

Select the website you want to remove.

Press down turn off. The URL will be removed from your browsing history.

Clear all search bar history

Open Safari and select it. story > delete history.

Open Safari and choose History ><noscript><img decoding=

Choose your choice last time, todayor today and yesterday To erase the history of that period.

Choose delete history. Safari deletes all browsing history.

Select Clear History.

Clear search bar history in Safari for iOS

Removing your browsing history in Safari for iOS is slightly different from macOS.

Clear search bar history for individual addresses

open Safari bookmark Icon (looks like an open book).

tab story Tap the tab (clock icon) and find the address you want to remove.

Swipe left on a single URL, then turn off Remove from search bar history.

Clear Safari Search History from Mobile App

Clear All Browsing History

open it setting Tap the app and then safari.

win Clear history and website data.

win Clear history and data to confirm your decision.

Clear browsing history and website data in Safari for iOS


More information

How to Clear Your Search Bar History

Hide your tracks by clearing your browser search bar

What to know
In most browsers, delete a single item by typing in the address bar and deleting the item from the results that appear.
Alternatively, clearing the browser history also clears the entire search bar history.

This article explains how to clear search bar history in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.

Clear the Search Bar History in Firefox

Mozilla’s flagship browser has quick methods for deleting your search bar history. Delete sites on a case-by-case basis from the search bar, or delete your entire search history at once. Delete your search history from Firefox on the desktop or the Firefox mobile app.

Delete Sites on a Case-by-Case Basis on the Desktop

Use this method to delete URLs from your search history one at a time.

Open a Firefox window and type in the address bar.

Use the keyboard’s down and up arrows to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

With the URL highlighted, press Shift+Delete. The URL disappears from the search bar history.

Delete Your Entire Search History in Firefox on the Desktop

Use this method to wipe your search history clean.

Open a Firefox window and select Library (it looks like four books on a shelf) from the top menu bar.

Select History.

Select Clear Recent History.

Select the Time range to clear drop-down menu, and choose Everything.

Select the Form & Search History check box. Deselect anything you don’t want to be cleared.

Select OK. You’ve cleared your search history.

Delete Search History in the Firefox Mobile App

No feature deletes a URL from the Firefox mobile app’s search bar, but it’s easy to delete your search history in the Firefox settings.

Tap Menu in the lower-right corner.

Tap Your Library.

Tap History from the bottom menu.

Tap Clear Recent History.

Tap Everything to delete your entire search history, or choose The Last Hour, Today, or Today and Yesterday.

If you selected Everything, your search history is erased.

Delete a Site From the Chrome Search Bar

As you type a search or URL into the Chrome search bar, Chrome offers suggestions based on your search history. Here’s how to remove a previously visited URL from Chrome’s search suggestions.

Open a Chrome tab and type in the search bar.

Use the keyboard’s arrow keys or the mouse cursor to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

With the URL highlighted, select the X on the far right.

The URL is deleted from your search bar history.

Learn more about clearing the Chrome search history in our article on managing Google search history and data.
Clear the Search History in Microsoft Edge

Edge doesn’t let you delete search bar entries individually, but it’s easy to clear search entries all at once.

Open an Edge window and select Settings and more (the three dots) in the upper-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Privacy, Search, and Services.

Under Clear browsing data, select Choose What to Clear.

Select the Browsing history check box and then select Clear Now. You’ve deleted your search history.

Optionally, select Download history, Cookies and other site data, or Cached images and files to delete these items.
Turn off Address Bar Search Suggestions in Edge

If you’d rather Edge didn’t offer site suggestions when you type a URL or a query, here’s how to turn off this feature. When you deactivate this feature, you receive search suggestions only from your favorites and search history.

Open an Edge window and select Settings and more (the three dots) in the upper-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Privacy, Search, and Services.

Scroll down to Services, and select Address bar and search.

Next to Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters, toggle the switch to off. You won’t see search engine suggestions based on what you type.

Clear the Search Bar History in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has two options for clearing the search bar. Remove individual links from the address bar, or clear your entire search history.

