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Pandy65

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Hi, wondered of someone could help - is there anyway of deleting the pre-emptive record of which sites I've been on on the web that comes up in the toolbar?
For example, when you start to type in a site in the toolbar, it will automatically display a site beginning with thesame letter you've been on, and if you click on the arrow, it displays all the sites you've recently been on. Any way of preventing this, or deleting it?
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Adjust AutoComplete Settings
Perhaps AutoComplete is not activated in your browser and you want to turn it on. Or maybe you'd rather not have AutoComplete remember user names and passwords that might let others access sensitive information. You can change these settings in Internet Explorer by following these steps:

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On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.

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In the Internet Options box, click the Content tab, and click the AutoComplete button. The AutoComplete Settings box will appear.

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To turn AutoComplete on, click the boxes next to the types of information you want AutoComplete to remember.

For example, you can click the "Web addresses" box if you want AutoComplete to find quick matches for the Web sites that you type into the Internet Explorer Address Bar.

When you click an empty box, a check mark will appear to let you know that you have chosen to have AutoComplete remember that type of information.

4. If you don't want AutoComplete to remember user names and passwords, you can uncheck the box for User names and passwords on forms

Clicking a box that already has a check mark in it will clear the box.

Tip: You can erase any user names and passwords that Internet Explorer has already remembered by clicking the Clear Passwords button.



AutoComplete Settings box


5. When you're done choosing your AutoComplete settings, click OK twice.

http://www.microsoft...tocomplete.aspx

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;867470

There are two ways to keep track of the sites you visit. When you know you’re going visit a web page again, you can add it to your Favorites list. When you neglect to do this, then discover later that you want to go there again, look in the History pane; it’s also handy for stepping back several pages at once.

The quickest way to jump back a page or two is to pick the site from the list you get when you click the arrow next to the Back button: if the page you want isn’t on the list any more, follow the link at the bottom to open the History window. You won’t see the link if you’ve already opened the History pane from the toolbar or by choosing View > Explorer Bar > History.

The History pane gives you a list of web pages you’ve visited, organised into categories such as Today, Last Week, Two Weeks Ago and so on, for the number of days you’ve set Internet Explorer to keep the History list for. Use the View dropdown menu to sort the list by date, site, most visited and order visited today, or search through addresses and page titles from the Search button. This is so convenient that you may want to keep your history list for longer than the default 20 days; choose Tools > Internet Options > General > ‘Days to keep pages in history’ and, if you’ve got the disk space, set it to 90 days.

As you’re browsing through the History pane, you can see a list of the individual pages you’ve visited on each site. Set Internet Explorer to either close each list as you move on to the next site or leave them open so you can compare between sites: Choose Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Browsing and select "Close unused folders in History & Favourites" to tidy up as you go along, or clear it to see pages from multiple sites.

The list of pages in History is a comprehensive record of where you’ve been. When you click the down arrow on the Address bar in Internet Explorer, you’ll see an odd collection of sites that isn’t the same as those in the History pane or the AutoComplete suggestions you’ll see as you type a web address. These are addresses you’ve typed in by hand, or search results from the Address bar rather than the sites you’ve reached by following links - but they’ll disappear with the rest of your history when you clear the History folder (Tools > Internet Options > General > Clear History).
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