How to clear Safari History

Clear Safari History

Why you should clear Safari history

If you use a shared or public computer, you may want to clear Safari history to prevent others from seeing your history tracks.

How to clear Safari history

Select Edit, then Reset Safari.

Remove check marks for history items you don't want to clear:

Clear history - clears history of visited websites.

Empty the cache- clears temporary files where Safari saves visited webpages.

Clear the Downloads window - clears the list of files you have downloaded.

Note: this only removes references to files. The files themselves still exist on your disk until you delete them permanently.

Remove all cookies - removes stored cookies.

Remove all website icons - removes visited websites icons stored on your computer.

Remove saved names and passwords - removes user names and passwords, which Safari stores if AutoFill feature is turned on.

Remove other AutoFill form text - removes different personal information, such as name and address which Safari remembers if AutoFill feature is turned on.

How to clear Safari history automatically

By default, Safari stores the visited sites list that lets you easily return to webpages by choosing them from the History menu.

To clear Safari history automatically:

Select Edit, then Preferences.

Select General.

From the Remove history items drop-down menu select how often you want Safari to clear the history list.

How to clear Safari cookies

Cookies help websites identify you when you return to the website. Cookies are normally harmless, but you may want to clear cookies for security reasons.

Select Edit, then Preferences.

Open the General tab.

Under 'Accept Cookies', click Show Cookies.

To delete individual cookies, select cookies you want to delete and click 'Remove'.

To delete all cookies, click the 'Remove all' button.

How to clear Safari AutoFill

To clear saved information:

Select Edit, then Preferences.

Open the AutoFill tab.

Next to 'Other forms' click 'Edit'. You will see a list of websites where you normally fill in information such as your name and email address.

Highlight individual websites and then click Remove, or click Remove All.

Click Done.

How to disable Safari AutoFill

To turn off Safari AutoFill:

Select Edit, then Preferences.

Open the AutoFill tab.

Remove the check mark for 'Using info from my Address Book card' and 'Other forms'.

Click Done.

How to clear Safari download history

By default, Safari keeps a list of the items you have downloaded.

Select Edit, then Preferences.

Select General.

From the Remove download list items drop-down menu select how often you want Safari to clear the download list.

If you want to clear download history automatically, select When Safari Quits or Upon Successful Download option.

If you want to clear download history manually, select Windows -> Downloads and click Clear.

Click 'OK'

How do I clear Safari cache?

Safari saves visited webpages in the temporary location called cache. Cache helps retrieve webpages faster than getting them from the Internet.

Open the 'Edit' menu and select 'Empty Cache'.

Click 'Empty' to confirm that you want to empty the cache.

Friday, June 23, 2017

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