Remove Individual Links

Open an Internet Explorer window and type the URL you want to remove in the address bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Select the red X at the end of the address bar to delete that URL.

Clear Your Entire Search Bar History

Open an Internet Explorer window and select Settings (the gear icon) in the upper-right corner.

Select Safety > Delete Browsing History.

Select History, and then select Delete.

Clear the Search Bar History in Opera

Opera offers two methods for deleting your search bar history. Do it one at a time with individual addresses, or wipe them all clean.

For Individual Links

Open an Opera window and type the first few letters of the URL you want to remove from the search bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Select the X at the end of the bar to delete it.

Remove All Search Bar History From Opera   

Open an Opera window and select Settings (the gear icon) from the menu on the left.

Select the arrow next to Advanced to expand the list, and then select Privacy & Security.

Select Clear browsing data.     

Select Browsing history, and then select Clear data.

Optionally, select the Cookies and other site data check box and the Cached images and files check box to delete these items.
Clear Browser Data From the Opera Mobile App

If you use the Opera mobile app, it’s easy to delete your browsing history.

Select the O (the Opera icon) in the lower-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Clear Browser Data.

Select Browsing History.

Select Clear.

You’ll see a message that your data was cleared.

Clear the Search Bar History in Safari for macOS

On macOS, Safari allows you to delete your browsing history one URL at a time or clear your entire search history.

Remove Individual URLs in Safari for macOS

Open Safari and select History > Show All History.

In the search field, enter the website you want to remove from your search bar history.

Select the website you want to remove.

Press Delete. The URL is removed from your search history.

Delete Your Entire Search Bar History

Open Safari and select History > Clear History.

Select the Clear drop-down menu and choose all history to delete your entire search history.

Optionally, choose the last hour, today, or today and yesterday to delete history during those timeframes.

Select Clear History. Safari deletes your entire search history.

Clear the Search Bar History in Safari for iOS

Removing the browsing history on Safari for iOS is a little different from its macOS counterpart.

Clear Your Search Bar History for Individual Addresses

Open Safari and tap the Bookmarks icon (it looks like an open book).

Tap the History tab (the clock icon) and find any addresses you want to remove.

Swipe left on an individual URL, then tap Delete to remove it from your search bar history.

Clear Your Entire Search History

Open the Settings app, then tap Safari.   

Tap Clear History and Website Data.   

Tap Clear History and Data to confirm your decision.

#Clear #Search #Bar #History

How to Clear Your Search Bar History

Hide your tracks by clearing your browser search bar

What to know
In most browsers, delete a single item by typing in the address bar and deleting the item from the results that appear.
Alternatively, clearing the browser history also clears the entire search bar history.

This article explains how to clear search bar history in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.

Clear the Search Bar History in Firefox

Mozilla’s flagship browser has quick methods for deleting your search bar history. Delete sites on a case-by-case basis from the search bar, or delete your entire search history at once. Delete your search history from Firefox on the desktop or the Firefox mobile app.

Delete Sites on a Case-by-Case Basis on the Desktop

Use this method to delete URLs from your search history one at a time.

Open a Firefox window and type in the address bar.

Use the keyboard’s down and up arrows to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

With the URL highlighted, press Shift+Delete. The URL disappears from the search bar history.

Delete Your Entire Search History in Firefox on the Desktop

Use this method to wipe your search history clean.

Open a Firefox window and select Library (it looks like four books on a shelf) from the top menu bar.

Select History.

Select Clear Recent History.

Select the Time range to clear drop-down menu, and choose Everything.

Select the Form & Search History check box. Deselect anything you don’t want to be cleared.

Select OK. You’ve cleared your search history.

Delete Search History in the Firefox Mobile App

No feature deletes a URL from the Firefox mobile app’s search bar, but it’s easy to delete your search history in the Firefox settings.

Tap Menu in the lower-right corner.

Tap Your Library.

Tap History from the bottom menu.

Tap Clear Recent History.

Tap Everything to delete your entire search history, or choose The Last Hour, Today, or Today and Yesterday.

If you selected Everything, your search history is erased.

