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Monday, May 26, 2014

DELETING ADDRESS BAR HISTORY

 HOW TO REMOVE THE UNWANTED ENTRIES FROM THE ADDRESS BAR HISTORY


May 26, 2014
[MY COMPUTER TUTORIALS ]


Oh great, a friend of mine used my windows 7 OS computer, and yup! Those sites that I do not like to go to are magically appearing like crazy on IE address bar not the search bar. Boy! They WERE absolutely GLUED to the Address bar.  I completely erased them using the AUTO COMPLETE SOLUTION; I also rebuilt my index.


1st step: Do an Auto Compete:

On the Menu bar, [IE browser] go to Tools>Internet Options>Content   tab>Auto Complete menu >Settings button>Unchecked all those three main boxes and their sub-boxes>proceed to delete auto complete history button>and put a check mark on all boxes except preserve favorites websites data>press on delete button at the bottom of the dialogue box - [P.S.  Unchecked boxes and checked boxes]>delete history dialogue box will  automatically close  and bring you back to auto complete pop up window;  then press Okay to that auto complete dialogue box; then restart your browser, and or restart your computer if possible for the new settings to apply.


Details below:



Internet  Options Settings


Auto Complete Settings window



Deleting History



[Auto Complete Solution]


2nd step: Rebuild the Index: [Deleting and Rebuilding the Index]

Go Start button>Control Panel window>type on the search bar-indexing>click on indexing options tab, when your searches shows up>press on Advanced button> allow it>index settings window pops-up>press on Rebuild button>then click on Okay.  It will delete the old index files and rebuild a new one>click close the Index Settings window after it’s done. Go restart your browser and you will be amazed that those unnecessary sites aren't  on the address bar anymore.



 [Rebuild Index Solution]

[P.S.MS Office Word with Borders and Shading was utilized for this tutorial.]



        Rebuild Index


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