Delete a Site From the Chrome Search Bar

As you type a search or URL into the Chrome search bar, Chrome offers suggestions based on your search history. Here’s how to remove a previously visited URL from Chrome’s search suggestions.

Open a Chrome tab and type in the search bar.

Use the keyboard’s arrow keys or the mouse cursor to navigate to the URL you want to delete.

With the URL highlighted, select the X on the far right.

The URL is deleted from your search bar history.

Learn more about clearing the Chrome search history in our article on managing Google search history and data.
Clear the Search History in Microsoft Edge

Edge doesn’t let you delete search bar entries individually, but it’s easy to clear search entries all at once.

Open an Edge window and select Settings and more (the three dots) in the upper-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Privacy, Search, and Services.

Under Clear browsing data, select Choose What to Clear.

Select the Browsing history check box and then select Clear Now. You’ve deleted your search history.

Optionally, select Download history, Cookies and other site data, or Cached images and files to delete these items.
Turn off Address Bar Search Suggestions in Edge

If you’d rather Edge didn’t offer site suggestions when you type a URL or a query, here’s how to turn off this feature. When you deactivate this feature, you receive search suggestions only from your favorites and search history.

Open an Edge window and select Settings and more (the three dots) in the upper-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Privacy, Search, and Services.

Scroll down to Services, and select Address bar and search.

Next to Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters, toggle the switch to off. You won’t see search engine suggestions based on what you type.

Clear the Search Bar History in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has two options for clearing the search bar. Remove individual links from the address bar, or clear your entire search history.

Remove Individual Links

Open an Internet Explorer window and type the URL you want to remove in the address bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Select the red X at the end of the address bar to delete that URL.

Clear Your Entire Search Bar History

Open an Internet Explorer window and select Settings (the gear icon) in the upper-right corner.

Select Safety > Delete Browsing History.

Select History, and then select Delete.

Clear the Search Bar History in Opera

Opera offers two methods for deleting your search bar history. Do it one at a time with individual addresses, or wipe them all clean.

For Individual Links

Open an Opera window and type the first few letters of the URL you want to remove from the search bar.

Select the URL you want to remove.

Select the X at the end of the bar to delete it.

Remove All Search Bar History From Opera   

Open an Opera window and select Settings (the gear icon) from the menu on the left.

Select the arrow next to Advanced to expand the list, and then select Privacy & Security.

Select Clear browsing data.     

Select Browsing history, and then select Clear data.

Optionally, select the Cookies and other site data check box and the Cached images and files check box to delete these items.
Clear Browser Data From the Opera Mobile App

If you use the Opera mobile app, it’s easy to delete your browsing history.

Select the O (the Opera icon) in the lower-right corner.

Select Settings.

Select Clear Browser Data.

Select Browsing History.

Select Clear.

You’ll see a message that your data was cleared.

Clear the Search Bar History in Safari for macOS

On macOS, Safari allows you to delete your browsing history one URL at a time or clear your entire search history.

Remove Individual URLs in Safari for macOS

Open Safari and select History > Show All History.

In the search field, enter the website you want to remove from your search bar history.

Select the website you want to remove.

Press Delete. The URL is removed from your search history.

Delete Your Entire Search Bar History

Open Safari and select History > Clear History.

Select the Clear drop-down menu and choose all history to delete your entire search history.

Optionally, choose the last hour, today, or today and yesterday to delete history during those timeframes.

Select Clear History. Safari deletes your entire search history.

Clear the Search Bar History in Safari for iOS

Removing the browsing history on Safari for iOS is a little different from its macOS counterpart.

Clear Your Search Bar History for Individual Addresses

Open Safari and tap the Bookmarks icon (it looks like an open book).

Tap the History tab (the clock icon) and find any addresses you want to remove.

Swipe left on an individual URL, then tap Delete to remove it from your search bar history.

Clear Your Entire Search History

Open the Settings app, then tap Safari.   

Tap Clear History and Website Data.   

Tap Clear History and Data to confirm your decision.

#Clear #Search #Bar #History


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